Active Life develops and commercializes life science research and diagnostic tools based on renowned UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Hansma’s latest invention, Reference Point Indentation (RPI). RPI is a patented technology that provides life scientists and doctors the previously impossible ability to measure the physical properties of biological tissues in vivo, without the need for an invasive biopsy. Physical properties of tissues are a known, direct indicator of various states of debilitating diseases, but conventional tools available to measure physical properties are confined to specialized laboratories and operation by trained technicians, severely preventing wide-spread use.