MBio Diagnostics partners with Heska for veterinary testing market

May 18, 2018
The MBio Array System uses its LightDeck technology to enable simple, multiplex testing in a compact system.

Heska (Loveland, CO; Nasdaq: HSKA), a veterinary diagnostics company has signed a product development partnership and licensing agreement with MBio Diagnostics (Boulder, CO), which develops rapid clinical diagnostics and sample testing. MBio and Heska will jointly carry out product development based on the MBio Array System, which uses its LightDeck technology to enable simple, multiplex testing in a compact system.

The Array System will be paired with Heska’s reagents to enable multiplexed, high sensitivity assays directly in the vet clinic without sending to a reference laboratory. For example, it will enable tests for vector-borne diseases, parasitology, and animal health and wellness. The system is based on optical planar waveguide technology that eliminates sample prep and can be designed to detect all key analytes, including proteins, cells, nucleic acids, and small molecules.

According to MBio CEO Chris Myatt; “Commercialization partnerships are an important aspect of our business strategy. We have made enormous progress advancing our platform technology in recent years, and we are now executing on strategic partnerships that open new high-value opportunities.” The company aims to serve providers and users of clinical and analytical testing services in all market segments, including medical, veterinary, environmental, food, agricultural and military.

Source: MBio Diagnostics

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Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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