University of Wales College of Medicine

Chemiluminescence: research and development in clinical diagnosis


The present worldwide use of labelled antibody assays based on chemiluminescence is testimony to the significance of the College’s work. The initial discovery, subsequent research and continuing development have transformed the field of immunodiagnostics and led to improvements in healthcare around the world. Heavy commercial investment and continued collaborative research with the College have led to the production of automated analytical systems that are both wealth creating for the College and an important tool in further medical research, as well as in other scientific fields.