bioFILM PA TM
A Breakthrough in Susceptibility Testing Coming Soon!
About ~ History
Innovotech's origins, like many technology companies, evolved from academic research, in this case, at the University of Calgary. The Biofilm Research Group (BRG) of the University of Calgary was founded by Merle Olson, Howard Ceri and a group of other researcher with interest in biofilms. The BRG became recognized as a center for the testing of antimicrobials, biocides and device coatings and for developing animal models to study biofilm disease, leading to the development of Innovotech’s Contract Research business.
Innovotech amalgamated the technology from MBEC, formerly the Calgary Biofilm Device and the BRG in 2004 into a product development company. The first product line developed by Innovotech is the bioFILM PA™ assay designed to investigate susceptibility of infections to antibiotics, and it is currently licensed for sale in Canada. The second product line is Agress™, a novel seed treatment designed to treat bacterial and fungal diseases in agriculture. Agress™ is currently undergoing registration in Canada and the USA.
- Interspecies variation in Candida biofilm formation studied using the Calgary biofilm device.
- Investigating the suitability of the Calgary Biofilm Device for assessing the antimicrobial efficacy of new agents
- The Calgary Biofilm Device: New Technology for Rapid Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Bacterial Biofilms
- The MBEC Assay™ System: multiple equivalent biofilms for antibiotic and biocide susceptibility testing