About Us

Transforming Radiology

Patent-protected technology that allows low-cost, low-dose 3D imaging as an alternative to 2D X-ray

Adaptix is transforming radiology by bringing to market an addressable Flat Panel X-ray Source (FPS) with a multitude of individually addressable emitters with integrated power supply (known as a ‘monoblock’) – essentially we are ‘digitizing’ the source to complete the digitization of the imaging system.

Our patent-protected technology enables fast 3D imaging from a stationary source at a significantly lower dose than CT. The FPS is designed to allow 3D image formation by means of Digital Tomosynthesis using existing generations of Detectors and Workstations, allowing a system price point similar to that of current 2D systems.

Adaptix was founded by experts in radiation production, medical devices and bringing technology out of the lab and into the clinic. Our team includes hardware, software, business, project and product leaders backed by internationally recognised experts

Our Vision

Our vision is that our technology will enable low-dose 3D X-ray imaging to be cheaper, more widely available and truly portable throughout the world’s clinics and hospitals.

This is of value to Patient, Physician and Payer, by replacing 2D imaging with more accurate 3D imaging, and allowing that more accurate diagnosis to be at the Point-of-Care, reducing the need to move patients or refer to 3D imaging.

Clinicians (End-User)

For clinicians, our innovative technology provides wide-ranging benefits, from low-cost, low-dose, truly portable 3D imaging, to image acquisition within 5 seconds with image reconstruction in less than 60 seconds;

  • 3D at the bedside / chairside in the treatment room
  • Fixed DT can avoid 70-80% of escalation to CT (chest imaging) and dramatically reduced patient dose, bring that to the bedside could transform patient care
  • Enhanced sensitivity versus 2D
  • Reduced false negatives versus 2D
  • Reduced patient dose on a population basis
  • New offer: Portable 3D to replace portable 2D
  • Digital Tomosynthesis (‘DT’) disrupted the breast imaging market, with the early adopter (Hologic) seizing a dominance that lasts even after competitors have achieved technological parity. DT is now entering the fixed radiology market (GE, AGFA, Shimadzu, FujiFilm) but it is imaging at the bedside that could be the next disruption
  • Defend against low-cost Asian competition in 2D market (where patents have expired)
  • Buy-in to an onward pathway of innovation – next stop … colour imaging

Completing the digitisation of X-ray imaging to allow truly portable low-dose 3D imaging

Completing the digitisation of the system allows ‘Digital Tomosynthesis’ (‘DT’) – low dose 3D imaging – with no moving parts. DT, in the context of fixed systems, has transformed Breast Imaging and shown an ability to materially reduce the need to escalate patients to CT.

Our FPS allows DT systems to be truly portable and low cost – freeing 3D imaging to be deployed at the bed- or chair-side, and one day in ambulances. In summary, we allow truly portable low-dose low-cost 3D to be taken to the Point-of-Care and avoiding the need to take the patient to radiology.

Quality and Regulatory

Our mission is to enable low-cost, portable, 3D X-ray devices that improve the diagnosis of patients. To do this, we are developing products in accordance with ISO 13485:2016, driven by a risk focussed approach based on ISO 14971:2019.

We will comply with the relevant sections of IEC-60601-1 for our hardware; IEC 62304 for our software.

Our aim is to grow and evolve our Quality Management System to support potential customer market location requirements, including the United States (FDA), Europe (MDR 2017/745), Japan, China and South Korea.

Adaptix Limited implements and maintains an effective Quality Management System designed to enable the delivery of innovative low dose digital tomosynthesis Flat Panel X-ray medical devices and related services. We aim to ensure that we consistently exceed customer expectations and to address customer satisfaction through the effective setting of company objectives including continual improvement and the prevention of nonconformity.

The Company’s directors and all staff are committed to complying with the regulatory and safety requirements applicable to medical devices and related services and to ensure the continual effectiveness of our Quality Management System. Click here to read our Quality Policy.

Hannah Lawrence-Lelitte (Assoc. CIPD) spent 10 years working as a senior Administrator for the University of Oxford and in HR and training roles across industries including publishing, environmental management and motorsport.

Hannah’s background is in Organisational Pyschology and she has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Surrey.

Martin Stofanko has a PhD in Immunology and MSc in Applied Genetics from University of Birmingham. Following Postdoctoral work at University of Cambridge he moved into industry in Brazil developing genetic tests for their low budget public healthcare system.

He is experienced in defining, executing and writing up quality assurance and technical documentations for IVDs and up to class IIa sterile MDs in the UK, Brazil and Germany. He has lead validation, external testing and transfer to manufacturing activities within company and outsourced abroad. He has established and extended ISO 13485 QMS from D&D to manufacturing, sales and distribution.

John has 30+ Years industry experience with a comprehensive background within Global Roles in Semiconductor, Electronics and Medical Device Industries.

Areas of expertise include, Start Up Operations, Programme and Performance Management, New Product Introduction and Product Outsource/Transfer.

Conrad Dirckx has a BA in Computer Science and PhD in MRI Imaging from Cambridge University as well as a master’s degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris in real-time computing. He has worked for GE Healthcare in their workstation, vascular x-ray and MRI business units and prior to joining Adaptix, spent 11 years working for Siemens in their molecular imaging division leading development projects for cardiology, neurology and oncology software products.

He is an APMP certified project manager who helped to pioneer the transition to lean/agile software development within Siemens MI.

Andy graduated with an Engineering Masters and boxing Blue from Oxford University, then gained Chartered Engineer status as a project manager while working for the Ministry of Defence. On the MOD Fast Stream, Andy gained corporate and leadership experience in a variety of strategic roles as well as leading counter terrorism teams in Iraq. Andy was awarded the Iraq medal and formally commended for changing the Coalition Forces campaign strategy.

Andy then went into leadership consulting & coaching (clients now diplomats & in No.10) and also moved into the commercial sector founding a film & TV company, raising finance and building relationships with the major studios. While he got the companies up and running Andy secured acting roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale to help pay the bills.

Steve Wells spent 12 years developing medical devices for Siemens Molecular Imaging before joining Adaptix.

He has a PhD in Neuroscience, MSc in Medical Physics and a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge. Prior to Siemens he worked as a software engineer on various commercial science projects.

Dr Siân Phillips MB,BCh MRCP FRCR is an experienced Consultant Radiologist based in South Wales.
She gained her undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Wales. She has held several leadership roles during her career, including Associate Dean and Head of School at Health Education
and Improvement Wales; chair of Medical Imaging Sub-Committee and Imaging Essential Services Group, advising Welsh Government; and Clinical Director. As part of her active involvement in teaching and training, she has been involved in developing undergraduate curricula, been an FRCR examiner at the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), and was instrumental in establishing and developing the National Imaging Academy, Wales. As a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, she plays an active role in RCR activity.
Siân has extensive experience with Digital Tomosynthesis imaging in the general clinical setting. Her service was the first clinical department in the UK, second in Europe to introduce this innovative
technology. Her experiences with digital tomosynthesis she has shared widely, presenting at international conferences worldwide. She has sat on the Medical Advisory Board of GE Healthcare and acted as Medical Advisor to Adaptix for several years.

Adrian Crockett, BAcc, FCMA is a chartered management accountant who previously held the CFO position at Ocean Harvest Technology PLC where he helped raise £6m via an IPO, Thruvision PLC where he managed significant revenue growth towards £10m and at Venture Life PLC, an AIM listed consumer healthcare company where he was involved in the M&A of a number of businesses, participated in equity capital raises of over £25m and a revolving debt facility of similar with major UK & US banks. Before this he held senior financial management roles at Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd, a division of the US Healthcare company, Abbott, GSK & Novartis.

Sarah Small BSc, ACA is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience of leading financial functions, including C-level experience within an AIM listed company.

Sarah has worked across a various number of industry sectors including digital marketing, retail, entertainment, education and construction. Sarah has a mathematics degree from Warwick University.