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What we do


We specialise in the development and production of novel biosensors for the measurement of neuroactive chemicals during in vitro and in vivo studies for research and clinical diagnostic applications. Sarissa has a philosophy of innovation and continual improvement of its products to bring the latest in biosensing technology to the scientific research community.

See our sensors in use

Potential customers are welcome to visit our laboratory to see our sensors in use. Please email sales@sarissa-biomedical.com to arrange a visit. We are based at Warwick University, near Coventry in the UK.

Our (short) history

Formed in November 2002. Sarissa Biomedical Ltd's first product, sarissaprobe®-ATP, was launched at Neuroscience, in San Diego (October, 2004) and has since been sold to neuroscience researchers in the UK, USA, Canada and Japan. Further products, sarissaprobe®-ADO and sarissaprobe®-INO for the measurement of adenosine and inosine respectively were launched in 2005. This range has been  extended to include sarissaprobes® for hypoxanthine, acetylcholine, choline, glutamate, D-serine, lactate and glucose. We have recently devloped our smallest biosensors yet -only 7 μm in diameter.

Product Development

Sarissa Biomedical Ltd was founded with the principal of product development at the forefront of our activities. We pride ourselves on continuous evolution of our products in order that we can bring new sensors to market and ensure that all of our sensorsbring the best possible performance to the user.

Our Technology

Sarissa is developing a range of minimally invasive, microelectrode electrochemical sensors for the measurement of the purines and other neurochemicals, as indicators of neurological activity / disorders and has a product design platform that offers exquisite sensitivity, coupled with a broad linear range and high levels of accuracy and reproducibility. These biosensors are designed for in vitro and in vivo studies for research and diagnostic applications.

Crucial to the Sarissa's technology are the unique and highly adaptable methods by which active enzyme-based layers are deposited onto the surface of the sensor. These methods are compatible with a wide range of enzymatic detection systems and retain very high levels of enzymatic activity at the electrode surface.

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