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.

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.

RD

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