Our Mission

SomaDetect’s mission is to help dairy farmers to get the highest quality milk possible by providing information of herd health and milk quality, where and when they need it most. 


Team

SomaDetect's founders bring together world-class science, engineering, and design skills with more than 20 years of experience working in the entrepreneurial sector.

Bethany Deshpande

Founder & CEO

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Bethany is a scientist and entrepreneur. She completed her PhD in Biology in June 2016, throughout which she studied microbiology in northern ecosystems. Throughout her studies, Bethany gained significant experience in microbiology, data collection, and data analysis in remote environments. Since the early 2000s, she has participated in multiple startups, coming on board at various stages and in a range of roles.

 

Nicholas Clermont

Chief Business & Technical Designer

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Nicholas is a designer and business strategist. He is a graduate of mechanical engineering with a specialty in entrepreneurship. After gaining some experience in the private sector, he returned to Université Laval where he completed his MBA. He has significant experience coaching, mentoring and consulting on entrepreneurial projects.


Advisory Board

SomaDetect is supported an advisory board of experts who are passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, and dairy.

DON ANDERSON

Consultant, Quality Milk Management

DAVE WADDY

New Brunswick dairy farmer with expertise in Physics (Optics)

MEAGHAN SEAGRAVE

Executive Director, BioNB

JOANNA NICKERSON, KARINA LEBLANC & HEATHER BOYD-KINNIE

Pond-Deshpande Centre, Fredericton

DAVID ALSTON

Entrepreneur and Leader

DAVID WALKER

Executive Director, Milk2020

SATISH DESHPANDE, PHD

Inventor, SpectraDigital Corporation

CHRIS MATHIS

President & CEO, Springboard Atlantic Inc.

 

Partners

SomaDetect is supported by all kinds of entrepreneurial support organisations, and businesses located in New Brunswick, Canada. Thank you all for making this possible!