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Winners announced for SEHTA Healthcare Business Awards

February 18, 2019

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SEHTA has announced the winners of their 2018 Healthcare Business Awards.  

Winners from the five award categories were all presented with their Awards on Monday 11th February, supported by Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN). 

Dr David Parry, CEO of SEHTA, said:

“Once again our awards have demonstrated the excellence of small health technology companies in the South East. This year was once again very competitive; it’s a primary aim of SEHTA to help such companies’ access public and private sector markets with their innovative products and services.”

Rob Berry, Head of Innovation at the KSS AHSN, said: 

“KSS AHSN has a key role to help companies navigate the healthcare maze, so we’re delighted to continue to support the SEHTA Healthcare Business Awards. The awards help to recognise and reward great innovative work taking place across the region and we congratulate all the winners and finalists on their success.”

The winners were:

Export Award: Bedfont Scientific for their achievements in exporting their breath analysis products, which are now available in over 82 countries across the world thanks to their network of appointed distributors. Their aim is to continue innovating and improving health worldwide.

Innovation Award: MatOrtho for their achievements for their innovative development of their pioneering hip replacement products, especially their all-ceramic ReCerf® Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty.

Partnership with the NHS Award: AliveCor for their partnership with the NHS with the AHSN Network. AliveCor was also involved with the Test Bed programme, with a successful outcome working with Care City to develop a new care pathway for fast tracking patients detected with Atrial Fibrillation.

Start-Up Award: Interactive Me for their award-winning bespoke tablet-based platform and Occupational Therapy service, which is deployed into dementia- focused care homes.

Investment Award, a new category this year: DynamX Medical (formerly BeamLine Diagnostics). The company aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness of cancer screening. In total they have received investment of £2.4m from a successful pre-series A raise and significant grant awards.

Outstanding Achievement Award: Ingenica Solutions for their continual success and accomplishments in developing their advanced IT solutions in the areas of procurement, supply chain, inventory management, track and trace to patient, and the healthcare back-office. They have been instrumental in reshaping the NHS supply chain and procurement landscape, delivering successful projects and bringing significant benefits across the NHS.

The winners of the awards have been entered into the national MedilinkUK Awards taking place on 15 May at the Birmingham NEC, which is part of the 2019 Med-Tech Innovation Expo.

by Editor