2018 exhibitor catalogue

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Novacyt Group

Novacyt Group


GU153DT Camberley

Novacyt is a rapidly growing, UK based international group focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising diagnostic products to serve the food, infectious disease and oncology markets. The broad range of products is accredited and registered in over 100 countries. The main product technology platforms that underpin this product portfolio are molecular-based qPCR products from the Primerdesign Business Unit and the protein-based diagnostic products from the Microgen Bioproducts Business Unit. Novacyt Group are pleased to be exhibiting key food-focussed testing products from our Microgen Bioproducts and Primerdesign ranges.


Product news

  • Novacyt Announces Acquisition of Infectious Disease Business from Omega Diagnostics

    Paris, France and Camberley, UK – 28th June 2018 – Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, is pleased to announce that its protein diagnostics division, Lab21 Products (Lab21), has unconditionally entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Infectious Disease (ID) business from Omega Diagnostics Ltd (AIM: ODX, “Omega Diagnostics”), for an initial consideration of £1.8 million, up to £2.175 million in total, subject to the achievement of certain milestones (the “Acquisition”).

    Highlights • Highly complementary product range increases offering and global reach of Lab21, opening new sales channel opportunities, particularly on the African continent • Adds £2.49 million of annual sales and positive operational cash flows • Acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings accretive in the second-half of 2018 • Cost synergies immediately anticipated as a result of leveraging existing commercial infrastructure within Novacyt, leading to an operating margin expansion for the ID business • Revenue synergies targeted from 2019 • Additional manufacturing through the purchase of certain assets based in Axminster, UK providing a more competitive manufacturing position and increasing production capability • Transaction multiple of 0.9x sales (to unaudited financial year end 31 March 2018), prerealisation of any expected synergies


  • Listeria outbreak 2018: More frozen foods recalled from supermarkets over potentially deadly bacteria

    The Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are reminding people that most frozen vegetables, including sweetcorn, need to be cooked before eating. This includes if adding them to salads, smoothies or dips.


  • Increase in cases of Salmonella Typhimurium sparks warning

    A Warning about Salmonella Typhimurium has been issues by government bodies, following an increase in food poisoning cases caused by the bug.


Job ads

  • Diagnostic Assay Development Manager

    We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Research and Development department, working as a Diagnostic Assay Development Manager within the regulatory certification schedule.
    Primerdesign is focused on the design, manufacture, validation and supply of real-time PCR kits and reagents. This includes rigorous CE and ISO13485 certification.
    Due to the impressive growth ambitions of Primerdesign, the research and development team has doubled in size over the past 3 years. We are passionate about what we do and our people striving to deliver world class results. Our strategic growth within operations has led to vacancies for Technical Specialists within the R+D team.


  • Upstream Product Manager

    The Upstream Product Manager will have a principle focus on driving the selection of products for the development of Primerdesign’s In-Vitro Diagnostic product portfolio. The role will also be pivotal in managing Primerdesign’s product portfolio for research and applied applications. As part of a dynamic marketing team, the role includes leading and supporting marketing campaigns and activities.


  • Technical Support Executive

    The main purpose of this role is to support the Company’s products from a technical aspect. This will be either discussing technical issues with customers or distributors directly or responding in writing. It will also require laboratory time to evaluate new products, protocols and troubleshooting technical issues if needed.
    The role is also responsible for the upkeep of technical documents and software such as the Identification database. This responsibility also covers the preparation of technical ‘Sales’ documents. For example, preparation of sale pieces prior to the launch of a new product.


  • Sales Executive

    Reporting into the Head of Sales EMEA/NA, Microgen Bioproducts, you will be working with the United Kingdom and Ireland Sales Manager to actively manage direct sales in food and healthcare accounts in the region.
    This office-based telephone sales position will focus on managing key NHS customer accounts and developing and maintaining business in the wider healthcare and food and industry sectors. You will be expected to identify develop, maintain and strengthen these relationships to ensure that you are gaining the highest amount of revenue for the business. A great opportunity for a science graduate with experience working to targets in a telephone or face to face sales role or with any customer-facing work experience, who is looking to move into scientific sales