Engaging in Nitrogen Vacancy Diamond Quantum Sensing for Healthcare Applications

Join us for a webinar to highlight the capabilities of nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond technologies and its challenges within the healthcare sector.

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10.00 - 12.00



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Research into the nitrogen vacancy (NV) within diamonds has demonstrated a big potential for future quantum devices and applications such as communication, computing and sensing. Diamond-NV based sensors are of particular interest in medical and healthcare devices thanks to their sensitivity to magnetic field changes at the nanoscale level. This unique capability opens several opportunities in precision and medical diagnosis contributing to enhanced patient care and accurate disease detection.

About the event

This webinar highlights the capabilities of NV diamond technologies by first introducing the technology and its challenges. This will be followed by case studies of using this technology in life science applications. Lastly, commercialising N-V diamond sensing technology for the healthcare sector will be presented. Through this agenda, the event looks at addressing the challenges of this technology which could be assisted by other technology sectors such as the semiconductor and photonics industry. It will also engage the healthcare industry by showcasing the benefits of NV diamond technologies.

Why should you attend this event?

  • To gain insight into the next generation of quantum sensing devices which can be applied to healthcare scenarios.
  • To explore potential applications of diamond N-V sensing in healthcare.

Who should attend this event?

  • Anyone working in healthcare with an interest in quantum technologies.
  • Researchers looking to develop NV diamond technologies for the healthcare industry or researchers investigating healthcare applications.
  • Companies and researchers who are interested in collaborations.
  • Anyone who is looking to learn about the current challenges to quantum technologies adoption in healthcare.


  • 10:00 – Introduction to the webinar and general housekeeping – Chair, Innovate UK KTN
  • 10:05 – Presentation 1: Introductory Talk – Professor Melissa Mather, University of Nottingham
  • 10:30 – Presentation 2: Research example 1 – Dr Helena Knowles, University of Cambridge
  • 10:50 – Presentation 3: Research example 2 – Professor Rachel McKendry, University College London
  • 11:10 – Presentation 4: Research example 3 – Professor Cristian Bonato, Heriot-Watt University
  • 11:30 – Presentation 5: Translating Technologies within Healthcare, Professor Dan Clark, Centre for Healthcare Technologies
  • 11:45 – Q&A & Innovate UK Opportunities – Chair, Innovate UK KTN
  • 12:00 – Event Close

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