Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dr. Heinrich Anhold, PhD

From Ireland, biochemist Dr. Heinrich Anhold, PhD (right) is the CEO of award-winning StableLab. A former junior international showjumper, Dr. Anhold announces new innovation for the equine world community.  

Press Release
9th August 2013

StableLab Launches World’s First Handheld Blood Test for Horses
Leading international vets endorse StableLab at Dublin Horse Show

Start-up company StableLab has developed the world’s first handheld blood test for horses, that according to leading US vets, Dr. Nathan Slovis, Dr. Bonnie Barr, Dr. Fairfield Bain and Dr. Keith Latson, marks a breakthrough in equine blood testing. StableLab will be officially launched at the Dublin Horse Show today.

StableLab, which has been developed by Dr. Heinrich Anhold, a former Junior International Showjumper with Ireland, can produce a result within minutes showing if a horse has an infection or not. It is an innovation in equine healthcare combining biomarker and digital technologies.

Speaking at the launch of StableLab Dr. Nathan Slovis, from the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky, said: “We have been using StableLab for the past number of months in our clinical practice. We find that it is an earlier and more sensitive indicator of equine inflammatory and infectious diseases than other lab methods. StableLab is a breakthrough in stall side equine diagnostics, and presents a new way of blood testing. I would recommend that any equine practitioner consider StableLab in their practice.”

StableLab works by testing for a protein Serum Amyloid A (SAA), which only presents in a horse’s blood when an infection is present. A blood test cartridge used at the horse’s side gives a simple-to-read colour result, indicating clearly the presence of SAA in the event of infection. SAA has proven to be more reliable as a biomarker for infections than standard white blood cells. To date SAA tests have only ever been carried out in a laboratory but the StableLab technology has been designed and developed specifically to display a result at the horse’s side within minutes.

Company founder and CEO Dr. Heinrich Anhold said: “We believe this is the future of equine healthcare, the beauty of this product is in its simplicity. You don’t need to send your blood sample to a lab and you don’t need a PhD to interpret the results. As someone who has competed at the RDS on Show Day, I know what you need from your horse and the value of being able to confirm on the spot that your horse is good to compete. We’ve worked really hard over the last few years to design a product that brings together the science and the technology, in a way that works for the industry. To receive support now from Dr. Slovis, Dr. Barr, Dr. Bain and Dr. Latson is fantastic and such an endorsement for a company at our stage in development.”

StableLab will later this year launch a handheld reader to allow users to quantify results and an iPhone app to allow users to store information and build trends over time. The next cartridge, which should be ready for release by the end of the year, will be a test for tying up, or rhabdomyolysis.

Further information on StableLab is available on www.stablelab.com


Please note that Dr. Heinrich Anhold and Dr. Nathan Slovis are available for media interviews, and pictures from the launch will be distributed by photographer Tony McLean.

For further information:
Karen Ferris
01 260 5000 / 086 317 1248 (KF)

Dr. Anhold has received the following awards and honors…

Winner InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition 2010 - Best Emerging Category

Ireland's Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs - Business Plus Magazine Jan 2011

InterTradeIreland Business Ambassador 2011

40 under 40: the young Turks and tycoons of tomorrow
Sunday Independent Sept 2012

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