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ProKyma Technologies

ProKyma Technologies Limited has made a breakthrough in the automated handling of magnetic particles.

We are using the company’s unique approach to magnetic particle handling (the KymaSep module) to develop instrumentation & consumables for the In Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences research sectors.
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CEO: Damian Bond BSc

Damian has specialised in the diagnostics industry for 20 years. He has worked in a number of industry sectors in sales, marketing and business development roles, mostly involved in the diagnosis of disease or the causative agents of human and animal ill health.

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Scientific Advisory Teams

Dr Martin McDonnell – Dstl
Dr Martin McDonnell is a Principal Scientist in the Detection Department of the Defence Science Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom. He received a first class honours degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1984. Following postdoctoral research positions at the Australian National University, Southampton University and University College London, he joined what was then the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment in 1992. Since that time he has worked on the rapid detection and identification of pathogenic micro-organisms.

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Background

A spinout from Dstl, Porton Down, ProKyma was formed to exploit Dstl's research into separation technologies.

ProKyma is using the company's unique approach to magnetic particle handling (the KymaSep module) to develop instrumentation & consumables for the In Vitro Diagnostics and Life Sciences research sectors.

The heart of the system is a flow-through fluidics module, which holds magnetic particles and automates the washing and reagent addition stages, whilst also providing an active mixing environment, thereby speeding up reaction times

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CHAIRMAN: Chris Stanley PhD

A biochemistry graduate from University College, London with a Ph.D. from St John's College Cambridge, Chris is an internationally known commercial scientist who has had a broad-based career in consultancy, R&D and business management. In his consulting career Chris was Chief Scientist and Manager of the Biotechnology Group at Scientific Generics before founding Ivotech and co-founding Bio Design Group, both technology-focused international consulting firms.

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