In order to support your unique needs from bench to bedside and guide you throughout the all-encompassing microbiology procedures and practices, MTIF counts on experts such as Dr Elena Hunter, a Research Fellow at MTIF at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Hunter earned a B.Sc. in Biology and conducted research on hygrophilous dipterous insects’ behavioural ecology (Diptera, Empididae: Rhamphomyia, Hilara). In 2015, she completed an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Nottingham Trent University.

On behalf of Pathoshield Ltd, MTIF undertook the study and evaluation of the effectiveness of a surface in reducing the infectivity of human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E). The antiviral effectiveness was analysed by tissue culture infectious dose 50 % test using MRC-5 human lung fibroblast cells.

The results of the study enabled Pathoshield Ltd to demonstrate proof of concept of their innovative surface treatment and to go on to secure further investment for development.

The services provided by MTIF enabled us to obtain valuable proof of concept data and unlock further funding for development, we would definitely work with MTIF on further projects.

Olivia Brown, Pathoshield