News archive 2016

Airedale leading the way with innovation

19 December 2016

A junior doctor from Airedale Hospital has won a regional award for inventing a special training aid. The awards were presented by Medipex and the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) at a special Innovation Showcase event for NHS partners from the Yorkshire & Humber Innovation Champions Network and the North East & North Cumbria Innovation Scout Network. Airedale leading the way with innovation

New report on whole system flow in health and social care

8 December 2016

Improving the flow of patients, service users, information and resources within and between health and social care organisations can have a crucial role to play in coordinating care around the needs of service users, and driving up service quality and productivity. The Health Foundation and AQuA’s new report, The challenge and potential of whole system flow outlines an organising framework and tested methods that local health and social care leaders can use to improve whole system flow. Read the report: http://www.health.org.uk/publication/challenge-and-potential-whole-system-flow New report on whole system flow in health and social care

Medipex NHS Members Conference

2 December 2016

On 1st December 2016, Medipex held an interactive meeting with our NHS members at Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa in Leeds. Representatives from throughout the region and beyond listened to members of the Medipex team speak on a range of topics including innovation strategy, funding opportunities and how to maximise the impact of your Medipex membership. Medipex NHS Members Conference

Manchester company showcases pioneering diagnostic system on world healthcare stage

2 November 2016

A pioneering diagnostic system that is having a significant impact on the changing clinical pathway for cervical cancer will be on display at MEDICA 2016 – the largest healthcare exhibition in the world - by Manchester based Zilico Ltd. Manchester company showcases pioneering diagnostic system on world healthcare stage

Innovation showcase, Celebrating NHS innovators

21 October 2016

Shared learning to develop an embedded innovation culture in the NHS was the order of the day on Thursday 13th October when NHS partners from across the Yorkshire & Humber Innovation Champions Network and the North East & North Cumbria Innovation Scout Network joined forces at a dedicated showcase event. Innovation showcase, Celebrating NHS innovators

Staffordshire women offered more accurate cervical cancer diagnosis

26 September 2016

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust have adopted an innovative cervical cancer diagnostic system called ZedScan™ at the gynaecology departments at both the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital Stafford. Its aim is to offer a more accurate diagnosis for women who are at risk of cervical cancer. Staffordshire women offered more accurate cervical cancer diagnosis

Leading innovators to feature in northern showcase

3 August 2016

Innovations in healthcare products and services developed by NHS employees from across the Yorkshire and Humber and North East and North Cumbria regions are to be showcased at a dedicated event at Thirsk Racecourse on Thursday 13th October 2016. Leading innovators to feature in northern showcase

Major investment secured for Leeds Solution

24 June 2016

Medipex is pleased to announce it has secured a multi-million pound investment to commercialise Leeds Solution, a novel organ preservation fluid developed by a team from Leeds. Organ preservation fluids are used during kidney and liver transplants to maintain the organ in optimal condition from the time of retrieval to the time of transplantation thereby ensuring adequate time for tissue matching and sufficient time to prepare the recipient and surgical team. Major investment secured for Leeds Solution

Pro-Nata takes obstetric forceps design into the 21st Century

22 June 2016

Surgical Dynamics are proud to announce the launch of Pro-Nata, an innovative device that marks a new era in obstetric forceps design. One of the principal design features of Pro-Nata forceps is an inbuilt safety device that monitors and limits the traction force that can be applied by clinicians during an assisted delivery, significantly reducing the risk of trauma to mother and baby. Pro-Nata takes obstetric forceps design into the 21st Century

SBRI Healthcare Competition June 2016

20 June 2016

SBRI Healthcare announced, on the 8th of June 2016, the launch of the latest SBRI Healthcare competition where up to 12 small business could each benefit from £100,000 Phase 1 product development funding. In this latest round, SBRI Healthcare will look to award a total of £1.1 million for healthcare innovations that address challenges in the high need areas of ‘Managing patient flow in acute care’ and ‘Self-care and independence for children with long-term conditions. SBRI Healthcare Competition June 2016

ZedScan™ delivers significant increase in HG CIN detection rates

12 April 2016

A review into the management of more than 800 women referred to an NHS colposcopy clinic who were positive for high risk HPV (hrHPV) has revealed a substantial increase in detection of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG CIN) following the adoption of ZedScan into routine use. ZedScan™ delivers significant increase in HG CIN detection rates

Ambitious plans for Elaros in 2016

8 April 2016

Elaros 24/7 Limited, a provider of innovative digital health solutions for the management and monitoring of people with long-term conditions, has closed its second investment round with £584,000 to take the business forward in 2016. Ambitious plans for Elaros in 2016

South Yorkshire to lead new ‘technology’ drive to modernise care for patients with long term health conditions

25 January 2016

The Sheffield City region was announced, last Friday, as one of seven national ‘Test Bed’ innovation centres to take part in a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. ‘Test Beds’ are new collaborations between the NHS and innovators which aim to harness technology to address some of the most complex issues facing patients and the health service. South Yorkshire to lead new ‘technology’ drive to modernise care for patients with long term health conditions

Training for Digital and Health Industries

22 January 2016

New Technology Institute (NTI) at Leeds Beckett University is working in partnership with Nine Health CIC to offer three introductory courses aimed at businesses working with data informatics in the health and social care sectors. The courses are also relevant to digital and creative SMEs, to those providing clinical technology, and professionals working within the NHS and the health and social care sectors. Training for Digital and Health Industries

Innovation Scout Network - What we have learned

17 January 2016

Dr Fabian Seymour joined Medipex in September 2015 and has taken over day-to-day management of the Innovation Scout Network in collaboration with Philippa Hedley-Takhar from the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN). Fabian is keen to see the Innovation Scout Network develop in the Yorkshire and Humber region and has performed an extensive review of the network via a telephone questionnaire before Christmas. Innovation Scout Network - What we have learned

Five steps to Copyright success!

12 January 2016

Potentially valuable Intellectual Property (IP) is generated on a daily basis; the text you are reading right now was automatically protected by copyright as soon as it was committed to paper (or a digital version of). Have a think about how many things you write down, draw or photograph every day – these are all automatically protected by copyright. In some instances these materials may have much wider application that could offer benefit to others and that could even attract a financial reward or kudos for the creator. Our five-step guide to copyright was designed to help creators of such copyrighted materials get due credit for their creation and control how it is used, modified and shared. Five steps to Copyright success!

ClearSky Medical Diagnostics Tackling Parkinson's Disease

11 January 2016

The core technology is based on unique biologically-inspired computer algorithms developed at the University of York in close collaboration with leading medical centres world-wide. The result is a portfolio of non-invasive devices that provide a safe, quick and objective assessment of patients’ symptoms for a range of neurological conditions including Parkinson’s. ClearSky Medical Diagnostics Tackling Parkinson's Disease

Investment in local SMEs to support Proof of Concept

5 January 2016

Medipex are delighted to be part of the delivery consortium for a new Proof Of Concept (POC) programme that has been organised and funded by the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN). Medipex, along with Medilink and Devices for Dignity, will be delivering specialist consultancy to four successful companies funded under the scheme. The programme is a regional funding competition for SMEs who have a concept that will benefit either a paediatric need or a long term condition. Investment in local SMEs to support Proof of Concept

Medipex - A Recap of 2015

4 January 2016

Medipex in Numbers - NHS Innovation projects portfolio: 157 ideas received, 88 registered projects, 78 active projects, 6 commercial deals. Ennovations website (www.ennovations.co.uk) : 105 products on sale, 202 customers registered with 123 innovative products sold in 2015. Customer base: 25 Trust members, work with 5 universities, relationships with 30 companies Medipex - A Recap of 2015