How a COVID testing portal sparked a new venture – Med-Tech Innovation

 How a COVID testing portal sparked a new venture – Med-Tech Innovation

Healthcare software entrepreneurs Clive Minihan and Andrew Halliday have had a busy 16 months. Predicting that the need to process COVID tests at scale would require the process to be digitised, the pair formed the start-up Recova-19 in May 2020.

Their testing portal has now facilitated the processing of more than 1.2 million tests with a team that has now grown to 10. The cloud-based SaaS platform application has proved so successful that the duo now plan to use it to further support resilience in the health care system in the crucial areas of point of care testing and remote diagnostics with a new venture, called Personalised Diagnostics Limited (PDX).

It is intended that the new technology will be available to improve the ease of data collection and processing in clinical trials, innovative point of care diagnostic products and, building on the company founders’ existing connections with pharmacies and…

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