Our pioneering laser research has led to two spin out companies: Lynton Lasers and Laser Quantum. Lynton Lasers develops precision surgical tools which improve operations and support 100% patient satisfaction ratings. Laser Quantum Ltd makes device lasers that detect substandard products during manufacturing. Together these two companies turnover more than £30 million every year.
Lasers have become ubiquitous tools for modern society, used in barcode scanners, hair removal, CD players and many industrial processes. Over the past 20 years the extensive laser experimentation and development by the Laser Photonics Research Group at The University of Manchester has led to the creation of two highly successful spin-out companies: Lynton Lasers Ltd and Laser Quantum Ltd.
Lynton Lasers, formed in 1994, applies Manchester’s research to produce laser-based tools for aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. A range of instruments use lasers for tattoo and hair removal and the treatment of vascular lesions. Clinical practitioners are taught how to use the surgical tools at regular training courses led by the photon physicists in the School of Physics. These courses help to disseminate the very latest research findings on laser techniques to clinicians and healthcare workers.
Lynton Lasers employs around 45 people, has 1000 systems in the field and an annual turnover of £6.5 million.
All of Lynton Lasers’ products are developed from a deep understanding of how human tissue reacts to the light from lasers. The intense pulsed light (IPL) systems developed by the Manchester research team allow surgeons to cut or heat tiny areas of tissue with great precision, without causing any damage to neighbouring regions.
Lynton Lasers boasts a 12% market share of IPL sources. One client commented: “My Lynton system has enabled me to deliver 100% satisfaction and results to my patients… [I have] increased my business turnover by another 55%.”
Lynton Lasers employs around 45 people, has over 1000 systems in the field and has an annual turnover of £6.5 million. Each year Lynton Laser’s systems are used to treat over 10,000 patients; these treatments generate turnover in the region of £6 million every year for private clinics and treatment centres.