Forsite Diagnostics Ltd trading as Abingdon Health

Forsite Diagnostics Ltd trading as Abingdon Health manufacture in-field plant pathogen diagnostic test kits called Pocket Diagnostic. Originally they were developed for the UK Government (Food & Environment Research Agency, FERA) in 1999 for their potato and tomato plant health inspectors. Following the success the UK plant health inspectors experienced when using the tests, the product range grew to enable growers, farmers, agronomists, research institutes and private laboratories to benefit from the technology.

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National Innovation Campus , York , YO41 1LZ United Kingdom

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

All demanding high quality and reliability, our clients continue to use Pocket Diagnostic kits as part of their routine disease monitoring programmes or as a direct reaction to potentially devastating disease outbreaks.

The UK Government awarded Forsite Diagnostics Ltd (now trading as Abingdon Health) in York, UK, the license to manufacture and sell Pocket Diagnostic. The kits are developed and manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment in controlled environment production facilities. We are accredited to international quality standards of ISO13485:2003 & ISO9001:2008. This ensures quality and accurate results.

Abingdon Health Group

Abingdon Health is a UK based medical diagnostics group focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising point of care immunoassay tests for disorders of the immune system. In addition Abingdon Health offers development and manufacture of lateral flow assays and reader systems,. 

Laboratory services, including amino acid analysis and protein sequencing are offered through group company AltaBioscience.