Knight Scientific takes research seriously .They are proud to report that other people and organisations around the world take Their research seriously, too.
Apart from the household-names that depend on Their expertise, the Department of Trade & Industry in the UK declared Knight Scientific the winner – five times – of the Department of Trade & Industry, Small Firms Award For Research And Technology.
Knight Scientific is at the forefront of research, that could lead to a dramatically earlier diagnosis of diabetes than previously possible. Knight Scientific is with out a doubt the acknowledged experts on oxidative stress and inflammatory diseases.
Knight Scientific has led a consortium of companies in a four-year research project. Cultivation of Bioluminescent Organisms In A Land-Based System, under the DTI’s Wealth From The Oceans programme. They also have led a collaborative research project under the Health Technology Devices programme sponsored by the Department of Health.
As you’d expect of a company of Knight Scientific Ltd. calibre, we’ve also collaborated with research scientists in universities, medical schools and hospitals around the world for many years.
Although we set up our laboratories in 1990, our founders – Drs Jan and Robert Knight – began their researches 11 years earlier into the unique properties of a bioluminescent marine mollusc, the Common Piddock (or Pholas dactylus, if you want to be formal about it).
They learned to cultivate the mollusc in aquaculture systems in order to obtain a sustainable and environmentally friendly product, a light-emitting protein that they named Pholasin®, and have been bringing its benefits to the commercial and medical world ever since through a technology called ABEL®(Analysis By Emitted Light).