GSP to Showcase groundbreaking MRI technologies at the upcoming Ampere Investor + Pitching Event on March 26th!

March 19, 2024
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We're thrilled to announce that Gold Standard Phantoms will be showcasing our groundbreaking MRI technologies at the upcoming Ampere Investor + Pitching Event on March 26th from 2–5 PM at Electric Works.

GSP stands at the forefront of a ground-breaking evolution in medical imaging, embodying precision, reliability, and innovation. Founded on the principle that accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective treatment, GSP introduced over the last 9 years an unparalleled suite of quality assurance and calibration devices, called phantoms, designed to revolutionise the field of MRI. These phantoms, meticulously engineered to simulate the physical properties of human tissue, offer a new benchmark in the validation and standardisation of imaging techniques across the whole MRI field.

GSP’s has recently developed the first-ever one-stop-shop calibration technology. Combining embedded phantoms with calibration software provided through a subscription as software as a medical device (SaaMD). Early results from this ground-breaking technology received a lot of interest from the major OEMs in this sector at the recent European Congress of Radiology held in Vienna at the beginning of March.

Why GSP?

Precision and Reliability:

Our phantoms ensure consistent and accurate imaging, essential for effective diagnosis and treatment.


The first-ever one-stop-shop calibration technology, combining embedded phantoms with calibration software, has already caught the attention of major OEMs.


Our co-founders, Prof. Xavier Golay, Dr. Aaron Oliver-Taylor, and Dr. Tom Hampshire, bring over 50 years of combined experience in MRI technology.

With over 125 million MRI scans performed annually worldwide, GSP is poised to capture a significant market share with our potentially revolutionary technology. Globally over 5000 MRI machines are bought yearly with an estimated 50,000 currently installed in OECD countries. With a global market worth $5.2B in 2023 and a CAGR of 5%, GSP is positioned to capture a sizable share with its potentially revolutionary technology.


GSP originated in London but has relocated to Sheffield, following an emerging trend of companies migrating to the secret startup capital of the UK.

For GSP, Sheffield was the obvious choice given its access to two major universities, facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), and several major teaching hospitals.

Co-founders Prof. Xavier Golay, Dr. Aaron Oliver-Taylor, and Dr. Tom Hampshire, initially crossed paths in their separate departments at University College London. Having worked together since 2014, the team combined comes with more than 50 years of experience in the field.

Xavier Golay, co-founder & CEO, started his PhD in MRI in 1994 and pursued a career that brought him from Switzerland to UCL as Professor of MR Physics, via Johns Hopkins in the USA and Philips Healthcare in Singapore. In June 2023, he decided that he could no longer sustain both academic and commercial activities and gave up his post at UCL to take over the helm of the company full-time.

Aaron Oliver Taylor, Co-Founder & CTO, finished his PhD in MRI in 2012 at UCL, where he met Xavier and first talked about developing calibration devices for MRI, which eventually led to the foundation of GSP. Aaron is an amazing multitasker, with a breadth of knowledge spanning chemistry, electronics, imaging, and hardware development. He has worked at the company as CTO since its inception.

Tom Hampshire, Co-Founder & CIO, is a computer scientist and software engineer, with a PhD in Medical Image Computing (2013). Tom has been the driving force behind the software development of the company. With such skills, he was a natural third founder to the team, helping shape the company into what it has become today.

Join us at the Ampere X STP Investor Event + Pitching in Sheffield on March 26th, from 2-5 PM at Electric Works. Don't miss this opportunity to see GSP's pitch and learn more about how we're shaping the future of medical imaging.

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Electric Works: 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BJ

Tags: accurate diagnosis, Ampere, Electric Works, embodying precision, GSP, innovation, Investor Event, medical imaging, MRI, Pitching, reliability, revolutionary technology, SaaMD, Sheffield

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