Together, we are building the future of dairy.

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 Our Mission

Providing better information to farmers to produce the best quality milk.

Our Vision

Connecting every cow and every farm with every supporter and every consumer, for a better, healthier, and more sustainable dairy food system.

We are working with farmers to provide them with the information they need, in formats they can use. Using our technology, dairy farmers gain access to analytics of milk quality, reproductive status, and herd health indicators from every cow at every milking. Our system is designed with farmers and their herds in mind. This is better data for farmers to make informed decisions. This is better milk for consumers who desire nutritious products. This is better lives for cows to keep them healthy and free of diseases.

This is the future of dairy.

 Our Story

The sensor technology that underlies our company was invented by Satish Deshpande, throughout a lifetime of diligent work and persistence. Dr. S. Deshpande graduated with a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Guelph in 1987 and founded SpectraDigital Corporation in 1992. It was through this company that he developed simple, easy-to-use, medical diagnostic tests for use in low-resource settings.

In 2014, Dr. S. Deshpande accidentally discovered that he could measure fat content and somatic cells in milk while using consumer milk products to calibrate his device. Our company would not be possible without the work of a careful scientist, and decades of support from business and medical leaders in Guelph, Ontario.

SomaDetect Inc. was established in July 2016 by Dr. Bethany Deshpande. With a strong foundation in science, experimentation, and entrepreneurship, Bethany set out to commercialize the technology developed by her dad over the past several decades. Bethany rapidly recruited Nicholas Clermont and Bharath Sudarsan to join the company, and together they began applying cutting-edge machine-learning and computer-vision techniques to analyze milk samples. Within a short period of time, the SomaDetect team realized that they could identify the presence of every major compound of interest in raw milk, and even quantify the materials.

We represent a significant innovation within the dairy industry. Never before have farmers been able to access the tools they need to monitor milk quality and herd health. We are poised to positively disrupt the dairy industry and reshape farming practices to build a more sustainable future.


 Our Sponsors

We couldn’t get to where we are today without the support of our sponsors.