Diagnostig Limited was established in 2012 as a Point of Care (PoC) diagnostics company. Diagnostig is a spin-out from Bangor University and was created to deliver unique devices for the diagnosis of Mycobacterial infections (including Tuberculosis) based on a proprietary lipid technology.
Diagnostig’s core technology centres on the ability to manufacture specific mycolic acids which are components of the cell walls of mycobacteria. The benefits of this approach include:
- These unique molecules are potent and selective signalling agents in the immune system
- They have potential as prophylactic and therapeutic agents and can control asthma in an experimental mouse model
- They have applications as adjuvants
- The molecules can be used to identify the serum of people infected with active TB
- Diagnostig are developing simple devices that can be used without access to a specialist laboratory
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