GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR POINT OF CARE TESTING DRIVES LOCAL INNOVATION
Franke Hyland were engaged by a local medical diagnostics company to establish an IP strategy to protect their products both here and overseas.
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There are many benefits in using home or bedside blood testing over laboratory testing; including safety, decreased error rates and immediate test results. There are also many challenges when developing an approach to this sort of testing. Many firms have tried the “bits in a box” method, which are prone to high error rates. Atomo Diagnostics believe they have cracked this problem with the AtomoRapid™ test platform that integrates the multiple components necessary for performing a rapid blood test, into a simple & easy to use test device.
Franke Hyland were able to assist them in the commercialisation of the AtomoRapid™. They wanted to ensure that their innovation would be protected both here and in many places overseas. A review of existing patents and registered designs was undertaken to assist Atomo with a better understanding of their commercial position.
Point of Care in-vitro diagnostics is an intensely competitive field and Atomo needed a strategy to develop registered designs and patents for many aspects of their inventions.