ABOUT US
the Ascend timeline.

Ascend Diagnostics is a UK company based in Manchester, the birthplace of mass-spectrometry. Our office is located at Citylabs 1.0, a multi-million-pound development for scientific and biomedical companies.

We work with leading industry experts to advance clinical laboratory diagnostics using MALDI mass-spectrometry.

2018//

ASMS annual conference

Previewed first product at American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Annual Conference.

2018//

Ascend Diagnostics

The group re-branded the UK operation to take control of worldwide marketing and product strategy.

2017//

Secured major investment

ASTA UK and NosQuest (Korea) spun out from ASTA to focus on R&D and sales in OEM and organic growth markets, primarily in Europe and the USA.

2016//

Gained accreditation to ISO 13485

Regulatory compliance is maintained by a Product and Application Lifecycle and Enterprise Resource Planning management system, to optimise costs and workflow.

2016//

Modern PLM infrastructure

PTC's Windchill, a state-of-the-art Product Lifecycle Management software, was implemented to drive and control development processes.

2016//

ASTA UK Ltd

ASTA UK was founded in 2016. The company's aim was to critically evaluate the ASTA MALDI platform and prepare products for European and US markets.