Abingdon Health

Pocket Diagnostic in-field plant disease diagnostic rapid test strips were developed in 1996 by the UK Government (Food & Environment Research Agency, FERA) for use by plant health inspectors testing for potato and tomato diseases. The success of the products led to the formation of spin-out company Forsite Diagnostics Ltd (now trading as Abingdon Health) to lead the manufacture and commercialisation of the tests. Pocket Diagnostic was subsequently rolled out to growers, farmers, agronomists, research institutes and private laboratories worldwide to enable them to realise the benefits of this technology. Since their launch, the high quality and reliability of these kits have led to their use in routine disease monitoring programmes and in response to disease outbreaks. Pocket Diagnostic rapid tests are recognised worldwide as industry leading plant disease detection kits. Abingdon Health also offer bespoke rapid test strip development and manufacturing.

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National Innovation Campus , Sand Hutton , Yorkshire YO41 1LZ United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Agriculture Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Pocket Diagnostic plant disease rapid tests are manufactured by Abingdon Health. To learn more about Abingdon Health Ltd please visit www.abingdonhealth.com.

Quality and Manufacturing

Pocket Diagnostic lateral flow tests kits are manufactured in the UK using state-of-the-art equipment in controlled environment production facilities by Forsite Diagnostics Ltd trading as Abingdon Health. Quality is at the heart of everything we do and therefore we are certified to international quality standards of ISO 13485-2003 (including EN ISO 13485:2012) and ISO9001:2008.

Abingdon Health’s manufacturing facilities are also GMP compliant, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pocket Diagnostic was previously manufactured by Forsite Diagnostics Ltd. However, in 2012 Forsite Diagnostics Ltd was acquired by Abingdon Health.