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12th October 2021

Vidiia VH6 Available Now
In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, GBL and GBE played a key role in developing the VH-6 Covid-19 testing device. This was based on technology initially developed by three UK universities: Brunel, Surry, Lancaster. The work included developing the device's Python code to carry out the on-board Covid-19 testing procedure, optimised to run an embedded diagnostic AI algorithm. Plus, the communication protocol to enable a user to run the entire test by a mobile softwre application, then log the encrypted results on a remote server.

For more details see: Rapid COVID-19 Test Kit | GB Electronics (UK) Ltd

Wildtrax Electronics

25th May 2021

New Equipment
The Europlacer Iineo+I and Iineo+II pick & place machines (maximum placement rating of 30,000 cph) have been added to our equipment. They will enable us to have shorter lead times and higher accuracy.

GB Electronics

4th January 2021

New Vacancy at GBE – Firmware Developer
New Year opportunity to join our growing Design Team; working on exciting IoT and market leading embedded products. The successful candidate will earn a competitive salary; with a min of 3yrs experience. Ideally with electronic design experience, the candidate will have played a significant role in getting an embedded product to market. Requirements/Experience
  • C or C++
  • Excellent knowledge of coding techniques.
  • Hands-on development & troubleshooting.
  • Communication protocols/hardware and schemes.
  • Devising suitable system architecture in terms of implementing appropriate protocols, data transfer, data storage & retrieval methods.
  • Embedded systems design using both pre-emptive, multitasking real-time operating systems (RTOS) and bare metal (super loop).
  • Writing of GUIs in suitable language (C++, C#, VB6, Python) to communicate with equipment via serial or USB ports.
  • Comfortable with project delivery responsibility and client contact from an early stage.
Please forward CV and covering letter to Important note to recruitment consultants: please refer to our website T&Cs for unsolicited recruitment related emails and phone calls.

GB Electronics

4th January 2021

My First Year at GB Electronics (UK) Ltd
I am Matt, the Industrial Design Engineer at GBE and the end of this month will mark my one-year anniversary working with the company. This year has gone so quickly and has provided many unique challenges in the face of COVID-19. Despite this, I have enjoyed my time at GBE and feel honoured to be working alongside so many friendly and knowledgeable people. Working for GBE has provided many great opportunities to design and develop products from start to finish, encompassing the whole design process. From early sketches and 3D printed prototypes, all the way up to production. Some of the most notable projects this year have been collaborating with Vidiia and three UK leading Universities to produce a rapid LAMP based COVID-19 test, known as the VH6. Other significant projects include working with Odore; a brilliant company in the retail space, which provides sampling devices, customisable to the client’s needs. I have learnt a lot working for GBE in the first year and I am grateful for all the skills I have developed. I am excited to see what the next year brings.

GB Electronics

28th May 2020

Commercial partners join forces with three universities to develop rapid COVID-19 test kit
A new COVID -19 test kit, which can detect the presence of the virus of six different individuals simultaneously in under 30 minutes, is one step closer in coming to market, following a partnership deal with leading electronic, robotics and software companies. Brunel University London, together with Lancaster University and the University of Surrey have joined forces with GB Electronics (UK) Ltd, Inovo Robotics and Unique Secure to develop an inexpensive, rapid, diagnostic test kit that can inform people if they have COVID-19 in under 30 minutes and make it widely available. The new partnership deal will bring together industry and academic experts in the fields of electronic and software engineering, virology, robotics and artificial intelligence to fast track the development of a new COVID-19 testing kit. It is envisaged that the portable testing device, which can carry out six highly accurate tests every 30 minutes, can be used in areas with large concentrations of people, such as care homes, sizeable employers and airports, to quickly determine if an individual has the virus. Results from current virus detection tests normally take several hours to process. The inexpensive nature of the portable testing kit will make testing for COVID-19 more accessible in developing countries, in which remote communities may not have easy immediate access to high quality medical facilities. Clinical tests in three NHS hospitals will begin shortly to validate the performance of the SARS-CoV-2 test kit. Professor Wamadeva Balachandran from Brunel University London said: “There remains an urgent need to develop testing for COVID-19 which is quick and inexpensive. This will enable those who test positive to self-isolate as quickly as possible, helping to reduce the spread of the virus. “I am delighted that GB Electronics, Inovo Robotics and Unique Secure have joined us on this exciting project, their expertise will help accelerate the development of this test on a mass scale to minimise loss of lives.” Mark Bullen, Managing Director at GB Electronics, said: “GBE is very proud and excited to be part of this innovative collaborative team project to develop an essential point of care rapid testing device in the fight against COVID-19. The opportunity to utilise our electronic product design and manufacturing expertise was something my team jumped at; using our engineering skills to help make a vital contribution during the Coronavirus Pandemic by dramatically increasing the availability of rapid and safe testing. “Leveraging our previous experience in healthcare, medical and IoT, coupled with working with such a strong collaborative team of Universities and Industrial Partners, will ensure the successful launch of this diagnostic testing product.” For further information visit David Rimer, CEO at Unique Secure, said: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen to collaborate on this critical project and be the company chosen to deliver the solution so pertinent for the new emerging world we all now live in. Unique Secure’s solid experience in delivering innovation through technology development will ensure that this rapid point-of care diagnostic kit is made available to those facilities that most need it.” For further information please visit Henry Woods from Inovo Robotics, which was founded by two University of Surrey graduates in 2016, said: “We are very pleased to be involved in this important work with the three Universities. Many vulnerable people around the world have had limited or no access to fast Covid-19 virus testing during the pandemic, we see the potential to make a real difference in limiting the spread of the virus through this technology. We will be using our commercial experience in electronics design and manufacturing to bring a robust and scalable product to market as quickly as possible, we also intend to lever our expertise in robotics and automation to further help with sample processing and handling in the future.” Notes to editors: The original research that enabled the creation of the rapid portable testing kit was conducted by Professor Wamadeva Balachandran (Brunel University London), Dr Muhammad Munir (University of Lancaster) Professor Roberto La Ragione and Dr Anil Fernando (University of Surrey). Inovorobotics and Unique Secure are headquartered at the University of Surrey’s Research Park.