Established in 2013, the UK company is a multi-disciplinary engineering and software company, with particular expertise in the fields of electronics, imaging, electrochemical engineering, biosensing and microfluidic-based technologies. It works with other companies, entrepreneurs and universities to produce next generation instrumentation, sensors and software for their needs.
To date, it has developed products and systems for application in sectors ranging from life sciences, agriculture, environment through to industry / manufacturing. It now has a range of core platform technologies that it can combine to develop custom instrumentation, analytical systems, sensors or software for its client’s needs.
During its contacts with researchers in companies and universities over the years, the company has identified that they have often designed a diagnostic test or assay, but require instrumentation and/or software to complement this and to allow an easier and quicker deployment. It has therefore developed a platform technology that allows the conversion of an assay, laboratory protocol or a diagnostic into an instrument or sensor of varying form factor. The instrumentation is compact, low-cost and deployable and can be configured into a wearable, an autonomous standalone sensor or a small palm sized instrument connected to a smartphone, PC or to the cloud.
The technology would suit companies and/or universities who have an existing protocol, assay or laboratory workflow that would benefit from being smaller, lower cost, more autonomous or deployable. This could be an existing product that is on the market, where the partner is looking to develop the next generation, or it could be a new project that is still in the R&D phase and requires such a technology to reach the market.
Examples of possible applications include an environmental sensing solution that could be deployed and work autonomously, a food and feed technology that is able to reach more people or a point-of-sample or a life science assay that needed a sensing technology.
The UK company, with its strong expertise and core platform technologies, is interested in collaborating with such partners on the basis of a licence agreement. Alternatively, a commercial agreement with technical assistance could also be possible. Through this collaboration, the company seeks to deploy its technologies and expertise in new markets and to grow the business.