If we are involved with Vatic then it’s interesting that the National Implementation Manager at Supply Chain Coordination Limited is one of a limited number liking Vatic LinkedIn posts. Why…because that company is owned by the Sec of State for Health and Social Care, and was established to act as the management function of the NHS Supply Chain.
And, as an aside, they launched a test scanning app last week - the Knownow Scanner, and were conducting usability studies with Hearts FC months ago presumably pursuant to an application for self testing authorisation (which their site says they’ve been seeking for a while).
I certainly don’t think these guys can be ignored.
CE marked and MHRA registered -Grown from 4 to 13 employees in last 3 months, primarily for launch end of June -Biosure and Covidix Healthcare both taking orders for July - Vatic v often like ABDX LinkedIn posts, and notably like and re-tweet posts from @stockandtrader about a tie up with ABDX.
Cant be certain of course..! Other than Vatic they may well still be making Abc19 (Nab tests are getting a lot more focus, particularly in the states), or possibly the Mediport test (a company which claims both ABDX and Bond Digital as partners on its site).
And then there’s possibly more PCRD - which is available through TwistDx (an Abbott company) amongst others.
Fingers in many pies is the beauty of ABDX, particularly at this ridiculously low MCAP.
We knew Cubed were acting as an HR partner for ABDX (and had recruited loads of ABDX staff this year) and that Brenda Hogan (of Cubed) had been appointed ABDX HR Director, but I’ve not seen this web page before;
Those individuals with photos on the page are all existing Cubed staff. Of the ones without a photo, Olly Gardiner is the Ops Director at ABDX, and the others appear to be other HR professionals recently engaged by Cubed I’m assuming, to be on this dedicated team.
I called Matthew Neal at Consilium yesterday to ask why the Aim 26 data hadn’t been updated on the ABDX site. He was surprised, said he thought updates were in motion, and thanked me for bringing it to his attention. Honestly think he should have known it hadn’t been updated, but there you go. Seems like ABDX are still finding there feet with AIM obligations..
RE: When everybody is vaccinated ..13 Jun 2021 22:34
Don’t disagree with you PL, but in some respects what we think is irrelevant unless the population embrace testing voluntarily, or are forced too. Rightly or wrongly the current perception is “why do I need to test, especially when I’ve been vaxed...what’s in it for me?”, and that’s not helped by press coverage about tests that “should be thrown in the trash”.
It’s business that should lead here. It will be them that suffer most if an infected staff member or customer causes an outbreak. And of course a much better performing test that instils public confidence will help too ....it just needs to be promoted accordingly.
That rule requires that ABDX disclose on its site “ the identity and percentage holdings of its significant shareholders. This information should be updated at least every 6 months and the website should include the date on which this information was last updated.”
So, ABDX are required to update their site tomorrow to identify any shareholders with more than 3%, and what percentage they own. Might be interesting we’ve had a seller for a while.
And one observation. The FDA started its inspections of INNOVA on 15 March, presumably because by then it felt it had cause, for whatever reason(s). The DHSC signed its last contract with INNOVA on 13 March, two days prior, for £1.2b.
Is it naive to think the FDA might have alerted the DHSC to concerns it had about Innova prior to the signing of that 13 March contract? Certainly Innova will have known about the FDA inspections starting 15 March when signing that contract.