Med-Tech Innovation finalists revealed

FINALISTS have been revealed for the five Med-Tech Innovation awards, taking place as part of the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 15, hosted by author and comedian Adam Kay.

The shortlisted finalists are as follows:

Connected Health

Arete Medical Technologies (Respicorder for monitoring respiratory condition)

Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives) (Aseptika’s Activ8rlives platform called Asthma+me for children with moderate-to-severe asthmas)

Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited (N-Tidal technology platform for measuring the TBCO2 waveform)

Sensium (wearable, wireless system for monitoring signs of patients outside of high acuity areas)

Sentinel Biosensor (medical grade, re-useable, wearable vital signs monitor, which claims to measure more vital signs in a single device than any other)


BlueThink UK Ltd (battery technology which aims to improve the experience of everyone involved in product life-cycle)

Computational Life (testing software which integrates several components of the human body in a tightly integrated manner)

Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (Sim Lab, which allows companies to design products that synergise with the existing clinical infrastructure)

Owen Mumford Ltd (Unifine Pentips Plus (UPP), a single-use disposable needle for use with re-useable or disposable injection pens)

Sheffield Hallam University (wireless non-invasive respiratory sound recording device, to overcome the challenges in the screening and diagnosis of inducible laryngeal obstruction in paediatric patients)

Sutrue Ltd (range of devices with ‘spring-plate’ design which helps drive a needle 360°)

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ES Precision Ltd (CO2 laser perforating process which contributes to a more comfortable experience for amputees with artificial limbs)

LightOx Ltd (device capable of delivering light at a wavelength, for a set period of time, with a set intensity)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems Division UK (compact thermoforming packaging machine that breaks the rules of conventional packaging lines and reduces the footprint of a medical packaging line)

Industry 4.0 

Connect 2 Cleanrooms (intelligent cleanroom solution, designed for a medical device manufacturing contract that is due to run until 2032)

MasterControl (Manufacturing Excellence solution for medical devices and pharmaceuticals that eliminates the paper-based management of device history records, recipe management, batch records, travellers and other manufacturing information processes, and provides greater automation, visibility and traceability throughout the production lifecycle)

Trend Technologies and Sumitomo Demag (all-electric injection moulding machines, supplied to Trend Technologies’ recently opened third ISO Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom in Mullingar, Ireland)

Materials Innovation

MP+H Packaging (coating that protects medical products from cross-contamination throughout the supply chain)

Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies Inc (growing and green processing technologies for the production of hypoallergenic and sustainable biolatex, biorubber and inulin to solve latex allergy and satisfy growing rubber demand in a sustainable way)

Shapeways (PA11, which is derived from castor oil and is now being made available to customers as part of the firm’s expansion in to the orthosis and prosthesis market)