Plasso Technology Ltd has secured $2.8m (£1.5 million) second round funding from a Boston-based institutional investor which focuses on discoveries within UK academic institutions in the life sciences and physical sciences.
Plasso was formed in 2003 to exploit surface modification techniques initially developed at the University of Sheffield. Its expertise and understanding of surfaces in a biological context are built on fifteen years of research.
The company’s core technology involves advanced surface engineering, and provides tailored coatings to consumables such as microarrays, lab-on-a-chip, sensors and microtitre plates used in life sciences research and diagnostics. The unique properties of these coatings provide a marked increase in sensitivity and specificity for assays within these markets.
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