2022 Medilink Award Winners

The Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards 2022 celebrated the very best contributions to the life sciences industry over the past year.

Winner:

Spirit Health Group Ltd


Highly Commended:

Synopsis ( Part of Intouch with health) 


and 


Neuronostics

Winner:

Tutum Medical


Highly Commended:

CaptureStroke


and 


Liesiant Delta Wellbeing


Award Sponsored by 


Winner:

PowerBreathe


Highly Commended:

GBUK


and 


Highforce Research



Winner:

Earswitch Ltd


Highly Commended:

Residual Barrier Technology Ltd


and 


YourGene Health




Winner:

Somnus, scentific limited


Highly Commended:

LightOx in collaboration with Radbound University, Netherlands


and 


Surepulse medical in collaboration with 'The university of Nottingham'





Winner:

Drill Surgeries


Highly Commended:

Heal.Med CIC


and 


Neokare Nutrition Ltd


Award Sponsored by





Winner: 

Paxman Coolers


Highly Commended: 

Docobo 


 and 


Speechtools


Award Sponsored by
 

2021 Medilink Award Winners

Winner:

LUNAC Therapeutics

LUNAC Therapeutics are developing a first-in-class, next generation oral anticoagulant for the treatment and prevention of life-threatening thrombotic events, without the bleeding risk associated with current anticoagulants.


HIGHLY COMMENDED:

  FluoretiQ

FluoretiQ is a multi-award winning, Bristol based MedTech start-up, founded in 2017. FluoretiQ have developed NANOPLEX™- a rapid diagnostic platform that identifies bacterial pathogens in 15 minutes. This is a ground breaking technology that enables clinicians to confidently use antibiotics at the very start of patient treatment. KnitRegen KnitRegen is a wearable MedTech company, creating the next generation smart garments and technology for neurological recovery. Their patent-pending smart textiles deliver state-of-the-art muscle stimulation, providing long-term input to neural pathways, influencing recovery of movement.

WINNER:

EthOss Regeneration

Founded in 2013, EthOss Regeneration Ltd has progressed from market entry to one of the fastest growing dental businesses in Europe, with an international presence across 45 countries worldwide. The business’s success has been led by a truly cutting-edge product called EthOss® – a synthetic biomaterial used in dental implant surgery to encourage new bone growth. The product’s creation signified a shift in the dental bone grafting market – a sector that has remained static for decades.


HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Vernacare

Vernacare are a global supplier of innovative healthcare solutions, who create quality products that help to improve the lives of patients, residents and healthcare professionals whilst reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. As pioneers of safe and hygienic care, Vernacare continue to innovate and collaborate in the areas of single-use toileting systems, personal hygiene, cleaning, surgical solutions, harm reduction and vaccine solutions; continually pushing the standard of care forward.


The Binding Site

Binding Site provides specialist diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide. They are dedicated to improving patient lives and delivering innovative medical solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders, through education, collaboration and innovation.

WINNER:

Dignio

Dignio connects patients and healthcare professionals through a digital platform that disrupts the traditional way of delivering health services and opens up new possibilities for a more sustainable solution. The award-winning solution, offered in the UK since 2017, enables safe and cost-effective care, whilst at the same time liberating clinicians from routine tasks. The trusted blend of methodology and technology empowers each clinician to look after large numbers of individuals, and provides the individuals cared for with a sense of safety, sources of trusted information and support at their fingertips.


HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Mastercall Healthcare

Mastercall is an award-winning innovative Social Enterprise organisation, providing a range of patient-focused ‘out of hospital’ healthcare services across the North West of England.


CardMedic

CardMedic is an innovative and multi-award-winning app-based Software as a Service platform that improves communication between healthcare staff and patients across any barrier–including foreign language, deafness, blindness, cognitive impairment, or PPE.

WINNER:

Abingdon Health

Abingdon Health is a leading UK-based lateral flow contract development and manufacturing group. It manufactures innovative testing solutions across a range of industries and areas, such as clinical testing, animal health, and infectious diseases, including COVID-19. The Company is a fully integrated lateral flow business and can offer “an idea through to automated manufacturing” solution for its customers.


HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Neuronostics

Neuronostics is a fast-growing med-tech company, passionate about using research to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. They are developing a novel and potentially revolutionary seizure susceptibility assessment technology called #BioEP.


Feet Etc Consultancy

Feet Etc Consultancy developed a design and manufacturing process that simplifies the foot orthodotic process. Their online solution interfaces directly with the customer/patient and connects subjective interviews into a design and manufacturing total solution. The manufacturing solution also standardises the manual processes allowing for mass production.

WINNER:

Blue Tree Group

After witnessing the face mask shortage of 2020, Bluetree Group, a Yorkshire-based print specialist, stepped up to help our NHS by founding Bluetree Medical – the UK’s first manufacturer of much-needed Type IIR masks.


HIGHLY COMMENDED:

SureScreen Diagnostics

Family firm SureScreen Diagnostics has been at the heart of innovation – creating unique alcohol testing devices for ambulances, urine tests for GPs surgeries and now accurate tests for Covid-19. Their rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 were the first European ones to pass the validation in the laboratory by Public Health England and have been exported to 53 countries and dependencies. So far 30 million have been produced for the UK government.


West Midlands PPE Collective

The West Midlands PPE Collective came together during the COVID-19 pandemic and co-ordinated the Midlands’ response to national PPE requirements and shortages. Companies involved in this included Airguard Filters, Arrow Medical, Contechs Medical, Wearwell, Hospital Direct (HDI Group) in partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)/Birmingham Hospitals Alliance (BHA).