• About Omega


Originally founded in Scotland in 1987 as Omega Diagnostics Ltd by Andrew Shepherd, the company’s global reputation stems from beginnings as a manufacturer of tests for a range of infectious diseases such as Syphilis, Dengue fever and Malaria. The company’s export success was officially recognised with the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1993, providing a solid foundation for future success.

In 2006, Omega Diagnostics Group PLC was formed with a strategy to acquire additional products through acquisitions and now focuses on selling a wide range of specialist products, primarily in the immunoassay, in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market within three segments: Allergy and Autoimmune, Food Intolerance and Infectious Disease.

With its global headquarters based in Scotland, the Group has subsidiaries in Littleport (UK), Devon (UK), Reinbek (Germany), Mumbai (India) and Pune (India). It has three manufacturing sites in the UK, one in Germany, and one in India. Each site possessing ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 and compliant with directive 98/79/EC, on In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices.

Its diagnostic kits and systems are found in hospitals, blood banks, clinics and laboratories around the world and produce information used by physicians and practitioners to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients.

The product range was extended following the acquisition of Genesis Diagnostics Ltd and Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Ltd in September 2007 giving our customers access to tests for the fast growing area of food intolerance testing, as well those for autoimmune diseases – including anaemia, connective tissue disease and renal disease.

In 2010, the group acquired the IVD division of allergy and specific immunotherapy specialist Allergopharma Joachim Ganzer KG, giving further access to a range of allergy tests for over 600 allergens.

Today, Omega Diagnostics Group PLC is one of the UK's leading companies in the fast growing area of immunoassay and has a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.


Geographic Presence

Geographic Presence

A Brief History of Omega Diagnostics Group PLC

Year Description
1987 Omega Diagnostics Limited founded
2006 Public listing on LSE: AIM Ticker Symbol: ODX
2007 Acquisition of, Genesis Diagnostics Limited and Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Limited
2009 Acquisition of, Co-Tek (South West) Ltd
2010 Incorporation of Omega Diagnostics GmbH to acquire the IVD division of Allergopharma Joachim Ganzer KG
2011 Incorporation of Omega Dx (Asia) Pvt Limited, a direct subsidiary in India
2015 RDT manufacturing site in Pune, India opens 
2016 41 allergens CE marked for Allersys®
2017 ODL celebrates 30 years and obtains CE marking for VISITECT® CD4