Industry Insiders Celebrate in Style at the Medilink UK Awards 2017
On the evening of 26th April 2017, leading names from all areas of the UK medical technology industry gathered to celebrate the exceptional successes of their teams and peers at the Medilink UK Awards and Gala Dinner. Hosted by comedian, radio DJ and actor Justin Moorhouse, the awards evening was held in the impressive Premier Lounge at the Ricoh Arena.
After a drinks reception sponsored by Eventum Partners, industry leaders celebrated the outstanding business achievements, international successes and innovative breakthroughs made across the life sciences and healthcare technology sectors in the past year.
The evening was held in partnership with the Med-Tech Innovation Expo - the UK and Ireland's leading showcase for medical technology and innovation. Award winners and runners-up announced on the night were:
Start-up Award - sponsored by CMS Law
Winner: Oxford Heartbeat, from London, whose technology makes cardiovascular surgeries more accurate and safe by helping clinicians to accurately plan and rehearse stent placements inside blood vessels.
Runners-up: Creavo Medical Technologies from Coventry, which develops innovative diagnostics technology for acute medical settings, and JimJam Healthcare Ltd from Gateshead, a platform that provides online access to physiotherapists via video.
Export Achievement Award - sponsored by Med-Tech Innovation
Winner: Sheffield Precision Medical Ltd from Sheffield, which provides orthopaedic instrumentation solutions.
Runners-up: Datalink Electronics Ltd from Loughborough which is a leading accredited contract electronic product design and manufacturing company, and Vernacare from Bolton whose single-use ‘Vernacare System’ of hygienic patient toileting is used across healthcare facilities globally.
Collaboration with the NHS Award - sponsored by Medical Engineers
Winner: Sky Medical Technology Ltd from Cheshire, which manufactures the geko™ device, clinically proven to increase blood circulation for DVT prevention, the reduction of oedema and the promotion of wound healing.
Runners-up: Rocialle from South Wales which is a leading supplier of procedure packs and surgical instruments for hospitals and distributors, and Idox(formerly 6PM Group) from Burton on Trent which develops leading edge solutions to improve patient experience and keep the health service sustainable.
Innovation Award - sponsored by HGF Ltd
Winner: Lightpoint Medical Ltd, from Chesham, which is a medical device company dedicated to improving health outcomes for cancer patients through image-guided surgery.
Runners-up: Neem Biotech from Abertillery which creates healthcare solutions from natural products, and Chemviron Cloth Division from Sunderland which is a world-leading manufacturer of 100% activated carbon cloth for use in a number of medical applications.
Outstanding Achievement Award - sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Winner: Tissuemed Ltd from Leeds, whose unique surgical sealant, TissuePatch, is used to enhance surgical tissue closure, helping avoid complications and improve patient outcomes.
Runners-up: Crawford Healthcare from Cheshire which is the UK’s fastest-growing advanced wound care business, and QuantuMDx from Newcastle which is dedicated to improving global healthcare through the development of transformative diagnostic tools and technologies.
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MedTech Innovation Expo was a fascinating event that gave us new insight and inspiration into the challenges we face and, more importantly, into the solutions to solve those challenges. We’ve already marked the event on our calendar for next year and we can’t wait to see what progress has been made… and perhaps, more importantly, what progress we can aid with our Aether Engine technology!
It was great to speak at this excellent event, very well attended by the NHS and Industry, well organised and plenty of opportunities for networking. Looking forward to coming again next year!
We’ve managed to get a lot of interest of people... It’s a lot bigger than what we expected, and we’ve managed to find unexpected partnerships with companies we didn’t even know existed. We were here last year but we weren’t exhibiting, and we were impressed with the quality and quantity of exhibitors, so we thought it was worth it this year.