AgPlus Diagnostics is Awarded Innovate UK Funding

AgPlus Diagnostics is Awarded Innovate UK Funding

13th June, 2017 – Bedford, UK.

AgPlus Diagnostics, the quantitative point-of-care diagnostic test company, has recently been awarded its first Innovate UK grant. This was awarded as part of Innovate UK’s Analysis for Innovators competition. AgPlus will use the funding to collaborate with the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on a project to develop and refine the manufacturing of key AgPlus cartridge components.

‘AgPlus is delighted to receive this award and to partner again with NPL.’ said Christopher Getley, AgPlus’s Chairman, ‘It forms an important part of AgPlus’s current manufacturing scale-up plan in order to meet the 2018 launch of our first human clinical diagnostic test.’

The AgPlus clinical diagnostic test platform utilises electrochemical immunoassay technology in a patented microfluidic cartridge format. It is a truly point-of-care platform consisting of a handheld reader and single use cartridges. The unique electrochemical signalling and measurement system allows fully quantitative, extremely sensitive and accurate results to be obtained in under 10 minutes. AgPlus is a business-to-business company that has, over the last 12 months, built key relationships with both pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies.

About AgPlus Diagnostics Ltd.

The demand for quantitative Point of Care (PoC) testing is increasing, driven by the goal of Personalised Healthcare where patients are matched with the right treatment at the right time using their individual biomarker profiles. AgPlus Diagnostics has developed a diagnostic platform technology that delivers the market requirement of a true fully quantitative PoC test for use across a wide range of clinical applications. The technology, developed for OEM Business-to-Business solutions, provides clients with a customised assay system for rapid PoC diagnostics. The platform can be used across multiple applications and sectors where faster diagnostic results will enable users to make critical decisions in minutes. The AgPlus ADVANTAGETM platform is market ready and AgPlus has a strong client product pipeline.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Nanette Bartram, Director, Business Development

E: or T: +441234 867100

About NPL
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and the birthplace of Alan Turing’s ACE computer, the first universal computer of its kind; packet switching, the basis of the internet; and atomic time, the backbone of GPS and global communications.

Our measurement expertise has underpinned prosperity and quality of life in the UK for more than a century. Our role is highly diverse and finds us working on world-leading science and engineering that impacts healthcare, environmental monitoring, advanced manufacturing and the development of next-generation technologies and techniques, with the potential to further transform our lives; from new antibiotics to tackle resistance and more effective cancer treatments, to unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G.

Based in Teddington, south-west London, NPL employs over 500 scientists and is home to 388 of the world’s most extensive and sophisticated measurement science laboratories.

 About Innovate UK Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy
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