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Ekf Diagnostics Holdings Plc LSE:EKF London Ordinary Share GB0031509804 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.80 1.15% 70.40 70.00 70.40 70.20 70.00 70.00 479,458 16:35:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Health Care Equipment & Services 65.3 15.4 2.5 28.7 320

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30/3/2021
10:28
https://twitter.com/WalbrookPR Quotes: Another *upgrade* to forecasts for @EKFdiagnostics from N+1 Singer following news of a significant multi-year, multi-million dollar contract expansion: FY21 sales now expected to be £65m, adjusted PBT now £17.5m At the end of last year N+1 Singer were forecasting FY21 revenues of £48.5m (now £65m) and adjusted PBT of £10.6m (now £17.5m) “We continue to believe these estimates are cautious” Significant expansion of supply agreement for COVID-19 sample collection kits. Y/e 31 Dec '21 will be significantly ahead of already upgraded management expectations. #EKF https://bit.ly/3frca3a
mirandaj
30/3/2021
09:44
Investor Presentation now available - hTTps://www.ekfdiagnostics.com/res/EKF%20Diagnostics%20EoY%20presentation%202020.pdf
wan
30/3/2021
09:01
EKF ON TRACK TO SET FRESH RECORDS 30 Mar 2021 Wales Manufacturing AIM-listed point-of-care business EKF Diagnostics Holdings has reported record turnover and profits after having its most successful year to date and making a "real contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic". The business also announced the signing of a new multimillion-pound global supply contract and said it was confident that trading for its current financial year will be "significantly ahead of already upgraded management expectations". hTTps://www.insidermedia.com/news/wales/ekf-on-track-to-set-fresh-records
wan
30/3/2021
08:58
Be prepared, be very prepared - Exclusive: World leaders call for pandemic treaty Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel propose global accord akin to that forged after Second World War By Lucy Fisher, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR and Paul Nuki, GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY EDITOR, LONDON 30 March 2021 • 12:01am In their article, the 24 world leaders warned that regardless of the origins of the outbreak, a future global pandemic was an inevitability. The group, also including Charles Michel, the European Council president, Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, and the presidents of South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, Tunisia and Senegal, said the key question was not "if but when" the next health crisis would strike. They warned that "no single government or multilateral agency can address this threat alone", arguing: "Together, we must be better prepared to predict, prevent, detect, assess and effectively respond to pandemics in a highly co-ordinated fashion." Other central aims of a pandemic agreement would be to enhance international co-operation around alert systems, data-sharing and research, as well as the local, regional and global production and distribution of vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and personal protective equipment. It comes as governments engage in fresh rounds of talks about the prospect of a pact ahead of health ministers convening at the World Health Assembly in May. A resolution outlining plans for the WHO to strengthen its pandemic preparedness and response framework is set to be tabled at the meeting, along with a proposal for a working group to negotiate an international treaty. The world leaders' proposed new treaty would be rooted in the constitution of the WHO, which could draw in other relevant organisations, and would support the principle of "health for all". The International Health Regulations and other existing global health frameworks would underpin the treaty, ensuring "a firm and tested foundation". "At a time when Covid-19 has exploited our weaknesses and divisions, we must seize this opportunity and come together as a global community for peaceful cooperation that extends beyond this crisis," the leaders said. "Building our capacities and systems to do this will take time and require a sustained political, financial and societal commitment over many years." Full story - hTTps://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=44643758&bb_alert=1
wan
30/3/2021
08:40
Beyond Covid-19 (and note the involvement of a very large global player) - Published: 29 March 2021 Novel molecular transport medium used in combination with Xpert MTB/RIF ultra provides rapid detection of Mycobacterium bovis in African buffaloes Charlene Clarke, Katrin Smith, Samantha J. Goldswain, Christopher Helm, David V. Cooper, Tanya J. Kerr, LĂ©anie Kleynhans, Paul D. van Helden, Robin M. Warren, Michele A. Miller & Wynand J. Goosen Abstract Mycobacterium bovis is the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in wildlife. Confirmation of M. bovis infection relies on mycobacterial culture, which is time-consuming. Collection and transportation of infectious material also pose a human health risk. PrimeStore Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) has been shown to effectively inactivate infectious organisms, making it a safe method for handling infectious samples. This study investigated an in-field sampling technique for rapid, safe detection of M. bovis in buffalo tissues. Potentially infected tissues from bTB test-positive buffaloes were swabbed at post-mortem examination and stored in PrimeStore MTM at ambient temperature until Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra testing was performed. Additionally, tissue samples were frozen and transported before homogenisation for culture and Ultra testing. Oral swabs were collected from M. bovis-unexposed buffaloes as a negative control cohort. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) DNA was detected by Ultra in 13/16 tissue swabs and 9/16 matched tissue homogenates from culture-confirmed M. bovis-positive buffalo tissues. MTBC DNA was not detected in swabs from M. bovis-unexposed animals, showing the potentially high specificity of Ultra with PrimeStore swabs. PrimeStore MTM sample processing, in combination with the Ultra assay, has the potential to provide a safe, rapid post-mortem screening test for M. bovis in buffaloes. The Ultra assay with samples stored in PrimeStore MTM shows promise as a rapid post-mortem screening test, which could be used to identify MTBC DNA in tissue samples and ultimately identify infected herds more rapidly than mycobacterial culture. This test can also be used to decrease the number of samples sent for mycobacterial culture by identifying those that contain mycobacterial DNA. In addition, the use of PrimeStore MTM to safely store and transport infectious samples will safeguard human and animal health as well as permit greater use of samples that may otherwise be restricted from being transported to diagnostic laboratories. Xpert MTB/RIF ultra assay The Ultra assay (Cepheid) was performed using the oropharyngeal swabs collected from M. bovis-unexposed buffaloes and tissue swab samples from HiP buffaloes, according to the Ultra alternative sample assay instructions, as previously described13. Briefly, Xpert MTB/RIF sample lysis reagent (Cepheid) was mixed in a 1:1 ratio with each PrimeStore MTM stabilised swab sample and incubated for 10 min at room temperature (RT). Hereafter it was vortexed for 10 s before incubation at RT for 5 min followed by a 5 s vortex step. Approximately 2 ml of the prepared sample was dispensed into the sample chamber of the Ultra cartridge for automated processing. Aliquots of tissue homogenate processed for mycobacterial culture were also tested with the Ultra assay, with sample preparation as described above. The Ultra assay classifies MTBC DNA detection as high, medium, low, very low or trace, based on the quantity of MTBC DNA that was detected, and all of these classifications were considered positive in this study. When the Ultra could not detect MTBC DNA (“MTB not detected”), it was considered a negative result. Rifampicin resistance was also reported but is irrelevant in the context of this study (Fig. 1). hTTps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-86682-5
wan
30/3/2021
08:30
Excellent results and forward guidance. Can't expect better than this. It is worth way more than a ~6% rise. We know there was a dodgy character on here spouting all sorts of nonsense. I hope no one listened to him. GLAH
mg1982
30/3/2021
07:47
And, I have to say, that some shareholders were right to stay loyal and fully invested realising that testing would endure for far longer than some were predicting! And, as can be seen from certain statements within the Results, there will be an ongoing need for testing for the current variants and other coronaviruses for the foreseeable future.
wan
30/3/2021
07:42
Clearly, 'everyone' throughout EKF's organisation has delivered an outstanding performance, which has ultimately contributed to a significant increase in shareholder value, and I would also like to extend my thanks to 'all of them' too.
wan
30/3/2021
07:26
Excellent, update as highlighted by rivaldo.
hastings
30/3/2021
07:23
In Hemetology, this news is significant, as anyone who seeks to get onto Tender Frameworks will know: EKF Link will enable us to enter all tenders moving forward that require connectivity which is a significant boost for the Company's commercial appeal.
faz
30/3/2021
07:19
Wow - if Carling did trading updates..... "the Board is confident that trading for the year ending 31 December 2021 will be significantly ahead of already upgraded management expectations" Plus the Covid-19 test kit contract has become "a new multi-million dollar global supply contract" which will secure large revenues through to essentially mid-2023 and then monthly after that. And it's now global rather than just the UK. Lovely stuff: Https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/ekf-diagnostics-EKF/share-news/EKF-Diagnostics-Holdings-PLC-Trading-update-Expa/84696446
rivaldo
30/3/2021
05:26
Mirandaj...I am very familiar with that list. Due in part to a particular company from that list being on my doorstep (literally!) and operating from a dwellinghouse as a 'drive through test centre', best described in my book as a tinpot operation, despite the guise of a relatively slick website. Currently (and ongoing), Planning Enforcement think that "due the pandemic" it's unlikely that planning permission is required, which I think is of dubious legality for a property that according to the the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and its current planning permission, is a class C3 Dwellinghouse and not remotely anything like a drive-through testing operation! Not to mention that such test to release companies effectively self-certify to become authorised. And like the Panorama programme last night, one has to ask who is checking what with regard to the standards of testing being delivered? From what I can tell, a certain company on that list is not actually authorised to conduct point-of-care testing, despite offering and undertaking such testing (rapid lateral flow antigen testing), and defined by the government and indeed UKAS as meeting the minimum standards (currently a self-declaration process), - Providers, including those for ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’ must self-declare that their service meets minimum standards through the gov.uk self-declaration process. This includes the requirement for test providers to at least be a UKAS applicant for the relevant international standard – ISO 15189 or ISO/IEC 17025 for lab-based providers and ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 for point of care testing providers. hTTps://www.ukas.com/resources/latest-news/government-announces-minimum-standards-for-covid-19-testing/ Some companies appear to be utilising their 'partner' labs for being compliant for laboratory tests (e.g. PCR tests sent off to those labs) but the sample collection is as important as the test result itself! But there is no evidence that at least one company on that list is meeting ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 that's required for conducting point-of-care testing, despite carrying out such tests. The government has put into place and enabled huge testing capacity, but if anyone watched Panorama last night, and given also that test to release operators can self-certify, we have to start asking some important and probing questions as to what the taxpayer and paying individuals are actually getting for their money, and whether those test results can actually be relied upon? Panorama 7:30pm 29 Mar 2021 Undercover: Inside the Covid Testing Lab hTTps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000tqjj/panorama-undercover-inside-the-covid-testing-lab Clearly, EKF and its partners do not resemble what I am seeing, or watching on TV last night! So, there could be an even larger slice of testing available to those able to actually deliver the appropriate quality and standards.
wan
29/3/2021
17:41
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/973999/covid-private-testing-providers-test-to-release-290321.csv/preview For interest
mirandaj
26/3/2021
16:39
I note that EKF gets some good coverage in Moneyweek this week - Scientific-instrument companies are a global success – here's how to play them Companies delivering scientific instruments – products to measure and analyse our world – are crucial to sectors ranging from telecommunications to pharmaceuticals. Dr Mike Tubbs picks his favourite stocks in the sector. by: Dr Mike Tubbs 26 MAR 2021 Full story (part story if not a subscriber) - hTTps://moneyweek.com/investments/stocks-and-shares/share-tips/602992/scientific-instrument-companies-are-a-global Also mentioned in the IC re favourite investment in ESG Fund
wan
24/3/2021
16:47
Polar Technology Trust were one of the 5 presenters on AJ Bell's ISA suggestion webcast yesterday. OPM Ben Rogoff cited telemedicine as one area of great interest and one of their key bottom down themes. He mentioned Teladoc TDOC (probably best known, m cap $30bn) Amwell AMWL(MC $4.5bn)and Babylon, a UK-based company reportedly seeking a listing, possibly in the US. Anyway, this is just further evidence that PMs are very interested in telemedicine which is obviously growing very rapidly but as usual there will be winners and losers. Although slghtly different a glance at the Cambridge Cognition figures this week suggested they are beginning to gain traction. Rogoff cited one estimate that the US alone could save $300bn pa in health costs through effective digitalisation/telemedicine. I know Trellus is very early stage and specialised but it does seem to be an area with excellent prospects if the execution is effective.
srichardson8
24/3/2021
07:49
Staying with long term, tremendous investment opportunities. EKF may be holding serval keys that enable entry to digital front doors - Katie Adams - Friday, February 26th, 2021 Below, seven executives from hospitals and health systems across the country discuss the importance of their organization's digital front door and what strategies went into the building of their websites. A hospital's digital front door is an essential part of its strategy to engage patients throughout each point of their healthcare journey using technology they have already integrated into their everyday lives. Full story - hTTps://www.beckershospitalreview.com/digital-marketing/why-hospitals-need-strong-digital-front-doors-7-execs-weigh-in.html
wan
23/3/2021
18:31
And what a surprise it wasn't that he was wan.
faz
23/3/2021
15:18
To be clear, Chris Mills has been the Non-Executive Chairman of EKF since April 2016. Also to be clear, as per my post above, he was not appointed a director of Trellus Health until yesterday.
wan
23/3/2021
14:54
Yes Buster so that if you wanted you could find out something about the Chairman of EKF and now director of trellis. What;s he been doing since November?
faz
23/3/2021
12:47
From 17th November 2020
busterdog2
23/3/2021
10:04
What a surprise - Chris Mills, https://www.voxmarkets.co.uk/articles/christopher-mills-the-uk-s-best-performing-small-cap-fund-manager-on-the-stocks-he-likes-a063393/
faz
23/3/2021
09:24
Briefly, I note that recently two new directors have been appointed in Trellus Health. Chris Mills (of Harwood capital) was appointed a director in Trellus Health yesterday. And a few days earlier Daniel Mahony (Co-head of Healthcare Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust)
wan
22/3/2021
16:30
No brainer?
busterdog2
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