SEHTA has announced the winners of its 2019 MedTech Business Awards. Winners from the five award categories were all presented with their Awards on Thursday 6th February, which was supported by Hill Dickinson, a leading international healthcare law firm, and the Start-up Award sponsor Endomag, a medical device manufacturer. Dr Eric Mayes, CEO, Endomag was the Guest Speaker.
Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA said:
“Once again our awards have demonstrated the excellence of small health technology companies in the South East, London and for the 1st time Cambridge, East Anglia & Essex regions. This year was especially competitive and we are delighted to have our Start-Up companies encouraged by a special award sponsored by Endomag.”
For 2019, both the SEHTA and London regional awards were merged into one evening.
Winners for the SEHTA region were:
Export Award went to AbBaltis for their achievements in exporting to Asia and overcoming the challenges involved for their blood diagnostic testing devices.
Partnership with the NHS Award went to Docobo for their partnership with London Borough of Bexley to provide remote monitoring with their doc@HOME solution in a Care Home in Bexley, which was experiencing higher numbers of GP and 999 call outs.
Start-Up was awarded to Sentinel Biosensor for their design and manufacturer of medical grade, wearable, autonomous, vital signs monitors that continually look for signs of deterioration every 60 seconds in patients both in hospitals and at home in order that treatment can be given earlier to improve outcomes and prevent emergency readmissions.
BIOS won the Outstanding Achievement Award, alongside winning Investment of the Year and Innovation categories. BIOS are developing a full stack neural interface platform, optimised to decode and encode signals from the brain to the body to treat chronic health conditions. BIOS is positioned to be the platform for a new generation of AI treatments, helping chronic disease sufferers improve their quality of life.
And for the London region, the winners were:
Export Award went to Sweatcoin for their achievements in export sales for their healthcare App, translation of their App into new languages, and development of marketing expertise across new markets.
Partnership with the NHS Award went to Ortus-iHealth for their partnership with the Barts NHS Trust to facilitate pilot virtual clinics to help meet outpatient demand in the UK’s largest NHS trust.
Start-Up was awarded to Odin Vision as a leading start-up in a new era of Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy. They are developing technology that can help doctors improve cancer detection rates. The Odin system acts like a second pair of eyes during the endoscopic procedure. It analyses the endoscopic video in real time, highlighting cancerous regions of tissue to the doctor and supports the doctor to make a diagnosis. Odin is a UCL spin-out, it has featured on the BBC and Reuters, is a Beauhurst top UK AI start up and has won grants from Innovate UK, European Space Agency, Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering.
Innovation Achievement was awarded to unhindr for their early-stage adaptive robotics company, which develops wearable devices by combining Artificial Intelligence with Soft Robotics in a unique, award-winning and innovative way. unhindr’s patent-pending platform technology develops various wearable devices for both medical and non-medical applications. The company has been selected as one of the 15 most innovative start-ups in Europe in 2019 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology of European Union and awarded significant funding in partnership with GE Healthcare, Cap Digital and Imperial College London.
Investment of the Year was awarded to Echopoint Medical for their achievements in receiving equity investment from UCL Technology Fund and Parkwalk Advisors as well significant InnovateUK grants to develop their iKOr platform.
Outstanding Achievement went to SmartMed Global. The “smartmed” digital health platform has been developed to provide a holistic care for patients while at the same time ensuring clinicians are fully supportive and provide remote care. In 2019, SmartMed Global managed to secure substantial overseas investment which secures the future of the company.
The winners of the SEHTA awards have been entered into the national Medilink UK Awards taking place on 1st April at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which is part of the 2020 Med-Tech Innovation Expo.
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