13 May 2010

Professor Quentin Pankhurst

UCLB awarded  Professor Quentin Pankhurst the UCL Business Award for 2010  for his endeavours in the establishment of Endomagnetics Limited, which aims to improve healthcare through magnetic sensing technology.

Endomagnetics Ltd is a medical device company arising from the London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL and the University of Houston. The company’s first product (SentimagTM) offers a highly sensitive hand-held magnetic sensing device which can accurately detect low concentrations of clinically introduced nanoparticles. The initial application for the device will be as an intra-operative medical device for sentinel node detection in breast cancer. Other potential applications are in cardiovascular disease, melanoma detection and in the non-destructive testing of materials.