Queen Mary Innovation

Spin Out Companies

QMI supports and manages QMUL’s equity interests in its spinout portfolios. The portfolio currently sits at 11 companies and includes companies listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Spinout Company

Business Activity

Founding Academic


Provides clinical services, focused on human challenge virus studies, and preclinical analytical services primarily to large, global pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology organisations.

Listed on AIM

Based at Queen Mary's BioEnterprises Innovation Centre

Professor John Oxford, Professor of Virology, Blizard Institute


Drug Delivery in inflammation and cancer

Professor Yuti Chernajovsky, William Harvey Research Institute

Specialises in the supply of chemically functionalised solid materials for separation and purification opportunities in different market sectors

Prof Alice Sullivan, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences


Biomaterials for nerve repair

Prof John Priestly
Blizard Institute

Phosphoproteomics for biomarker discovery and drug profiling, using a mass spectrometry-based approach to interpretation of cell signaling pathways

Dr Pedro Cutillas & Professor Bart Vanhaesebroeck, Bart's Cancer Institute

Robust video analytics solutions that define meaningful semantic tags for wide scale applications eg detection and tagging of objects in a CCTV scene

Professor Sean Gong, School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Degrasense Ltd

Novel thin-film hydrogel material for disposable, rapid protease sensors, with a wide range of potential industrial and healthcare applications

Dr Steffi Krause, School of Engineering & Materials Science

Dr Mike Watkinson, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Real-time algorithm-based software tool that predicts service quality experienced by users of a computer network, plus launch of instant automatic diagnostic traces to isolate problems

Professor Jonathan Pitts

School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Social networks information retrieval. Platform enables monitoring and management of brand reputation and marketing campaigns

Dr Matthew Purver, Dr Stuart Battersby, School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Dry powder dispensing technology

Dr Shoufeng Yang, School of Engineering & Materials Science

Automatic music mixing algorithms, replacing the need for a sound engineer and mixing desk

Dr Josh Reiss, School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

In 2010, QMI was also involved in establishing QApps, QMUL's smart phone app store, and is currently engaged in its ongoing funding and management. The store, which distributes a range of innovative and exciting apps developed by staff and students, covers areas from music to healthcare, in both iPhone and Android formats.

Elsewhere, Tunetrace was one of the Guardian's 20 top apps for May 2013 and, with in excess of 8,000 downloads, has been featured on the Discovery Channel in Canada.