By Dr Neil Keegan
The i-sense team at Newcastle University have had a strong industry partnership with Cambridge Life Sciences.
The relationship with the Newcastle University team began in the early nineties and has remained strong over the life of the current i-sense project. The collaboration in this time has covered projects on biosensors and immunosensors.
Cambridge Life Science are involved in the development and manufacture of a range of In Vitro Diagnostic tests covering autoimmune diagnostics to clinical chemistry products.
Cambridge Life Sciences have been a strong supporter of the proposed projects in the i-sense Next Steps programme, and have offered advisory support on sensor design and manufacture and also conducting market research for relevant applications, including the possibility of transferring the technology being developed into key commercial target areas.