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What started as a research project became Picterus AS in 2015. We bring a transformative approach to neonatal jaundice with our state-of-the-art smartphone application. Our technology is made to be used by anyone who needs it, healthcare providers and caregivers alike.

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Located in Trondheim, by the scenic Norwegian Fjord, Picterus has blossomed into a hub of global talent and innovative ideas. Our commitment extends beyond country borders, striving to elevate the standards of jaundice care worldwide. The strength of our work lies in extensive research, which has resulted in a portfolio of patents and notable certifications, including the CE-certification of our app as a class IIa medical device.

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Picterus Jaundice mHealth Platform
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 190162545 

We are on a mission
Picterus is dedicated to revolutionizing neonatal jaundice care by offering a universally accessible and accurate screening solution, ensuring a healthy start for every child, anywhere and anytime.

The idea behind Picterus traces back to Dr. Anders Aune’s time in Tanzania in 2012, where he got to experience the widespread devastation of neonatal jaundice first-hand. The lack of a better solution became painfully apparent. Motivated by this realization, he founded Picterus together with Gunnar Vartdal and Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg in 2015. Two years later, our first clinical study was completed. We have been working hard to improve our jaundice screening technology ever since.

In 2023, we received another EIC Accelerator Grant to support the development of our novel digital platform to facilitate neonatal jaundice screening for healthcare professionals and caregivers around the world.

Decoding Healthcare Innovation podcast

Listen to a podcast episode with our CEO, Tormod Thomsen, about turning a paediatrics research project into a commercial healthcare business.

Our journey

2023

EIC accelerator grant

2023

2023
2022 - 2023

Submit 510k to FDA (healthcare professionals)

2022 – 2023

2022 - 2023
2022

MDR certification (public use)

2022

2022
2021

MDR certification (healthcare professionals)

2021

Technical file submitted 1st April 

2021
2020 - present

Clinical trials, usability, validation studies, commercialsation 

2020 – present
 

2020 - present
2020

EIC accelerator grant

2020

2020
2019

QMS (Quality Management System) ISO 13485

2019

2019
2017

First clinical study completed

2017

2017
2015

Company founded

2015

2015
2012

Concept

2012

2012

Meet the team

Tormod Thomsen, PhD CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tormod Thomsen, PhD
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Lobke Gierman, PhD CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Lobke Gierman, PhD
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Christian Temte, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Christian Temte
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Leonardo Ruspini, PhD CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Leonardo Ruspini, PhD
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Alma Åslund, CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER

Alma Åslund
CHIEF QUALITY OFFICER

Anna Stenberg, MEDICAL SALES DIRECTOR

Anna Stenberg
MEDICAL SALES DIRECTOR

Deborah Hill, PhD MEDICAL ADVISOR

Deborah Hill, PhD
MEDICAL ADVISOR 

Gabriela Jiménez Díaz, MD, MPH DERMATOLOGIST

Gabriela Jiménez Díaz, MD, MPH
MEDICAL ADVISOR, DERMATOLOGIST 

Irene Chelliah, MEDICAL ADVISOR

Irene Chelliah, MD
MEDICAL ADVISOR

Camila Oddone, OFFICE MANAGER

Camila Oddone
OFFICE MANAGER

Marte Hynne, QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER

Marte Hynne
QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER

Vegard Blindheim, LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Vegard Blindheim
LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER 

Tárik S. Salem, SENIOR DEVELOPER

Tárik S. Salem
SENIOR R&D ENGINEER 

Astrid Kornberg Bjørke, SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPER

Astrid Kornberg Bjørke
SENIOR R&D ENGINEER

Thilo Reich, PhD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Thilo Reich, PhD
SENIOR R&D ENGINEER

Michele Renzullo, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Michele Renzullo
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

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