- Frontier IP said Thursday that Palintest had started commercial roll out of a bath water testing kit dubbed Siren.

The commercial roll out of Siren, based on technology developed by portfolio company Molendotech, would focus on the UK and Ireland initially and include the establishment on a number of demonstrator sites, Frontier said.

Siren could be used on location by moderately-skilled technicians and produce a result in 20 minutes, improving on the current measures used to assess water quality, it added.

'Currently, it can take more than two days for local authorities and regulators to assess the quality of recreational water because samples must be sent to a laboratory for lengthy and complex analysis,' the company said.

The technical demonstration programme had also begun at several iconic Australian locations to accelerate the global roll out of the Siren during the southern hemisphere summer.

Frontier IP held a 14.1% stake in Molendotech, a spin out from the University of Plymouth.

'It has taken less than 18 months from when Molendotech was first incorporated to the full commercial roll out of the first product based on its novel intellectual property. We are confident the company will continue to make strong progress,' said Frontier IP Group chief executive officer Neil Crabb.

At 8:07am: [LON:FIPP] Frontier IP Group PLC share price was +2p at 77.5p

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