A UK company founded in 2015 has developed a colour-change swab for detecting bacterial contamination on surfaces. They are used across multiple industries, but primarily in the food, hospitality and healthcare industries to provide a record of good hygiene. The swabs are currently being sold under their own brand, and may be available to larger companies for white labelling.
The team is dedicated to creating affordable hygiene verification tests to improve the standard of hygiene across the board. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical preventative measures are, and the team are looking for a larger manufacturing partner to blend chemical formulations, procure and fill enclosed swabs. A picture and schematic of the swabs can be seen attached below.
Exact measurements are not required, but the blending, filling and packing process must be ISO9001 accredited. The company requires a manufacturing partner that is able to scale manufacture to meet demand. Starting at 10,000pcs (packaged into 100x 100pc boxes) per month and scaling to 1mn pcs and up.
In particular, the company prefers a partner with experience in manufacturing sustainable plastics or renewable plastic alternatives. As the company develops, they will move away from plastics and towards renewable solutions.
The company is seeking partnership either under a manufacturing agreement or supplier agreement. The company is also seeking to gain knowledge of the upscale process and specific component procurement, and are open to discussion on other forms of partnerships including licensing their technology to relevant partners.