Individualized Aquaculture

Establishes a health record for each fish

BioSort iFarm

BioSort iFarm

BioSort's product, iFarm, is a system in development that will monitor the health, lice and growth for each fish in a pen. Individual fish can be removed, for example infection carriers or lice collectors. Only fish with needs will be treated, enabling a shift from group-based operations to Individualized care.


Fish ID – identification of each individual fish

Health Record

Tracks health development for each fish


Sea lice detection on the entire fish


Tracks growth development or weight loss


Removes individual fish, e.g. infection carriers

Data Analysis

Population analysis and feed optimization

About Us

Our mission is to create sensor-based solutions for optimization of fish resources. We want to replace manual inspection and sampling by automated processes and monitoring derived from modern production processes. Our solutions will manage fish on an individual level, creating value and increased sustainability through increased fish welfare and higher production yields.


BioSort’s team consist of outstanding people with extensive experience within software, computer vision, optics and mechanical product design. The founders of BioSort have a collective experience of over 40 years of product development and technology management from Tomra Systems ASA.


Machine vision and mechatronics design integrated in challenging environments, is the core competence of BioSort. Our solutions span from embedded AI edge systems and robotic sorting mechanisms, to cloud-based solutions and big data analysis.


BioSort was founded in 2010 based on the idea of using machine vision and sorting to separate escaped farmed salmon and wild salmon. In 2015 BioSort refocused its effort towards fish farming and started concept development of iFarm.


Svein Idsø

Working Chairman

Founded BioSort in 2010 after many years as product developer, project manager and business developer in Tomra. He also co-founded Integra International AS, which delivers assistive technology solutions. Holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU.

Geir Stang Hauge


Worked within product development, sales, service and management in Tomra, e.g. towards the seafood and meat industry. He has also headed global service for Tomra Sorting Solutions. Holds an M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics from University of Washington.

Avinash Burla


Worked within product development, delivery, and management of sensor, measurement, and inspection systems for Norsk Titanium and the automotive industry. Holds a PhD in Optical Metrology and a Masters in Embedded Systems Engineering, both from University of Stuttgart.

Bernt Saugen

Project Manager

Founded BioSort in 2010 after twenty years of experience in product development and technology management in Tomra, e.g. CTO of Tomra North America when Tomra established activities in the USA. Holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wyoming.

Benedicte Simensen

Product Manager

Comes from 7 years at Mowi, where she most recently worked in the global R&D department as project manager in the seawater technology team. Holds a Master of Technology within Chemistry and Biotechnology from NMBU and a Bachelor of Business Administration from NHH.

Gunnar Molland

Business Development Manager

More than 20 years of diverse experience from clinical fish health, vaccine and pharmaceuticals, feed, well boat operations, authorities, and digital decision support. Veterinary education from Oslo and MBA from Copenhagen Business School.

Trude Berg Pedersen

Accounting- and Office Manager

Has extensive experience within accounting, administration, project- and resource management at Azets, IBM Norway, Microsoft Business Solutions and National Instruments. Holds a Bachelor of Management, from BI Oslo.

Petter Risholm

Computer Vision Lead

Has extensive experience within Computer Vision from Sintef, applying 3D underwater vision systems for aquaculture and sub-sea robotics. Postdoc. at Harvard Medical School, on medical imaging. Holds a PhD in medical image analysis from UiO and a Masters in Computer Science from NTNU.

Kevin K. Kaldvansvik

Computer Vision Engineer

Holds a M.Sc. in Cybernetics and Robotics from NTNU with specialization within autonomous systems. During his studies, he has interned at Scout Drone Inspection, NASA, Equinor and Cognite, working on control systems and computer vision applications.

Ping Zhao

Senior Computer Vision Engineer

Has extensive experience within computer vision, machine learning and robotics, form companies like Solwr Robotics, Idletechs, Epson and GE Healthcare. Holds a PhD in Computer Science from Gjøvik University College, with his focus on image quality assessment.

Vladimir Nosenko

Embedded Platform Lead

Has extensive experience in software development with focus on embedded and control systems in the areas from Aerospace and Telecommunications to the Healthcare and Cybersecurity applications. Holds a M.Sc. in computer science from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnics University.

Tuva Okkenhaug Moxnes

R&D Software Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Cybernetics and Robotics from NTNU. At NTNU she has worked with software for a satellite with a hyperspectral camera, both for the base station and the satellite onboard processing unit. Has also worked on predicion models at Kongsberg Maritime.

Chafik Egho

Senior R&D Engineer

Has extensive experience in software and firmware development, computational programming and digital signal processing for satellite and subsea applications. Holds a PhD in image processing, VLSI design and embedded systems.

Mariusz Perzyna

Software and Infrastructure Lead

Has extensive experience within software development from Mettler-Toledo Cargoscan, Roxar Software Solutions and Cognite, most recently with focus on highly scalable cloud solutions for big data. Holds a B.Sc. in computer systems and networks from Warsaw University of Technology.

Tomas Ritter

R&D Software Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Applied Informatics from Masaryk University, specializing in Parallel and Distributed Systems. He has worked as performance engineer in industrial automation and most recently as a developer for a streaming platform at AppearTV.

Nejc Ilenic

Senior Software Engineer

Previous experience as a Machine Learning Engineer at GlobalWebIndex as well as a Software Engineer at Graphcore developing solutions to enable distributed training of deep learning models. Holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Ljubljana.

Andreas Ravn

Head of Mechanical Development

Andreas extensive experience within product development and management, taking many products from concept to commercial successes for example within the medical and maritime space, at companies like Kitron, NorSap and Adigo. Andreas holds a Civil Industrial Designer degree from AHO.

Morten Grøsfjeld

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked with development of products from concept to mass production at Flex in Sweden, one of the world’s largest product development companies.

Ola Kyrkjebø

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU. He has previously worked with development of the world first Hydraulic actuated prosthetic hand in Hy5 Pro and proving an Autonomous net cleaner concept for the aquaculture industry in Watbots.

Odin J. Oma

Mechanical Design Engineer

Holds an M.Sc. in Product development and materials from NTNU. He has previously worked at CISCO with product development of video conference devices from concept to mass-production. Has also lead designs of passive and fan based electronics cooling.

Sigbjørn Hjetland Vorren

Production & Test Lead

Has previously managed the build up of an Atlantic halibut hatchery from scratch, followed by hatchery operations. Holds a Master in Marine Coastal Development from NTNU in addition to studies in biology, engineering as well as being a certified mechanic.

Aleksander Lepperød

Production & Test technician

Educated within, and have worked with, production of electro mechanical and subsea products in over 10 years, in Jotron, Fosstech, Kongsberg Maritime and Schlumberger. Have also worked with electronics repair and technical schooling in the armed forces.

James Morrison

Production & Test technician

Has previously worked as production manager in Rift Labs who develops and produce advanced LED lamps, for use in controlled agriculture. Broad experience within assembly, fault finding, logistics and warehouse handling. Educated in 3d design.

Magnus Tjølsen

Test and Service Engineer

Holds an B.Sc. in Automation Engineering from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, with thesis done at Goodtech. In addition he is a certified electrician and has worked both as an electrician and electrical cabinet builder, lastly with IKM Elektro.


BioSort’s core values are made by the BioSort team and reflects how we view ourselves, our culture, and the expectations for how we approach our daily work.


Pioneering. Adaptive. Fast.


Make a difference. Sustainable food. Fish welfare.


Sharing. Transparent. Engaging.


For fish, customers and each other.


It is widely recognized that iFarm is a solution that will improve the overall sustainability of salmon farming and reduce its impact on ocean health and biodiversity. iFarm is highlighted in this regard in several publications:


Individualised farming, which is at the heart of iFarm, truly addresses animal welfare. It will be a game changer for salmon farming as it also will address all the key challenges related to fish health, sea lice and escapes.

- Karl Fredrik Ottem, Head of iFarm project, Cermaq Norway
Sustainable Development Goals
02 Zero Hunger

Sustainable food production systems

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Reduce food losses in production and reduce waste through recycling

13 Climate Action

Lower carbon emissions

14 Life Below Water

Protect coastal ecosystems and reduce marine pollution

BioSort’s Sustainability Goals

Increase fish farming sustainability, fish health and welfare

Enable governments to increase aquaculture

Lower salmon mortality and increased average slaughtering weight

Fully recyclability of BioSort products

Increased low-carbon footprint protein and improved feed conversion ratio

Reduce boat operations in aquaculture

Protect wild salmon from sea lice and escaped farmed salmon

Minimize pollution and effluents from aquaculture


Join us in developing the solutions of the future

Are you a technical problem solver, open-minded and passionate about product development? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology in machine vision, AI, optics and mechatronics?

We are a development team dedicated to solve some of the most important challenges in aquaculture, something which is very technologically challenging and incredibly exciting. BioSort's success depends entirely on the knowledge and capabilities of our employees. We are always on the lookout for the smartest heads. We have an open company culture, which is characterized by initiative and involvement, giving you great creative freedom. We have fun at work and are concerned that each one is happy in the BioSort family.

If you have questions about job opportunities in BioSort, please contact us at

Open positions

At the moment we don't have any open positions.

We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Frontend Engineer

  • Taking over responsibility for design, development, architecture, vision and direction of all things under the umbrella of - "frontend"
  • Taking over our existing frontend solution(s), previously maintained by a skilled consultant (it's good code, mostly React, Redux and typescript)
  • Collaborating with the backend team in the design of great user-friendly APIs
  • Collaborating with our customers in order to understand and translate into user stories their requirements as far as user interfaces go
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Successful test of BioSort fish sorter in cage

BioSort has tested its first sorter prototype in a cage, sorting fish without touching it. The machine will be able to sort and separate individual fish based on specific characteristics of the fish. The goal of sorting is to separate fish that need adapted follow-up, and in that way ensure better fish health.

Read more in Fishfarmingexpert article

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