Spin out companies

Our strong entrepreneurial spirit means we are continuously investing in the expertise of academic staff and their pioneering technologies to create spin out companies.

Professor Paul Evans, whose research helped to form Halo X-ray Technologies

We have long recognised the commercial worth of cutting-edge technology emerging from NTU's research, which has led to the creation of several successful spin out companies.

These products have proved to be industry-changing and, as a result, have received investment from government organisations and corporations.

Our spin out companies have created:

  • new partnerships with organisations and businesses
  • new jobs
  • money going back into the local economy
  • money to fund further research

Current spin out companies

  • CompanDX Ltd

    Using bioinformatics algorithms, CompanDX analyse clinical data to identify patients who respond to a particular therapy. This helps companies:

    • create drugs suitable for specific patient sub-groups
    • recover drugs originally dismissed as a failure during clinical trials
    • improve the success rate for their drugs.

    CompanDX offers partnership with drug development companies to analyse clinical trial data.

    See CompanDX's website for more details.

  • GyroMetric Systems

    GyroMetric Systems collect and analyse digital data from rotating shafts such as wind turbines and cruise liner propeller shafts, to get detailed predictions of potential mechanical failure.

    They also provide monitoring services to customers, and advise them when to repair, replace or carry out maintenance on their equipment before it breaks down, saving them huge costs.

    Visit the GyroMetric Systems website for more details.

  • Halo X-ray Technologies Ltd

    Halo X-ray Technologies develops new and disruptive materials identification systems for aviation security, medical systems and process control applications.

    The company is a major subcontractor to Nottingham Trent University's $4.4million research contract with US Homeland Security to develop next-generation material specific x-ray scanners.

    Visit the Halo X-ray Technologies website.

  • Loreus

    Loreus is an environmental consultancy and training provider. They provide a range of courses on environmental management, sustainable development, and health and safety. They also provide software to help companies achieve their sustainability goals.

    Visit the Loreus website.

  • Si Active

    Si Active produces Bio Silica, a silicon feed that has been used to run poultry trials.

    Large trials are required by AB Vista, who intend to use the feed for horses or pigs as the cost for chicken feed is already low.

    The trials are being led by Emily Burton, and has resulted in the build of a new poultry research unit at NTU.

  • Voicekey

    Voicekey protects devices, applications and infrastructures from identity theft and fraud using Biometric 3-factor speaker verification technology.

    They design, test and deliver standard and bespoke voice biometric identity management solutions to companies, including the Government, corporations and SMEs.

    Visit the Voicekey website.

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