As well as licensing technology, at Ploughshare we have established many new businesses (‘Spin-outs’) as a highly effective route to market. Examples of these spin-out companies include the following.
P2i was established in 2004 to commercialise technologies developed by Dstl. Research and development have identified innovative applications equipment and processing methods, culminating in a growing patent portfolio extending to over 65 families.
Ongoing acquisitions have provided valuable new technologies such as antimicrobial, super hydrophilic and protein resistance coatings, making P2i the global leader in invisible surface functionality.Visit P2i website
Enigma® specialises in developing next generation rapid molecular diagnostic instrument platforms for decentralised and point-of-care settings. Enigma’s MiniLab™ system will deliver raw sample to result diagnostic testing in less than 60 minutes, and provide accuracy standards comparable with reference laboratories.
Enigma was founded in 2004, is located at Porton Down, Salisbury, UK, and has facilities at San Diego, USA. The Company is a Private Public Partnership, the shareholders being UK Government (Dstl) and private venture capitalist, Porton Capital Technology Fund.www.enigmadiagnostics.com
ProKyma was formed to commercialise Dstl's research into separation technologies. The company is using a unique approach to magnetic particle handling (the KymaSep module) to develop instrumentation and consumables for the In Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences research sectors.
The heart of the system is a flow-through fluidics module, which holds magnetic particles and automates the washing and reagent addition stages, whilst also providing an active mixing environment, thereby speeding up reaction times.www.prokyma.com
Efficient underwater location normally requires the use of sonar, but even with sonar, visualising the water column or sea bed is difficult and time consuming.
SALT’s SonarBell® product is a totally passive, cost effective sonar reflector which works in conjunction with sonar to provide a clear echo return capable of guiding you to the required target.www.cesalt.co.uk
ESROE was formed in 2010 to commercialise software developed for the UK Ministry of Defence. Its software provides cutting edge information processing solutions for electronic warfare systems.
The ESROE business model is to licence embedded electronic warfare processing software to equipment manufacturers, delivering information processing solutions. ESROE also provides library generator solutions to support these products.www.esroe.com
Claresys develops and supplies unique lens solutions for covert surveillance, based on patented technologies from Dstl.
Its products include covert pinhole pan/tilt/zoom lenses with no external moving parts, miniature pinhole camera lenses that are simpler to install and considerably more covert than standard off-the-shelf solutions, and easily concealed lenses for directed surveillance in urban and rural situations.www.claresys.com
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