Pinpoint Science

Pinpoint Science

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Creating a new generation of 

instant bioelectronic diagnostics

to transform the detection, diagnosis and surveillance of disease worldwide.

Our Solution


Bioelectronic Technology

We use novel biosensor technology to make possible label-free electrical detection of specific biomolecules with great precision and at low cost.  


For Real-Time Testing

Pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi can be accurately and rapidly detected with a handy, easy-to-use handheld device. 

  • No laboratory, 
  • No technicians, 
  • No refrigeration, 
  • No sample preparation needed. 


Simple. Flexible. And Fast.

Our general-purpose platform uses swappable cartridges to detect specific pathogens in samples of blood, saliva or other biofluids. 

Flexible. Pinpoint's multi-channel nanosensors can detect specific markers of infectious disease: viral and bacterial proteins, host antibodies, and nucleic acid sequence.

Fast. Results are displayed in less than 30 seconds.


Multiple Applications

Potential applications include human infectious disease diagnosis, pathogen surveillance for agriculture, ranching, veterinary medicine, wildlife management; monitoring infectious disease agents among poultry, wildfowl and insect vectors; detecting microbial contamination in food processing and so much more.   


The Science

We are working to commercialize this technology, based on functionalized nanopipettes developed by Dr. Nader Pourmand, Professor of BioMolecular Engineering at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Pinpoint's Chief Scientist. This patented technology has been validated in numerous peer-reviewed publications.

News & Events


February 25, 2020 

Pinpoint Science Announces Collaboration with Analog Devices to Advance Novel Nanosensors for Pathogen Detection

Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2020 Presentation


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:40 am PST 

Our CEO is giving a presentation on  Nanosensors for 30-Second Handheld Pathogen Detection Enabling Point-of-Care Technologies   San Francisco, CA (March 1-4)

Sensors Summit 2019 Presentation: Nanosensors for 30-Second Handheld Pathogen Detection

December 12, 2019 

Pinpoint Science's CEO, Lisa Diamond Presentation @ 11:00 am PDT, San Diego, CA (December 10-12)

Sensors Summit 2019 Presentation: Nanosensors for 30-Second Handheld Pathogen Detection

December 12, 2019 

Pinpoint Science's CEO, Lisa Diamond Presentation @ 11:00 am PDT, San Diego, CA (December 10-12)

Life Science Leadership Summit at Stanford University

February 21, 2019 Pinpoint Science's Chief Marketing and Business Officer, Angelike Kefalas, spoke at the Future of Customer Engagement Life Science Leadership Summit at Stanford University.

11th Annual Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) Symposium

January 11, 2019 Pinpoint Science's CEO, Lisa David, Presentation @ 9:45 am PDT, CEND Symposium, UC Berkeley

Medical MEMS and Sensors 2018 Conference Presentation

November 8, 2018 Pinpoint Science's Chief Microbiology Officer, Brad Schneider, PhD Presentation @ 2:00 - 3:40 pm PDT Medical Mems and Sensors Conference, (during the Startup Showcase) Santa Clara, CA (November 7-8)

Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2018 Presentation

February 16, 2018  Pinpoint Science's CEO, Lisa Diamond Presentation @ 9:30 am PDT 

​Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, San Francisco, CA  (February 11 - 16, 2018)

Low-Cost Bioelectronic Detection of Microbes: A New Generation of Fast, Cheap, Accurate Diagnostics Presented during the Point-of-Care Diagnostics Symposia (Union Sq Hilton), Feb 15-16

Biological & Chemical Sensors Summit 2017 Presentation

December 6, 2017  Pinpoint Science's CEO, Lisa Diamond Presentation @ 4:15 pm PDT Biological and Chemical Sensors Summit, San Diego, CA  (December 6 - 7, 2017)

Real-Time Bioelectronic Detection of Microbial Pathogens  

Awards, Sponsors, & Recognition

Pinpoint Accepted into the FAST CLSI program


Pinpoint is honored to be selected as a CLSA Fellow and be participating in the Fall 2018 session of the FAST California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI) Program.

Pinpoint Accepted into UC Berkeley SkyDeck


Pinpoint has been accepted into the UC Berkeley SkyDeck HotDesk group for 2018. 

Pinpoint is proud to join the accelerator!

SkyDeck Mission:  SkyDeck accelerates technology, science, and disruptive business startups. 

Pinpoint Joins Startup Sandbox


We are excited to be a part of Startup Sandbox backed by UC Santa Cruz, utilizing their 

wet lab facilities.…/ 

FIND Lists Pinpoint Science


Honored to be listed on FIND's website.

Contact Us

Get in Touch

Pinpoint Science, Inc.

OFFICE: 522 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102 LAB LOCATION: Berkeley 1440 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

+1.415 215-3500