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Case study: Capillary Film Technology

Dr Alexander Edwards of Capillary Film Technology: “This is a fantastic example of university research and innovation being transferred into industry to help solve real-world problems, thanks in no small part to networking opportunities and advice from the Oxford AHSN.”

Capillary Film Technology Ltd (CFT) is a start-up co-founded by Dr Alexander Edwards from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. It was awarded £1m phase two funding from SBRI Healthcare to develop point of care microfluidic testing technology to diagnose acute coronary syndrome. It is a great example of how NHS clinicians, universities, and emerging UK health tech SMEs can be connected by Academic Health Science Networks to deliver cost-effective innovation to benefit patients.