Surgical Diagnostics is a medical technology company developing novel applications for medical diagnostics that utilise lipid bi-layer membranes and ion channels in a manner that mimics the plasma membrane of cells.


 An Ion Channel Switch is a medical diagnostic application of this technology for the detection of biological molecules. It utilises the electrical properties of ion channel containing lipid bi-layer membranes fixed to gold micro-electrodes. A wide range of applications for the Ion Channel Switch can be created by customising the lipids, surface biochemistry and ion channel chemistry.