DGT Research Limited was founded by Bill Davison and Hao Zhang in Lancaster in1997. It undertakes development work and manufactures and assembles products in a purpose made, dedicated, high-grade clean room suite in Nanjing, using staff who previously worked in the Lancaster laboratory. The facilities and expertise ensure the necessary cleanliness and quality control.
By supplying basic DGT equipment at low cost, it enabled other laboratories to undertake their own research with DGT. This has allowed the rapid growth and testing of DGT: it has been supplied to a large number of laboratories in many countries worldwide, leading to DGT being deployed in all continents (includes at the North and South Pole). Examples uses include monitoring by industry, regulatory agencies and consultants, and execution of contracts for government-funded monitoring programmes.