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Medaphor Group PLC
22 September 2016


22 September 2016


MedaPhor Group plc

("MedaPhor" or the "Company")


Director appointment


MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED), the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the appointment of Ian Whittaker as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, effective as of 21 September 2016.


Ian George Whittaker, aged 62, was formerly the CEO of Inventive Medical Ltd ("IML"), the cardio ultrasound simulation company that was acquired by MedaPhor in August 2016. Ian previously held roles at Hewlett Packard, where he was appointed to the UK Board in 2002, working as Vice President for  the UK Consumer, Imaging and Printing team. Since leaving Hewlett Packard in 2005, Ian worked for a number of blue chip US technology companies before being appointed as CEO of IML in 2010.


Riccardo Pigliucci, Chairman of MedaPhor, said: "I am delighted to welcome Ian to the Board. He will make an invaluable contribution to the ongoing growth strategy of the enlarged group, as we look to exploit the demand for both our market leading systems."


Current directorships

Inventive Medical Ltd

Huntercombe Golf Club Ltd


Other than that set out above, there are no other matters that are required to be disclosed under Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules in relation to the appointment of Ian Whittaker.




MedaPhor Group plc

Stuart Gall, CEO

Tel: +44 (0)29 2075 6534

Cenkos Securities

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Bobbie Hilliam (Nominated Adviser)

Julian Morse (Corporate Broking)

Walbrook PR

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Paul McManus / Anna Dunphy

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About MedaPhor (


MedaPhor (AIM: MED) is a global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, the Company is headquartered in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, with customers in over 20 countries across the world.


Following its recent acquisition of Inventive Medical, the company now has three of the world's leading ultrasound training and examination simulators - ScanTrainer, HeartWorks and ScanExaminer:


ScanTrainer Professional is a world-leading ultrasound skills training simulator and CPD platform offering an immersive, 24/7 self-learning experience. Features include real feel haptic feedback, real full anatomy scans, real-time expert guidance, structured curriculum learning, metric-based assessment and an extensive cloud pathology library with the unique ability to add your own patient scans. ScanTrainer's flexible education platform empowers faster and better learning at any stage of a doctor or sonographer's medical career.


HeartWorks, developed by leading cardiac anesthesiologists at University College London Hospitals, the HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive educational tools for Transthoracic and Transoesophageal echocardiography. Medical practitioners can learn the complete anatomy of the heart, practise acquiring ultrasound images though correct probe positioning on a simulator, interpret those images to determine correct diagnosis and treatment, and finally be tested to ensure that all required competencies have been achieved to the highest standard.


ScanExaminer is MedaPhor's new ultrasound skills examination simulator for hospitals and examination bodies which offers examiners a library of pathologies and normal patient scans, combined with a realistic, virtual reality based scanning experience, with which to comprehensively test a clinician's ultrasound examination skills.

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