What we do

Medipex is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the NHS to deliver intellectual property (IP) management and commercialisation services to help improve the delivery of health care by supporting the development of new ideas. We provide a complete service from the ‘light bulb’ moment when an idea is formed right through the development, to trialling and launch of new products and services.


Our experienced staff have project managed the development and commercialisation of over 70 ideas many from every day clinical practice. Some of these innovations have been turned into new healthcare businesses that are now delivering valuable services and products for the NHS to improve patient care.

The Medipex comprehensive service model covers the whole spectrum of development and deployment of innovative technologies (including devices, diagnostics, clinical services and software). We provide services to any NHS organisation and Medipex members receive these at a discounted rate. If you have an idea or require support/advice with an existing project please call our office on 0113 397 0963 and ask to speak to one of our innovation team or email us.

Collaboration is a key factor in innovation. No one organisation, university or individual can rely on its own knowledge alone. The NHS needs the research capabilities of Universities to generate knowledge and new ways of thinking. It also needs to harness the commercial expertise and facilities of industry in order to translate ideas in to new products and services. Industry knows it needs to prove the value of its products in terms of improving the pathway of care and outcomes for patients. NHS organisations will be measured on patient outcomes and universities on their ability to deliver the next generation of innovation. It is therefore in everyone’s interest to develop strong productive partnerships. Medipex has a unique relationship with the NHS, universities and the wider medical technology sector, helping all parties to realise the true potential of their ideas and benefit patients.

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“The support I’ve had from Medipex has been really helpful. They’ve provided a cornerstone for the project to be built around.”

NHS Consultant Obstetrician