New premises for Molendotech

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Molendotech, a developer of rapid tests for pathogen and water contamination detection, has moved into a new purpose-built laboratory premises at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre (HWIC) in Truro, as it eyes up growth plans.

Within the new space, Molendotech, a University of Plymouth spinout company, can expand its testing amenities, and assist on pre-clinical and clinical trials.

Founder and chief scientific officer, Professor Simon Jackson, said: ”We are delighted to expand our business into Cornwall, and with our new facilities, it will allow us to develop our exciting healthcare applications. We have already employed local staff at our new HWIC laboratory and plan to increase staff numbers there, as the business develops in line with our strategic growth plans.”

The new laboratory has allowed the company to set ambitious plans for growth, including increasing the capacity for water testing internationally following the success of the rapid water testing kit, Bacterisk+, and expanding research development to assist with the bacteria detection in food, specifically shellfish.

Molendotech also plans to develop a rapid point-of-care device for wound diagnostics for the healthcare industry.

Matt Harrington, head of Cornwall Innovation Centres, added: “The incredible work that the team at Molendotech are doing shows the appetite for growing businesses to expand into Cornwall.

“It’s been fantastic to assist the team to develop a laboratory space that fits their growing needs, and we look forward to supporting them with their ambitious plans.”