• 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 Point-of-Care Division specialises in innovative products for near-patient testing.

Axis-Shield PoC has many years’ experience in development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of in vitro diagnostic products. Collaboration with scientific institutions and companies throughout the world has brought several unique products to the market: Thrombotest™ in 1950 , Lymphoprep™ in 1973, NycoCard® in 1989 and the latest edition to the portfolio Afinion™ in 2004. The instruments are placed in more than 120 countries over the world.
Compact and easy to operate, Afinion™ is designed to enable on-the-spot testing. The Afinion™ AS100 Analyzer and the first four tests (HbA1c, ACR, Lipid Panel and CRP) are already on the market.

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.