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Northern Powerhouse leading the way in life sciences

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George Freeman has been championing the North East as part of the Northern Powerhouse and leading the way in developing new life science innovations.

On a recent visit to Newcastle the Minister saw the pioneering medical technology being created by QuantuMDx. This innovative company is developing a new miniature hand held laboratory which is capable of taking patient samples and producing results within 15 minutes.

The company are developing new tests that could help to provide fast results for diagnosing malaria, infectious diseases and even cancer.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman said:

Small life sciences companies like QuantuMDx are the lifeblood of a leading cluster of 21st century life science and health technology in the North East. The pioneering handheld DNA technology that I’ve seen here will help clinicians around the world to address global challenges by providing fast diagnosis of diseases such as malaria for just a few dollars.

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