Julian Sturdy MP visits York Instruments
Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer, visited the offices of York Instruments spent on January 18th learning about the cutting-edge technology development currently taking place in York.
Established in 2015, York Instruments designs and manufactures the next generation of magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain scanners for the diagnosis and treatment of severe epilepsy and a range of other brain disorders.
York Instruments forms part of Florida-based Croton Healthcare Group which employs 46 people at the York Science Park site and recently acquired MEGIN, a leading MEG manufacturer in Helsinki, Finland.
With just 200 MEG scanners currently in use worldwide, York Instruments believe their advances in the technology coupled with their plans for development will see a huge increase in the use of MEG scanning technology worldwide.
During his tour Julian Sturdy visited the manufacturing and testing facility, learning from the team about their cutting-edge work into epilepsy and brain injury diagnosis, and about how their technology is already helping shed light on issues like concussion in professional sports.
The York Instruments team met Julian Sturdy during a parliamentary visit as part of their recent success in winning a ‘Business Start-Up Award’ from the Institute of Physics in October 2018.
Gary Green CTO said “The IoP award was a significant honour and we were delighted that Julian Sturdy wanted to visit our offices and manufacturing facilities and learn more about what we are doing. It’s important that scientific and medical device development is given as much support as possible and we hope that it continues to be a prominent issue for the government going forward.”
Julian Sturdy said that “It is very impressive to see that as a young company York Instruments are already trading in the US, with potential to expand into the Chinese and Japanese markets. For a company based in York to be leading the field and opening those market opportunities globally is incredible. It’s fantastic to see that York, as a city, is at the forefront of international commerce.”