Agdia Acquires AmpliFire® Intellectual Property Rights from LGC Douglas Scientific

June 15, 2018

Elkhart, Indiana – June 15th, 2018 – Agdia, Inc. (“Agdia”) announced it has acquired the AmpliFire® product line, including all intellectual property rights, from LGC Douglas Scientific for an undisclosed amount.

The AmpliFire® is a portable fluorometer designed to perform real-time amplification and detection of various isothermal nucleic acid amplification chemistries.  Agdia specializes in development and manufacturing of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) based test kits for detection of plant pathogens under the brand name AmplifyRP®.  According to Agdia, its technology offers equivalent sensitivity and specificity as laboratory-based PCR testing technologies but does so in as few as 10 minutes compared to hours or days for PCR.    

“Isothermal chemistry adoption has continued to increase in various testing sectors and we expect this trend to continue.  The acquisition of AmpliFire® represents a strategic investment by Agdia into the future of isothermal testing technology and will enable us to offer our clients a more robust and complete package.  Furthermore, it will allow us to open doors for more technologies and market segments that we otherwise probably would not have tried to open.” says Keith Schuetz, Marketing Director of Agdia.

Agdia confirms it will continue to service all former LGC Douglas Scientific AmpliFire® clients as well as endeavor to maintain existing distribution agreements.  Agdia will manufacture AmpliFire® units at its headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana.

About Agdia

A leading provider of diagnostic solutions for agriculture, Agdia, Inc. has been serving plant breeders, propagators, growers, universities, and private testing laboratories since 1981. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of validated, easy-to-use diagnostics for identifying plant pathogens, hormones, and transgenic traits, as well as in-house testing services.  Agdia’s quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified and their Testing Services Laboratory is ISO 17025:2005 accredited.

About AmplifyRP

AmplifyRP® and AmpliFire® are registered trademarks of Agdia, Inc.