1980s: Epigem’s origins are in ICI’s Advanced Materials Division.
1995: Epigem Limited founded after buy-out from ICI Advanced Materials.
1999: Move to purpose built clean room facility at Kirkleatham.
2000: Providing services in polymer optoelectronics and microsystems.
2002: Starts sale and development of polymer microfluidic components.
2006: Receives funds to establish a Centre for Microfluidics and Polymer Electronics as part of the UK Micro and NanoTechnology network.
2010: Develops transparent conducting film product “Epimesh”.
2013: Secured over £2million of funding for a number of high tech projects to accelerate the company’s growth in healthcare markets and address specific health issues in a number of areas including:
- contaminated water, to protect against contaminated drinking water and water used in food processing (AQUAVALENS);
- milk, to improve the quality and safety of milk with a key target being the prevention of a potent carcinogen, Aflatoxin M1 and its precursor Aflatoxin B1, from entering the dairy and dairy products (SYMPHONY).
- diseased blood, to provide a novel diagnostic tool and a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of rare anaemia (CoMMiTMenT – Combined Molecular Microscopy for Therapy and Personalised Medication in Rare Anaemia Treatments)