Guernsey funded cancer spectrometer unveiled in Southampton

Cancer mass spectrometer Roger Allsopp swam the English Channel as part of his fundraising efforts

A mass spectrometer used to research cancer has been unveiled after a long funding campaign led by retired Guernsey surgeon Roger Allsopp.

The machine, which tests blood samples, was officially handed over to Southampton University on Thursday.

The £500,000 equipment was paid for by people in Guernsey, with businessman Derek Coates donating half the cost.

Lecturer Spiro Garbis said he was grateful for the chance to take their research to a new level.

He said: "We can see features in the universe of small molecules that we've never seen before, it's changed our outlook."

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