Milestones in the development of VPCIR

2010-2017
Step 1

Basic research Aarhus University (AU), Aarhus University Hospital and
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on restriction enzymes

2010-2017
September 2017
Step 2

Proof of concept in testing for E. coli using restriction enzyme patterns

September 2017
February 2018
Step 3

Establishment of VPCIR.COM ApS

February 2018
April 2018
Step 4

Submission of VPCIR patent application by AU/CUHK

April 2018
October 2018
Step 5

Grant at DKK 1.5M from Innovation Fund Denmark

October 2018
November 2018
Step 6

Development of first-generation assay (Listeria) commences

November 2018
December 2018
Step 7

Grant at DKK 0.9 M from Novo Nordisk Foundation

December 2018
December 2018
Step 8

Exclusive license agreement between VPCIR.COM and AU/CUHK on use of patent

December 2018
December 2019
Step 9

Investment by business angels at DKK 1.7 M

December 2019
May 2019
Step 10

EU Commission grants Seal of Excellence to VPCIR.COM

May 2019
February 2021
Step 11

Test launch of non-accredited laboratory kits for Listeria in food

February 2021
March 2022
Step 12

Nordval Accreditation of Listeria kits – Full market launch

March 2022
September 2023
Step 13

Launch of kits for Salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli

September 2023

Our partners

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
CUHK
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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