Who is Visby Medical?

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Our Journey

Our story begins in 2010, when the earliest team members began to explore the idea of a diagnostic test that could be used by anyone, anywhere.

The concept

2010 - 2011

While completing an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Artiman Ventures, Visby founder Adam de la Zerda explores the concept of a diagnostic so simple it could be used by anyone, anywhere.

Company founded


After researching the market and finding nothing significant, Adam incorporates Click Diagnostics in December. Soon after, Greg Loney joins as a founding executive and the VP of engineering.

Focusing on sexual health


Click Diagnostics explores a number of markets and identifies sexual health as the direction to pursue. Work begins on an STI test focused on women’s health.

First functional prototype


Visby develops its first fully integrated device. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the PCR test delivers rapid and accurate results.

FDA clinical study


NIH sponsors the FDA clinical study for the sexual health product.

Sexual Health Test - FDA submission


Click Diagnostics submits its package to the FDA for its sexual health test. By mid-March, the team decides to join the fight against a new SARS pathogen, COVID-19.

Name change


In March, Click Diagnostics officially becomes Visby Medical.

Visby Medical COVID-19 Test


By July, Visby Medical has a functional COVID-19 test. It receives its first authorization from the FDA in September.

Meet Our Team

We’re all about connecting the dots. From problem-solving to discovering new solutions, we pride ourselves on assembling a team that values curiosity, determination, and creative, empathic thinking.

Visby Leadership

Adam de la Zerda, PhD

Founder & CEO

Greg Loney


Gary Schoolnik, MD


Mark Medlen

SVP Manufacturing & Operations

Ramil Yaldaei

SVP Global Sourcing

Rich Laguna

VP Quality

Beth Lingenfelter

VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Leslie Marquez

VP Customer Experience

Bill Meyer

VP Finance

Shaunak Roy

VP Assay & Integration

Ryan Schmidt

VP Marketing

Samira Daswani

Head of Product

Clint Webb

Head of Legal

Board Members

Adam de la Zerda, PhD

Founder & CEO

Ajit Singh, PhD

Artiman Ventures

Jerome Behar

Nissim Capital

Shlomo Melmed, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Eric Moessinger

ND Captial

Larry Bowman

Bowman Capital

Board Observers

Ittai Harel

Pitango Ventures

Ryan Panchadsaram

Kleiner Perkins

Scientific Advisory Board

Richard Whitley

MD, Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Angela Caliendo


Edward Hook


David A. Relman


Matthew J. Thompson