Monday, 12 February 2018
Graduate helps set up spinout company
Dr Anas Sattar (pictured below), one of our own graduates, is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Simon Jackson's group and they have just helped set up a company, MolEndoTech, to develop their invention of a simple and cheap test for faecal contamination of bathing water (those of us who are sea swimmers will be very aware of the need for this).
Anas writes "I always believed that hard work, determination and resilience are key characteristics a researcher must have when pursuing a research career. It is amazing how an idea or a research question can be translated into a viable product that can be potentially useful to millions of people around the globe. I am pleased that my research is en route to commercialisation and very excited to the next challenges in the future. The spinout of MolEndoTech is a step forward to push fundamental research into application and direct benefit to users."