• Our Vision is to improve healthcare as a global provider of innovative and reliable diagnostic tests.
  • Our Mission is to identify and develop novel patentable diagnostic markers and technologies which can be commercialised to meet clinical needs, both in the laboratory and at the point of care.
  • We will collaborate with partners, create branded products and identify complementary businesses which support our objective of continuing to grow as a respected and profitable healthcare company.
  • Our Values include meeting all current and future regulatory, quality and environmental standards appropriate for our industry and the countries in which we operate.

Our expertise encompasses the development of novel proprietary diagnostic tests in areas of clinical need and their incorporation onto the menus of the high throughput analysers of our partners, using a variety of assay technologies.

In the laboratory sector we specialise in proprietary markers for the early diagnosis and management of critical illnesses:

  • Cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sepsis
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Diabetes

We are playing an increasingly leading role in the fight against the global diabetes epidemic, and the need to keep tight control over blood glucose levels to avoid serious clinical sequelae.

Our proprietary tests and technologies to measure HbA1c, Homocysteine,    anti-CCP (for early detection of rheumatoid arthritis) and Active-B12 (for better detection of vitamin B12 deficiency) are driving revenues and there has also been much interest in our newer markers such as Heparin Binding Protein for diagnosis of severe sepsis.

We have a special focus on the strong move of Homocysteine testing away from standard immunoassay techniques to the more convenient clinical chemistry technology, as recently exemplified by our purchase of Catch Inc. in the USA, which has technology and IP in this area.

As new markers are accepted clinically we will explore the possibility of making these tests available at the point of care.

*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact us for details of your local distributor or for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

A pioneering organisation focused on the development and manufacturing of important and innovative in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories and at the point of care.

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


› Axis-Shield Homocysteine assays

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Diagnostics for the laboratory & the point of care in areas of clinical need including diabetes, cardiovascular & neurodegenerative disease, rheumatoid arthritis & infectious disease.