WHO WE ARE

CYBO was founded on the premise of leading cytometry field through developing new technology and providing cutting-edge products.
CYBO was established in July 2018 on a basis of multidisciplinary technologies focusing on the cytometry frontier, which is developed in an ImPACT program “Planned Serendipity”. With deep engineering expertise in the cytometry and related fields, CYBO aims to develop products that helps researchers to get new findings and innovate our life.

Management

Nao Nitta, Ph.D.
Nao Nitta, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Nitta is a leading expert with over 15 years of cytometry business experience and a proven track record of commercializing products. He has broad experience in both large and small companies, knowledge in commercialization, and managerial capabilities. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2006. While in school he started working for a startup, was engaged in development and commercialization of cell function analysis instruments, and expanded the business to the world as an executive director. After that, he joined a newly started life science division in Sony and worked there for eight years to contribute to launching and expanding a flow cytometer business. Since 2016, he has been working in an ImPACT program to lead the development and commercialization of an extremely innovative cell sorting and analyzing platform, which has formed the basis of CYBO, Inc.

Supporters

Takeaki Sugimura, Ph.D.
Takeaki Sugimura, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Sugimura has over 10 years of technology development experience related to embedded systems and interfaces. He has extensive experience in digital system design and verification, software and hardware development of embedded computer vision, technology development of human-computer interfaces, and team management. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Tohoku University in 2007 and then worked on the development of parallel image processors and microcontroller IPs as a hardware and software engineer in the semiconductor industry. After that, he joined a new business development division in Nikon. He has been a member of the ImPACT program since March 2016 and leading the implementation of digital technology including convolutional neural networks and high-speed digital image processing.

Keisuke Goda, Ph.D.
Keisuke Goda, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Goda, a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Tokyo, is a leader at the forefront of interdisciplinary research centered about photonics and is dedicated to the development of new research fields and industries. He obtained a B.A. degree summa cum laude from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. degree from MIT, both in physics. After working in the LIGO group at MIT and Caltech and doing technology development at UCLA, he joined the University of Tokyo as a professor in 2012 and Japan Science and Technology Agency in 2014. As an ImPACT program manager, he currently manages a large interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and medical doctors to produce serendipity. He has published more than 250 papers including several papers in top journals such as Cell, Nature, and Nature Photonics, and holds more than 20 patents. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and has been awarded numerous prizes and honors.