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Licensing: case studies

Licensing: case studies

Ploughshare’s work supports success in healthcare and other spheres, as well as defence, as the case studies below demonstrate.

Combating ebola
Combating ebola

We helped BBI Detection take up the licence for a Dstl technology, to launch the ‘IMASS lateral flow device’. The product transforms the way that ‘first response’ emergency services identify biological and explosive threats, and gather DNA evidence.

In collaboration with Dstl, BBI Detection now offers an ebola virus testing kit. Many thousands of these kits have been produced to help tackle the crisis in West Africa. 

“We’re very conscious of the benefit of access to the research conducted at Dstl that working with Ploughshare affords us.”

Fiona Marshall, CEO, BBI Detection
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Enhancing cyber security
Enhancing cyber security

Originally developed at Dstl, the Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool (CDCAT) has been licensed by Ploughshare to the APM Group. The APM Group is using this unique CDCAT software to enable organisations to assess their resilience against cyber threats, and put safeguards in place.

“Cyber security is a critical area for the economy. Working with Ploughshare has presented an opportunity for us to apply APMG’s accreditation experience to cyber security.”

Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG
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Strengthening vehicle armour
Strengthening vehicle armour

Recent conflicts have prompted demand for narrower and lighter military vehicles.

Working with us, Morgan Advanced Materials gained a licence for specialist ceramic material technology developed by Dstl. It has successfully applied this for use in vehicle armour systems – specifically, for the Ridgeback patrol vehicle, procured by the UK Government for use in Afghanistan. 

“Ploughshare has played an important role in facilitating bringing the product to market. Without the technology, the firm could not have developed as capable an armour system.”

Martyn Cook, Business Development Director, Morgan Advanced Materials
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Contact us to discuss licensing and investment in technology:

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