Rewarding Innovation at Med-Tech Innovation Expo

The Advancing Healthcare Award (sponsored by Med-Tech Innovation News) made it's debut in 2018. Entries were judged by the content teams behind leading news brands Med-Tech Innovation News, Medical Plastics News, Digital Health Age and European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.

The judges were looking for something unique; a product or service that had, or would, improve the medtech supply chain. The winning entry was seen to address an unmet need in the medtech manufacturing sector and stand out from the crowd as a one-of-a-kind solution.


AND THE WINNER IS ....


Bluefrog Design were announced as the winner of the inaugural Advancing Healthcare Award – an accolade reserved for the most innovative products, services, technology or approaches to manufacturing in healthcare on display at Med-Tech Innovation Expo.
 
Judges rewarded Bluefrog Design 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.
 
“The show’s been great for us because it’s based around innovation and development.” said Jon Samwell of Bluefrog Design.  “As product designers focusing on that area, we’ve really seen the benefit; We’ve picked up work and the footfall has been really nice.”

On winning the Advancing Healthcare Award, Jon continued;  “It was a real surprise! We’re only a small business so to actually get an award for us is great. We’ve picked up awards in the past where we designed the product for a client, so to get some recognition ourselves is great.”



Congratulations to all the Finalists!

FOBA Laser scooped a nomination for their new, patent pending technology – a laser marking product that drastically reduces the need for fixtures. FOBA’s innovation uses a concept based on through-the-lens vision combined with the tiling of images. In less than a second, medical devices dropped under the laser marker, in any orientation or position, are marked accordingly and with accuracy, without the need for fixtures.

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.

 

 


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