Disease Diagnostic Group


Contact John Lewandowski
Title Chief Executive Officer


DDG is focused on screening, tracking, and diagnosing highly infectious diseases that benefit from ultra-low cost and rapid detection for the purpose of early-stage diagnosis. Our platform magneto-optical technology (magnets and lasers) has created portable and reusable devices that can be used to quantitatively diagnose any disease with a known antibody response in one minute with one drop of blood from a fingertip into a plastic disposable cuvette. Our flagship product is the Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM), which uses inherent magnetic nanoparticles created by the parasite. Our technology offers a diagnosis at 1/10th the cost of ELISA and 1/100th the limit of detection of Rapid Diagnostic Tests. Through this technology, DDG plans to revolutionize early diagnosis by providing a multiplexed solution. Our partners include Bosch Healthcare, DENKA SEIKEN, Argonne National Lab, and MIT. DDG deployed alpha prototypes into India and Peru last year to gain feedback and then underwent product and user analysis with IDEO. DDG has used those results to develop beta units and will be deploying them into national field trials in India, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Uganda this summer for 3-6 months to obtain individual country approvals and enter the market by Winter 2015. We have generated over letters of interest for over 10 million tests in the malaria market alone.

Company News

Disease Diagnostic Group Wins Investment at Launch NY

DateJan 13, 2017
Two health sciences startup companies in Buffalo scored $50,000 investments from Launch NY on Thursday. The investments – styled as debt that will eventually turn into equity – marked the conclusion of the Critical Path accelerator program, conducted with Launch NY, the University at Buffalo, Invest Buffalo Niagara and the Western New York Incubator Network.

Founder of Disease Diagnostic Group, John Lewandowski, Named in Forbes 30 Under 30

DateJan 4, 2017
Their organizations have helped millions, and their impact wraps around the globe. Leading 30 different social ventures, we are honoring 40 young people (including a few cofounder teams) this year who are all working tirelessly to creatively solve some of the world's toughest problems. Meet the 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs class of 2017.

DDG accepted into STARTUP NY

DateJun 28, 2016
43North today shared exciting updates on the winning companies from its 2014 and 2015 competitions. The $5 million startup competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that turn startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in the Western New York region... Additionally, the following 43North winners have been accepted to the START-UP NY program: DDG, Painless1099, Plum, Qoints, and Voiceitt.