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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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Uniscan Instruments Ltd

Company profile:

Uniscan LogoUniscan Instruments has rapidly grown into a world leader for successfully developing innovative measuring instruments and systems for electrochemistry with specific applications to electrochemical sensors and biosensors. The Company has extensive resource and expertise in micro-controller engineering, software and knowledge of design of novel low noise voltage and current measurement systems applied to the development of small, powerful portable potentiostats and impedance analysers. Uniscan has recently participated in the start up of a joint venture company to exploit the work undertaken in the Framework 6 STREP “ELISHA” which will commercialise portable immunosensor devices developed within the project.

Main products and services:

Uniscan manufactures research instruments for electrochemistry (potentiostats, impedance analysers, multi-channel potentiostats, and various systems for spatially resolving electrochemical activity). Uniscan's products are used for R&D electrochemistry in University's as well as industrial and sensor Company's around the world.

The Company also partners sensor developers to design and build application specific devices for healthcare, environmental and analytical markets.

Collaborations Sought:

Uniscan collaborates and seeks collaboration in area's of R&D projects including national (eg TSB) or EU (eg. FP7) projects. We also seek sensor developers who require instrumentation expertise to develop market ready products and systems.


Sigma House
Burlow Road
SK17 9JB

Country:   United Kingdom
Telephone:   01298 70981
Area of Operation:   Instrumentation
Company Size:   Small 10-50 employees
Type of Company:   Private Limited Company
Year Established:   1989