Phil Marsden received his MPhys degree from the University of Southampton in 1997 and PhD in 2001 from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, Southampton for work on electron spin relaxation in III-V semiconductors. With an interest in quantum information, he moved to KTH Stockholm to work on entangled photon pair production in PPKTP. A subsequent move to the University of Toronto in 2003 meant a return to solid state physics, investigating ultrafast spin switching in GaAs using all-optical coherent-control techniques.
He moved into the commercial world in 2005, initially developing imagers for the motion picture industry, subsequently in MedTech, with the emergence of high-performance CMOS sensors at PerkinElmer.
Phil is hugely motivated by bridging the gap between academia, industry and the clinicians who are the end users. In 2014 he founded his own company, Unitive Design and Analysis Ltd, to provide specialist imaging and sensing know-how to the MedTech and BioTech sectors. Now a government-grant-awarded company, Unitive Design and Analysis specialises in imaging in oncology, in-vivo and spectral imaging in molecular biology.
Phil is a long time member of the IOP and the IEEE and a tireless advocate of the capability of physics to push the boundaries of diagnostics and healthcare.
Med-Tech gives us the opportunity to show and discuss the types of services that Boddingtons Plastics can offer to our customers. We've seen really good footfall and had several new leads for new devices. The show has been a great success for us and in fact we've booked for next year already.
MedTech Innovation Expo was a fascinating event that gave us new insight and inspiration into the challenges we face and, more importantly, into the solutions to solve those challenges. We’ve already marked the event on our calendar for next year and we can’t wait to see what progress has been made… and perhaps, more importantly, what progress we can aid with our Aether Engine technology!
It was great to speak at this excellent event, very well attended by the NHS and Industry, well organised and plenty of opportunities for networking. Looking forward to coming again next year!
We’ve managed to get a lot of interest of people... It’s a lot bigger than what we expected, and we’ve managed to find unexpected partnerships with companies we didn’t even know existed. We were here last year but we weren’t exhibiting, and we were impressed with the quality and quantity of exhibitors, so we thought it was worth it this year.