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

In recent news, Edinburgh-based Calcivis has secured a £5 million funding round to bring its dental technology for early detection of tooth decay to the US market. The investment 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.

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

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay cannot be overstated, as highlighted by Adam Christie. The World Health Organization reports that cavities impact over two billion people globally, making innovative solutions like Calcivis all the more crucial. With this cutting-edge technology, Calcivis aims to revolutionize preventive oral healthcare.

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

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