PrimerDesign is a biotechnology company that makes DNA detection kits. It has thousands of customers in 104 countries around the world, with the biggest customer base being diagnostic laboratories in hospitals.
Start date: 2005
Market sector: biotechnology
Investment raised: self-funded
Number of employees: 24
Company turnover: £2.5m
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