January 2012: Medical Imaging - Opportunities for Business

A summary of the medical imaging buisness opportunities event the Space IDEAS Hub ran 24th January 2012.

Medical Imaging - Opportunities for Business

Imaging, measurement and detection for health and life science companies

24th January 2012 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

The Space IDEAS Hub hosted its first public knowledge exchange event, attracting 75 representatives from 40 organisations on 24th January 2012 at the University of Leicester in association with Medilink East Midlands


This free seminar concentrated on the latest developments in medical imaging including :

  • What are we looking for

  • Technology developments including a showcase of some of the technologies initially developed for space missions that are now helping to improve patient care and discover new drugs.

  • Developing your product and market for commercial advantage.  Topics included access to funding, working with a University, export markets and marketing and social media.

Especially popular was the opportunity for companies attending to market themselves through a 2 minute presentation within the conference and a poster or roller banner in the networking area free of charge.

We are now following up with the businesses involved to see how they can benefit from technologies and capacities available within the Space Research Centre and the University at large.

The slides from the event are now available to view online.

Abstracts and Speaker Biographies

Session 1 - What are we trying to image?

This session included the following talks:
• From Space Missions to Medical Imaging – Prof George Fraser
• Image Analysis in Pathology – Prof Mohammad Ilyas
• Tools for Predictive Drug Screening – Dr Rachel Errington
• Stratified Medicine – Dr Alasdair Gaw

Session 2 - Technology Showcase

This session included the following talks:
• Detectors for High Speed Photon Imaging and Timing – Dr Jon Lapington
• Single Molecule Imaging Technology – Prof George Fraser
Please note: For reasons of confidentiality relating to some of the images, Dr Less presentation on "High Resolution SFOV Gamma Camera Systems for Medical Imaging" is not available online. Please contact Dr Lees directly or the Space IDEAS Hub for more information about the Mini Gamma-Ray Camera.

Session 3a - Developing your Product and Market

This session included the following talks:
• Space IDEAS Hub – Dr Ed Chester
• Funding your Product Development – Dr Ros Graves
• Using the University Knowledge Base to Grow Businesses and Drive Innovation – Dr Chris Jones

Session 3b - Developing your Product and Market

This session included the following talks:
• Are you social? The place of social media in your marketing and communications strategy – Paul Dixey
• Benchmarking Countries, Selecting Markets or Which Country Should I Export To? – Richard Gilbert

Session 3b - Short Company Presentations

This session included single slide presentations by 14 companies involved in the health technology industry.

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