Applying tradition and passion to make a difference in how food is made, tested and verified.

Looking Forward

Our vision is for CERTUS to become recognized globally as an innovative leader in food safety.

CERTUS instruments and testing kits offer an unmatched combination of precise results, control of pathogen testing and reduced bottom line costs to our customers.

Philip Blagoyevich, MSc, MBA

Advisor: Food Safety Industry

John Bodner, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development

Erin Carruthers, Ph.D.

Advisor: Technology Development

John Coomes


Shelby DeGalan

Account Manager

Kazuo Haga

General Manager, International Business

Alex Merolli, MBA

Advisor: Strategic Market Development

Candace Taylor

Marketing Coordinator

Michael Toribio, MBA

Systems Engineer

Dylan Wagner

Software Engineer

Michael Weber, MSc

Advisor: Engineering & Commercialization


The CERTUS pathogen detection system was designed and developed through strategic collaborations. The core SERS technology and instrument design is based on innovative technology exclusively licensed from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) for applications in the food safety market.


Assay development is conducted in collaboration with UK-based Solus Scientific. With a strong technical team at Solus’s R&D laboratory, CERTUS created a novel detection system for Listeria spp.  Solus has scientific expertise in the development of immunoassay-based tests specific for the food pathogen testing market. 


CERTUS is searching for global distribution partners that share our core values of simplicity, precision, integrity and empowerment in the food safety industry. We value the capability to provide a scientific consultative approach to our customers and to the growing community of CERTUS followers.  


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