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Hypervision Surgical

Making surgeries more precise, safer and faster.
Guiding the future of surgery using AI-powered hyperspectral imaging.

About us

Hypervision Surgical Ltd is a spin-out company formed from King's College London and was founded by a team of clinicians, medical imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Based on safe light alone, our goal is to equip clinicians with advanced computer-assisted tissue analysis for improved surgical precision and patient safety.

The Clinical Need

The Clinical Need

Better intraoperative guidance can help reduce patient morbidity and healthcare costs across surgical specialties. For example, brain tumour patients undergoing surgery have significantly improved outcomes and increased life expectancy if complete tumour removal is achieved. However, maximal resection needs to be balanced with the goal of healthy tissue preservation in order to minimise patient risk and neurological impairment. Yet, even with the most advanced current techniques, intraoperative decisions with potentially life-changing consequences are still based on the surgeon’s subjective visual assessment.

Real-time tissue information

Detailed real-time information increases surgical precision and patient safety

Wide-field tissue information

Intraoperative assessment requires a scale compatible with surgical action

Non-contact measurement

Surgical workflow benefits from non-contact measurement approaches

No contrast agent

Independence of exogenous contrast agents prevents side effects

Our Technology

Safe Optical Imaging

Our approach is non-contact, non-invasive and does not require any exogenous contrast agent. We rely on the safe application of light alone.

Quantitative AI Imaging

Using AI, we provide quantitative, wide-field information on physiological tissue properties including perfusion assessment of tissue and blood vessels.

Tissue Differentiation

Our system is capable of AI-driven, wide-field tissue differentiation to identify tumour, normal tissue, nerves and blood vessels – in real time.

Hyperspectral imaging is a safe, non-contact and non-invasive optical imaging modality perfectly suited for the clinic. By splitting light into multiple spectral bands far beyond the conventional red/green/blue colours that the naked eye can see, hyperspectral imaging carries diagnostic information about tissue properties ideal for objective tissue characterisation.

With our strong expertise in interventional imaging, AI and medical devices, we have designed an intraoperative imaging system that seamlessly integrates into the surgical workflow and is capable of wide-field real-time data-driven tissue characterisation. This will objectively enhance the surgeon's ability to visualise and characterise tissue intraoperatively without injecting any contrast agents. In addition, we can monitor vital physiological tissue properties thereby increasing surgical precision and patient safety while optimising resection.

Further clinical studies are scheduled to develop and evaluate our technology to achieve commercial readiness.

Our Team

Michael Ebner

Michael Ebner

CEO & Co-Founder

Michael is a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Enterprise Fellow, holds a PhD in medical image computing and brings more than 6 years of R&D experience in MedTech.

Tom Vercauteren

Tom Vercauteren

CSO & Co-Founder

Tom is Professor of Interventional Image Computing at King’s College London and Medtronic / RAEng Research Chair in Machine Learning for Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery. He also brings 10 years of MedTech industry experience.

Sébastien Ourselin

Sébastien Ourselin

Board Director & Co-Founder

Seb is Chair of Healthcare Engineering at King’s College London, has published 500+ peer-reviewed articles and co-founded BrainMiner Ltd, a university spinout company dedicated to diagnostic imaging biomarker extraction. He is a global key opinion leader in healthcare and MedTech.

Jonathan Shapey

Jonathan Shapey

Clinical Lead & Co-Founder

Jonathan is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London and a Consultant neurosurgeon in skull base surgery at King’s College Hospital. He has first-hand experience in the clinical translation of intraoperative hyperspectral imaging devices.

Martin Frost

Martin Frost

Chairman of the Board

Martin is an accomplished technology executive and director. As the Founder and former CEO of CMR Surgical, he propelled the company to global recognition in the field of surgical robotics, earning him a CBE in 2020 for his outstanding contributions to Robotics and the British Industry.

Raf Roelands

Raf Roelands

Board Director

Raf is an experienced life science investor and operator, with an M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology and an MBA from Vlerick Business School. He advises European and US-based investment funds and has supported numerous innovative companies.

Daniel Dillinger

Daniel Dillinger

Board Director

Daniel Dillinger is a medical doctor and Principal at Redalpine, a Swiss early-stage venture capital firm. He specializes in healthtech investing, identifying and supporting early-stage startups that are transforming the healthcare industry.

Julie Devonshire

Julie Devonshire

Board Observer

Julie is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at King’s College London, an ACCA Fellow, a business scaling expert and an award-winning social entrepreneur, receiving an OBE in 2016 for her services to entrepreneurship.

Jaco Jacobs

Jaco Jacobs

Chief Operations Officer

Jaco has 15 years of safety-critical and medical product development experience. He holds a doctorate in safety-critical systems from Oxford and an MBA from Cambridge. He secured marketing authorizations for medical devices in multiple countries, including recent US FDA breakthrough device designations.

Frédéric Halley

Frédéric Halley

Business Advisor

Frédéric is an investor and operating partner at NextWorld Capital. He has a long experience working with technology companies as an operator, an advisor, or a Non-Executive Director (NED).

Conor Horgan

Conor Horgan

Senior Research Scientist

Conor is an Innovate UK Innovation Scholar with a PhD in biomedical engineering. Conor brings over 5 years of R&D experience in biomedical imaging and computational biophotonics.

Phil Noonan

Phil Noonan

Principal Machine Vision Engineer

Phil is an expert in real-time machine vision. He has a PhD in medical physics and 10 years experience in software and hardware development for clinical applications.

Théo Trotouin

Théo Trotouin

System Integration Engineer

Théo is a biomedical engineer with a background in signal and data processing. He brings 3 years of experience in R&D within the MedTech industry including the design, implementation, and validation of spectroscopy systems.

Mirek Janatka

Mirek Janatka

Research Scientist

Mirek is a specialist in machine vision and surgical imaging. He has a PhD in surgical vision and over 10 years of experience in research and development within MedTech.

Richard Miles

Richard Miles

Senior Software Engineer

Richard is a registered Clinical Scientist specialising in medical software development. He brings over 6 years of experience in medical software engineering, with a proven track record of bringing novel medical devices to market.

Dale Waterhouse

Dale Waterhouse

Clinical Development Scientist

Dale is an expert in spectral imaging with a track record of clinical translation, a PhD in biomedical imaging, and over 9 years of experience in the design and development of novel imaging technologies.

Edward James

Edward James

Software Engineer

Edward is a Veterinary Surgeon and a Biomedical Engineer with a PhD in Biomedical Optics from UCL. He brings 5 years of clinical experience and over 7 years of experience of developing novel biomedical optics technologies.

Cameron Dockerill

Cameron Dockerill

Clinical Development Associate

Cameron is a completing PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Science. He brings 5 years of experience in medical imaging research, including large multi-centre clinical studies.

Latest Posts

New team member: Edward James

New team member: Edward James

Hypervision Surgical has further grown its team, with Edward James joining as Software Engineer. Edward is a Veterinary Surgeon who retrained in Biomedical Engineering in 2014, and has been involved in Biomedical Optics Research since 2016.

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Don’t see something you like? At Hypervision Surgical we are always looking for ambitious and passionate people. Get in touch to see what opportunities there are available.

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85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT, United Kingdom
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