2020 Med-Tech Innovation finalists

The finalists for the Med-Tech Innovation award categories, taking place as part of the Medilink UK Healthcare Business awards, have been decided by an independent judging panel. The five Med-Tech Innovation award categories will sit alongside the Medilink UK categories at this year’s awards and gala dinner, as a representation of engineering excellence and ingenuity across the medtech sector.

3D Printing Award

Entrants should demonstrate how the use of 3D printing has enhanced or fundamentally improved the design or manufacture of medical devices. This could be as a design development aid, a manufacturing jig or fixture, or the additive manufacture of end-use products.



Axial 3D's surgical model service uses machine learning alogorithms to aid in the conversion of patient scan data to 3d anatomical models resulting in reduced leadtimes.

ExpHand Prosthetics


ExpHand have developed an affordable, expandable, customisable 3D printed prosthetics for children aged 3 to 10, with an adjustable universal socket that can be fitted at home by parents.

FabRx Ltd.


The M3dimaker 3D printer prints solid oral medicine enabling personalised doses of medicine to meet specific health and therapeutic requirements in a single pill.



MedScan 3D offers a 3D printed anatomical surgical model service which uses expert adaption to produce anatomically accurate silicone test simulators for medical devices.

University of Liverpool


A digital electronic imaging system has been developed to enhance the quality control of the EBAM additive manufacturing process to improve the reliability in the manufacture of bespoke orthopaedic implants.

Connected Health Award

Entrants need to have played a part in the design or manufacture of a cutting edge connected medical device. Perhaps entrants supplied miniaturised sensors, or conductive materials, or perhaps they were involved in the production or assembly of specific components. Entrants can also be software providers or digital service providers in this category. 



Ainostics has developed an AI analysis engine which uses multi-modal patient data (scans, patient records, wearable sensors, etc) to perform highly accurate diagnosis and prognosis for early dimentia.



Tight Alright is a connected wearable device for measuring and monitoring sub-bandage pressure during compression therapy, reducing healing times and improving quality of life.

Game Doctor


Game Doctor have developed a healthcare analytics and education platform using mobile gaming to map and predict health behaviours in patients and the public.

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


An online Point of Care Testing (POCT) service for the London Ambulance Service (LAS) enables en-route pathological testing with results available online for the destination hospital - reducing patient treatment time and improving clinical outcomes.

Nemaura Medical Inc.


SugarBEAT is a non-invasive Continuous Glucose Monitor and lifestyle app for diabetes, providing a personalised and progressive behaviour change app to manage and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Design Award

Quite simply, entrants should be able to demonstrate how design principles have been used to create a futuristic solution to meet a clinical need. Entrants can be from a design agency, or in-house team. Describe in detail the challenges and complexities involved in designing the product, plus the material and processing decisions that were made to enable the successful design. 



Safe'n'spray is a smart drug delivery device with a reusable child-resistant locking unit and fingerprint identification, to monitor drug delivery and prevent overdosing.

Oxford VR


A virtual reality therapy platform with a computer generated virtual coach for personalised treatment of mental health conditions. Great success at clinical trial has led to adoption in four NHS trusts.



This patented medical barrier bedding allows the bedding to breathe whilst being 100% barrier to allergens and pathogens, reducing hospital-acquired infections and increasing sustainability in the hospital setting.



M-co is a non-invasive wearable device utilising pulsed cueing and focused vibrotactile stimulation to ease the symptoms of parkinsons.

Engineering Award

Entrants should submit an idea which resulted in a breakthrough or improvement to the manufacture of a specific product or component. For example, if the entrant’s team re-evaluated a part design, or selected a different material to overcome a specific issue, the entrant should describe in detail the benefits of that strategic decision. 

Biovation Orthopaedic Solutions Ltd


An instrument kit used to perform cartilage replacement implant surgery for big toe arthritis has been redesigned to eliminate pre-operative lead-times, reduce manufacturing costs and leadtimes as well as allow for more accurate surgery.

Carclo Technical Plastics


Specialist in-tool process control and monitoring equipment has been introduced to the injection moulding process of a drug delivery device to improve quality control and reduce inspection costs.



Emerson have developed a micro solenoid valve for use in portable oxygen concetrators which is light and compact with a significantly higher flow rate than competitor valves, enhancing the quality of life of the user.

Freudenberg Medical


Helix iMC technology continuously measures the inner geometry of silicone tubes during the extrusion process to improve product quality and productivity aswell as reducing waste and time to market.



The Patient Transfer Scale is a transfer board with an in-built weighing scale to enable immobile and time critical patients to be weighed instantly and accurately to allow for precise administering of drug doses and treatment.

Materials Innovation Award

Entrants to this category should put forward a new and ground breaking medical material, or an example of an application in which material choice was pivotal to the success of the final product. For the latter - how was the decision made? Which other materials were tested before arriving at a workable solution? Who provided the expertise and know-how to help find the perfect material of choice for the application?

3M Medical Materials and Technologies


3M Extended Wear Medical Transfer Adhesives suite is a set of advanced solutions for stick-to-skin wearable devices which offer water resistance, breathability, elasticity and long wear times.



StreamOneR is an ultra-high barrier, hermetically sealable medical packaging solution designed for the number 1 polyester recycling stream providing a higher performing and sustainable alternative to polypropylene medical packaging.



Spyras have developed an affordable, disposable, paper-based wearable device for continuous real-time breathing analysis in hospitals. The device is designed to automatically alert clinicians to early signs of patient deterioration.



Specialist digital materials have been developed to allow the Stratasys Digital Anatomy Platform to replicate human anatomy which has the same biomechanical properties as native bone and tissue for realistic anatomical models.

2020 Medilink UK Awards Finalists 

Collaboration with the NHS Award

For the development of a collaboration with the NHS that has or will have a major impact or benefit to both business performance and patient care.

Spirit Health Group - East Midlands

Creo Medical - MediWales

Abloy UK Ltd - West Midlands

Docobo Ltd - SEHTA

Ortus i-Health Ltd London MedTech

Evergreen Life -  Yorkshire and  Humber

Pando Health -  North West

Cievert -  North East

HCI (Health and Care Innovations LLP)  - South West

Export Achievement Award

For outstanding performance in international trade.

XenoGesis -
East Midlands

CellPath - MediWales

AbBaltis - SEHTA

Sweatcoin - London MedTech

TissueMed - Yorkshire and Humber

Bailey Instruments - NorthWest

Innovation Award

For the development of an innovative technology, design or process that has produced a major improvement in business performance or end-user benefit.

SurePulse Medical
- East Midlands

Magstim MediWales

Interactive Software Ltd -  West Midlands


unhindr -  London MedTech

Sky Medical Technology - North West

PEDAAT (South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS FT) - North East

Vitamica - South West

Outstanding Achievement Award

For an achievement that has had a significant or vital impact on the company.

Sygnature Discovery - East Midlands

CellNass, a CellPath Service MediWales

DHC Innovations Ltd - West Midlands


SmartMed Global Ltd (part of SmartIdeas Group) - London MedTech

Kapitex Healthcare - Yorkshire and Humber

YourGene Health - North West

Somnus Scientific - South West

Start Up Award

For newly established companies (trading for up to 3 years) in the medical and healthcare sector, that show a promising future.

PharmaSeal - East Midlands

CanSense - MediWales

Dignio Ltd - West Midlands

Sentinel Biosensor - SEHTA

Odin Vision - London MedTech

Immersive Reality - Yorkshire and Humber

PelliTec - North West

LightOx - North East

Neuronostics - South West