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IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.





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SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH

Company profile:

SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH (SPD) is a world leader in the research, design, production and supply of advanced consumer diagnostic products. Our brands, such as Clearblue® and PERSONA®, are familiar in many countries, trusted for their accuracy and simplicity by women keen to know more about their own reproductive health. SPD brands are acclaimed for their pioneering innovation: Clearblue® was the first brand to introduce a one-step pregnancy test, a one minute test, a urine sample indicator and digitally displayed results.

At SPD we are committed to advancing personal health and well-being, and delivering the needs of our consumers, through a continuing flow of new and inventive developments. Our research centre is at the sharp edge of innovation, and is fully engaged in the development of reliable diagnostic products for better health and personal self-care.

Main products and services:

SPD is currently a leading supplier of home pregnancy and fertility/ovulation tests. These are products designed to give women a better understanding of their own reproductive health and invaluable guidance in their family planning. Our research interests are in the broad application of innovative technologies for use by the consumer at home. We have a strong focus on women’s health and our goals are in the continuing supply of useful diagnostic products which are sensitive, simple and affordable. In the achievement of these goals, we believe that SPD consumer diagnostic products will make increasing contributions to personal healthcare and well-being.

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Address:   Business Park,
Stannard Way,
Bedford, MK44 3UP

Country:   United Kingdom
Telephone:   +44 (0)1234 835000
Area of Operation:   BioTech/LifeSciences
Company Size:   over 160 employees
Type of Company:    
Year Established:   2007