Precision needles will help patients and doctors

SCIENCE&TECH Ian Quirk demonstrating ActiveNeedle (Medium)

An intuitive medical device for multiple applications is being developed at Culham Innovation Centre and is poised to enter the billion-dollar biopsy market. The device promises to improve accuracy, reduce time and limit patient stress during needle-based procedures.

ActiveNeedle Technology is in the process of commercialising its needle-actuating device, which aims to reduce needle placement errors in ultrasound guided procedures and has recently taken more office space at Culham Innovation Centre to support ambitious expansion plans.

ActiveNeedle Technology has been named as one of the most exciting technology companies in the UK and an innovator to watch in 2018 by industry peers via TechRadar.com. A well-timed accolade as the company is about to go through its second round of funding and is inviting Oxfordshire investors and potential partners to join the team as it scales-up to launch its problem solving product in the UK next year.