BACTEST is a Cambridge, UK based company that has developed a technology platform, CYTOMAIA, a bacterial respirometer which is used to incubate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in liquid in labs, bottling lines (rapid release), water and waste water.

Address: Suite 91, St Johns Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0WS
Country: United Kingdom

BACTEST is deploying CYTOMAIA in portable and in-situ devices that removes the need to send samples to a lab to be tested by technicians. BACTEST has won £100k TSB grant to develop an in-situ device to monitor biological activity in waste water in order to reduce costly aeration of activated sludge, thus reducing carbon footprint.


Dr Piers Clark

BACTEST announces Piers Clark as Chairman of the board

Cambridge UK based BACTEST, inventor and manufacturer of water analysis product Speedy Breedy and waste water management solution Shepherd, has announced the appointment of Dr Piers Clark as Chairman.

7 October 2015Read in full

Annie with other award winners

BACTEST wins £40,000 low-carbon award - Shell Springboard 2015

Cambridgeshire based Professor Annie Brooking, CEO of Bactest, has been awarded £40,000 by Shell Springboard to launch Shepherd, a cutting-edge monitoring technology helping water companies to save energy.

31 March 2015Read in full

Shepherd in Action

BACTEST launches Shepherd to manage the floc!

Cambridge UK based BACTEST, inventor and manufacturer of Speedy Breedy, the world’s most versatile and portable microbial contamination test, has announced its second product for the water industry, Shepherd. Shepherd is an Activated Sludge (AS) Monitoring and Management System designed to enable waste water companies to drastically cut electricity costs and carbon footprint.

5 March 2015Read in full

Crowdfunding Campaign

Speedy Breedy is SyndicateRoom's fastest raise, over £90,000 in 24 hours!

Bactest has turned to Cambridge based crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom to further bolster its war chest.

28 October 2014Read in full

BACTEST - Speedy Breedy shortlisted for SME of the Year award

BACTEST shortlisted for the Festival of Business SME of the Year award 2014

BACTEST, inventor and manufacturer of Speedy Breedy, has been shortlisted for the Business SME of the Year award 2014 organised by the Telegraph.

27 October 2014Read in full


BACTEST scoops innovation award

BACTEST has been recognised at the Food and Drink Federation Awards for its innovative Speedy Breedy technology.

22 September 2014Read in full

How your slop bucket could poison your family

What does a slop bucket in your kitchen reveal?

Tessa Cunningham, journalist at the Daily Mail, carried out a scientific test using Bactest's Speedy Breedy to see if it can possibly be hygienic to keep rotting waste in the kitchen, just a few feet from where fresh food is prepared.

7 August 2014Read in full


BACTEST shortlisted for Best Disruptive Technology award 2014

BACTEST - home of Speedy Breedy - has been shortlisted by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA*) for the Best Early Stage Investment in a Disruptive Technology Business Award, supported by Technology Strategy Board.

26 June 2014Read in full

Wild Yeast Testing in Beer

BACTEST launches Speedy Breedy in the US brewing sector at MBAA Conference

BACTEST is proud to launch Speedy Breedy at the Master Brewers Association of the Americas [MBAA]. With the upsurge in US microbreweries, quality of beer will become a key factor for their continual growth.

16 June 2014Read in full

Speedy Breedy logo

BACTEST announces global partnership with Goltens in ballast water market

BACTEST has signed a global exclusive distribution agreement with Goltens to sell Speedy Breedy in to the Ballast Water Testing Market.

29 May 2014Read in full

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