Creating the future!
INDICAL BIOSCIENCE is partnering with Biomeme, Inc. to develop and commercialize portable point-of-need PCR testing solutions for veterinary and food safety applications
Leipzig, Germany, and Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 15, 2019 – INDICAL BIOSCIENCE (ex QIAGEN Animal Health) and Biomeme, Inc. (Biomeme) announced today that they have entered into an exclusive global licensing and research agreement. This partnership will allow INDICAL to adapt Biomeme’s innovative portable molecular point-of-need (PON) testing technology for its veterinary and animal-production customers.
The partnership with Biomeme enables INDICAL to meet rising demand for rapid, reliable molecular diagnostic tools by providing a novel PCR workflow that transforms the user’s smartphone into an advanced mobile lab, capable of performing PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR and isothermal tests with real-time results. At the heart of the solution is a handy, easy-to-use, mobile qPCR thermocycler from Biomeme, no bigger than a box of tissues. The lightweight device delivers results in 30-45 minutes, and does not require electricity, centrifugation, or cold chain logistics.
Said INDICAL’s CEO Dr Fredrik Ullman: “Together with partners we aim to improve animal health globally. With this technology, we enable veterinarians, vet clinics, government agencies and the food industry to make informed decisions faster. We bring a solution when time is critical and access to laboratory expertise and infrastructure is unavailable. This will improve the fight against infectious animal diseases like Avian Influenza and African Swine Fever.”
Max Perelman, Biomeme’s Co-Founder and Business Lead added, “We’re excited to collaborate with INDICAL BIOSCIENCE, a global leader in molecular pathogen detection within the animal health and food production spaces. This partnership will reinforce Biomeme’s role in the fast-developing field of mobile point-of-care testing and further extend our technology from biothreat and environmental surveillance to the realm of animal health and animal protein production.”
About INDICAL BIOSCIENCE (INDICAL)
Improving diagnostics for better animal and human health
At INDICAL, our purpose is to prevent and monitor animal diseases by improving diagnostic technologies. With two decades of experience, INDICAL (formerly QIAGEN’s veterinary diagnostic business) is a leader in advanced testing systems for the safe, reliable identification of pathogens in poultry and livestock. Headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, INDICAL focuses on complete solutions for molecular and immunological veterinary testing. Its veterinary-specific sample prep technologies, PCR assays and reagents, ELISA kits, and instruments are used by veterinarians, industry, and government agencies worldwide for the identification of animal diseases, such as Avian Influenza and African Swine Fever.
With a rapidly expanding presence, INDICAL is currently direct in 17 countries and works with expert Commercial Partners in another 160 countries.
To find out more about INDICAL, visit www.indical.com
About Biomeme, Inc.
Empowering anyone anywhere – mobile DNA analysis in the palm of your hand
Biomeme entered into molecular detection over 6 years ago when it created the first iPhone add-on capable of performing real-time PCR. Since its inception, Biomeme has used advanced biology and chemistry, along with world-class hardware and software engineering, to create elegant solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, Biomeme offers a full suite of end-to-end mobile molecular solutions. Biomeme’s 1-minute sample prep, shelf-stable reagents, hand-held thermocycler, cloud portal and API perform to the gold standard used by the world’s most advanced central labs, but requires no lab equipment or special experience to use.
To find out more about Biomeme, visit www.biomeme.com
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For up-to-date licensing information and product-specific disclaimers, see the respective handbook or user manual. Assays for veterinary use only. Reagents for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures. Regulatory requirements vary by country, products may not be available in your geographic area. Trademarks: cador®, INDICAL®, IndiMag®, IndiSpin® (INDICAL BIOSCIENCE GmbH). QIAGEN®, QIAamp®, QIAcube®, BioSprint®, MagAttract® (QIAGEN Group). Registered names, trademarks, etc., used in this document, even when not specifically marked as such, are not to be considered unprotected by law. Product images may differ from the actual product. © 2019 INDICAL BIOSCIENCE