£5m in funding support allocated to dental technology aimed at preventing tooth decay

Calcivis Secures £5 Million Funding to Expand Dental Technology in US Market

Calcivis, a Scottish-based company, has recently secured £5 million funding to bring its dental technology for the early detection of tooth decay to the US market. The funding was led by the Scottish National Investment Bank, which provided £4 million, along with an additional £1 million from IFS Maven Equity Finance managed by Maven Capital Partners.

Calcivis was founded in 2012 by CEO Adam Christie and CTO Bruce Vernon. Its imaging system uses a biologic diagnostic to enable preventative treatment before tooth decay becomes irreversible. The company plans to introduce its product in the US first, with subsequent launches planned in the UK and other European markets.

Adam Christie highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay, emphasizing the potential for the technology to revolutionize preventive oral healthcare. He also pointed out that cavities impact over two billion people globally, underscoring the significance of innovative solutions like Calcivis.

Paul Callaghan, investment director at the Scottish National Investment Bank, praised Calcivis for its cutting-edge technology that enhances health and wellbeing. He expressed pride in supporting the company’s expansion into international markets, creating job opportunities in Scotland. The bank sees Calcivis’ technology as aligned with its innovation mission and anticipates significant health benefits for people in Scotland from the product’s launch in the UK.

Calcivis is poised to transform oral healthcare by providing an easy-to-use tool that can detect tooth decay early on. With this new funding round, it will be able to expand its operations and bring its innovative solution to more patients around the world.

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