Welcome to Prestige Diagnostics
Prestige Diagnostics are In-Vitro Diagnostics & Point of Care Diabetes specialists. We are located in Ballymena in Northern Ireland – giving us unique access to the UK, European single market & global distribution channels beyond.
POCT Diabetes & IVD Testing
- We manufacture our own IVD products, for use all across the world.
- We specialise in Point of Care Glycated Haemoglobin HBAC1 Diabetes Testing Equipment
- We distribute Branded In-Vitro Diagnostic systems & products
- We also offer a bespoke, custom contract manufacturing service
Please contact us today for more information.
Contract Manufacturing of IVD Reagents
We also distribute IVD products from the UK to EU countries for manufacturers based outside the EU. We also offer a bespoke contract manufacturing service. When it comes to both distribution and contract manufacturing, our customers benefit not only from our experience and expertise as an IVD manufacturer but also from our ease of access to the European Single & UK markets.
Diabetes & HbA1c Testing
Diabetes is a serious issue all over the world. It has reached epidemic levels in most countries, and the number of people affected by the disease is increasing.
Prestige Diagnostics are at the forefront of diabetes monitoring, and specialise in haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing.
HbA1c testing involves measuring the amount of glucose attached to a patient’s haemoglobin, which has significant advantages over conventional blood glucose testing. Haemoglobin, which is a protein found in the red blood cells, binds with glucose in the bloodstream in a process called glycation. This glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) remains in the red blood cells for their lifespan of 8 to 12 weeks.
By measuring how much HbA1c is in the blood, you can check a patient’s blood sugar levels over the previous two or three months – not just at a given point in time. It also has the added advantage that the patient doesn’t have to fast beforehand. For these reasons, HbA1c testing is being used increasingly, except for patients with type 1 diabetes and certain other.
Point Of Care Diagnostics
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a huge trend in healthcare. It takes testing and analysis out of the hands of central laboratories and gives the responsibility to healthcare professionals at the point of care: the people who are dealing with patients with diabetes, cancer, kidney disease or whatever they may or may not be suffering from.
Test results can now be analysed at the point of care using small portable analysers. This saves time and money and offers clear benefits to both healthcare providers and patients. As an IVD manufacturer that follows market trends closely, we will continue to maintain a strong focus on this growing market. While 90% of what we currently supply is for central laboratory testing, we expect this percentage to fall to 60% in the foreseeable future as the point-of-care market grows in importance.
High-quality clinical diagnostic and point-of-care products
Why Work with Prestige Diagnostics?
Agile, Adaptable and Focused on Quality and Reliability
As an innovative IDV Manufacturer, we are highly experienced, agile and able to respond quickly to clinical & biological requirements. Whilst also maintaining a razor-sharp focus on quality and reliability.
We have finely tuned procurement, production, warehousing and distribution processes and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
ISO-Certified Quality Management System
Quality and reliability are of the utmost important to us. Our quality management system is certified to ISO 13485:2016.
Full Regulatory Compliance
We are registered with the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), which is an executive agency of the UK government. That enables us to apply for the certificate of free sale that most of our distributors worldwide require.
Located in Northern Ireland, Part of the UK and the European Single Market
Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland has remained in the European single market, as set out in the Northern Ireland Protocol. Consequently, we benefit from frictionless trade with both the UK and EU countries.
Ethical Business Practices
We are a values-led business, and as such, all our relationships are characterised by honesty, integrity and trust. Prestige Diagnostics is, above all, an experienced, reliable business partner – one that offers significant IVD expertise and keeps a keen eye on developments in the constantly evolving IVD marketplace. We believe in dealing fairly with all our customers and distributors in a spirit of partnership.
If you have a question or would like to discuss how we might be able to help, please contact us here to speak to one of our specialists. We are always happy to help.
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