In vitro diagnostics

Innovating to scale up in vitro diagnostics components, while delivering improved functionality, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.

Accelerating in vitro diagnostics from lab bench to patient

Diagnostics innovation reduces healthcare costs and enables precision treatments. We must accurately detect biomarkers and diagnose diseases earlier, and closer to the point of care.

The challenges facing the diagnostics industry are many. Our growing and ageing global population has led to spiralling healthcare costs, which is unmatched by economic growth. To minimise this impact on patients, rapid in vitro diagnostics (IVD) innovation is critical.

To achieve cost-effective personalised treatments and enable individuals to manage their own health, effective companion diagnostics must be delivered. For this, a true multidisciplinary approach, with expertise across biology, chemistry, physics and data, is needed.

Our work accelerates IVD assay development and scale-up, including reagents such as antibodies, antigens, enzymes, polymers, nucleic acids, conjugates, and nanoparticles. We enable and scale diagnostic devices and readers that meet IVD regulations. Our expertise in connected digital solutions helps leverage data to benefit patients, carers and clinicians. We also use our networks to navigate the path to user adoption.

What's challenging about commercialising in vitro diagnostics innovations?

IVD products are vital for both large-scale, centralised analysis and point-of-care testing for individuals. The role of IVDs is especially important in meeting the ambition of targeted and personalised healthcare. Meeting these demands will help maintain today’s level of healthcare as costs rise, but manufacturers must innovate, and innovate fast.

How is CPI enabling in vitro diagnostics solutions?

At CPI, we can help you with every aspect of the journey from an initial IVD development idea to a clinically evidenced and medically approved test.

Our multidisciplinary teams and wide variety of equipment mean that we can support the entire scope of IVD development, from assays and reagents to the incorporation of digital connectivity, and everything in between. At all stages, we can bridge in-house expertise gaps, offering support for biological material development, physical delivery methods, sensing, microfluidics, signal amplification, Internet of Things functionality and interface design.

Our photonics facilities provide a hub for researching innovative methods for disease diagnosis, imaging systems including endoscopy, and a variety of light-based treatments alongside manufacturing space. Our team there also offers support to take IVD products through the necessary economic and regulatory steps towards commercialisation.

When it comes to reagents, our biologics facilities support the entire process of developing and characterising novel reagents. Our scientists work with a wide range of antibodies, antigens, polymers, RNA/DNA, conjugates, nanoparticles and labels, and other proteins, such as enzymes.

We also have a network of partners, including biobanks, patient groups, and healthcare providers who can provide unique insights into the validation and market adoption of IVD medical devices.

We help design commercially viable manufacturing processes in line with quality assurance procedures to match the quality and cost of ingredients for your product. By working with us, the IVD industry can speed up time to market by achieving scale-up and IVD regulation for lower capital expenditure.

CPI's in vitro diagnostics capabilities

Our capabilities and expertise can support IVD development and the complex path towards user adoption.

Reagent development, characterisation and scale-up

Precision deposition and patterning of functional materials

Connected device solutions and 5G technologies

ISO13485 compliant device and component manufacturing.

Biosensors development and analysis

Clinical evidence and validation

Additive manufacturing

Photonics-enabled solutions

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Andrea Parr

Business Development Lead, CPI

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