We Enable

We enable our customers to interpret the processes they undertake by bridging the physical environment with the digital world, so that they can monitor and manage their business processes more effectively.

We Focus

We typically focus on extreme environments or processes, which are regulated, and Kustodian provide a technology layer, known as an execution system, to automate tracking, tracing and process data collection.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide our customers with safer processes, more productive people and higher quality products. By doing this we aim to create more satisfied customer’s customers.

What We Do

Technology is changing the way we live and the way we work. We see it in our daily lives as the internet becomes more pervasive. By 2020 it’s estimated over 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet; a recent Gartner estimate forecasts 30% year on year growth of connected devices. Either way the IoT will revolutionise the way we work as well as raise productivity to levels not seen since the Industrial Revolution. This means new services can be created driving ever greater collaboration and productivity. In the case of Kustodian in also means greater safety, higher productivity and lower operating costs for users of our technology.

Our mission

Today we are focused on processes in the field of ART – Assisted Reproductive Techniques – but our mission is to provide an asset tracking and execution system that supports any process operating in an extreme environment. Deep sea exploration, space travel and human tissue processing and tracking at -1960C are examples of extreme environments in which we offer capability.

RFID Technology

Kustodian’s patented RFID technology is built on the Internet of Things. Its modern architecture offers the exciting opportunity to revolutionise the way fertility treatments are executed and managed. The Internet of Things has already enabled AirBnB to become the largest hotel chain in the world without owning a single hotel; Uber are the largest taxi service in the world – they don’t own a single taxi. We see disparate systems in clinics, coming together so that clinicians interact with one interface to a system that gathers data about the process, the samples and the people. We envisage higher productivity, greater transparency in treatments and greater levels of patient [and staff] safety taken to new global standards.

Why Choose Us

  • Kustodian Platform

    The Kustodian platform provides instant feedback on whether a process has been followed correctly, when and where samples are stored and who they belong to. Finding a sample has never been easier. Ask Kustodian, and its unique Dewar based messaging hub will tell you not only in which Dewar the sample is stored but where in the Dewar the sample is located. If the sample is moved, its location is updated automatically.

  • Dewar Management

    Kustodian tells you how full a Dewar is and where there is space for more samples, enabling embryologists to use Dewars in a safer and much more efficient way than is currently possible.

  • RFID Technology

    Kustodian uses RFID as a labelling technology, operating in both the vapour phase and liquid phase, a global first for this technology. Field testing and extensive research over many years shows the Kustodian platform to be safe and reliable.

Our Benefits

  • Managing the Statutory Audit

    The HFEA statutory inventory audits is actually performed by Kustodian every time you put away or remove a sample from the Dewar. Kustodian monitors this activity and adjusts inventory records accordingly using its unique Dewar based messaging hub. Kustodian support for the statutory audit is unprecedented and addresses the concerns around the accuracy and safety of this periodic, tedious yet critical process.

  • Track and Trace – total accessibility

    Kustodian brings Big Data analysis to the Clinic, making patient information instantly available quickly and easily to those authorised to access the information, including patients. You are no longer reliant upon team members writing in note books. Kustodian is a highly productive and intuitive tool, using “smartphoenesque” applications to record activities associated with preparation, filling, tracking and reporting on all samples processed in your clinics.

  • Inventory Management, GS1 and Patient Safety

    Kustodian uses the international standard, GS1, to identify and track samples. GS1 makes every consumable and every sample in every consumable globally unique and is a standard adopted by NHS Procurement. Kustodian provides traceability to a highly granular level – whose sample, who processed it, where the sample is, what container it’s in, who created the sample, who made the consumable and from what batch the consumable is derived. Traceability and hence patient safety is taken to a new global standard with Kustodian.

  • KRIS™ – Kustodian Konsumable Replenishment Service

    We mentioned new services. Since Kustodian can track consumables throughout their life cycle, KRIS will track and optimise your consumable inventory and replenish automatically to suit your demand.

Meet Our Team

Kustodian has a strong management team who have significant experience of the market and creative ability. They have all delivered results in high quality, high visibility markets.

The directors of Kustodian bring a strong and diverse range of skills and experience. Their individual achievements throughout their careers provide evidence of self-motivation and capabilities.

Peter Parker


Previously Strategy Director & Big 5 Management Consulting.


+44 7973 285 736

Karin Dawson-Smith

Business Development Consultant

24 years experience as an embryologist, one of the original creators of the Association of Clinical Embryologists; many years experience as Inspector for HFEA and Registration Council for Clinical Scientists; currently working in Clinical Governance in the NHS.


+44 7702 800 240

Steven Clarke

Director of Sales/Marketing

Business creation and marketing in International markets for IBM, Oracle, Lockheed Martin and Centrica as well as taking a VC backed start up from 1 to 45 customers.


+44 7795 482 770

Ian Kaye


Ian is a "big 4" trained accountant with an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. His 25 years experience ranges across finance team and change project leadership in multinational organisations through to managing start ups. He is also a qualified nlp business trainer.


+44 7779 580 415