PBD Biotech

PBD Biotech has developed a novel phage-based diagnostic technique to detect the presence of mycobacteria infections.

2014

YEAR FOUNDED

2014

DATE FIRST INVESTED

Agricultural biotechnology
School of Biosciences

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PBD Biotech has developed a novel phage-based diagnostic technique to detect the presence of mycobacteria infections.

The test is able to distinguish between viable and non-viable organisms and, unlike currently used tests that monitor an immune response, can therefore reliably differentiate between animals carrying live infectious organisms and those that have been specifically vaccinated.

Whilst existing tests can take weeks to determine a result, making control of the disease difficult, PBD’s test can provide a more reliable result within 8 hours.

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