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Scientific Digital Imaging sells to China's food and drug regulator

Scientific Digital Imaging on Friday said it sold 25 of its ProtoCOL 3 technology to the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration.

Scientific Digital Imaging on Friday said it sold 25 of its ProtoCOL 3 technology to the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration.

ProtoCOL 3 is colony counter, an instrument used to count colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms.

The government organisation paid $120,000 for the products to aid in vaccine and antibiotic testing at regional laboratories across China.

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It is the largest order of colony counters this year which came via the company's distributor Hua Yue Enterprise Holdings. The firm sold 27 in Asia last year.

"Selling the ProtoCOL 3 systems to the Chinese equivalent of the [Food and Drug Administration] is a coup," Chairman of Scientific Digital Imaging, Ken Ford, said.

"Our technology was in a rigorous tender process against systems from 10 other US, European and Chinese companies so to come out on top is a boost, not just for our Synbiosis Division, but also for other life science firms in Cambridge's innovation hub."

Shares rose 2.44% to 21.00p at 11:22 Friday.

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