PORTRAITS OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES
Augurix Diagnostics SA is a startup that was founded in 2007. It transferred its activities to BioArk at Monthey on 1st February 2010. The company developed a diagnostic test for coeliac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, and launched it onto the market. This product is based on technology patented by Augurix and enables several reliable, easily-interpreted measurements to be taken in one simple, rapid operation.
The technology platform patented by Augurix
provides a simple means of screening blood, serum, plasma or saliva within 10 minutes, without needing to use a laboratory.
Augurix carries out its research and development activities and its quality control at Monthey. Part of the manufacturing takes place in Great Britain, with packaging and assembly being undertaken by a subsidiary company in the Czech Republic. The marketing approach differs from country to country, but is largely based on a network of distributors rather than direct selling.
Support from The Ark Foundation
Since 2010, Augurix has been based at the BioArk
premises in Monthey, where it benefits from a range of coaching and other services to help it become established. For over a year, the company has also been receiving support for the development of its second product via the Innovation service of The Ark Foundation
Date founded: 2007
Director: Thierry Duvanel
Address: Route de l’Ile-au-Bois 1a, 1870 Monthey, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 848 253 422
Number of employees: 7
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