Creating our place in Medicine.

Our Team:

demo The Gaia team offers broad subject matter expertise in biomedical discovery and commercial product development. The team includes experts in molecular biology, biochemistry, histology, immunology, virology, pathology, physiology, clinical research and engineering.

Our Community:

demo Gaia Medical Institute ™ is located in La Jolla, at the heart of one of the largest biotechnology hubs. This offers proximity to our Collaborators, 400 biotechnology companies in the San Diego area and a strong professional sector providing support in Ventur Capital, Patent and Business Law, Accounting, Human Resources, Internet Technologies and Environmental Health.

Our Products and Services:

Gaia Medical Institute offers products and services for saliva diagnostics and disease detections.

demoOur goal is Preventative, Personalized, Point-of-care medicine. We develop commercial rapid saliva tests and software for disease screening, diagnostics, and monitoring. Currently, we are developing tests for dehydration, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

La Jolla

At Gaia Medical Institute ™,

Our mission is the advancement of molecular physiology and noninvasive health monitoring. We focus on saliva diagnostics, development of rapid tests, and detection of proteomic biomarkers. Our primary research centers around the study of HIV/AIDS, hydration monitoring, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and animal health.




Gaia Medical Institute ™ Contributes to the SPIE Conference


Gaia CEO Dr. Sarka Southern is a Senior Member of SPIE and serves as the Conference Chair at the annual SPIE Sensing Technologies and Applications Symposium since 2007. See the full 2014 Conference Program here.

For 2015 Conference Call for Papers click here.

SPIE Website.

Updated: June 21, 2019

Current News:

Gaia Continues US Army Clinical Studies:


Gaia continues clinical studies of the Hydration Status Monitor for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Please visit Military Operational Medicine Research Program.

Gaia Joins Fight Against Ebola

Ebola Virus

Gaia Medical Institute ™ has joined the National Institutes of Health in the fight against Ebola. The objective is to develop a NEXT GEN screening test for early detection of Ebola and other emerging diseases.

Dr. Sarka Southern Nominated for Athena San Diego's Pinnacle Award in Life Sciences

Ebola Virus

Dr. Sarka Southern was nominated for the Athena San Diego Pinnacle Award in Life Sciences. This honor recognized extraordinary individuals, companies/organizations and educators who "personify Athena San Diego's mission of fostering the personal and professional growth of women through mentoring, education, recognition, and leadership training." Awards were presented to those who have played an exemplary role in the development and advancement of women within their organization or the San Diego community. For more information visit: Athena Pinnacle Awards

Updated: June 21, 2019

Contact Us:


505 Coast Blvd South

Suite 104

La Jolla, CA 92037


M-F 8 am -5 pm


(858) 459-1722


Updated: June 21, 2019
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