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Raft of new hires for handheld device firm following £1.1m investment

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A company which is developing products to screen for, diagnose and monitor chronic health conditions has made a raft of new hires after securing £1.1m in funding.

Occuity aims to create a range of non-contacting handheld devices which will be useable for either non-clinical screening and measuring or personal monitoring for diseases such as diabetes.

CEO Dr Dan Daly said: “Occuity’s mission is to revolutionise disease detection and monitoring by making it non-contacting and pain free.

“We’re excited to have attracted a group of highly capable new members to the team, each of whom has a great deal of experience within their chosen field and will play an important role in helping us achieve our objectives.”

Derek Bean will take responsibility for project management and the delivery of the Occuity’s first product – a non-contacting optical pachymeter – as well as progressing the company’s glucose monitor project.

Occuity’s design and development team has also been boosted by the appointment of six new mechanical and systems engineers. New Senior Development Engineer Lesley Parry-Jones joins from Osler Diagnostics. Jade Smith also joins as Development Engineer and will focus on the production design and testing of the Occuity pachymeter product.

Piotr Laszczak has been appointed as Senior Embedded Engineer and will concentrate on embedded firmware code in Occuity devices and ensuring compliance with medical device regulations. Magdalena Kowalska will also be working on the device firmware as an Embedded Software Engineer.

Additionally, former Apple and Dyson engineer James Sarjeant joins as Mechanical Engineer, focused on production design for the Occuity Pachymeter.

Daly added: “By taking the opportunity to invest in our team, we continue to enhance and build upon the excellent R&D activity we have delivered so far.”

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