Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

A world leading scientific company that developed two COVID-19 antibodies tests recently took laboratory space at The Heath.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a global leader within in vitro diagnostics, providing sophisticated testing technologies and reagents to clinical and transfusion laboratories around the world.

Ortho moved into laboratories at The Heath during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company’s scientists have developed crucial COVID-19 antibody tests that can help identification of currently infected or previously exposed individuals who may have developed immunity. Ortho’s technology is helping health care professionals, researchers and Governments to better manage COVID-19 and to prevent it impacting more people.

Lesley Banks, Sales and Marketing Manager for SOG Ltd, the owner and operator of The Heath, says: “We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious global organisation as Ortho to The Heath. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics are one of a number of science-related businesses located here who are conducting vital work and research to combat COVID-19.”

Keith Miller, Orthocare UK Supervisor for Ortho, says: “Ortho needed a ready-made laboratory with excellent transport links for the UK, to support our Vitros platforms to run the Covid-19 Antibody tests. The Heath was perfect from day one, the team of professionals at The Heath made Ortho very welcome and nothing was too much trouble.