Celsius Health is a new medical technology company and spinout from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute. Celsius Health is focused on the development of robust and reliable thermal imaging measurement in healthcare applications.
Diabetes poses a significant social and economic challenge, with approximately 400 million patients worldwide and over 4 million in the UK alone. There are multiple unmet needs requiring immediate action and innovative solutions. One such challenge is that of diabetic foot ulcers. Long-term issues associated with diabetes include neuropathy, slow healing rates and a propensity to develop foot ulcers. Lack of sensation and poor mobility can mean that damage to the foot goes unnoticed by the patient, leading to infection, ulceration and ultimately amputation. On average in the UK, 20-30 people per day will require amputation, at a total estimated cost to the NHS of ~£1.1bn per annum.
Celsius Health’s pioneering platform technology was originally funded by an 8 year, multimillion pound investment from NPL, NIHR and other partners, which enabled the development of a step change in thermal imaging measurement. Our technology delivers clinically relevant levels of temperature measurement (± 0.2 °C, k = 2), unlocking the huge clinical diagnostic and prognostic potential of thermal imaging for the first time.
National Physical Laboratory
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s measurement institute. NPL maintains a wide portfolio of internationally visible research programmes that advance measurement science, underpin the SI system of measurement units and support various cross-disciplinary technologies.
From new antibiotics to tackle resistance and more effective cancer treatments, to unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement to succeed. Building on over a century’s worth of expertise, NPL’s science, engineering and technology provides this foundation and helps to make these advances possible.
It is from this long established and world leading heritage that Celsius Health was formed.