What we do

Visualize. Analyse. Collaborate.

Our suite of products and services helps you visualize, share, and analyse your life science data in best-in-class applications — with support from the MetaCell team every step of the way.


Powerful products for big data analytics, bioinformatics, digital health, AI, machine learning, and deep learning.


Defining software specifications and implementing software solutions for every life science need.


MetaCell's software applications support the world's leading Pharma organizations and best academic institutions.

Powering the world's leading organizations and institutions
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Executive team

Meet our founders.

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Stephen Larson
Co-founder, CEO

Stephen Larson, co-founder and CEO of MetaCell, is an expert on the intersection between computer technology and biological systems, and is interested in how computer systems can help us understand fundamental principles of life. Stephen also serves as the Project Director for the OpenWorm Foundation.

He served as the Chief Information Officer of One Mind for Research, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating brain disease by transforming the healthcare research system through public-private partnerships. He has worked as a professional software engineer for a major New York City investment bank, co-developed a patent, presented at more than two dozen forums, published in academic journals such as Frontiers in Neuroscience and Nature, and has had his work featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, and MSNBC.com. His diverse educational background includes a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from MIT in Computer Science as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.

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Giovanni Idili
Co-founder, COO

Giovanni Idili, co-founder and COO of MetaCell, is an engineer and entrepreneur. Before founding MetaCell with Stephen and Matteo, Giovanni has worked as a software consultant for companies such as Rockwell Automation, Snap-on Diagnostics and 8 West Consulting.

His professional experience focuses on getting projects off the ground and leading analysis and development of large scale software solutions, working with sizable teams. Throughout the years Giovanni co-founded two start-ups and a not-for-profit. Giovanni earned a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering at Università di Cagliari, Italy, in 2005, and a Master degree in Computer Science from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, in 2010. Within MetaCell, Giovanni has evolved into a senior management role, overseeing operations of the organization as a whole, including hiring of new team members and staffing projects as needed.

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Matteo Cantarelli
Co-founder, CTO

Matteo Cantarelli, co-founder and CTO of MetaCell, is a software architect and entrepreneur. In 2012 Matteo worked as Principal Research Associate with the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at the University College of London to build Open Source Brain.

Open Source Brain is a resource to develop and share computational models of neurons. In 2011 he co-founded the OpenWorm Foundation which he now serves as Financial Director. Matteo published with the Royal Society of London, he's inventor in an Interactive-Visual patent, and had his work featured on The Economist. Matteo holds a Master in Systems Engineering from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay (France), as well as a Master and Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy).

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