About us

We’re a commercially-minded group of product enthusiasts, business specialists and marketers. And we’re united in a mission to create scientific-grade technology that makes lateral flow even better with data. Work with us, and you’ll get a down-to-earth, committed team powering you to innovate – and make a real dent in the world of lateral flow.

You do the science, we do the data

We’re open, proactive and interested in your business. There’s no jargon, no hassle – just a smooth onboarding and support to create and market the next generation of your product portfolio. We support you with:

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    Extensive training

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    Game-changing thought leadership

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    Friendly, accessible support

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    Marketing support

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    Access to our network

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    Opportunities to shape the future of Transform®

Where we started

In 2016, one of our co-founders, Ian Bond, was asked to keep a diary of his COPD symptoms. And he thought there had to be a better way than jotting every symptom down. So together with another of our founders, Dave Taylor, they created a digital solution.

Their work soon attracted the attention of point-of-care diagnostics and lateral flow specialists – and the basis for Transform® emerged.

Where we are now – meet the team

We’ve taken an idea from the drawing board to a successful commercial reality in just a handful of years. We’re friendly, committed to the highest standards – and we can’t wait to help you transform your offer.

Ian Smith, CEO

Ian Smith is an experienced company director who has held CEO and CFO roles in businesses in various sectors, including health technology, medical technology, biotech and finance.
He was most recently CEO of Time Finance plc, an AIM-listed company offering business finance solutions to SMEs.

Phil Groom, Commercial Director

Phil has 25 years’ senior management experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a unique ability to translate complex ideas into simple, effective communication. He is driving the commercial direction of Bond and is the go-to person for information about our services.

Prof. Keir Lewis, Clinical Lead & NED, Clinical Lead & NED

Commercially minded thought leader and a renowned professor of pulmonary medicine. Keir is Clinical Director of Respiratory Innovation Wales and Bond’s clinical lead, providing valuable insights, contacts and clinical guidance to ensure our solutions work in the real world.

Edryd Sharp, Head of Product Design

Eds leads and champions Bond’s human-centred product design, helping to define and untangle UX and UI challenges: transforming complex or unstructured scenarios into simple solutions. Working on a range of digitally enabled products for point-of-care testing and chronic disease management.

Dave Taylor, Co-founder and COO

Digital technology entrepreneur with 30 years experience working globally in complex web and app development. Dave combines diverse skillsets and is mostly praised by clients on his clear and transparent communication, infectious enthusiasm and detailed approach.

Wayne Harvey, Chair

An economics graduate and Chartered Accountant, Wayne has more than 35 years’ experience in business and finance including 12 years with Ernst & Young and 14 years with Deloitte.

Wayne is a former Chair of CBI Wales and is currently Chair of Cardiff Airport. His advice, leadership and exceptional deal making skills will be of enormous benefit to Bond, enhancing our position in the marketplace.

Russell Hicks, Chief Technology Officer

Mobile and web technology expert with over 15 years’ experience working in commercial application development. Professional mentor, developer and leader with a passion for code quality and a proven track record in delivering exceptional digital products.

Ms Bodore AI-Baker, Director

Bodore is also a part of Bond’s team for Northern England and Scotland, and supports the business’ Middle East market development.

Jackie Royall, NED

Jackie brings experience from 25 years working in businesses as CEO/CRO, NED, Director/Chair & Business Mentor. A qualified accountant, she is passionate about learning and continuous improvement, and believes business success is founded in good, people centric values. Jackie brings an independent reflective view to the team to ensure we deliver value and success for all stakeholders.

Ian Bond, Co-founder and Ambassador

Passionate advocate of patient self-management and part of the British Lung Foundation Patients Review Committee, Ian is a serial entrepreneur who believes that patient-centric solutions enabled through digital technology have the potential to change lives for the better.

Dr. Abdullah Alkalaly, Director

With a wealth of international experience Abdullah is also a part of Bond’s team for Northern England and Scotland, and supports the company's Middle East market development. Abdullah brings expertise in oral health to the business.

A career with meaning – join the team

Come and help us make the world of lateral flow better with data. You’ll be helping the industry to transform. You’ll be improving human and animal health – and helping to keep disease under control. Most of all, you’ll be joining an organisation that’s small enough for you to carve out your own path – and ambitious enough to know that nurturing its people is the true route to success.

Our future

Transform® is already a world-beating platform. But we’re constantly improving and updating it – and we have a number of enhancements in the pipeline. These great features will all be added to the platform over the coming months:

• Smartphone reader integration

• Multi-language support

• Create additional data fields as you need them

• Filter, sort and export data


Bond’s tireless efforts to fast-track the delivery of their Transform® platform has been outstanding.
“Bond Digital Health is a great example of a technology business showing agility to adapt and accelerate where necessary, while still delivering a high quality, high-impact product.

David Dulieu, MediWales Innovation Awards Judge 2020 and Director of GS Verde Group

Bond Digital Health has proven to be an incredibly responsive partner and very quickly demonstrated the ability to be a trusted supplier. They are a very important component to our approach and offering that will deliver significant value to our customers in the short, medium and long term.

Leigh Thomas, Senior VP, Director of Global Sales, Abingdon Health

I would recommend Bond because of the uncomplicated and clear structure you have. You know what you’re doing, you’re focussed on a certain field and have expertise in it.

Christian Fischer-Rasokat, Global Product Manager, QIAGEN Lake Constance

Partnering with Bond Digital Health has given a boost to Sona Nanotech, improving our value proposition by allowing us to offer an innovative and increasingly vital service to our customers, specifically a fully connected, secure, scalable and compliant digital system to enhance their tests.

Darren Rowles, Chief Scientific Officer and president of Sona Nanotech Inc. Canada.

Bond is exactly the sort of partner we want, giving us a feeling of security as we develop the product together. This is important for us as we’re not IT experts. They’re a pleasure to work with: technically competent, highly responsive and operating with a can-do enthusiasm which is refreshing and infectious.

Chris Hunt, CEO, Microarray

Empowering innovators across the lateral flow world

  • Lateral flow test providers

    Harness the power of Transform® to innovate. Create next generation, digital lateral flow testing - with one simple subscription. Give customers granular detail AND big-picture, real-time data, across millions of results.

  • Reader providers

    Enhance your reader offer. Give your customers a complete digital solution, complete with data management and dashboards.

  • Public health organisations

    Understand what's happening on the ground - in real time. See hotspots and trends as they emerge, make informed decisions and deploy resources effectively.

  • Workplaces

    Provide risk-free, safe working environments to reassure your teams and keep productivity levels high.

Turn your lateral flow tests into data-generating powerhouses, with Transform® from Bond Digital Health.