We aim to improve water and food safety, environmental monitoring and emergency health care globally

Making Cyanide Visible.
Anytime. Anywhere.

“At Rero AG, we dared to question the performance of our cyanide detection methods, which haven’t been changed in many decades. CyanoGuard, with their excellent analysis and know-how, helped us reveal that our questioning was justified and opened our eyes to issues we alone would never have figured out”



CyanoGuard AG is a spin-off from the University of Zurich funded in August 2016. Together, our team members have more than 30 years of experience in applied chemistry, product engineering and business.

Our breakthrough technology has been repeatedly featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals and industry newsletters. In 2016, CyanoGuard was awarded the prestigious Emerging Technologies Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. In October 2017, we entered the exclusive list of innovative SMEs selected for funding within Phase 1 of Horizon 2020, the “biggest EU Research and Innovation Programme ever.”

In the past 18 months, we have been able to establish numerous academic partnerships while remaining in close contact with public organisations and private industry players to further develop our technology.

Our members 

Benedikt Kirchgaessler
Founder & Managing Director

Marjorie Sonnay,
PhD
Research & Development

Lucas Prieto,
PhD
Product Manager

Jealemy Galindo, PhD, MBA
Marketing & PR

Our Advisors

PD Dr. Felix Zelder
Scientific Partner
Associate Prof. UZH

Dr. Michael Wacker
Entrepreneur
CTI Coach