Founded in Spring 2018

Novosound is the first spin-out company to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland. We were the winners of the 2017 Converge Challenge, and have developed and patented a ground-breaking technique to mass-manufacture printable ultrasound sensors. The revolutionary method overcomes the limitations of existing technology, improving a manufacturing process, which hasn’t majorly changed in more than 40 years.

Richard Cooper


Richard is a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer by profession and has 20 years operational experience in high quality manufacturing. Has also has 20 years experience in high technology startups and exits. Richard has a breadth and depth of experience, having recently helped guide the exit of a technology company (Cascade Technologies Ltd) where he was a co-founder.

Dr Dave Hughes


Dave has extensive experience in the technical aspects of ultrasonic imaging and ultrasonic probe development. He holds an Engineering Doctorate in Medical Devices from the University of Strathclyde, and is a physicist by training.

Gillian Fleming

Head of Commercial

Gillian has more than 10 years experience marketing and selling industrial products (including work for Akrekko and Howden). She has interacted with novosound from her days as Commercialisation Manager at the University of the West of Scotland

Daniel Irving

Senior Applications Engineer

Daniel is our main applications Engineer for ultrasound probe development and product design at novosound. He has over five years of Product design and medical device development experience, and previously worked in a business development role at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (University of Strathclyde).

Ivan Shorokhov

Applications Engineer

Ivan is our primary software developer and hardware expert. He has extensive medical image analysis, hardware interfacing and user interface design experience. Ivan is responsible for designing the front-of-house aspect of the novosound systems, tailoring the high resolution imaging experience for our customers.

Heather Trodden

Quality Checking

Heather carries out the lifetime testing on our products to satisfy the needs of the industrial customers. She studied for a degree in Physics at the University of the West of Scotland and has hands-on experience of biomedical ultrasound imaging projects.

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