Blood Analysis is a dynamic company with unsurpassed expertise in the detection of bacterial pathogens in biological samples. We are based in the UK with research laboratories in the University of York Innovation Centre and administrative offices close to Heathrow Airport.
Our core focus is the detection and quantification of bacteria and other micro-organisms in blood. Our first goal is to improve patient safety through the introduction of the most sensitive, rapid and easy to use detection system for pre-transfusion bacterial screening.
Our first commercial product, Bac-Detect, is being prepared for launch for the detection of bacterial contamination of platelets. Bact-Detect is the outcome of years of dedicated research by experts in sample preparation and pathogen isolation in biological samples. The Bac-Detect system is the first of its kind to be specifically designed for purpose. In a simple, proprietary, three step process, it can detect bacteria to below 10⁴cfu/ml and test as many as 96x samples in less than 2 hours. It is automated to provide high reproducibility and user convenience, while offering dedicated software that enables full sample traceability and patient protection. Most importantly, Bac-Detect will detect all species of bacteria, even those not expected to be present in a given region or those that are unfamiliar to a particular transfusion service.Bac-Detect will be the first system for routine bacterial screening to provide a numerical value of platelet contamination.