THE Med-Tech Innovation Awards 2020 finalists have been announced.
Part of the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards, the shortlists have been unveiled for five categories.
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on April 1st at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, hosted by medically-qualified comedian Paul Sinha.
The nominees are as follows:
3D PRINTING AWARD
Axial 3D – Axial 3D’s surgical model service uses machine learning algorithms to aid in the conversion of patient scan data to 3D anatomical models.
ExpHand Prosthetics – ExpHand has developed customisable 3D printed prosthetics for children with adjustable universal sockets that can be fitted at home by parents.
FabRx Ltd – The M3dimaker 3D printer prints solid oral medicine, enabling personalised doses of medicine to meet specific health and therapeutic requirements in a single pill.
MedScan 3D – MedScan 3D offers a 3D printed anatomical surgical model service, which uses adaption to produce anatomically accurate silicone test simulators for medical devices.
University of Liverpool – A digital electronic imaging system has been developed to enhance the quality control of the EBAM additive manufacturing process, to improve the reliability in the manufacture of bespoke orthopaedic implants.
CONNECTED HEALTH AWARD
Ainostics Ltd – Ainostics has developed an AI analysis engine which uses multi-modal patient data to perform diagnosis and prognosis for early dementia.
FeelTect – Tight Alright is a connected wearable device for measuring and monitoring sub-bandage pressure during compression therapy.
Game Doctor – Game Doctor has developed a healthcare analytics and education platform using mobile gaming, to map and predict health behaviours in patients and the public.
The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust – An online Point of Care Testing service for the London Ambulance Service enables en-route pathological testing with results available online for the destination hospital.
Nemaura Medical Inc – SugarBEAT is a non-invasive continuous glucose monitor and lifestyle app for diabetes, providing a personalised behaviour change app.
Nemera – Safe’n’spray is a smart drug delivery device, with a reusable child-resistant locking unit and fingerprint identifier.
Oxford VR – A virtual reality therapy platform with a computer-generated virtual coach for personalised treatment of phobias and mental health.
SleepAngel – This patented medical barrier bedding allows the bedding to breathe whilst being a 100% barrier to allergens and pathogens.
TheMoment – M-co is a non-invasive wearable device utilising pulsed cueing and focused vibrotactile stimulation to ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Biovation Orthopaedic Solutions – An instrument kit used to perform cartilage replacement implant surgery, for big toe arthritis, has been redesigned to eliminate pre-operative lead-times, reduce costs and lead times as well as allow for more accurate surgery.
Carclo Technical Plastics – Specialist in-tool process control and monitoring equipment has been introduced to the injection moulding process of a drug delivery device to improve quality control and reduce inspection costs.
Emerson – Emerson has developed a micro solenoid valve for use in portable oxygen concentrators, which is light and compact with a higher flow rate than competitor valves.
Freudenberg Medical – Helix iMC technology continuously measures the inner geometry of silicone tubes during the extrusion process, to improve product quality and productivity.
Marsden – The Patient Transfer Scale is a transfer board with an in-built weighing scale to enable immobile and time-critical patients to be weighed instantly and accurately.
MATERIALS INNOVATION AWARD
3M Medical Materials and Technologies – The 3M Extended Wear Medical Transfer Adhesives suite is a set of solutions for stick-to-skin wearable devices which offer water resistance, breathability, elasticity and long wear times.
Paxxus – StreamOneR is an ultra-high barrier, hermetically sealable medical packaging solution designed for the polyester recycling stream.
Spyras – Spyras has developed a disposable, paper-based wearable device for continuous real-time breathing analysis in hospitals.
Stratasys – Specialist digital materials have been developed to allow the Stratasys Digital Anatomy Platform to replicate human anatomy which has the same biomechanical properties as native bone and tissue for realistic anatomical models.