IOP Innovation Awards 2015 winners

This year’s impressive selection of winners demonstrates how the successful application of physics can create businesses and transform industries.

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd
For the development of an MRI scanner and motion correction software used to image the lower leg of a horse while it is conscious and standing. The scanner has revolutionised equine lameness diagnosis and improved animal welfare.
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M Squared Lasers Ltd
For the development of an automated laser toolkit based on continuous-wave Ti:Sapphire laser technology. Leading researchers around the world are using SolsTiS to explore new concepts in quantum and material science technology.
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Metrasens Ltd
For the development of detection systems that can identify tiny fluctuations in large magnetic fields caused by ferromagnetic moving objects. The portable technology is being used to ensure the safe use of MRI scanners and to detect contraband in prisons.
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Silixa Ltd
For the development of a distributed acoustic sensor that turns a length of standard optical fibre into a string of precision microphones. The accuracy of the technology allows it to be used for a wide range of applications, including seismic imaging.
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For the development of an instrument that uses gamma ray tomography to inspect subsea pipelines. Discovery produces high resolution images that allow customers to make informed decisions regarding issues such as blockages, leading to huge operational savings.
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