The Cybertongue® Company

Your food supply chain moves fast.

Testing needs to keep up.

In an era of uncertainty about food safety, quality and provenance, our CYBERTONGUE® technology gives producers, processors and retailers the tools they need to make fast decisions with confidence.

CYBERTONGUE® sources ultrasensitive and specific biosensors from nature and combines them with cutting edge microfluidic and photonic technologies, delivering laboratory quality results in minutes.


Our vision is to provide customers with the means to generate their own laboratory quality test results on the spot and in less than five minutes. This is revolutionary for food processing, farm production, pharmaceutical and cosmetic production, animal health, environmental testing, and food safety industries.

Developed in partnership with the CSIRO, CYBERTONGUE® has the potential to make this vision a reality. Register your interest today.

How It Works

CYBERTONGUE® can measure a range of low-level components in complex liquid samples. Current applications include residual lactose in “lactose free” milk or protein-degrading enzymes in foods, beverages and a range of other biological samples. This can answer in minutes questions that, in some cases, would take ten days to answer using current testing methods.

The technology is protected by several granted and pending patents, and is currently being expanded to detect a range of other targets including: allergens, hormones, toxins, antibiotics and biomarkers of animal and human diseases.

We tailor solutions to inform real-time decision making across:

Food Processing

Safety & compliance, shelf-life, provenance, nutritional value


Real time tests for productivity, quality, profitability and health

Other Manufacturing Industries

Precise, real time analysis for process control and optimisation

Human Health

Point of care tests for diagnosis and patient stratification

About Us

PPB Technology is an Australian startup founded by Dr Stephen Trowell, who led the development of CYBERTONGUE® whilst at CSIRO.

PPB’s Chairman, John Lee, and non-executive directors, Jo Davey and James Balmer, contribute their wealth of experience in the Food Industry, Biomedical Research, Corporate Finance and Governance.


Stanford Australia Foundation – CSIRO Scholarship

Our founder, Stephen Trowell, is one of two Australian entrepreneurs to be awarded a 2019 scholarship to attend Stanford Graduate School of Business


PPB’s Founder, Stephen Trowell, was featured tonight in a short WIN News ACT segment on innovation…

ON Innovation by CSIRO

An esky-sized on the go lab quality molecule testing device.

Canberra Innovation Network

PPB are excited to be a part of the Successful Grant Recipients for 2018-19: Round 1.

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