Cell science is a highly active area for research. This research is highly dependant on the use of probes to locate specific molecules on or within a cell and make them visible to researchers. These probes are often fluorescent and used in conjunction with other techniques such as microscope, cell imaging, flow cytometry, cell sorting among others. In order for these techniques to work and high value data to be produced these probes must work well. Unfortunately probes, fluorescent probes in particular are sensitive to breaking down, especially under conditions used by research techniques, for example by the use of light during microscopy. There is therefore a need for probes that are bright and stable.
A UK-based SME has developed a new cell imaging and labelling technology, a range of Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle molecular probes. These probes can be used in a variety of in-vitro and in-vivo situations and offer advantages over existing technologies. They can be used from lab research to diagnostics and therapeutic applications and can be incorporated into existing protocols.
The SME is looking to enter new European markets with this technology, in particular France, Germany, Italy, Spain as well as the UK as these are seen as the largest markets for the cell science this probes support. The SME is looking for agents to enable them to access these markets that have knowledge of the cell science field as well as connections with customers and end users for these probes. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a commercial agency agreement.