Bactest Scoops Innovation Award


Cambridge-based Bactest, a biotechnology start-up, scooped the UK’s Innovation Award at last night’s prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards for its ‘Speedy Breedy’ rapid, portable contamination test.

The ceremony at London’s The Brewery celebrated businesses’ contribution to the food and drink industry.

The Innovation Award, sponsored by apetito, showcases companies that are leaders in product research and development or in the way they conduct business.

Speedy Breedy is a rapid, portable contamination test that allows food manufacturers to screen raw ingredients, water and finished product for contamination on-site, shaving days off the time taken to send samples to a lab and receive results.

It was designed to meet the market need for a portable, fast contamination test that did not require expert skills to interpret test results.

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