Our Team

Who We Are


Analytical Chemistry & Bioengineering

Product Design & Engineering

Biosensor Engineering

 Operations and Business Development

Machine Learning

Our Origin Story

Special Operations

The catalyst for Foothold Labs were numerous special operations missions that Sean and his SEAL teammates conducted in remote environments.  These missions often required a portable, easy-to-use, and highly sensitive diagnostic tool to analyze unknown substances or screen host nation partner forces and civilians for infectious diseases so they could be adequately treated.

The world is only getting smaller and the need to rapidly, yet cost-effectively screen for chemical or biological threats has never been more apparent. 

The mission of Foothold Labs is to develop an artificial intelligence enabled next generation rapid diagnostic platform.


Foothold Labs was founded in Lawrence, Kansas


Original Technology Licensed


First six prototypes produced and tested


Biosensor Project Launched

Oct 2020

Air Force X20.d STTR Phase I Award