Health tech PocDoc announces fully funded PhD at University of East Anglia’s Colour & Imaging Lab

PocDoc, the digital health platform and personal diagnostics provider, and the University of East Anglia are pleased to announce the funding of a PhD placement at the Colour & Imaging Lab.

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The Colour & Imaging Lab, led by Professor Graham Finlayson, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading labs in colour and imaging science and their application to the real world.  

PocDoc and UEA’s Colour & Imaging Lab have been working together since the start of the pandemic with the aim of pushing the boundaries of the diagnostic capabilities of smartphones and tablets in clinical and at-home settings.  

PocDoc’s unique and groundbreaking technology allows anyone with a smartphone to give themselves a blood test for major diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  

PocDoc has already rolled its technology out with major partnerships across the UK and the US, including with NHS Digital, the Department of Health and Social Care and PATH, a major global NGO.  

The fully funded PhD position also includes direct work experience in PocDoc’s research laboratories, located in nearby Cambridge.  

Steve Roest, CEO of PocDoc, says “As a home-grown East Anglian startup, we are extremely proud of our relationship with the Colour & Imaging Lab and Professor Finlayson. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of how a smartphone can be used to run tests which up until now are being handled by expensive, backlogged pathology labs. This partnership will help us drive a paradigm shift in managing your health with your smartphone.” 

Professor Graham Finlayson, Head of the Colour & Imaging Lab, says “UEA's partnership with PocDoc demonstrates its commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs - especially those who are addressing major global issues such as access to health testing – and I look forward to work with the team and the new student in the years to come. The technology that PocDoc has developed with the Colour & Imaging Lab’s support looks set to transform the way blood testing is carried out.” 


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