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Matakina Technology Opens New Offices

Matakina Technology Opens New Offices

Pioneering cancer detection company, Matakina Technology, is going to open new offices in Wellington on September the 1st.

The company which has major UK investment developed a software package called Volpara that helps radiologists measure breast density from mammograms. It is believed that the density of breast tissue can sometimes prevent the early detection of tumours.

“The Volpara software represents a major step forward in the measurement and utilization of all the information that breast density can bring and will lead to more cancers being caught early and thus lives saved” said Dr Ralph Highnam, CEO Matakina Technology

The company has recently completed a second successful funding round, which included major investment from the UK including from Sir Martin and Lady Wood, the founders of Oxford Instruments PLC.

The British High Commissioner Mrs Vicki Treadell who will open the new offices says that “this is innovation at its best and represents a brilliant partnership between Oxford University and an innovative New Zealand company . “

• Where ..Level 6 , 86 Victoria Street ,Wellington .

• When .....4.00 p.m. Thursday September the 1st

Matakina Technology

The company was founded to enable radiologists to give women the most accurate information possible regarding their breast health, Matakina Technology Limited of New Zealand Board of Directors includes John Hood, PhD, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, UK, Ralph Highnam, PhD, former CEO of Mirada Solutions, one of the University of Oxford’s most successful spin-outs of recent times and co-author of the seminal book Mammographic Image Analysis; and Professor Sir Michael Brady, a serial entrepreneur who recently retired from the University of Oxford where he was Professor of Information Technology for 25 years.


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