Article posted on June 24, 2016

Aquila featured in Alberta Venture magazine

Biotech startup firm finds a (small) pot of gold

Aquila Diagnostics has been toughing it out in the biotech-startup sphere for more than six years. Finally, a little light in the tunnel.

Jun 24, 2016

by Michael Ganley


Three years ago, I wrote a story about a biotech company being nurtured at the University of Alberta. Aquila Diagnostic Systems had developed a small plastic chip with 10 compartments that hold the chemicals and reagents needed to perform genetic tests. The company was pitching the chip as a useful tool in the battle against malaria because it needs no refrigeration, is easily administered in the field and provides the kind of immediate and consistent results that are demanded by national and world health bodies.


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