News Releases

Sumitomo Chemical to collaborate with a UK-based company on biosensors

Apr. 18, 2016

Sumitomo Chemical Company (Sumitomo Chemical) has recently agreed with a UK-based Abingdon Health ("AH") to develop jointly a next generation point of care multiplexed biosensor device.

Sumitomo Chemical and Molecular Vision, a subsidiary of AH, have been working together over the past 2 years to develop an easy-to-use compact device for use in a variety of diagnostic applications by integrating the technological strength of each company, i.e. printed electronics technologies and lateral flow devices, respectively. The joint development undertaking which Sumitomo Chemical and AH have agreed on this time takes over the achievements having resulted from the 2 year-collaboration, allowing the two companies to work on verifying the commercial viability of the device.

With big data being increasingly utilized in medical diagnostics today and given the ever growing demand for connected point of care testing, Sumitomo Chemical will work closely with AH towards early commercialization of a multiplexed biosensor device.

Company Profile

Name Abingdon Health Ltd
Location York, UK
CEO Chris Yates
Business Developing, manufacturing and sale of a range of rapid testing products in the area of hematology oncology
Name Molecular Vision Limited
Location London, UK
CEO Chris Yates
Business Developing disposable medical diagnostic point-of-care devices


Corporate Communications Dept.
27-1, Shinkawa 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-8260, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5543-5102 FAX: +81-3-5543-5901