Levi Diagnostics, Inc. is a research and development startup, was incorporated at the end of 2019 with a mission of delivering revolutionary nanosensor technologies to bio-medical diagnostics field. 

We focus our efforts on three major areas:

  • rapid viral diagnostics,

  • narcotics detection,

  • diagnostics of women's diseases.

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Co-founders of Levi Diagnostics, Inc. are also co-founders of Emitech, Inc. (, and are able to leverage a combined 20 years of experience in the field of nanotechnologies for various sensing applications.  Emitech has been successful in working with both government grants and private sector investors.

We have multiple U.S. patents for the design and implementation of high-sensitive detection technologies.


  • November 2019:  Levi Diagnostics, Inc. was incorporated.

  • September 2020: We recievd an SBIR grant from NIDA, National Institute of Drug Abuse (one of the Natioanal Institutes of Health, NIH ), for the development of wearable nanosensors for rapid opioids detection.

  • October 2020: Levi Diagnostics' technology for drug detection received an excellent evaluation from an international marketing company dealing with the transition of innovative technologies to the global market. The average score of 1.53 based on 15 parameters was issued on the scale from

       1 (excellent) to 9 (poor).

  • November 2020: Strategic alliance was established between Levi Diagnostics and Loft ( Company specialized in the development and sale of various digital gadgets, including wearable medical devices.

  • February 2021: LD-COVID detection technology was selected by TechConnect’s internal review panel of innovation experts for participation in the COVID-19 Innovation Showcase on February 17, 2021. (

  • May 2021: Levi Diagnostics became a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, MTEC (

  • March 2022: Levi Diagnostics presented a rapid Covid test technology and was selected as a semifinalist at M2D2 (Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center & Biotech Incubator), UMass Lowell.

  • May 2022: Levi Diagnostics presented “OpiTest” -  a wearable device for accurate, real-time, and rapid narcotics detection, and was selected as a finalist at M2D2 competition "Sensor Challenge". 



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Marina Katayeva
Co-Founder & CEO
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Igor A. Levitsky, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Jeanette Numbers
Board of Directors
Brian Lauzon
Director of Sales
Jonathan A. Runstadler
Scientific Board of Advisors
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Anubhav Tripathi
Scientific Board of Advisors

Avery Lamphere​

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Jeanette Numbers

Production Advisor

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Christine G. Anastos

Strategic Advisor

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Dr. Alan J. Rosenbaum

Medical Advisor


List of Selected Publications

1. B. P. Garreffi, MGuo, N.Tokranova, N.Cady, J.Castracane, I. A. Levitsky. “Highly sensitive and selective fluorescence sensor based on nanoporous silicon-quinoline composite for tracedetection of hydrogen peroxide vapors”. Sensors and Actuators B:Chemical, 276, 2018, 466-471

2. I. A. Levitsky. Review “Porous Silicon Structures as Optical Gas Sensors” Sensors, 2015, 15(8), 19968-1999

3. P. Marks, B. Radaram, M. Levine and I. A. Levitsky “Highly efficient Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide in Solution and in the Vapoour Phase via Fluorescence Quenching”, Chem.Comm., 2015, 52,7061-7064

4. A. G. Nasibulin, A. M.Funde, I. V. Anoshkin snd I. A. Levitsky “All-Carbon Nanotube Diode and Solar Cell Statistically Formed from Macroscopic Network” , Nano Research, 2015, 8(9), 2800-2809

5. N. Tokranova, S. W. Novak, J. Castracane and I. A. Levitsky “Deep Infiltration of Emissive Polymers into Mesoporous Silicon Microcavities: Nanoscale Confinement and Advanced Vapor Sensing”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2013,

6. I. A. Levitsky (ed.), W. B. Euler and V. A. Karachevtsev "Photophysics of Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced with Organic and Inorganic Materials", book, Springer, London 2012

7. A. Y. Glamazda , V. A. Karachevtsev , W. B. Euler and I. A. Levitsky “Achieving High Mid- IR Bolometric Responsivity for Anisotropic Composite Materials from Carbon Nanotubes and Polymers”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22,10,2177-2186.

8. P. -L. Ong and I. A. Levitsky "Fluorescent Gas Sensors Based on Nanoporous Optical Resonators (Microcavities) Infiltrated With Sensory Emissive Polymers" IEEE Sensors Journal, 2011, 11,11,2947-2951.

9. I. A. Levitsky "Highly Sensitive and Selective Explosive Detection Based on Nanoporous Silicon Photonic Crystal Infiltrated with Emissive Organics" IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, 2010, 4, 3, 24-26.

10. P. -L. Ong and I. A. Levitsky "Review: Organic / IV, III-V Semiconductor Hybrid Solar Cells” Energies, 2010, 3, 313-334.


11. G. V. Kamarchuk, I. G. Kolobov, A. V. Khotkevich, I. K. Yanson, A. P. Pospelov, I. A. Levitsky, and W. B. Euler "New Chemical Sensors Based on Point Heterocontact Between Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Gold Wires" Sensors and Actuators
B, 2008, 134, 1022–1026.Abstract


12. I. A. Levitsky, W. B. Euler, N. Tokranova, and A. Rose "Fluorescent Polymer Porous Silicon Microcavity Devices for Explosives Detection" Appl. Phys. Lett., 2007, 90, 041904.


13. I. A. Levitsky, P. Kanelos, W. B. Euler "Electromechanical Actuation of Composite Material from Carbon Nanotubes and Ionomeric Polymer" J. Chem. Phys., 2004, 121, 1058-1065. Abstract

14. I. A. Levitsky, W. B. Euler "Photoconductivity of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Under CW NIR Illumination" Appl. Phys. Lett., 2003, 83, 1857-1859.


List of Selected Patents

1. I. A. Levitsky "Devices for Optochemical Detecting of Vaporsand Particulates Using Porous Photonic Crystals Infiltrated with Sensory Emissive Organics" U.S. Patent No. 8,330,958.

2. I. A. Levitsky "Optochemical sensors for the detection of low-pressure vapors based on porous semiconductors and emissive organics" U.S. Patent No. 8,003,403

3. I. A. Levitsky and Y.-B.Park "Amplified Sensitivity of Porous Chemosensors Based on Bernoulli Effect" U.S. Patent No. 7,908,902

4. I. A. Levitsky, W. B. Euler, N. Tokranova, B. Xu, and J. Castracane "HybridSolar Cells Based on nanostructured semiconductors and organic materials" U.S. Patent No. 7,618,838 (2009).