21 Jun FerrTest Project Update
FERRTEST is a 3-year project funded by Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund under Project Ireland 2040 and is run by the Department of Enterprise and Trade with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland. The project focuses on the development of diagnostics and automation manufacturing of a cost-effective, quantitative point-of-care (POC) diagnostic platform to determine the body’s iron stores (Ferritin).
Work has commenced in earnest on the development of automation processes in Work Package 6 of the FERREST Project between Radisens, Polypico and Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR). In March The project moved from definition phase to implementation working initially on an automated dispensing process.
Over the coming months IMR will build an automated platform with a view towards integration of Polypico’s dispense head for the first of the manufacturing processing cells.
The 6-month milestone passed in April and to date there has been good engagement and collaboration with all the partners.
The project is funded by Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund under Project Ireland 2040 and is run by the Department of Enterprise and Trade with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland.
Radisens Diagnostics is developing a high sensitivity quantitative point-of-care in-vitro diagnostics platform – Gemini™ – to measure Ferritin (iron stores) in at-risk blood donors before they donate. A point-of-care Ferritin measurement has the advantage of early detection of iron depletion.
PolyPico Technologies Ltd. is a provider of innovative fluid microdispensing technology, with offices in Cork (Head Office) and Galway, Ireland. Founded in 2012, the privately owned company designs and manufactures fluid dispensing solutions and associated robotic. PolyPico provides solutions for both Life Science and Industrial applications.
PolyPico’s dispensing technology is based on a novel innovation in non-contact fluid handling, which excels at ultra low volume dispensing (ULVD), also known as microdispensing. PolyPico technology is disrupting the way bio-materials and other fluids are dispensed, by combating challenges such as: cross-contamination, dispenser clogging, wastage, and system complexity, through the use of simple inexpensive disposable fluid cartridges.
IMR (Irish Manufacturing Research Ltd.) is an independent Research & Technology Organization focused on delivering solutions to manufacturing. It is one of Ireland’s ‘Technology Centers’ funded by the EI and the IDA. Our passion is to make Ireland a world leader in advanced manufacturing operations for both SME and indigenous export companies and for multinational corporations based throughout the island.
Funded by : Enterprise Ireland under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Contract Ref: DT 2019 0056A