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AgriTech Member:
Biotangents

 

Lina Gasiūnaitė (Director of Science), and Dr Andy Hall-Ponselè (Director of Operations) talk to us about their business Biotangents.

Tell us about Biotangents

Biotangents combine machine learning bioinformatics, customisable biology workflows and advanced microfluidics to deliver the next generation of veterinary diagnostics for point of care use. We aim to enhance the sustainability of livestock farming and enable vets and farmers to take rapid action to treat and prevent disease. We have developed Moduleic Sensing™, a proprietary molecular diagnostic technology that detects specific nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) sequences characteristic of a given disease, bringing laboratory quality molecular diagnostics to the farm or vet clinic in a simple to use, automated format.
 

When did you start your business?

2015.
 

What's been your biggest highlight?

Winning the 'Production Animal Innovation Award' at the Animal Health Innovation Europe Showcase 2021.
 

What's been your biggest challenge?

Having sufficient funds to build the company to meet the opportunity, e.g. having to make strategic decisions between too many choices offered by our platform technology because we can't do them all.
 

Advice for entrepreneurs starting out

Build a good team and surround yourself with people who fill any knowledge and skill gaps in the business. Get out and talk to people and ensure you build what they really need - not what you think they need.

 

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