Co-Founder and CEO, Cambridge Temperature Concepts
Dr. Husheer is the CEO of Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited (CTC). CTC is a spin-out from the University of Cambridge, commercialising an incredibly precise physiological temperature logging system initially applied to conception assistance (www.duofertility.com). DuoFertility consists of a wireless electronic sensor/datalogger, hand-held reader, PC software and server-side data analysis with feedback to the user and their health providers. Published data shows that six months of use is as effective as IVF, at 10% of the cost.
Shamus founded the company with five other Cambridge graduates, as the inventor of the underlying technology and primary force in fundraising, development and commercialisation. As technical expert, he led the product development from a sheet of paper to internationally approved medical device selling direct to consumers in less than 18 months and for under £1M in total costs. Simultaneously as CEO he has orchestrated five Angel funding rounds, every one significantly over-subscribed, raising in excess of £2M and retaining majority ownership of the company with the founders throughout this process. The company now employs 15 people and sells internationally.
Prior to CTC, Shamus undertook his PhD. research at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) in instrumental chemistry, developing instrumentation for synchrotron radiation research and x-ray crystallography. This highly technical work, straddling the boundaries of particle physics and structural chemistry, involved mechanical and electronic engineering, firmware and software development, and numerical modelling. Prior to his PhD. research, he took a Masters in Environmental Chemistry at The University of Otago (New Zealand), creating what was at the time the world's most accurate and precise ocean-going pH monitoring system to measure the impact of CO2 and global warming on the oceans. His Bachelors' degree was in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), where he developed and applied for a patent on a novel process for the manufacture of gypsum from alternate feedstocks.