About us

Unlocking a new dimension in cellular analysis.

Levitas Bio is advancing science and human health by providing researchers with a new and powerful method of cellular analysis.
Magnetic levitation is the first truly novel approach to cellular analysis in 30 years. Extensive research has shown that cells of different types or states have unique magnetic and density signatures, levitating in predictable ways when they encounter a magnetic field. Here’s how it works.

Leadership Team

Martin Pieprzyk MS/MBA


  • 16 years of life science tools product development and sales.
  • Fluidigm, InSilixa, Cellular Research/BD, XcellBio.
  • IPO, Series A&B and M&A experience.

Geoff Facer Ph.D

VP of Engineering

  • 17 years of industry experience in product development.
  • Microfluidics, optics and nanofabrication.
  • Holder of over 25 US patents.

Kevin Travers Ph.D

VP of R&D

  • Over 12 years of industry experience in product development.
  • Sample preparation, sequencing and genomics.
  • Holder of over 12 US patents.

Scientific Founding Team

Gozde Durmus MS/MBA

  • Top Innovators Under 35" (TR-35) by the MIT Technology Review.
  • Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University.
  • Fulbright Scholar at Boston University.

Utkan Demirci MS/MBA

  • Professor of Radiology at Stanford University.
  • Microfluidics, optics and nanofabrication.
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award

Lars Steinmetz Ph.D

  • Professor of Genetics at Stanford University, Co-Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center and Senior Scientist at EMBL.
  • Co-founder of Sophia Genetics.
  • Twice ERC Advanced Investigator, Ira Herskowitz Award winner.

We are hiring

We are rapidly growing and are always interested in connecting with equally curious minds.

What would you Levitate?​

We are always curious to learn about potential application areas for our technology. If you have ideas for research and collaboration, let us know!