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Welcome to ZYTCA

Fast, reliable, and accurate point-of-care tests under 30 minutes.

Revolutionizing our way of diagnosing and monitoring animal diseases. 


ZYTCA for Animal Health

Previously a team of Oxford Scientists that developed ground-breaking ultra-rapid tests for COVID-19, we are bringing this advanced technology into animal diagnostics. 

We believe fast and robust point-of-care tests will completely change the way we manage animal health and well-being. With the rise of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, the importance of having real-time access to diagnostic results is rapidly rising. Traditional lab-based tests with a turnaround time of days delays access to information that leads to huge economic loss and a risk for animal health. ZYTCA is revolutionizing the industry with our ultra-rapid animal diagnostic tests.

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The Ulfa POC Test

  • Hand-held portable device.

  • Qualitative results in 30 minutes. 

  • No DNA/RNA extraction is required.

Our team has engineered a user-friendly qualitative diagnostics system integrating isothermal PCR with lateral flow immunoassay technology. The Ulfa POCT can precisely amplify specific pathogen gene regions directly from various samples, including whole blood, swabs, and environmental specimens. This innovation delivers rapid, dependable, and precise outcomes in less than 30 minutes, eliminating the need for costly or complex laboratory apparatus. This breakthrough makes advanced diagnostic capabilities accessible and convenient, revolutionizing animal disease surveillance and monitoring outside laboratories.

Test kit available: ASFV, FHV (...and more to come!)

UlfaQ Real-time PCR

  • Crude DNA/RNA extraction in 5 minutes.

  • Quantitative results in 40 minutes. 

  • High tolerance to PCR inhibitors.

UlfaQ represents a groundbreaking advancement in real-time PCR technology, transforming the landscape of laboratory diagnostics with its application directly on farms and in veterinary clinics. Developed by ZYTCA, this innovative approach features a distinctive anti-inhibitor qPCR assay designed to function optimally with roughly extracted DNA/RNA. This ensures that the integrity of sensitivity and specificity is maintained, setting a new standard in the field by combining convenience with uncompromised performance.

Test kit available: ASFV, PRRSV-1, FHV (...and more to come!)

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ZYTCA honorly received the Poster Award in the Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) Scientific Meeting

26th May 2022

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We’re happy to hear from you. Contact us today to learn more about our business and how you can benefit from working with us.

Oxford, United Kingdom


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