Partnering opportunity

UK-based university seeks companies with expertise in medical device development to help produce protoype diagnostic device

Summary

A UK university has developed a novel thermal detection platform technology with potential for development as a portable point of care diagnostic device. They are looking for industrial partners with expertise and experience in the medical device and diagnostics space to help them develop the technology from laboratory proof of concept to prototype. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of research cooperation agreements or technical cooperation agreements.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

The UK university is looking for partner companies that have experience and expertise in the development of medical device technology from laboratory proof of concept to the prototype stage. In particular the partner company should have experience of developing new diagnostic technologies. They should also have experience of the regulatory requirements in key potential markets such as the EU and US to help guide the university in regards to further development.

Partner sought

The UK university is looking for companies that have expertise and a track record in the development of medical diagnostic devices to help them in the prototype development of their thermal detection platform technology. The company would be expected to work with the university on the design and development of prototypes based on the university's thermal detection platform technology. This will enable the university to further develop this technology and the company to further develop its capabilities in a new technology area. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Biomarkers are a powerful tool in medical diagnostics. However many of them require labels in order to be detected or otherwise require detection methods that reduce the possibility of integration into a compact and portable biosensor setup. This limits their use especially in point of care diagnostics. A UK university has developed a heat transfer method of detection. This has enabled them to develop a thermal detection platform technology that has the potential to overcome this liability and produce a flexible, point of care diagnostic device. This thermal detection platform technology is based on analysing the heat-transfer resistance of a functionalized solid–liquid interface in time. Changes in thermal resistance caused by the presence of different molecules gives the output reading. This thermal detection platform technology has been combined with various synthetic and natural receptors for various applications including the detection of whole cells and microorganisms, neurotransmitters and hormones, and proteins using surface imprinted polymers (SIPs), molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), and aptamers, respectively. The UK university is looking to further develop this platform from a bench-top proof of concept model to a prototype device. They are looking for industrial partners with experience and expertise in the development and prototyping of medical devices, especially diagnostic devices, to help them with this process. It is envisaged that this partnership will take the form of a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.

Advantages and innovations

Not available

Development stage

Not available

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Not available


Register your interest

How it works

  • Tell us about yourself
  • We’ll discuss with you
  • We put the right partners in touch

EEN help you find the right partner, rather than you going it alone.

Our role is to review and collate the most suitable submissions, and then send them to the client who posted the opportunity. We consult with you, and the client, to make the process professional and easy.

These are live opportunities. Your registration of interest on the site is just like a professional approach to a business at a networking event. To stand the best chance of success, make your submission really sing. Sell why the client who posted the opportunity should work with you. Excite them. Ask questions. Try and avoid copy and pasting words from elsewhere.

Once the client has chosen their partner, we'll introduce them over email and keep in touch with both parties to see how it's going. Sometimes things progress quickly. Sometimes because of changing priorities for either party, things progress slowly, but you never know - your next big business break could start right here.

?What value does EEN add?
This is your pitch: remember to include your unique selling points (USP) and why someone would want to do business with you
Tell us why you are a good fit for this opportunity, and why you think you're the right people for this partnership
If there's anything additional, or commercially sensitive you'd like to know about this opportunity, please let us know

When you entered your email address above, we emailed you a code to verify you're human and have access to that account.

?What's this?

What next?

To finish up, we just need some extra details about you and your company