A leader in large Stokes shift fluorescent dyes

ChromaTwist is a leader in large Stokes shift organic fluorescent dyes which, when irradiated with UV to visible blue excitation sources, present bright and tuneable emission across the entire visible spectrum.

Our patented innovative molecular technology platform coupled to our modular and scalable chemistry allows the development of our fluorophores to further push the boundaries of applications in the healthcare sector through their use in bio-sensing (e.g. flow cytometry) and bio-imaging (e.g. multiphoton microscopy).

Building on over 20 years of research at the University of Birmingham, UK, ChromaTwist has developed a patented comprehensive technology platform, know – how and synthesis expertise for next generation of fluorescent compounds.


ChromaTwist is a spin out company from the University of Birmingham which started operating in April 2019 funded by InnovateUK and private investment.

The technology is based up the discovery of a novel class of organic fluorophores discovered in 2014 by Preece and Robinson.

September 2014

Initial discovery of new molecules and synthesis

March 2018

Initial patents filed on ChromaTwist technology (Luminescent compounds)

October 2018

Awarded an InnovateUK Grant for commercialisation of new fluorophores

Dec 2018

ChromaTwist Incorporated at Companies House

April 2019

ChromaTwist Ltd operations started

Oct 2019

ChromaTwist files three new patents

Oct 2019

ChromaTwist is finalist in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technology Award

June 2020

ChromaTwist is named as ‘One to Watch’ in the Nature Research/Merck Spin Off Prize 2020

Jan 2021

ChromaTwist secures £300k of private investor equity

Join Our Team

ChromaTwist is looking for excellent talent in the fields of chemistry, biological imaging and sales. Our company is a highly innovative start-up with a rapid development environment and a culture open to new challenges.

ChromaTwist is looking for a Fluorophore-Antibody Conjugation Chemist and Flow Cytometrist to join our team. Read More

ChromaTwist is based in Birmingham, UK

ChromaTwist is based at the Birmingham Research Park, Birmingham, England. If you are interested in learning more about ChromaTwist and our materials, please contact us via email at: info@chromatwist.com

Postal address
ChromaTwist Ltd
Lab PD206
Science Centre
University of Wolverhampton Science Park
Glaisher Drive
Wolverhampton, WV10 9RU