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Lumos Diagnostics, a rapid point-of-care diagnostics company spun out of Planet Innovation, has closed an oversubscribed AU$25 million pre-IPO capital raise, ahead of an anticipated 2021 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listing.

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Levitas Bio partners with PI to develop and manufacture the world’s first label-free cell separation platform

Silicon Valley start-up Levitas Bio has launched the world’s first label-free cell separation platform, the LeviCell™.

PI and Lumos pick up top Medical Design and Engineering Awards for rapid diagnostic development platform

Planet Innovation and Lumos Diagnostics have won two awards at the 2020 Good Design Awards, including a Good Design Award Gold accolade for Lumos’s Leelu Reader.

Atmo Biosciences wins $620k grant to advance commercialization of ingestible gas-sensing capsule to diagnose gut disorders

Atmo Biosciences has been awarded a $620,000 Australian Government grant through the BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) program.

Planet Innovation develops beta units of Truvian’s automated point-of-care blood testing system

PI has partnered with Truvian, a healthcare company at the intersection of diagnostics and consumer technology, to develop a new point-of-care blood testing device to make routine health tests more convenient, affordable and actionable for consumers.

Atmo Biosciences raises $2.5m in seed financing

Atmo Biosciences, a digital health business that provides objective real-time insights into gut health and microbiome function, has raised a further A$2.5 million in an oversubscribed funding round, supplementing an initial seed raise in March 2019.

If your digital health strategy isn’t driving earnings or learnings, what is it doing?

From start-ups to established companies, almost everyone in the life sciences and diagnostics industries is playing with digital health in one form or another. But how do you ensure this investment translates into commercial success for your company?

PI and Lumos work with Victorian Government to pilot FebriDx as acute respiratory infection patient triage tool in response to COVID-19 pandemic

We are seeking GPs and other healthcare professionals in Victoria, Australia to pilot a new TGA-approved point-of-care test to help differentiate patients with viral from bacterial acute respiratory tract infections.

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PI backs Lumos Diagnostics with $20m Series A investment

Planet Innovation has agreed to a $A20 million strategic investment in Lumos Diagnostics, a rapid point-of-care diagnostics company.

Tackling the global health threat of antibiotic resistance through Lumos Diagnostics and the FebriDx test

November 18-24 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, so it’s a good time to draw attention to the global health challenge of antibiotic resistance, which Planet Innovation is combating through its business Lumos Diagnostics.

Lumos Diagnostics merges with RPS Diagnostics

Lumos Diagnostics and RPS Diagnostics have merged to create a full-service point-of-care diagnostic development company and support the international commercialization of FebriDx.

Abbott’s VIP2000 recognized at Medical Design Excellence Awards in New York

Abbott Molecular’s VIP2000 was recognized for its innovative product design and engineering as a finalist at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) in New York.

Imagion Biosystems teams with PI to develop MagSense™ instrument for early cancer detection

PI has entered into an agreement with Imagion Biosystems, a company dedicated to improving healthcare through the earlier detection of cancer, to develop Imagion’s MagSense instrument technology.

AMP 2018: Improving patient selection through precision medicine

This month’s Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo focused on the field of precision medicine. Experts from across the molecular diagnostic world gathered in San Antonio, Texas, to exchange knowledge and ideas, with the ultimate aim of creating better patient outcomes.

PI launches Atmo Biosciences to commercialize ingestible gas-sensing capsule for gut health

Atmo Biosciences, a Planet Innovation early stage venture, has signed a licensing deal with RMIT University to secure the exclusive worldwide rights to a ground-breaking ingestible gas-sensing capsule.

Lumos Diagnostics to supply customized Leelu Readers for new California-based partner

Lumos Diagnostics is expanding its global footprint after agreeing an ongoing manufacturing deal for a customized lateral flow reader with a California-based life sciences company.

PI to commercialize pioneering technology that mimics blood flow to detect patients at risk of heart attack or stroke

An RMIT University researcher working with PI on technology that can test patients for bleeding or clotting disorders has been awarded more than $650,000 in NHMRC funding.

APAS Independence wins global accolades at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Clever Culture Systems has collected silver at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) for its innovative APAS Independence instrument, which Planet Innovation helped develop.

PI and Preora Healthcare partner to bring novel detection technology to cancer diagnostic market

Planet Innovation today announced a partnership with Preora Healthcare Inc., pioneers in the detection of early-stage cancers, to bring to market a series of novel, low-cost, minimally invasive, highly accurate and easy-to-use cancer screening tests.

PI launches Lumos: A unique, complete solution provider for rapid point-of-care diagnostics

Lumos Diagnostics develops custom products for its partners using a unique combination of integrated assay and engineering capability paired with its proven reader optical technologies.

Nplex point-of-care diagnostic platform to deliver connected solution

Planet Innovation’s PoC (Point-of-Care) diagnostic platform, Nplex, will benefit from further investment to develop a cloud-connected medical counter-measures device, for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.