Clever Culture Systems


Clever Culture Systems are a leader in clinical microbiology technology, delivering modular automation solutions that maximise laboratory efficiency. Our technologies are designed by microbiologists for microbiologists to ensure our products not only meet the needs of the laboratory but also seamlessly integrate within our customers workflow. Our team are highly experienced with broad experience in biotechnology, laboratory automation, diagnostics and microbiology.

Peter Bradley, General Manager
Peter Bradley has over 30 years’ experience in medical science and drug and diagnostic product development. With a career spanning laboratory medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology and consulting, Peter has broad experience in business development, research management, technology commercialisation, and sales and marketing. Previous experience includes, Managing Director positions at Qatalyst BioConsulting and KODE Biotech, as well as Head of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs at CSL Limited’s Bioscience Division.

Jan Den Ouden

Jan den Ouden, EU Business Development Manager
Jan is an experienced business development professional with a background in laboratory diagnostics and microbiology. With over 25 years industry experience, Jan worked for global life sciences company ThermoFisher Scientific for 20 years leading their business development activities in the Benelux region. 25+ years industry experience.

Chris Ramsey, US Business Development Director
Chris Ramsey joined Clever Culture Systems in 2019 to support the launch of the APAS Independence in the United States. With over 25 years’ experience holding sales and marketing positions with leading life sciences companies, Chris brings extensive industry knowledge to the role. Previous experience includes helping to launch the Accelerate PhenoTM diagnostics system and working with global laboratory automation leaders Beckman Coulter and Johnson & Johnson.

Chris Ramsey
Steven Giglio

Steve Giglio, Scientific Director

Steve Gigilo has over 20 years’ experience in microbiology and has led several large infectious diseases laboratories in Australia. Steve is an advocate for laboratory automation that delivers clinical value and has guided the implementation of automated systems into a number of high-throughput laboratories. Responsible for the scientific strategy and ongoing management across variety of projects, Steve as well as working with customers to support workflow implementation.

Adam Bowden, LIS Connectivity
Adam Bowden has over 25 years of experience in Software Engineering. Adam has experience in a wide range of industries and technologies from microwave and nuclear measurement systems at Scantech to remote video verification technology for the security industry at Vision Systems / Xtralis, and also Ophthalmic ultrasound and laser systems at Ellex Medical. Adam’s role is to ensure that the CCS products meet the exacting needs of our customers through improved workflow and efficient connection to the laboratory systems, while meeting the medical device regulatory requirements.

Our Board


Clever Culture Systems are a joint venture company, matching LBT’s expertise in developing advanced microbiology solutions using artificial intelligence and combining it with Hettich’s capability in manufacturing and advanced robotics.

Klaus-Günter Eberle
Owner and CEO, Hettich Holding Beteiligungs-und Verwaltungs-GmbH

Hettich Holding Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs-GmbH located in Germany. The company is widely recognised for the introduction of the first microprocessor controlled and robotically integrated centrifuges and is today one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of automated laboratory equipment. The company is well known for its outstanding customer service and know-how around automated laboratory equipment. The flagship products of Hettich are the centrifuges which have been sold worldwide for many years.

Brent Barnes, CEO and MD LBT Innovations
LBT Innovations is a groundbreaking designer of advanced technology solutions for the medical industry, specialising in developing intelligent image analysis solutions using artificial intelligence. LBT are the inventors of the core APAS® technology that delivers the automated image capture, analysis and interpretation of culture plates within the APAS® Independence.

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