Relocation Case Study: Eyenuk Inc.
“Cheshire East has been an ideal location for our first office outside the US; the support we received from The Skills & Growth Company* enabled us to view and select a number of sites before settling on Crewe Hall, and also introduced us to the University of Manchester’s ‘International Talent’ programme to help us explore target markets in Europe.” Alan Hill, General Manager UK & Europe Operations
Eyenuk, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is developing a portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic products which quickly and accurately identify patients suffering from potentially blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using computer vision and image analysis expertise.
Since opening an office at Crewe Hall, the business now employs 7 UK staff headed up by Alan Hill, who has vast experience in international business operations. Crewe will also be home to the European Head of Clinical Development Greg Russell, and Digital Marketing Manager Alejandro Quinones, where their marketing strategy and image analysis work takes place to ensure expectations are met within the EU.
Eyenuk is looking to expand its operations and gain further international health approvals for its ground-breaking products. One of its latest innovations has been to develop AI diabetic retinopathy screening software which is multi-platform, allowing the use smartphone technology to provide cost-effective and easily portable equipment for mass retinal screening programmes.
*Please note this case study was published before The Skills & Growth Company was brought back into the Council’s Economic Development Service.