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Important: Pathology Horizons 2021 Update

Important: Pathology Horizons 2021 Update

An update from the event organisers: After many conversations with various stakeholders and consideration of current global COVID travel guidelines we have taken the decision to cancel the in-person element of this year’s Pathology Horizons and to run a full day virtual event only on Friday 10th September from 09.15am- 18:00 (BST).

Successful Funding Win for Smart Nano NI

Successful Funding Win for Smart Nano NI

We are delighted to announce that Smart Nano NI, a consortium of local NI companies of which Cirdan are a member, has been successful in winning major funding from the UKRI Strength in Places Fund. £42.4 m has been awarded to Smart Nano NI – a Northern Ireland nano technology consortium to develop new technology for medical devices, communication and data storage.

Sean’s Story- 40 years in the Making

Sean’s Story- 40 years in the Making

Sean Latimer, Mechanical Engineer and one of the founding members of Cirdan celebrated his forty-year working anniversary on 1st June. We caught up with Sean to find out more about his forty years of working life and how he came to be one of the founding members of Cirdan.

People behind the product: Lab Coat to Lab Analyst

People behind the product: Lab Coat to Lab Analyst

Ceara Burke, joined us back in February as one of our Lab Analysts working on our world class laboratory information system, ULTRA. Before working at Cirdan, Ceara was a specialist Biomedical Scientist and has brought with her 4 years of first-hand lab experience in order to help develop ULTRA for our customers and users.

Scaling the Edge: UK wide SME Accelerator Programme

Scaling the Edge: UK wide SME Accelerator Programme

Over the past 8 weeks, our Customer Success Manager Heather Montgomery and her PathXL colleagues attended the Scaling the Edge programme led by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), Innovate UK and Invest NI.  Scaling the Edge is an 8-week course designed to accelerate SME businesses product concepts and bring them to market using the Strategyzer Toolkit. 

People behind the Product: Passion for Healthcare and Medical Research

People behind the Product: Passion for Healthcare and Medical Research

David Montgomery, Head of Engineering for our PathXL division, joined us back in January. Since then, David has been leading new product development and R&D within the division. We recently caught up with David to find out more about his work within the PathXL team and to find out more about the amazing work he has done over the years for Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.

Cirdan joins local industry leaders in Smart Nano NI consortium led by Seagate Technology in a bid to win major funding for Northern Ireland

Cirdan joins local industry leaders in Smart Nano NI consortium led by Seagate Technology in a bid to win major funding for Northern Ireland

Cirdan is delighted to be a member of the smart nano-manufacturing corridor consortium (Smart Nano NI) led by Seagate Technology Ireland and to work in partnership with rapidly growing and innovative local Northern Irish organisations including, Yelo, Causeway Sensors Limited, Digital Catapult and Analytics Engines, alongside academic research institutions Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and North West Regional College (NWRC).

Time to Read: Volunteering Initiative

Time to Read: Volunteering Initiative

Sean Latimer, Mechanical Engineer and one of the founding members of Cirdan has been volunteering for the past twelve years with the Time to Read program at Christ The Redeemer Primary School, Belfast.

People behind the Product: Starting a new job during COVID-19

People behind the Product: Starting a new job during COVID-19

2020 has been a year like no other and starting a new job at any time can be overwhelming never mind starting one during the height of a global pandemic. Despite this, we are so pleased to have been able to continue our recruitment drive and employ new team members during the past eight months to meet the growing demand for our products.

Exciting times ahead with PathXL Tutor digital pathology offering

Exciting times ahead with PathXL Tutor digital pathology offering

Since acquiring Belfast-based Philips Digital and Computational Pathology business (formerly known as PathXL) in July this year, we have continued to refine and design PathXL Tutor, our digital pathology software platform for education and professional development.

AI in medical imaging: Reducing pressures on clinical professionals

AI in medical imaging: Reducing pressures on clinical professionals

Jonathan Armstrong is currently conducting extensive research into the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical imaging with particular focus on how it can enhance and speed up cancer diagnosis. Medical imaging is one of the greatest diagnostic aids available to physicians and they cover a plethora of different technologies..

Cirdan Joins G-Cloud 12 Framework for Second Year in a Row

Cirdan Joins G-Cloud 12 Framework for Second Year in a Row

We are delighted to announce that for the second consecutive year Cirdan has been awarded a place on the government’s latest, G-Cloud framework, the G-cloud 12. G-cloud is a UK government framework set up to encourage the adoption of cloud services across the public sector

People behind the Product: Looking after ULTRA Instrument Interfaces

People behind the Product: Looking after ULTRA Instrument Interfaces

“Having a very dedicated and experienced team around me helps make the overall task of instrument implementation a lot easier… This was displayed recently during lockdown with many of our clients requiring interfaces developed, tested and installed urgently.”

18 Fun Facts you probably didn’t know about Cirdan

18 Fun Facts you probably didn’t know about Cirdan

One of our innovations at the moment is Artificial Intelligence – or as we like to call it, Machine Learning. We are working on developing algorithms that can aid physicians and clinicians for
decision making in cancer diagnosis.

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