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Imaging experts epipole secure investment to support US growth

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Retinal imaging specialist epipole target US growth following £1.3m fundraise and appoint new CEO to accelerate the commercialisation of epiCam.

image001 (4Great news for Fife-based retinal imaging company epipole, with the announcement that it has raised £1.3m in new investment. The investment was led by Greenwood Way Capital and supported by Scottish Enterprise and will be used to help grow its presence within the global ophthalmic imaging market.

The company’s handheld epiCam enables clinicians to record epiStreams - scans of the retina using real-time video - from which high-quality images can be extracted for further examination.

epipole has also appointed experienced med-tech executive Conal Harte as CEO from Össur, a leading global orthopaedics company. He replaces Founder Craig Robertson, who has now moved to the position of Chief Technology Officer where he will develop further applications for epipole’s patented technology.

Conal Harte.jpg (002)The company has also initiated further recruitment in the US to support its product launch there and early commercialization within primary care optometry and general ophthalmology practices.

Speaking on the appointment of Conal Harte, epipole Chairman Ian Stevens said: “I am pleased to welcome Conal to the company. He joins at a crucial moment in our development and brings significant commercial experience of growing disruptive medical technologies in international markets.”

Conal Harte said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the epipole team at such an exciting time. Our unique approach to retinal imaging will help our clinician customers deliver an outstanding level of eye care to their patients through a market-leading technology that delivers exceptional imaging in a powerful, portable and low-cost device. This latest investment round will kickstart our US growth ambitions.”

Interesting times ahead for this innovative startup!

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Published on: 20th January 2022

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