Our Great Team Members!

Dr. Shakar Jafari
Dr. Shakar JafariCTO
As a medical physicist, Shakar is passionate about using science and research to make a difference to people’s lives. She started TrueInvivo in order to rescue her PhD findings from the library shelf and bring them to life. She discovered that low cost commercial glass beads can be used as excellent radiation detectors – far better than other devices used now. Although that discovery was published, we have developed ideas to use the beads in novel ways for which we have patent registration. Shakar works in the Queen Alexandra hospital as a clinical scientist where she ensures that radiotherapy imaging and treatment services are delivered safely and to the highest standards by monitoring and managing instrumentation, commissioning new technologies and assisting in the standardisation of clinical trials. All this up-to-date practical experience, together with her previous work at the Kabul Medical University and at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, continues to feed her passion to improve people’s lives. As a researcher at the University of Surrey, her focus is on the development of new radiation detection technologies and the improvement of existing ones – not only for patient use, but also to apply it in other industries such as nuclear, food irradiation, blood sterilization and UV dosimetry. In addition to all that, she mentors and supervises students both in the UK and other countries, guiding their research into the use of glass beads.
Nigel Biggs
Nigel BiggsCEO
Nigel started his career as a software engineer, worked for five years in Germany and then returned to the UK before founding his software company which became Pixology plc. Pixology provided in-store and online picture ordering systems worldwide in the new era of digital cameras including the first automatic correction of red eyes. He also co-founded The Digital Camera Company as the first online digital camera store. Pixology floated on AIM in 2003 and Nigel left in 2006 to start innovation and training company, Passionate Innovation. On the way Nigel was the founding Chairman of the Government funded Surrey Enterprise Hub and later a Portfolio Director in two regional Innovation and Growth Teams. Nigel is a trained business mentor and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Surrey where he met Shakar Jafari. Nigel led on quality assurance at Pixology and was a quality consultant to another medical devices company before becoming CEO of Trueinvivo Ltd.
Chris Budleigh
Chris BudleighCFO & Commercial Director
Chris is a chartered accountant. After qualifying with Deloittes, he worked for two years in Zambia before returning to the UK and management roles in a number of major corporates. In 1995, he joined the UK subsidiary of LOT Oriel Ltd, a German company specialising in nanotechnology and photonics instrumentation, becoming their UK CEO two years later. During this period, he gained experience in technical selling and took an MBA, which included a dissertation on university spin-out companies.
In 2005, Chris set up a consultancy to explore the world of university spin-outs further, working with a number of universities across south east England. He also worked closely with the Surrey Enterprise Hub, where he first met Nigel. In 2009, Chris joined the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) as their finance director, until the Agency’s closure in 2012, since when he has worked with a range of companies in finance and commercial roles, including managing the UK activities of a leading Finnish medical devices company.
Prof. David Bradley
Prof. David BradleyNon Exec Director
Mike Stroud
Mike StroudEngineering Director
Mike is a leading authority in consumer digital imaging with 35 years experience in engineering, digital imaging and IT. After 7 years as a global technical troubleshooter for a major US computer manufacturer, Mike went on to be Technical Director at Pixology Plc for 12 years. Here he developed one of the leading digital imaging printing platforms of its kind. More recently, Mike has been instrumental in designing and launching an innovative digital ophthalmic measuring device. Mike is a former Chairman of the Standards Committee at the International Imaging Industry Association.
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TrueInvivo improves cancer care worldwide!

TrueInvivo has designed a unique high performance thermo-luminescent detector array consisting of 100+ micro (1mm) silica beads strung on a wire and inserted in a standard catheter.
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