Micron Agritech raises €1.5m from backers to bring rapid-test kit to market

The Dublin Technological University spin-out is looking to become the ‘LetsGetChecked of animal testing’

Daniel Izquierdo, chief executive of Micron Agritech: ‘The big goal for us over the next few months is to encourage as much testing as possible.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Micron Agritech, a spin-out from Dublin Technological University, has raised €1.5 million from investors.

Established by Daniel Izquierdo, Tara McElligott, Sean Smith and Jose Lopez in 2019, the company has developed a rapid testing kit that can be used by farmers and vets to test for parasites on cattle, sheep and horses on site within minutes via smartphones and get results within 30 minutes. This compares to an average wait time for lab results of ...