BACTEST is a Cambridge, UK based company that has developed a technology platform CYTOMAIA, a microbial respirometer that is used to detect and monitor microbial activity in liquid and macerated solids. In October 2012 BACTEST announced its first product, Speedy Breedy, a portable microbial respirometer that is used to incubate bacteria and detect and measure biological activity and contamination in potable water, beer, food and beverage, paint, oil and many other applications.
Shepherd is an Activated Sludge Monitoring and Management System that gives plant operators, process scientists and management accurate and timely information that enables them to better manage aeration, cut energy costs and carbon footprint. Shepherd also uses the CYTOMAIA platform and is protected by seven patents.
BACTEST is a venture backed company whose cornerstone investor is the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. In 2014 BACTEST was voted SME of the year.