Paper published in ChemNanoMat

17.12.2018

A Novel Assay Format as an Alternative to ELISA: MINA Test for Biotin is a published paper – Is a published paper in ChemNanoMat with contributions made by Joanna Czulak of MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at The University of Leicester and Imperial College London.

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Paper published in the Journal of Advanced Materials Society

12.12.2018

Novel assay format for proteins based on magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles—detection of pepsin is a published paper in the Journal of Chinese Advanced Materials Society, with contributions made by Joanna Czulak, Antonio Guerreiro and Francesco Canfarotta from MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at The University of Leicester.

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MIP Diagnostics Seminar

27.09.2018

Join us for a day of presentations, networking, and discussions with key opinion leaders in the field of imprinted polymers and sensors.

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OBN Awards Nomination

10.08.2018

MIP Diagnostics are proud to be shortlisted as finalists at the OBN Awards in October.

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Andy Lakey Joins as Senior Scientist

06.08.2018

Dr Andrew Lakey brings his experience of developing point of care immunodiagnostics platforms to MIP Diagnostics, as a Senior Scientist.

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New MIP Diagnostics Marketing Material

17.07.2018

MIP Diagnostics have produced a new flyer featuring MIP technology and applications.

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New Director of Diagnostics Development

04.06.2018

MIP Diagnostics Ltd is pleased to announce that Alan Thomson has joined the company to lead the diagnostics development work.

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Move to Colworth Park

01.05.2018

MIP Diagnostics Ltd has moved from the founding laboratory at the University of Leicester, to new labs and offices at Colworth Park in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

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MIP New Investment

01.05.2018

A Midlands-based life sciences company which develops ‘plastic antibodies’ has closed a £1.5m Series A funding round supported by Mercia Fund Managers and a number of private investors.

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Jim Reid Appointed Chairman

05.11.2016

To further support its plans for expansion, MIP Diagnostics has appointed Jim Reid as chair to provide valuable commercial expertise.

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Paper published in the Journal of Chinese Advanced Materials Society

12.12.18

Novel assay format for proteins detection based on magnetic nanoMIPs

We are pleased to present yet another example of a successful replacement of conventional antibody binders and enzyme reporters with molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs). A novel and fully abiotic assay format for protein quantification has been developed with pepsin-specific nanoMIPs bearing magnetic properties. The assay, where coloured or fluorescent polystyrene beads serve as a label instead of enzyme, can be applied to identify proteins in a wide range of clinical, forensic and environmental samples

Work is presented in Novel assay format for proteins based on magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles—detection of pepsin and published in the Journal of Chinese Advanced Materials Society, with contributions made by Joanna Czulak, Antonio Guerreiro and Francesco Canfarotta from MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at The University of Leicester.

OBN Awards Nomination

10.08.2018

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MIP Diagnostics are proud to be shortlisted as finalists at the OBN Awards in October, in the “Bioseed One to watch category”.  

Dr John Harris, CEO of OBN (UK) said: “We received the highest number of qualifying entries for the OBN Awards this year, up a staggering 40% on last year’s total.

The standard of entries across all categories was extremely high and we are encouraged about the level of exciting new innovation and positive growth we are seeing in UK Life Sciences. We look forward to celebrating with all our finalists on 11 October at the Examination Schools in Oxford.” https://lnkd.in/eu_EkQh.

 

New Director of Diagnostics Development

04.06.2018

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MIP Diagnostics Ltd is pleased to announce that Alan Thomson has joined the company to lead the diagnostic development work, with a focus on the in house licensing projects.

Alan has over 20 years of experience in the diagnostics industry, having worked for Axis-Shield, Unilever, Unipath and Alere (formerly Inverness Medical) in his career. His roles have involved managing fundamental research, technical scouting, product launch and manufacturing, and on-market support for a number of diagnostic products. Alan has extensive experience of all aspects of the product launch cycle, including taking the Alere HeartCheck product from the patent stage as an inventor to full market launch with CE Marking and ISO Accreditation.

Alan’s most recent position prior to joining MIP was as Technical Director of Relitect Limited, a start-up company spun out of the University of Leeds. In that position he led the research and development, established premises, recruited the technical team, set up the company infrastructure and was instrumental in securing over £2M in funding. 

 

Move to Colworth Park

01.05.2018

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MIP Diagnostics Ltd has moved from the founding laboratory at the University of Leicester, to new labs and offices at Colworth Park in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

Colworth Park has been a centre of excellence for industrial research for over 60 years, and has a long history of diagnostics development. 

Being based at Colworth allows MIP Diagnostics to take advantage of the excellent corporate infrastructure that is available at the Park, and allows employees to network with other scientists on site, as well as collaborate with academics from the nearby Oxford, Cambridge, Cranfield, Nottingham and Leicester Universities. 

The move has provided space for on-site chemical synthesis, as well as characterization/application work, and MIP Diagnostics have been setting up their own surface plasma resonance platform to aid their progress.

“It is important to have space for further expansion, given the myriad opportunities presented by our core technology”. Adrian Kinkaid, MIP Diagnostics Ltd CEO.
 

Jim Reid Appointed Chairman

05.11.2016

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To further support its plans for expansion, MIP Diagnostics has appointed Jim Reid as chair to provide valuable commercial expertise.

Jim has extensive experience in the diagnostics marketplace and is world-renowned in the life sciences sector. He was the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Science and Technology for both Scotland and the UK in 2005, and he has previously worked for blue-chip organisations including Organon, Roche and Trinity Biotech. 

CEO of MIP Diagnostics, Dr Adrian Kinkaid, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to the MIP Diagnostics team. He has already made significant contributions to our development and his experience in the Diagnostics field is invaluable. The ongoing support from Mercia is especially appreciated as we bring our novel MIPs platform to a wide range of markets.”

Commenting on his new role, Jim Reid, said:

“MIPs offer many advantages and has the potential to satisfy a recognised gap in the market which antibodies have been unable to address. Through the continued support of Mercia, MIP Diagnostics is now perfectly placed to expand its operations to service these exciting market opportunities.”

Dr Nicola Broughton, Head of Universities at Mercia, said:

“We are pleased to support MIP Diagnostics with its next stage of development, and we are absolutely delighted to see Jim on board to help drive the company forward with his impressive background and expertise.

“The global market for antibodies is vast, with many potential opportunities for growth available, so this is a really exciting time for MIP Diagnostics as it continues to build and scale its business.”

Dr Sharon Spencer, Director of Commercialisation at the University of Leicester, said: 

“The University is delighted by the progress of MIP Diagnostics as it continues to build on the research of Professor Sergey Piletsky and colleagues here in Leicester. We are grateful for Mercia’s support of the company and are confident that Jim’s involvement will accelerate MIP Diagnostics’ growth in its chosen markets.”

 

A novel alternative for ELISA assay based on fluorescent nanoMIPs

We are happy to present a novel and fully abiotic assay format (MINA) based on biotin-specific fluorescent molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (nanoMIPs). Such fluorescent nanoMIPs can act as both reporter probes and binding agents and can be developed for any molecule of interest: from small entities to peptides and proteins. This is a first report of an assay which, unlike ELISA, requires no washing steps or addition of enzyme substrates, making it more user-friendly.

Work is presented in A Novel Assay Format as an Alternative to ELISA: MINA Test for Biotin and published in ChemNanoMat with contributions made by Joanna Czulak of MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at The University of Leicester and Imperial College London.