LingVitae are in active collaboration with the partners listed below, and are also in preliminary discussions with a number of other parties, for commercial development of the diagnostic platform.
Plarion Ltd, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Located in Cambridge, UK, Plarion Ltd. is a partner within the FP7 EU project Digital Sequencing and provides expertise in optical media, thin film coatings and nano-replication technologies.
Plarion have a long background in the optical media industry. It was Plarion's engineers who developed the world’s first commercially available blue laser media, UDO, for long term, high reliability data storage. They also pioneered research in both organic dye-based media, (CD-R and DVD-R) and phase change metallic alloys for professional storage products, as well as more unusual systems utilising ablative films, rewritable pigments and fluorescent compounds.
Plarion now develops new applications for optical disc and drive technologies, and in association with LingVitae, have developed a generic low-cost diagnostic platform, based on a DVD drive and disc. With its low cost and real time analysis, this platform offers a basis for low-cost readout of diagnostic assays based on optically detectable phenomena.
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
The Genomics and functional genomics group, collaborating with LV in the FP7 programme, focuses on development and application of genetic technologies and bioinformatics tools for identification of gene/genome sequences, differentially expressed genes, single nucleotide polymorphisms, and identification of genetic alterations in pathological conditions. The aims with these technologies are to contribute to an improved understanding of gene function in the studied biological systems. In addition to technology development these tools are used in a series of ongoing collaborations covering both genetic analysis in metabolic and cancer disease, and transcriptome analysis in poplar trees and neural stem cells. The development of new technologies include Solid-phase representational difference analysis (RDA), Microarrays, Transcriptome amplification technologies, Single cell analysis, Magnetic bead capture of nucleic acids, Massive sequencing (RNA, genome, etc).
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
The laboratory, which is located at KI in Astrid Lindgren Children's hospital, uses an interdisciplinary and translational approach to address questions of high medical relevance. Clinical emphasis is on pediatric and neuropsychiatric diseases. Technical and methodological emphasis is on high-resolution microscopy.
French Corrosion Institute, Brest, France
The French Corrosion Institute applies its 40 year experience to lead research and development projects, to realise consultancies, to carry out corrosion tests in the laboratory or at natural outdoor weathering sites. We are also a training centre which provides a theoretical and practical education for cathodic protection of structures in contact with seawater. The French Corrosion Institute has 35 employees on its two sites in France: Brest (French Brittany, headquarters) and Saint- Etienne (South-East France). The second site is the former Correx laboratory which integrated the French Corrosion Institute in July 2009.