Ancera, Inc. (Branford, CT) is developing equipment for high speed sorting, separation, and concentration of cells from fluid samples such as serum or urine, using ferrous nanoparticle suspensions in oscillating magnetic fields. Ancera’s technology accelerates sample preparation, with samples passed on to external detection equipment or processed internally by a detection step using established methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), or antibody-based tests such as ELISA. The initial industry focus is on food safety. The company was started in early 2012 by the inventor Hur Koser, former associate professor at Yale University, and entrepreneur Arjun Ganesan, Yale SOM 2012. Elm Street Ventures participated in the seed financing.