Inanovate was founded in 2005, leveraging a unique nanoscale surface fabrication technology developed at the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, headed up by Professor Richard Palmer at the University of Birmingham.
This novel approach to surface fabrication enabled breakthroughs in protein micro-array surface technology, culminating in Inanovate's first product, the i-Slide™, the World's premier surface for protein microarray experiments.
The unique nanoscale surface technology, has been integrated with novel protein screening procedures and detection systems to form the basis of a powerful point of care diagnostic systme for early stage cancer, called the i-Screen™.
Inanovate's Managing Director, David Ure, heads up operations in both the US and UK, with industry leading expertise and facilities crossing business, biology, chemistry, physics and nanoscale engineering, providing a unique and powerful base to continue to grow as a leader in clinical and pre-clinical protein biochip systems.
This photo shows Inanovate's properietary nano-particle biochip production system at their UK facility. This system was developed throgh a consortium with Teer Coatings Ltd and the University of Birmingham, and was supported by a UK Technology Strategy Board grant under the prestigious Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) program.
Inanovate's many achievements to-date include:
Development of a team that comprises extensive expertise in business, biotechnology, chemistry, diagnostics and nanoscale engineering
Development of facilities at the cutting edge of nanoscale surface fabrication and protein biochip technology
Awarded prestigious government grants through the UK's Technology Strategy Board, SMART Cymru and Advantage West Midlands
Acceptance onto prestigious loan programs through the North Carolina Biotechnology Center
On-going strong collaborations and strategic partnerships with institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the University of Birmingham, Johnston Matthey, and Teer Coatings
Ongoing support through private venture financing
Winning the prestigious Babson Business Plan competition for most promising new business in 2006
For more information please visit the Inanovate website.