Adastral Park: Disect graduates from Innovation Martlesham incubator

A HI-TEC imaging company has graduated from the Innovation Martlesham business incubator programme at BT’s Adastral Park.

Disect Systems, a developer of scanner imaging software, has moved into the newly-refurbished Ross building as a paying tenant of the Innovation Martlesham initiative, which took over the building earlier this year.

The company’s software, developed to run on conventional computing platforms rather than expensive bespoke solutions, is being used to provide a viewing system for the health and education market, as part of an integrated high-definition conferencing system for sharing radiology images across multiple locations.

Some of Disects’ customers include Cancer Research UK and St George’s University, London.

After securing a grant from the Technology Strategy Board, Disect is now working with the University of Essex on the research and development of leading edge scanner technology.


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Innovation Martlesham is an umbrella organisation for the cluster of information and communication technology (ICT) companies located at Adastral Park.

It provides a collaborative environment for ICT companies which want to be located alongside the leading names from the industry with a presence at Adastral Park which, besides BT, include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu and Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Derek Brinkley, chief executive of Disect, said: “Disect Systems was the first company to enter the Innovation Martlesham incubator at Adastral Park and has benefited from real contributions by the mentor network.

“As a result we are now able to stand on our own feet and move out of the incubator and into the new Ross building.

“We are very keen to be part of a successful ICT cluster, creating an environment in which companies like Disect Systems can succeed.”

David Ralph, chairman of Innovation Martlesham, added: “We are delighted that the Innovation Martlesham incubator has successfully enabled a local ICT company to grow into a self-sustaining business.

“We are also pleased that Disect Systems chose to stay within Innovation Martlesham while continuing to grow their business. As part of Innovation Martlesham, Disect is surrounded by other like-minded ICT companies, a unique community which fosters innovation, sustainability and success.

“We look forward to welcoming other ICT companies into the incubator and into Innovation Martlesham to develop their ideas, gain valuable mentor expertise and become successful businesses.”

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