2022 Winners Announced: Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in association with Med-Tech Innovation

Last night, the winners were announced at the sold-out Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards Ceremony.

More than 200 industry professionals gathered to celebrate the winners of these prestigious awards. The sold-out three-course dinner was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, with entertainment throughout and complete with celebrity presenter Paul Sinha (ITV’s The Chase).

This year’s awards recognized a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to the life sciences. The night saw 14 winners in total, along with 24 well-known projects and organizations that were highly praised.

The seven Medilink UK winners were chosen from an exclusive shortlist comprised entirely of winners from each of the Medilink regional awards.

The winners of the Med-Tech Innovation award were chosen by an independent judging panel, representing key stakeholders from across the supply chain. The panel was tasked with evaluating each entry in each of the seven categories based on their contribution to the medical device engineering supply chain.

After a busy first day at Med-Tech Innovation Expo – the UK and Ireland’s leading medical device design and manufacturing technology showcase – guests were treated to a three-course gala dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Kevin Kiely, CEO of Medilink North of England, said: “The Medilink UK Awards have once again been a resounding success, and I congratulate all of the highly commended award winners and finalists. It’s been great to see so many people from across the country come together again to celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions to the life sciences industry. As a national industry support organisation, Medilink UK is pleased to work with our companies, adding value by helping them and the life sciences sector as a whole to grow, both domestically and internationally. We are proud to contribute to its success, and I am sure that each of the companies that are here tonight will continue to do incredible things.”

Duncan Wood, CEO of Rapid News Group, added: “Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners, runners-up and finalists! It’s been an amazing night, seeing everyone come together to celebrate the incredible achievements made in the life sciences industry. life over the past year. We are proud to have teamed up again with Medilink UK to help celebrate the achievements of their members and support the continued growth and development of the industry. Of course it is great to celebrate the achievements recognized in Med-Tech Innovation Awards at the same time.”

The winners and highly recommended entries for each category were as follows:

Medilink UK categories:

Advances in Digital Health Award

Winner: Spirit Health.

Spirit Health is one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, developing innovative products and services that enable people to take control of their own health. Spirit Health combines medical and social care expertise with technological brilliance to offer CliniTouch Vie, its innovative digital health platform.

The group has been recognized as one of the 50 best companies to work for in technology in 2021, as well as being named in the UK’s top 100 mid-sized companies.

Highly recommended: synopsis and neuronostica.

Award Delivering Innovation in Health and Care – Sponsored by Unipart Logistics

Winner: TUTUM Medical.

TUTUM Medical is a spin-off of TBG Solutions, an engineering company that provides testing capabilities on manufactured products to large corporate companies. Its R&D department works in collaboration with the main clients to test and analyze the results before going to market.

TUTUM Medical was created as a result of one of these collaborative projects with Sheffield Children’s Hospital. TUTUM Medical focuses on partnering with NHS organizations to solve problems and improve patient care.

Highly Recommended: Llesiant Delta Wellbeing and CaptureStroke.

Export Achievement Award

Winner: POWERbreathe International.

Training the inspiratory muscles with POWERbreathe has been scientifically proven to strengthen the respiratory muscles and is often referred to as a “dumbbell set for the lungs.” In 2021, POWERbreathe was recognized by the WHO as beneficial for recovery from COVID-19.

A major clinical trial study published by the University of Colorado showed that use of POWERbreathe can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, and increase physical and cognitive performance. POWERbreathe now has over 30 distributors worldwide.

Highly Recommended: GBUK and High Force Research.

Innovation Award

Winner: EarSwitch Ltd.

The core ethos of EarSwitch Ltd is to provide communication and control devices for assistive devices (such as prosthetic arms for amputees and arm exoskeletons for people with paralysis or stroke).

However, its patented EarSwitch and 5 other related patents pending broaden its horizons even further; spanning multiple platform technologies with global markets across multiple verticals.

Highly Recommended: Residual Barrier Technology Ltd and YourGene Health.

Outstanding Achievement Award – Sponsored by HGF

Winner: Paxman Coolers.

Paxman manufactures and supplies the world’s leading Paxman Scalp Cooling System (PSCS) used to minimize this side effect of Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia (CIA), which is widely recognized as one of the most traumatic side effects associated with with cancer treatment.

Paxman has an 80% share of the global scalp cooling market, with over 4,000 systems installed in 63 countries.

Highly recommended: Docobo and Speechtools.

Partnership between academia and business

Winner: The Health Tech Hub of the University of the West of England and Somnus Scientific.

The partnership between Health Tech Hub at the University of the West of England and Somnus Scientific has combined Hubs’ core application focus of biosensing, diagnostics and monitoring, and Somnus Scientific’s extensive experience in clinical research, anesthesia and critical care medicine.

The collaboration has resulted in the development of customized sedation and anesthesia that are safer for patients and better for the environment than anesthetic gases.

Highly Recommended: Surepulse Medical in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and LightOx in collaboration with Radboud University, The Netherlands.

Start Up Award – Sponsored by MedTech SuperConnector

Winner: Perforation Surgeries.

Drill Surgeries is developing innovative technology to reduce the excessive amounts of radiation used in the 10 million operations a year that use a metal rod to join broken bones. Drill Surgeries has created artificial intelligence to provide precision guidance that allows surgeons to put everything in the right place the first time.

Its technology makes surgeries faster, safer and less invasive, and its working prototype leads to clinical trials in the next 12 months.

Highly Recommended: Heal.Med CIC and Neokare Nutrition Ltd.

Medical technology innovation categories:

The 3D Printing Award – Sponsored by The TCT Group

Winner: Lucid Implants

In order to reconstruct craniomaxillofacial deformities caused by the increase in Covid-induced black fungus cases across India, Lucid Implants has developed custom implants and cutting guides to improve surgical precision, resulting in a 53% decrease in hospital stay, a 73% decrease in OR time, and an 88% decrease in recovery cost.

Highly recommended: Rapid Fluidics and Nexa3D.

Connected Health Award – Sponsored by Lucid Group

Winner: Curable.

The innovative AcuPebble SA100 device is a small, wearable acoustic sensor, which in 2020 became the first medical device to obtain the CE mark for automated diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and has since obtained FDA approval for testing of home sleep apnea in the US

Highly recommended: PocDoc.

Design Award – Sponsored by Medical Plastics News

Winner: Lightpoint Medical.

Lightpoint Medical has developed a miniaturized robotic gamma probe designed to significantly expand the field of minimally invasive radio-guided surgery, filling an urgent medical need to provide real-time intraoperative cancer detection.

Highly Recommended: Sky Medical Technology.

Materials Innovation Award – Sponsored by Barker Brettell

Winner: Birmingham Biotech.

Birmingham Biotech’s BHM Antiviral Nasal Spray is an easy-to-use nasal device that contains Norizite(TM), a proprietary blend of natural ingredients to help delay or prevent viral infection. The gel-like shield covers the nasal cavity, creating a strong protective barrier to physically trap viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, and remove them from the body.

Highly Recommended: Meryl Medical.

Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Medical Plastics News

Winner: Meryl Medical.

Meryl Medical’s antimicrobial fabrics are innovative, fully recyclable yarns and fabrics without microplastic contamination through the innovative use of hydrogen bonding to create strong molecular chains that seal all the microfibers in the filaments.

Highly Recommended: Birmingham Biotech.

Special Recognition Award: Response to COVID-19 – Sponsored by Med-Tech Innovation News

Winner: QuantuMDx Group.

This Q-poc multiplex diagnostic device from QuantuMDx Group offers point-of-need PCR testing within clinical and non-clinical settings, with results in 30 minutes. The SARS-CoV-2 assays were uniquely designed to include three targets for COVID-19 to accurately detect all known strains and are robust against future variants.

Highly recommended: LumiraDx.

Engineering Award – Sponsored by Med-Tech Innovation News

Winner: Adaptatech.

INSIGHT Pro is a high-resolution solution for amputated lower limb socket replication and assessment of pressure distribution within the patient’s socket. With CAD/CAM integration and export capabilities, INSIGHT shortens the number of fit appointments and enables more precise fit.

Highly Recommended – Superior Sensor Technology.

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