BioBarica manufactures chambers for the treatment of hyperbaric oxygenation. The firm, based in Buenos Aires, has been shortlisted for their Revitalair 430 hyperbaric chamber which they say is flexible and portable, and also doesn’t carry the explosive and safety hazards associated with high pressure chambers.
Bluefrog Design were shortlisted for their innovative approach to treating paraesthesia – a complicated skin condition with no known cause. Using 3D laser scanning and 3D printing, the team was able to create a vest which was light and comfortable to wear, and which has greatly improved quality of life for the patient.
Boddingtons Plastics were nominated for commitment shown to the medical device sector with the opening of their £4.6m injection moulding manufacturing facility. The group says that the rewards from this investment have steadily accrued – both for the company and the industry. The group has since been nominated by GE Healthcare as Supplier of the Year while developing and manufacturing new applications with some of the major brands in the sector.