Alpha Vet Technology to open new Cambridge HQ
Pioneering medtech company Alpha Vet Technology is set to establish its global headquarters in Cambridge, creating 18 new jobs.
The developer of pioneering wireless animal monitoring technology already has a global team spanning Australia, Switzerland and the US.
The new jobs, to be created over the next three years, will include technical, sales and research and development roles, plus global managers with an average salary circa £79,000 per year.
Alpha Vet Technology’s monitoring solution, WirelessZoo, is wearable and designed and built for the veterinary profession to improve patient outcomes.
WirelessZoo is non-invasive and measures the vital signs of animals, starting with heart rate, blood-oxygen level and temperature.
The company announced it will be based at The Bradfield Centre following confirmation of their plans for investing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough after engaging with Growth Works’ Inward Investment Service.
Alpha Vet Tech’s managing director and commercial director Steve Donegal said: “The Bradfield Centre has everything we need in terms of office facilities and infrastructure. It will be important to leave our employees and customers with a good impression. Cambridge offers a great network of high-tech companies similar to ours. We are looking forward to starting a new chapter in Cambridge.
“Cambridge offers great potential for Alpha Vet Tech to fill its ranks with talented individuals. As we grow, it is important for our employees to feel at home in a city that allows focus whilst at work, but also places to escape and relax with family and friends.
“We hope to be a significant employer, bringing a fresh and exciting business to the area.”
Alpha Vet Technology’s interactive portal will also provide a vast database enabling the future use of artificial intelligence which will prove invaluable to the educational, pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough James Palmer said: “I am delighted that we will soon be welcoming Alpha Vet Technology to our area. The business has got exciting growth plans and brings exciting opportunities for local workers.
“Bringing companies like Alpha Vet Tech to the region is exactly what the Inward Investment Service within Growth Works was set up to deliver.”