Focus Dinner with Elaine Warburton and Jonathan O'Halloran, QuantuMDx

14 September 2021, 18:30 - 22:00

Hotel Du Vin, Allan House, City Rd, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2BE

They've created a smartphone-sized device which diagnoses disease in minutes, secured millions of pounds in funding, gained celebrity investors and represented the best of British business abroad - don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the future of modern medicine from serial biotech entrepreneurs Elaine Warburton OBE and Jonathan O'Halloran!

There is no more ambitious and loftier a goal than empowering people around the world to help control and eradicate disease and reduce suffering, but that’s exactly what Elaine Warburton and Jonathan O'Halloran at QuantuMDx set out to do from their base on Newcastle’s quayside.

Experienced entrepreneurs in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors, Elaine and Jonathan have taken QuantuMDx from concept to commercialisation in 10 years, raising over £50m in the process.

The result is ‘Q-POC’, a highly innovative portable laboratory that can help personalise medicine by diagnosing disease in minutes at the patient’s side, all for a few dollars.

Built to help detect viral and bacterial pathogens, such as the strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) the causative virus of cervical cancer (and other cancers) – Q-POC is now being targeted towards SARS-CoV-2 detection, helping to identify the virus, control it and save lives.

Its simplicity of use and low cost means that anyone, anywhere in the world can be accurately diagnosed with “Gold Standard” laboratory accuracy and is now commercially available thanks to the £37m funding the device has secured since last year.

With Bill Gates’ Global Good Fund investing to expand the number of tests on the Q-POC, this is one North East success story that is set to change the world for the better. Join Elaine and Jonathan as they share their journey so far and what’s next for the company.

The Small Print - In the event that you need to cancel or amend your booking please let us know as soon as possible. We will offer refunds if you are required to isolate by NHS Test & Trace as a result of contracting COVID yourself, or being a close contact of a person who has contracted COVID.

Cancellations for other reasons will be refunded if received before 5pm on Thursday 9th September.

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