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National award for scalp cooling technology

February 7, 2019

PAXMAN, a leading manufacturer of pioneering scalp cooling technology, has picked up two major awards at the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards held in London.

Huddersfield based PAXMAN was the biggest winner on the night as they received the Manufacturer of the Year award – a title awarded to the most outstanding company amongst all the category winners. This was alongside winning awards in two separate categories, coming runner up in the Innovation award sponsored by HVM Catapult and winning the Business Growth and Strategy category, sponsored by RSM.

The UK scalp cooling expert have designed and manufactured pioneering technology used to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss.  Hair loss is consistently ranked as one of the most feared and a common side effects of chemotherapy treatment and often people will refuse it because they do not want to lose their hair. 

PAXMAN’s innovative technology, which is used in over 95% of UK hospitals in and in 32 countries across the globe, also received recognition in the Innovation Award. Judges were impressed with different business models that PAXMAN employed for different international markets, according to local contexts and highly regulated environment. 

The judging panel said “This innovation displayed huge impact in terms of social and health benefits. It was multi-dimensional from finance, product development and service delivery. It clearly shows the benefits that innovation has upon business growth.”

Winners were selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and was up against tough competition from a range of dynamic businesses, small and large, from across the UK.

Richard Paxman, CEO at PAXMAN, said: 

“To be recognised as a leading manufacturer across the UK is fantastic. I’m thrilled with all of the awards as everyone within the business has contributed. To be able to provide our product across the globe really pleases me as I know what we do makes a huge difference to people in particularly tough times. We’re all delighted to have won.”

Stephen Phipson, CEO at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation commented:

“Paxman are a fantastic organisation.  I must commend Glenn, Richard and their team as they have been able to turn a personal tragedy into a positive solution and are now able to help thousands of people worldwide.”   

The PAXMAN Scalp Cooling System works by reducing the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees immediately before, during and after the administration of chemotherapy.

Made from lightweight silicone, the scalp cooling cap is soft and flexible – providing a snug, yet comfortable cap during treatment. Moulding to all head shapes and sizes, liquid coolant passes through the cap extracting heat from the patient’s scalp, ensuring it remains at an even, constant temperature to minimise hair loss.  

Used all over the world, it is available in two models, the single model provides cooling for one patient and is suitable for a small chemotherapy suite or private bed, whilst the double model provides cooling for one or two patients simultaneously with each cap working independently. 

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by Editor