M Squared


M Squared
Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE and Dr Gareth Maker met at the University of Strathclyde while completing their PhDs. After selling their university spin-out Microlase to Nasdaq-listed Coherent for £2m, the pair teamed up again in 2006 to start M Squared. Claiming to produce “the world's purest light”, this Glasgow-based company designs and manufactures high-precision laser systems which can do everything from mapping pollutants from space to detecting, diagnosing and treating diseases. Among its customers are Nobel Prize winners who regularly use M Squared's lasers for their research, as well as universities such as Cambridge, MIT and Harvard.