Cirdan’s Pioneering Developments on Display at Smart Nano Showcase

Bronagh McStravick

19th Jun 2024
Cirdan’s Pioneering Developments on Display at Smart Nano Showcase

Last Wednesday 12th June, Cirdan’s Imaging team had the pleasure of participating in a showcase event at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), joining our Smart Nano consortium partners for an impressive exhibition.

The event gathered the entire Smart Nano consortium at QUB, providing a platform to showcase the groundbreaking work each company has been undertaking as part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded Smart Nano project. This showcase allowed UKRI to witness firsthand the remarkable progress and innovations of our consortium members, highlighting how Cirdan’s contributions will shape the future of imaging technology. Cirdan’s objective within the consortium is to revolutionise cancer treatment by creating the next generation of imaging products utilising both photonics and smart nano manufacturing.

Cirdan proudly presented PathLite+, a cutting-edge macro imaging system for pathology labs, which has been re-engineered and relaunched as result of the Smart Nano project. Additionally, our team showcased remarkable advancements in AI development, featuring state-of-the-art models for image translation and virtual staining of unstained tissue. The team also gave a sneak peek into our new Smart Nano product, currently in development, which employs computational image reconstruction for microscopic imaging.

Overall, the exhibition was a tremendous success, earning exceptional feedback from the showcase organisers. The UKRI team was highly impressed with the displays from Cirdan and our consortium partners.

A special shoutout to our dedicated imaging division team members who have shown outstanding commitment to the Smart Nano project: Daniel Moore, Systems Design Engineer; Stephen Dunniece, Divisional CO; Ian Dyson, Divisional Executive Officer; David McKinney, Process Engineering Lead; Robbie Millar, Senior R&D Engineer; and David Armstrong, Senior AI Engineer.

We are thrilled to have been part of such a successful event, demonstrating the powerful collaboration within our consortium and the strides being made in photonics for medical imaging and cancer treatment. We are excited to continue presenting our pioneering work alongside our incredible Smart Nano partners, driving forward the future of healthcare.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to engage with our team. We look forward to our next meeting as the project progresses!

More about Smart Nano
Smart Nano NI is a Northern Ireland consortium collaborating to develop game-changing advanced prototyping and smart manufacturing methods to deliver new technologies. The consortium shares a niche capability around nano manufacturing and world-leading knowledge in photonics. The consortium has been awarded £42.4m UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund. The total project value including leveraged funding from other sources is £63.9m. Our collaboration is aimed at driving self-sustaining local industry and economic growth through research and innovation.

Consortium members
Follow the links below to find out more on our fellow consortium members.
Analytics Engines:
Causeway Sensors:
Seagate Technology:
Digital Catapult:
North West Regional College:
Queen’s University Belfast:
Ulster University: