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(NU/1433-24) Respiratone Ltd: The Provision of Business Consultancy to Assist Commercialisation of University Research.

A cross functional team from Durham University, collaborating with Heriot Watt University, has developed and patented a method for the analysis of ketones in breath. They have made fantastic progress in the production of a prototype "Respiratone" device that has been tried and tested in the lab environment. Using a Northern Accelerator Innovation Assessment (IA), they have recently considered the commercial aspects of the technology to gain a detailed understanding of the application areas of interest which include diagnosis and monitoring of disorders of ketogenesis, elite sports training and epilepsy. The Team wishes to establish a spinout company to produce Respiratone breath analyte devices, initially for the sports science, elite athlete training and weight loss markets, then expanding into the medical market for a number of conditions. We require a driven executive to take this technology forward and build a compelling proposition for investment. The Executive will need to create a robust business model that is acceptable to the founders, develop and deliver pitch materials for investors and establish collaborative research projects. The executive appointed should have an appropriate background, ideally with experience of high tech starts ups, securing seed investment and establishing manufacturing facilities


Natalie Morton
Newcastle University
Procurement Services, Kingsgate
United Kingdom
+44 1912086396

Contract value: 30000-30000

Published: 31 Jan 2022, Receipt by: 28 Oct 2021