Pathology Diagnostics Ltd (PDL) Works Hand in Hand with Grants4Growth

Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 14, 2014 --( Pathology Diagnostics Ltd is a highly successful SME which has recently expanded its facilities by moving to Stirling House business centre to a bespoke state-of-the-art pathology laboratory five times larger than its previous premises. As part of the company investment in the new facility, senior management were keen to employ carbon efficient practices. PDL took advantage of the Grants4Growth grant scheme administered by Breckland council to purchase fully-automated advanced staining equipment to reduce staff time and increase assay throughput. This has resulted in a 300% increase in the business’ project pipeline and improved efficiency throughout the business.

Pathology Diagnostics Ltd is looking to increase its advanced staining capacity and biomarker test portfolio by increasing its capital spend on equipment and has already expanded its facility in Waterbeach (just outside the prestigious Cambridge Science and Business Parks). Additional positive impact includes the recruitment of five additional full-time research staff. Pathology Diagnostics Ltd CEO Dr. Madhuri Warren stated, “The equipment purchased by the Grants4Growth grant has been critical to the growth of the business and has ensured that we continue to safeguard current jobs and are able to recruit new staff from the local community.”

Notes to editors and media:

Pathology Diagnostics Ltd is an independent GCLP accredited histopathology research organisation delivering high-quality tissue laboratory & diagnostics services to industry Research & Development scientists engaged in drug and biomarker development. Specialising in the provision of clinical diagnostics and quantitative image analysis on human tissues for studies ranging from early discovery to clinical trials, Pathology Diagnostics offers a range of services from traditional histopathology techniques to advanced digital pathology, whole slide scanning, central biorepository services and quantitative image analysis of biomarkers.

The Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme Business Grant is available to any existing SME working with the Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme project, as long as the applicant fulfils the criteria and conditions outlined. The aim of the grant is to provide a flexible capital or revenue subsidy to assist SMEs to implement recommendations and initiatives to realise the benefits of resource efficiency to reduce their carbon footprint and cost base. The Grant can be used to assist where the SME has not previously invested or in areas that will potentially make the business more viable, or act as a catalyst for future growth and competitiveness.

Grants4Growth is part of the Local Enterprise Growth & Efficiency Programme, managed by Breckland Council. Grants4Growth is delivered in Lincolnshire by South Holland District Council.
Pathology Diagnostics Ltd
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