Index Biosystems is a food system traceability solutions provider specializing in advanced product traceability and identity preservation. Our platform is founded on a proprietary genetic technology which enables our partners to verify, validate, and trace their products to source-of-origin with unmatched speed and accuracy.

From the farm to

the fork, and beyond...

One Solution.

Complete Coverage.

- Tamper Resistant

- Environmentally Stable

- Low Maintenance

- Human-Error Resistant

- Easily Process-Integrated

- Naturally Derived

One Solution.

Complete Coverage.

- Tamper Proof

- Environmentally Invariant

- No Maintenance

- Human-Error Resistant

- Easily Process-Integrated

- Naturally Derived

Our Team

The Index team consists of leading researchers, accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced executives, and policy-makers.

Leadership

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Michael Borg

CEO and Inventor

Michael is an entrepreneur and software/data engineer with over 15 and 10 years of experience, respectively. He is a two-time startup founder, and two-time first technical hire - one IPO, and two acquisitions. He has spent the majority of his career within the health care industry. Most recently, Mike was the first technical hire at a pre-revenue Health Canada licensed producer of medical cannabis. In the span of his four years there, they experienced exponential annual growth, a TSX IPO, and a multi-billion dollar acquisition. Mike lead the architectural and scaling efforts of their information systems infrastructure, development operations, data governance/management strategy and process automation efforts.

Mike completed his Master's research in Information Science at the University of Toronto where he received awards from Stanford Unversity's Precourt Institute and FedDev Ontario.

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Dr. Jeremy Friedberg

Inventor

Jeremy is an accomplished scientist, speaker, and entrepreneur. He has founded several companies in the health, cultivation, and technology space, serving in various senior executive roles. These activities have garnered international recognition with awards from the National Science Foundation, Journal of Science and the United Nations. Jeremy holds a Doctorate in molecular genetics and biotechnology from the University of Guelph. He is also involved in both public and private scientific communications initiatives, consults and designs for various research-based organizations, and contributes to educational initiatives on the benefits on the science-based thinking.

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David Singer

VP of Business Development

David is an experienced entrepreneur with close to 15 years of business development experience, pioneering in markets where the introduction of new technology meets government policy. Prior to Index Biosystems Inc., David held the position of Principal and VP Business Development at Gengrowth Renewables Inc., a leading renewable energy company. At Gengrowth, David was responsible for overseeing the development of a portfolio of over 1200 megawatts of combined wind and solar energy projects across the country, including one of the largest solar projects in North America. David’s development partners included leading Canadian companies, as well European and Asian multi-national corporations such as Samsung Renewable Energy.

David earned his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Western Ontario.

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Kyle Fowler

VP of Marketing and Communications

As an interdisciplinary creative professional currently serving as Executive Producer for a boutique media production company in Toronto, Ont., Kyle has spent the last 15 years exploring the art, philosophy, and future of storytelling through new media. He has produced for the likes of eOne Entertainment, Warner Group, HGTV, Bell Media, and more. From award-winning documentaries, to cross-platform national ad campaigns, Kyle's ability to craft a captivating narrative stems from his integral approach to creative development, and a deep-seeded respect for the people and technologies that continue to push the limits of human imagination.

Advisors

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Dr. Jeffrey Farber

Advisor

Jeff Farber worked at Health Canada for a number of years, as a research scientist, Research Division Chief, Associate Director and then Director of microbial food safety. Farber left the federal government to take up a position as a Full Professor and the Director of Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) at the University of Guelph. Farber’s research interests at Health Canada centered around mycotoxins, Listeria monocytogenes and Cronobacter sakazakii. Jeff also played a large role in developing many of the food safety policies that are currently in place in Health Canada.

Dr. Farber is well known in the field of Listeria research and policy development, both nationally and internationally. His seminal review paper on L. monocytogenes in 1991 (Farber and Peterkin) has been cited over 2500 times. Farber has over 50 publications in the field of Listeria research and risk assessment.