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NuNano

NuNano is a UK-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of probes for atomic force microscopy and cantilever-based sensor devices. It was founded in 2011 by Dr James Vicary and Professors Heinrich Hoerber and Mervyn Miles to bring new manufacturing methods and exemplary levels of customer service to an industry broadly unchanged in […]

Azul Optics

Azul Optics is developing a device that can rapidly assess macular pigment density. The device will be affordable, fast, easy-to-use and compact, making it easy to integrate macular pigment density screening into regular eye exams.

Macular pigments, which we get from our diet, play a protective role in the eye. They act like the eye’s […]

Exonate

Exonate are developing a novel approach to modulating new vessel growth.  By controlling the balance of two contrasting forms of a protein called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), they have demonstrated that they could not only treat models of angiogenic disease (eg Cancer and wet AMD) but also protect kidney and nerve cells while simultaneously […]

Micrima

Micrima has developed an imaging system that exploits differences in permittivity – the ability of a substance to store electrical energy in an electric field – to identify and locate lesions in breast tissue. The company intends to develop and commercialise a new Breast Imaging System (MARIA) aimed at radically improving breast cancer detection and survival […]