Tom joined miDiagnostics in April 2020 to lead System Architecture on the Complete Blood Count product, in May 2021 he took up the role of VP Product Development. He has extensive experience successfully developing products for markets across a range of industries. Tom is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, holds a master’s degree in Mechanical and Design Engineering from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and is a Fellow of the IMechE. Prior to miDiagnostics Tom was System Development Lead for a point-of-care diagnostic instrument with QuantuMDx, and led a global New Product Development team with National Oilwell Varco.
Dr. Jens Ducrée holds a Full Professorship of Microsystems in the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He is the founding director of [email protected] – Ireland’s first Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems, a joint initiative of Science Foundation Ireland and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The main part of his research is directed towards novel microfluidic systems and associated actuation, detection, fabrication and instrumentation technologies for the integration, automation, miniaturization, and parallelization of bioanalytical. Typical applications of these next-generation “Lab-on-a-Chip” platforms are sample-to-answer systems for biomedical point-of-care and global diagnostics, liquid handling automation for the life sciences, process analytical techniques and cell line development for biopharma as well as monitoring the environment, infrastructure, industrial processes and agrifood.
Vanya Gant is an academic clinician with a PhD in Cellular Immunology. He is qualified in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Divisional Clinical Director for Infection at UCLH, having also led UCLH Pathology for several years and contributed to the core concepts, values and delivery of HSL.
He leads the Clinical infection service for UCLH’s large haematological malignancy Division and innovates and drives several strategic development projects for UCLH Trust.
He co-authored a book on Artificial Neural Networks in Clinical Medicine, was Principal Clinical Investigator for a novel “sample in/answer out” bacterial/viral detection platform currently undergoing EU accreditation and is Co-Principal Investigator for an innovative NIHR Programme grant on antimicrobial resistance. He has a keen interest in industry pull through from Academic innovation and advises the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK) and several large academic research consortia in the UK and abroad. He founded and directs two Infection Management companies.
He is particularly proud of contributing to the development of the UK’s Find and Treat service, a unique mix of mobile diagnostics and innovative healthcare delivery for the UK’s poorest, and of being a Trustee for the Pathway Charity for the Homeless.
Like all the other healthcare providers, laboratory personnel have been working above and beyond during this COVID-19 pandemic. One such scientist, Miss Reshma Kadave, was part of the core team of biomedical scientists and associate practitioners to set up and produce quite an astonishing response to support this massive extra ask by the NHS. Reshma qualified as a Biomedical Scientist from Kingston University, London, 2008. Since then, she has been actively involved in diagnostic testing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Department of Infection and Immunity. In 2020, she faced her biggest challenge which involved the interfacing of POCT instruments across the different sites for the Trus