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​We Are Dedicated to Improving Your Internal Health​

Ixcela: The Internal Fitness Company

For a variety of lifestyle-related reasons, the body’s internal biochemistry can be moved from a healthy, balanced state to a state that can lead to chronic disease. These chronic conditions include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and diabetes. Additionally, poor internal fitness may cause less severe but more common health issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, and leaky gut.

The Ixcela approach restores internal health using a sophisticated test and individualized therapy. The Ixcela test identifies imbalances in key small molecules associated with the gut microbiome,and our individualized therapy restores these molecules to their proper levels with a personalized program that includes proprietary supplements, as well as personalized nutrition and fitness plans.

Ixcela has developed a pinprick blood test that looks at the levels of unique small-molecule metabolites shown through experimentation, peer-reviewed literature, and clinical studies to be associated with gut microbiome health. Analysis of the blood spot is performed by proprietary technology, including the Electrochemical Array (CoulArray™) invented by our co-founder Wayne Matson. Ixcela is also developing unique supplements to help regulate specific biomarkers that are not at optimal levels. Thus, Ixcela provides a comprehensive approach to a) determining gut microbiome dysbiosis and b) providing actionable solutions to restoring proper gut microbiome health.

Optimal internal health Ixcela tests for metabolites
Ixchel

The inspiration for our company name “Ixcela” came from Ixchel—the ancient Mayan goddess of healing and medicine.

Ixcela Team

Erika Angle, Ph.D.

Erika Angle, Ph.D.

CEO

Meet Biochemist Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, the force behind Ixcela. Erika serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Ixcela.

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Suzanne Hammer

Suzanne Hammer

Chief of Staff

Suzanne handles scheduling, meeting support and office administration, and keeps things running smoothly from day to day. Before joining Ixcela, Suzanne worked in digital publishing.

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Samantha Matson

Samantha Matson

Director of Research and Development

Samantha Matson studied biology and chemistry at LIU. She began her love of science as a 4 year old when her father would bring her to his lab on weekends.

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Wayne Matson, Ph.D

Wayne Matson, Ph.D

Chief Scientist

Dr. Wayne Matson is co-founder of Ixcela and serves as its Chief Scientist. He has been at the center of the field of metabolomics for 30 years.

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Craig McFarlane, BPhEd., BSc.

Craig McFarlane, BPhEd., BSc.

Physical Performance Coach and Nutritionist

Craig has had 17 years successfully delivering strength & conditioning and high performance programs for professional sports teams.

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Nikhil Mirjankar, Ph.D.

Nikhil Mirjankar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Nikhil is a chemist and chemical engineer with a multidisciplinary back ground in analytical chemistry, chemometrics, pattern recognition, and forensics.

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Srikant Sarangi, Ph.D.

Srikant Sarangi, Ph.D.

Director of Data Science and Engineering

Srikant is a biomedical engineer who joined Ixcela in 2016 following his graduation from Boston University. His background is in the field of medical device development, data analytics, biophysics, and protein characterization.

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Scott Tindal, MSc. (SEM, London), BAppSc., Dip (ISSN)

Scott Tindal, MSc. (SEM, London), BAppSc., Dip (ISSN)

Physical Performance Coach and Nutritionist

Scott is a registered nutritionist and physiotherapist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK and Australia with over 16 years’ experience in professional sports and private practice.

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Elizabeth Villar, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Villar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Elizabeth is a chemist who received her Ph.D. from Boston University, where she studied computational methods for assessing small molecule interactions with proteins.

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Samantha Nienow

Samantha Nienow

Director of Client Experience

Visual strategist and storyteller Samantha Nienow is responsible for all forms of design, marketing, promotion, and implementation of marketing strategies that support the Ixcela brand.

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Juxhin Shehu

Juxhin Shehu

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor

Juxhin is a chemist who joined Ixcela in 2018. He received his bachelors from Salem State University in 2008, and since then his background experience has been in analytical chemistry and regulatory compliance.

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Jessica Petrucci

Jessica Petrucci

Digital Marketing Manager

Jessica is responsible for Marketing and Media at Ixcela. She delivers information to the public and plans customer engagement strategy.

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Ixcela Board of Directors

Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D.

Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D.

Past President and CEO, Roche Molecular Systems

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Colin Angle

Colin Angle

Chairman of the board, CEO and co-founder of iRobot

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Nick Soloway, Esq.

Nick Soloway, Esq.

Founder, Hayes Soloway, P.C.

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Erika Ebbel Angle, PhD.

Erika Ebbel Angle, PhD.

CEO and Co-founder

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Wayne R. Matson, Ph.D.

Wayne R. Matson, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist and Co-founder

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The Ixcela Story—Collaboration + Innovation

Collaboration and in-depth analysis between seven scientists revealed ideas beyond diagnosis and therapy.

Ixcela was co-founded by Drs. Erika Ebbel Angle and Wayne Matson, who were aided by a group of outstanding scientists. Each team member had developed technologies and methods for the study of a range of diseases for diagnosis, predictive diagnostic risk factors, and specification of therapy (personalized medicine).

After deep analysis of the complex biochemical profiles for more than 1,000 compounds in tens of thousands of subjects, it became clear to us that the microbiome (the 6–10,000 species in the gut—the second largest organ in the body) was a critical part of the biochemical web distinguishing normal from disease subjects. Understanding these webs could also allow the prediction of therapeutic response. Additionally, the biochemistry of the microbiome had direct links to the function of other organs, including the brain.

This led us beyond the ideas of diagnosis and therapy to the concept of promoting biochemical wellness (“internal health”) through measurement and control of the microbiome with specific, personalized intervention based on testing.

Intestinal cross-section Monitor chart

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