The finest of the UK’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology sector have been honoured at the 2013 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards.
The Medilink UK Awards, this year held at the NHS Healthcare Innovation Expo, at the ExCel Centre, London, is an annual event that celebrates cutting edge technologies, outstanding business achievements and international successes across the UK’s Life Sciences sector.
Winners from five categories – Start-up, Innovation, Partnership with the NHS, Export Achievement and Outstanding Achievement – were honoured at the prestigious event.
Hosted by celebrated international broadcast journalist Edie Lush, guests recognised the achievements of the award winners and networked with some of the leading professionals from the Life Sciences sector, UK government, research institutes and overseas organisations.
Tony Davis, Medilink UK’s Chairman, said: “Set against the backdrop of innovation and wealth creation, driven by the Department of Health’s (DH) Innovation, Health and Wealth strategy, NHS Expo was a great opportunity to celebrate the excellence of the UK’s Life Sciences sector through the Medilink UK Awards.
“I would like to extend a massive congratulations to all of our winners. Their success is further proof that our sector is in excellent health and gives us great encouragement for the years ahead.”
The nominees for the awards were derived from the regional awards which were selected by Medilink’s network across the UK.
Winner of the Start-up Award, supported by NSF-DBA Medical Devices, was East Yorkshire-based Savantini Ltd, for its research, design and retailing of products to help men and women improve pelvic floor problems, bladder-weakness and other health related issues.
Edinburgh-based DySIS Medical Ltd won this year’s Innovation Award, supported by the HealthTech and Medicines KTN. DySIS Medical won the award for its development of ground-breaking technology for the evaluation of epithelial based cancers using dynamic spectral imaging.
The Export Achievement Award, supported by The Engine Room, was awarded to Llanelli-based Chromogenex Technologies Ltd. The company secured the award for its outstanding record in selling its range of laser and light-based products for the medical and cosmetic market to more than 50 countries worldwide.
The Partnership with the NHS Award, supported by Array Media, was awarded to Truro-based myClinicalOutcomes. The web-based clinical data collection and reporting platform, developed by clinicians, allows patients with orthopaedic conditions to monitor their progress remotely and long-term using clinically validated assessments.
Deltex Medical, based in Chichester, won this year’s coveted Medilink UK Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Eversheds. Deltex Medical designs, manufactures and markets its CardioQ-ODM Oesophageal Doppler Monitor, a device that provides a solution to fluid management in surgery and intensive care.
Recommended by NICE in 2011 for use in over 800,000 NHS operations, it was cited within DH’s Innovation, Health and Wealth as one of the six high impact innovations to be adopted by the NHS in 2013/14.
This year the awards were supported by the NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative, the organisation that drives forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people with debilitating conditions preserve their dignity and independence.