Who we are
We are a team of clinical, med tech and engineering specialists committed to creating clinically effective, high performance single-use flexible endoscopes on a global scale.
Using a novel and patented engineering approach the range of IQ Scopes will deliver much-needed change within endoscopy, addressing the huge demand for the service globally.
Our mission is to help endoscopists and their service providers improve their way of working, giving them greater flexibility, choice and control so they can increase capacity and ultimately save patients’ lives.
Progress to Date
Foundation of IQ Endoscopes
IQ Endoscopes started with founder Dr Patrick Ward-Booth in 2015. After 40 years’ experience in the field of endoscopy, he realised the huge impact a single-use endoscope could have on the provision of a global service.
Innovation in design
In 2017, Dr Ward-Booth had a chance encounter with a materials expert from the automotive industry, Andrew Miller. Using a novel engineering approach to the design, an early-stage prototype was quickly developed with encouraging results. The design was granted a patent in July 2020.
Development of Technology Platform
The final stage prototype of our single use gastroscope is ready for regulatory approval in early 2021.
A full range of GI endoscopes will then follow between 2021 and 2023.
Secured £1.5m equity seed funding
Initial investment secured from the Development Bank of Wales, Creo Medical PLC and a group of Angel Investors in December 2020.
Meet Our Team
Dr Patrick Ward-Booth
Co-Founder and Chairman
Chairman, Dr Patrick Ward-Booth founded IQ Endoscopes in 2015 to transform how endoscopy services are delivered by eliminating many of the challenges’ doctors face with traditional scopes. A pioneering clinical endoscopist with 40 years’ experience, Patrick introduced the routine use of trans-nasal endoscopy into the UK. He was the regional lead for a national endoscopy quality improvement programme and went on to start a community-based endoscopy business, which was sold to In Health after reaching 10,000 procedures. His vision for single-use endoscopy was crystallised through an approach led by a top automotive engineer and materials scientist, who provided high quality, optimum performance but
low-cost engineering and manufacturing concepts. He is an expert in service provision delivery and clinical acceptance requirements.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
A materials expert, specialising in plastics, Andrew has previous experience as a Chief Technology Officer in the automobile industry where he developed high performance, sophisticated products at a controlled cost. Andrew’s expertise and innovation has been vital in the product development of IQ Scopes, providing guidance in terms of design, materials and creation.
Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years’ experience of commercial and executive leadership across medical device and medical technology companies, Matthew has been hugely successful in launching disruptive technologies on a global scale throughout his career. Having previously held senior leadership positions within Proximie, Molnlycke Healthcare and CR Bard, he joined IQ Endoscopes in October 2020 bringing his extensive medical device, product development, regulation and commercialisation knowledge to the team.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to IQ Endoscopes, Paul spent 15 years as a partner in practice advising corporates where he headed up his firm’s medical and pharma services, focusing on business structuring and tax planning. Paul is currently a finance and managing director, bringing robust business development and planning skills to the IQ table
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