EKF Diagnostics acquires Argutus Medical

Thursday, Dec 09 2010 by

EKF Diagnostics Group, the buy and build point of care diagnostics company recently re-launched by Julian Baines and David Evans, has announced its third acquisition. The company is buying Dublin based Argutus Medical Ltd., which specialises in developing biomarkers for organ injury. In the all-paper deal, EKF plans to issue 9.7 million shares at 22.43p to the vendors for a total consideration of £2.2 million.

Argutus, which was spun out of Biotrin International via an MBO in 2008, has discovered and developed a number of diagnostic tests kits for the early detection of kidney, liver and pancreas injury. Following the acquisition, EKF will focus on commercialising point of care diagnostic products for the early detection of kidney damage in diabetics.

Cormac Kilty, Argutus CEO, will join the EKF management team as chief technology officer following the completion of the acquisition.


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EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc is focused on the In-Vitro Diagnostic device (IVD) market place. The Company is engaged in the designing, development, manufacture and selling of diagnostic instruments, reagents and certain ancillary products. This activity takes place across various geographical locations which include the United States America, Germany, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company’s segments include the manufacture and sale of medical diagnostic equipment. Other services include the servicing and distribution of third party company products under separate distribution agreements. In March 2014, EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC acquired Separation Technology Inc. The subsidiaries include: EKF Diagnostics Limited; Quotient Diagnostics Limited; EKF-diagnostic GmbH Germany; Senslab GmbH 2; EKF Diagnostyka Sp.z.o.o. ;EKF Diagnostika ; EKF Diagnostics Inc ; Stanbio Laboratory LP ; Stanbio Life Sciences LP ; EKF Diagnostics Limited, and 360 Genomics Limited. more »

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