Kevin Auton, Ph.D., is the Managing Director and Founder of Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives). Kevin has developed self-monitoring using connected devices and services under the Activ8rlives brand, launching a range of consumer-facing, ‘cross-over’ medical devices in the UK, sales of which are increasing year-on-year. Kevin is passionate about healthcare and supporting others to learn how to self-manage their long-term conditions after developing a process for his own family.
In 2000, Kevin founded NextGen Sciences which was listed on AiM in 2005 at a valuation of £20 million,and Cellexus Biosystems which was listed on Plus Markets but had to go into administration at the start of the financial crash when investment suddenly dried-up, despite achieving all goals and milestones and initiated sales in the USA, UK, EU and Australia.
Learning from this experience, Kevin has built Aseptika with the support of the team drawn to the company’s ethos, in a slow, boot-strapped business model, generating early revenues, building an outward-facing and customer-focused attitude and de-risking technology development with grants and early revenues –and not adopting a biotech-burn model of the company’s comparators/competitors.
Kevin is the inventor of 9 granted patents, including ‘Biomarkers for Respiratory Disease’ now granted around the world and ‘Respiratory Exercise Tolerance Index –BuddyWOTCH’ both of which he has assigned to the company. Kevin spends a lot of his time writing grant applications, loves running the Active+ classes teaching self-care using Activ8rlives and gets a buzz from leading commercialisation activities to exploit the company’s technologies and converting this into products.
Med-Tech gives us the opportunity to show and discuss the types of services that Boddingtons Plastics can offer to our customers. We've seen really good footfall and had several new leads for new devices. The show has been a great success for us and in fact we've booked for next year already.
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.