Skip to content


CRI has registered offices in the UK, Cambridge and in Italy, Milan, where development and manufacturing activities are carried out. Our mission is to provide clinically actionable knowledge of disease processes, diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic response from cell and tissue samples.  

We are developing Coherent Raman Imaging systems with the aim of being the global market leader in label-free, chemometric imaging of cells and tissues in the biomedical field. 

Matteo Negro, CEO & CTO

Paul Mantle, Chairman

Angela Ferreira

Francesco Crisafi

Benedetta Talone

Andrea Ragni

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Gabriele Di Noia

Federico Monti

Project Coordination, Product Development & Engineering, Tech-to-market 

Politecnico di Milano is an excellent scientific-technological university for architecture, design and engineering. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, ranked 17th for Engineering, 9th for Architecture and 5th for Design on a global scale, and 1st in Italy in all the three aforementioned disciplines, according to the QS World University ranking. It has always focused on the quality and innovation of teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with the economic and productive reality through experimental research and technology transfer.

The nonlinear optics and spectroscopy group, part of the Physics Department, focuses on: developing state-of-the-art femtosecond laser sources with pulse duration approaching the single optical cycle and broad spectral tunability; applying such pulses to time-resolved spectroscopy and microscopy with extreme time resolution.

Giulio Cerullo

Dario Polli

Coherent Raman Microscopy and Detection

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. This engineering innovation centre allows our partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications. 

The Department of Computer Science and Technology (known as the Computer Laboratory) is an academic department within the University of Cambridge that encompasses Computer Science, along with many aspects of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The group of Pietro Liò  focuses on developing Artificial Intelligence and Computational Biology models to understand diseases complexity and address personalised and precision medicine. Current focus is on Graph Neural Network modeling to build predictive models based on the integration of multi scale, multi omics and multi physics data; integrate deep learning and mechanistic approaches; explainability and interpretability in medicine; exploiting short- and long-range communications in the human body, between cells and tissues and predict emerging mechanistic properties at systemic medicine level. 

Pietro Liò (Computer Laboratory) 

Andrea C. Ferrari (Cambridge Graphene Center) 

Luigi Occhipinti 

Jeremiah Marcellino 

Sze Y. Set  

Boyang Mao 

Jing He 

Development of laser source 

Development of AI for diagnosis 

The Jena University Hospital is the only University Hospital in the federal state of Thuringia. The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery provides state of the art patient care and research in the field of otorhinolaryngology. Clinically, the faculty of the department enjoys a national and international reputation for providing highest quality and the state-of-the-art patient care in all areas of otorhinolaryngology. The department is also recognized for its cutting edge clinical and basic science research in head and neck cancer. It also maintains its own registered biobank with more than 1500 biopsies of head and neck cancer patients. 

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius 

Franziska Hoffmann 

Preclinical Validation & Regulatory 

The Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (CNR-IFN) carries out innovative research in the fields of photonics and of nanotechnologies considering both the fundamental aspects and those applied involving the development of novel photonic devices and systems, optoelectronic equipment, and electronics devices.

The IFN headquarter in Milan, hosted by the Physics Department of the Politecnico di Milano, has been established in 2010 by the merging of the Milan section of the IFN, the former Center for Quantum Electronics and Electronic Instrumentation (CEQSE) founded by CNR in 1975, and the National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science (ULTRAS) of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM). In CHARM the main person involved is Dr. Renzo Vanna as expert in Raman spectroscopy for biomedical applications. 

Renzo Vanna

Validation of CHARM approach to answer biomedical needs.

INsociety was founded in 2008 with the mission of innovation management for private and public organizations. INsociety is a not-for-profit research firm dedicated to study and analyse the impact of Innovation on our society and define strategies to maximise it. IN has a strong record in empowering research teams and individuals to successfully transfer technology disruptive concepts to innovative products/services through licensing agreements and start-up and spin-off creation. Currently we are involved in several collaborations with SMEs, universities, and research centers. The company model is focused on nurturing an idea from its start to market exploitation. 

Laura Martinelli, CEO

Francesco Pascolo

Michela Candotti

Paulina Piotrowicz

Communication, Dissemination & Stakeholder Engagement, Exploitation and Innovation Management. 

Inspiralia mission is to support clients to develop and market innovative products. To accomplish that, we offer a complete 360-degree service. From concept generation and innovation strategy through to product development and market launch, Inspiralia helps companies with their global product launch. 

Paloma Navarro

Silvia Melendez



Market Analysis