2022 Med-Tech Award Winners
3D Printing Award 2022
ABCD reconstructive solutions
Entrant: LUCID Implants
In order to reconstruct cranio maxillofacial deformities caused by the Covid-induced surge of black fungus cases across India, Lucid Implants have developed custom implants and cutting guides to improved surgical accuracy, resulting in a 53% decrease in-hospital stay, a 73% decrease in OT time, and an 88% decrease in recovery cost.
Microfluidic chips for in vitro diagnostics
Entrant: Rapid Fluidics
Microfluidics are a fast-growing enabler of in vitro diagnostics. Rapid Fluidics have employed3d printing to print fully sealed complex microfluidic chips for use in industrial R&Dat a fraction of the time and cost assumed by industry today.
The SKOP Stethoscope, designed by We Med, is the first 3D printed cardiopulmonary auscultation medical device intended for both healthcare professionals and the general public for the purpose of inexpensive remote diagnostics.
Connected Health Award 2022
This ground breaking deviceis a tiny wearable acoustic sensor, which in 2020 became the first medical device to obtain the CE mark for the automated diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea, and has since gained FDA clearance for home sleep apnoea testing in the USA.
Poc Doc - at home personal diagnostics
Entrant: Poc Doc
Using a combination of lateral flow technology and digital imagery processing, this innovative development allows anyone with a smartphone to give themselves a blood test for a range of major diseases and get results, a health assessment and guidance all within minutes.
Design Award 2022
SENSEI® miniature gamma probe
Entrant: Lightpoint Medical
Lightpoint Medical have developed a miniaturized robotic gamma probe designed to significantly widen the field of minimally-invasiveradio-guided surgery, meeting an urgent medical need to provide real-time, intra-operative cancer detection.
The geko™ device -blood flow stimulation
Entrant: Sky Medical Technology
This daily disposable device gently stimulates the common peroneal nerve activating the calf and foot muscle pumps, resulting in increased venous arterial and microcirculatory blood flow, equal to 60 percent of walking without a patient having to move.
Engineering Award 2022
INSIGHT Pro smart fitting solution for prosthesis
Entrant: Adapttech INSIGHT
Pro is a high-resolution solution for lower limb amputee socket replication and pressure distribution evaluation within the patient socket. WithCAD/CAM export & integration abilities, INSIGHT shortens the number fitting appointments and enables a more accurate fit.
Dual sensor for PAP devices
Entrant: Superior Sensor Technology
The CP201 is the only highly integrated dual pressure sensor solution for Positive Airway Pressure devices. Used for many applications including sleep apnoea, this solution eliminates the need for a second physical sensor in the PAP device, improving the product design, time to market, and system costs.
Materials Innovation Award 2022
BHM® Anti-Viral Nasal Spray
Entrant: Birmingham Biotech
This easy-to-use nasal device contains Norizite(TM), a patented blend of natural ingredients to help slow or prevent viral infection. The gel-like protection coats the nasal cavity, creating a strong, protective barrier to physically trap viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, and remove them from the body.
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 medical textiles
Entrant: Meryl Medical
A range of medical fabrics has been developed using HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 - a combination of vesicle and silver technologies for antiviral and antibacterial effect, resulting in an antimicrobial fabric which is highly-effective at preventing the spread of viruses.
Sustainability Award 2022
Fully recyclable medical fabrics
Entrant: Meryl Medical
Meryl Medical’s antimicrobial fabrics are fully recyclable innovative yarns and fabrics with zero microplastic pollution through the innovative use of hydrogen bonding to create strong molecular chains that seal all microfibres into the filaments.
COVID-19 Sealing Tube Test
Entrant: Birmingham Biotech
BHM’s innovative new lateral flow test kit produces 75% less plastic waste than traditional lateral flow kits. By combining sampling and testing into one tube and removing the need for a cassette the BHM tests contains only 2.5g of plastic
Special RecognitionAward–Response to Covid-19
Q-POC -point of care diagnostic platform
Entrant: QuantuMDx Group
This multiplex diagnostic device offers PCR testing at the point of need within clinical and non-clinical settings, with results within 30 minutes.The SARS-CoV-2 assays have been uniquely designed to include three targets for COVID-19 to accurately detect all known strains and is robust against future variants.
LumiraDx -Point of Care testing platform
This point of care platform using microfluidic immunofluorescence technology to receive lab comparable patient results within 12 minutes. The platform consists of a small, lightweight, portable instrument with advanced low-cost test strips and seamless digital connectivity.
2020 Med-Tech Innovation Award Winners
Congratulations to all winners and highly commended for the Med-Tech Innovation Awards.
3d printing award 2020
Impressed the judges with their affordable, expandable, customisable 3D printed prosthetics for children aged 3 to 10.
Their M3dimaker 3D printer prints solid oral medicine enabling personalised doses of medicine to meet specific health and therapeutic requirements in a single pill.
Connected Health Award
Chosen for their pioneering work in developing an AI analysis engine which uses multi-modal patient data to perform highly accurate diagnosis and prognosis for early dementia.
The London Ambulance Service
Their NHS Trust’s online Point of Care Testing (POCT) service enables en-route pathological testing with results available online for the destination hospital.
Charco Neurotech (formerly The Moment)
Judges were impressed with the M-co - a non-invasive wearable device utilising pulsed cueing and focused vibrotactile stimulation to ease the symptoms of parkinsons.
Their virtual reality therapy platform with a computer-generated virtual coach for personalised treatment of mental health conditions has been adopted in four NHS Trusts.
Biovation Orthopaedic Solutions Ltd
Chosen for their instrument kit used to perform cartilage replacement implant surgery for big toe arthritis. The kit was re-engineered to eliminate pre-operative lead-times, reduce manufacturing costs and lead-times as well as allow for more accurate surgery.
Patient Transfer Scale is a transfer board with an in-built weighing scale to enable immobile and time critical patients to be weighed instantly to allow for administering of drug doses and treatment.
Materials Innovation Awards
Impressed the judges with their 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.