ISLAND based technology company Innovative Physics has joined forces with the South East’s leading academia and healthcare experts to help progress innovations in cancer detection technology.

Innovative Physics, based in Shanklin, has joined University of Portsmouth’s SIGHT (Supporting Innovation and Growth in Healthcare Technologies) programme, which aims to bring experts together to enhance the development of groundbreaking healthcare technologies.

Innovative Physics has a worldwide reputation for its pioneering technology using pattern recognition and AI to help detect, identify, and grade radioactive material in the nuclear sector.

It has also gained recognition for the use of technology in other markets such as homeland security, waste, and agriculture.

The SIGHT programme is an ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funded business support project led by the University of Portsmouth in conjunction with the Wessex Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Dr Phil Jewell, SIGHT business development and programme manager, said: “Innovative Physics has some extremely interesting technologies which could prove invaluable in the early detection and management of cancer.

"Our hope is, through this programme, we can help them fast-track their products and technologies to market.”

Mike Anderson, chief executive of Innovative Physics, who was himself diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years ago, added: “With one in every two people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, now more than ever being able to spot it early and save lives is vitally important.

"My hope is the tools we have developed will do just that.”