Established in October 2011 as an independent company, Imanova owns and manages the renowned Clinical Imaging Centre - a state-of-the-art facility developed by GlaxoSmithKline in 2007. The centre benefits from £47 million of investment in equipment and infrastructure.

GlaxoSmithKline was instrumental in the formation of Imanova, working closely with the company's partner organisations (the MRC, Imperial College London, King's College London and UCL) to establish the partnership. As well as transferring the facility into Imanova's ownership, GlaxoSmithKline provided specialist staff, imaging expertise and equipment developed at the Clinical Imaging Centre since 2007.