Vitacontrol, Lda. is a startup that is dedicated to the development of diagnostic kits for infectious diseases through the identification of new markers that enhance the sensitivity and specificity of the method. The immobilization of these markers in electrochemical sensors allows the company to identify small quantities of antibodies that can not be detected in diagnostic kits available on the market. The project has participated in COHitEC 2014, with the name InVita Sens.
Vitacontrol has focused its efforts on developing a diagnostic kit for leishmaniasis. This first product is distinct from the other already available in the market due to the fact that it is able to cover the asymptomatic cases, which allows a better monitoring and control of the spread of the disease.
Using a B2B business model, Vitacontrol’s mission is to develop innovative and more reliable diagnostic kits that enable saving human lives. These products are destined both to the domestic and international markets. The company’s values are based on transparent and solid relationships with all partners, customers, suppliers and employees in order to provide a high quality service and at the same time add value to society and the environment.