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14 Dec 2022

MEDICA 2022 Resounding Success for HealthTech Innovators Looking to Strengthen Trade Ties

MEDICA 2022 - the world's leading medical trade fair - has once again proven its prominence as the top-drawer trade event for UK life science innovators who are export-ready and looking to grow.

This year the Department for International Trade (DIT) joined forces with DIT Scotland, DIT Ireland, Welsh Government and UK Trade Associations, including the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), GAMBICA and Medilink, to help increase the visibility of UK companies at the four-day exhibition.

A joint DIT & ABHI UK Pavilion stand provided a unique opportunity for innovators to join UK Government in showcasing the strengths of UK HealthTech and innovation on the international stage. UK exhibitors were also able to meet with DIT experts to promote their business and access bespoke 1-2-1 advice to help explore their global potential.

In total 268 meetings took place, with attendees commending the quality of support to help them raise their profile and make valuable contacts. Nine UK companies also joined the DIT delegation, and held over 55 meetings with non-UK companies that have so far resulted in 17 new international business leads.

The portfolio of innovations presented by UK companies ranged from a sustainable, non-invasive device for continuous blood glucose monitoring, a ground-breaking technology to revolutionise the neuromotor disease diagnostic and monitoring pathways, and a range of pioneering diagnostics, devices and digital health technologies for key areas such as critical care, orthopaedics, clinical training, and surgery.

Exhibitor Edward Sheppard, Product Marketing Manager, Innovia Medical said: “We met with many of our distributors and plenty of potential new customers, strengthening relationships and developing new ones. Utilising the space provided by the ABHI was pivotal to a successful MEDICA. We look forward to exhibiting with the team again next year!”

 

The Department for International Trade, and its MedTech and genomics specialist, Dr Neil Ebenezer, also took to the stage to present on a number of important topics, including the Potential Future UK MedTech Regulatory Framework, the UK MedTech Landscape and changes to IP since the end of the Brexit transition period.

Dr Neil Ebenezer said: “I was delighted to be at MEDICA this year and to present to attendees. The show once again proved its significance and value in facilitating meetings with global partners, providing a platform to demonstrate the UK’s strengths across the sector, and helping UK companies drive forward their international ambitions.”

DIT’s Director for Science and Technology, Aphrodite Spanou said: “It is our mission to give UK exporters all the necessary tools, support and opportunities to succeed in their export journey. Medica presented a major opportunity to showcase UK MedTech market leaders and pioneering start-ups’ latest products, technologies and services to key buyers from across the world.”

New to 2022 was the UK Presentation Theatre, delivered in partnership with law firm Sidley Austin LLP and Welsh Government. The dedicated area, which ran throughout the entire show, played host to a series of interactive demonstrations and presentations across all four days, drawing sizeable crowds and offering companies greater opportunities to showcase their products and attract new global investment.

Over 81,000 visitors from various sectors of the global healthcare industry came to Düsseldorf, Germany, to attend MEDICA 2022 and COMPAMED 2022 from 14 - 17 November 2022, which included over 5,000 exhibitors from 70 nations.

This year’s event saw a significant increase in bookings on the part of the exhibiting companies alongside a marked increase in the number of trade visitors, showcasing the show’s continuing international appeal – and underpinning its position as the biggest innovation hotspot in the healthcare sector.

Given the disruption to international travel in recent years, the show once again proved its significance and value in facilitating meetings with global partners, including potential buyers and investors – many of which have resulted in new international business leads and sales.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations

The event returns to Düsseldorf, Germany, on 13-16 November 2023. For more information, visit: https://www.medica-tradefair.com/

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17 Nov 2022

UK at Day MEDICA day 4 – UK Presentation Theatre activity programme

New to 2022, the UK Pavilion has launched the ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences at MEDICA 2022.

Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show.

As well as showcasing the latest cutting-edge healthcare innovations from the UK, there will also be a series of presentations from DIT Commercial officers throughout the week covering all matters international trade and regulatory access.

Here’s a summary of all the action coming up on Day 4:

·         Led by The Department for International Trade: DIT Scotland market overview with Case Study (11:00am – 11:20am)

An overview of Scotland's strengths in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, led by DIT market experts. Scotland is recognised as one of the largest, most accessible and collaborative life science clusters in Europe.

·         High Frequency Plastic Welding and OEM product design services (1:10pm – 1:55pm)

Join Jane Collyer, Production Director of Speed Plastics. Speed Plastics specialise in high frequency welding of flexible plastics such as PVC, polyurethane film, polyester and polyurethane-coated textiles. As well as manufacturing their own range of products, the company also offer a range of bespoke engineering solutions, exporting to Europe, Australia and the US.

Catch all the activity on the ‘UK Presentation Theatre’ on the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion in Hall 16, stand J48.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations.

 

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16 Nov 2022

MEDICA Day 3 – UK Presentation Theatre activity programme

New to 2022, the UK Pavilion has launched the ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences at MEDICA 2022.

Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show.

As well as showcasing the latest cutting-edge healthcare innovations from the UK, there will also be a series of presentations from DIT Commercial officers throughout the week covering all matters international trade and regulatory access.

Here’s a summary of all the action coming up on Day 3:

·       Entering new markets: regulatory, reimbursement and intellectual property considerations for healthcare technologies in the UK, EU and US (09:00am – 09:45am)

This presentation will be led by Michael Ryan, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (Washington, D.C.); Deniz Tschammler, Partner, and Jana Grieb, Counsel, McDermott Will & Emery (Munich); Chuck Larsen, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery (Boston); and Gary Howes, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, London. McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm servicing a wide range of industries including healthcare and life sciences.

·       UK Market Access accelerator programme – Propel Bootcamp in Leeds, UK (10:15am – 10:35am)

This presentation will highlight the Propel Bootcamp programme can support international companies to accelerate their progress in UK and the NHS. Leeds City Region is a great entry point of international HealthTech SMEs and has a thriving and collaborative ecosystem ready to support. Y&H AHSN are keen to engage with new territories to further discuss this programme and to understand the appetite in your region. Led by Neil Ebenezer, Genomics and MedTech specialist, DIT, and Neil Toner, Programme Manager – International, Y&H AHSN.

·       Introducing Eakin Surgical (10:40am – 11:00am)

Join Rob Drain, Senior International Sales Executive at Eakin Surgical. Rob has worked in international sales for many years, primarily within the Middle East and Switzerland working in the diagnostic and scientific fields. This presentation will provide an introduction to Eakin Surgical, a UK manufacturer of high-quality single use fine surgical suctions.

·       Control without Complexity (11:05am – 11:25am)

How you can get all the control you need when delivering CPAP or High Flow Oxygen Therapy; without any of the complexity? Learn how Armstrong Medical's AquaVENT® FD140i dual therapy flow driver can benefit your hospital ward. This presentation will be led by Armstrong Medical’s Senior Business Development Executive, Stephen Moore, and Johanna Walker, Head of International Sales.

·       Everyone Has a Seat at the Table (11:30am – 11:50am)

Led by Terry Meredith, Business Development Director of RWG Mobile. This presentation will provide an overview of the RWG iCare Health Platform as a Service (HPaaS) and show how the iCare platform can be used to enable connected care communities to facilitate the delivery of Remote Patient Management (RPM) services.

·       How Clinical Seating Can Assist with Early Mobilisation and Rehabilitation of the Critically ill Patient (11:55am – 12:15pm)

How safe and efficient transfers of critical care patients can be carried out using innovative techniques, taking highly dependent patients from supine to a fully seated, clinically optimised position. Join Paul Kelly, Global Head of Sales & Marketing of Seating Matters, a leading UK manufacturer of therapeutic seating.

·       Solving the challenge of achieving global adoption of infection free biopsies for suspected prostate cancer (12:20pm – 12:40pm)

How to reduce high risks of infection, reduction in local anaesthetic, save money and waiting lists. Led by JEB Technologies’ Professor Vincent Gnanapragasam. UK manufacturer JEB Technologies is a specialist product development company for the medical device industry and have developed CamPROBE, a novel devicedesigned to facilitate the taking of prostate biopsies.

·       Led by The Department for International Trade: China Market briefing session with case study on successful company export to market (1:10pm – 1:55pm)

An overview of exporting to China, led by Dr Du Jiansheng, Specialist, DIT.

·       Transforming oral food challenges for Pharmaceutical grade (2:15pm – 2:35pm)

Food allergy (FA) prevalence and hospitalisations are rising, especially in young children. A coming wave of new treatments promises to revolutionise FA, stimulating strong demand for partner diagnostics and driving the FA diagnostics market. Join Martin Wickham, Chief Commercial Officer of Reacta Healthcare. The company aims to improve the quality of life for severe food allergy sufferers globally through accurate diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring.

·       2000 years of TENS in 20 minutes: Head, shoulders, knees & toes (2:40pm – 3:00pm)

This presentation will explore the future of electrotherapy, and how rapid innovation is driving change in the way we use and understand electrotherapy. Led by Connor Coleman, Export Sales Manager – Europe of TensCare, Europe's largest distributor of TENS machines worldwide.

·       Frontier: Pioneering simplicity for 55 years (3:05pm – 3:25pm)

An overview of Frontier's activity, global strategy and product porfolio with main features and benefits for the patient for each product group. Led by Gianfranco Ceccarelli, Export Manager, Frontier Medical Group. Frontier is a manufacturer and supplier of pressure area care solutions to healthcare providers in the UK and worldwide.

·       Innovia Medical – Elevating Care. Improving Outcomes (3:50pm – 4:10pm)

Innovia Medical supplies medical devices to over 70 different nations worldwide. They work internationally with healthcare organisations and medical device distributors and have established a reputation for using the highest quality materials and rigorous inspection protocols. Led by Neil Mercer, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Innovia Medical.

·       Presentation by Covision Medical (4:15pm – 4:35pm)

Covision are a progressive orthopaedic company specialising in design, manufacture, and marketing of implants for joint reconstruction, spinal implants and fracture fixation devices. Based in the UK, they work closely with clinicians to bring affordable products to the market with the highest quality standards.

·       Key Considerations When Choosing an Electrode Partner (4:40pm – 5:00pm)

Led by Steve Rumley, Commercial Sales Director, Intelesens. For more than 20 years, Intelesens have been manufacturing and developing electrodes for the medical device industry.

Catch all the activity on the ‘UK Presentation Theatre’ on the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion in Hall 16, stand J48.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations.

 

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15 Nov 2022

MEDICA Day 2 – UK Presentation Theatre activity programme

New to 2022, the UK Pavilion has launched the ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences at MEDICA 2022.

Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show.

As well as showcasing the latest cutting-edge healthcare innovations from the UK, there will also be a series of presentations from DIT Commercial officers throughout the week covering all matters international trade and regulatory access.

Here’s what’s coming up on Day 2:

·       UK MedTech Landscape - Breakfast briefing sponsored by DIT Scotland (08:30am – 09:30am)

Showcasing a glimpse into the UK’s capabilities and opportunities across the MedTech sector. This session will be led by DIT’s Dr Neil Ebenezer, MedTech and Genomics Specialist.

·       Ensuring IP, Trademark and Design Rights Protection, Post-Brexit (09:30am – 09:45am)

How to protect IP and a company’s trademark and design rights have changed since the end of the Brexit transition period. Join DIT’s Dr Neil Ebenezer, MedTech and Genomics Specialist to explore these changes and what they mean for the MedTech sector.

·       The Self-Diagnostics Pandemic: Bringing certainty to an overnight category (10:40am – 11:00am)

Explore the future of self-diagnostics with 2San Global. 2San is a global supplier of innovative infection control technologies, diagnostic testing kits, medical grade PPE, and fully certified medical consumables to governments, healthcare entities and large corporate clients across retail, big pharma.

·       Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) Innovator Accelerator Programme (11:05am – 11:25am)

Support and advise for international healthcare technology innovators, streamlining their route to the UK healthcare sector market. Explore how HIC can work with suppliers to develop an outstanding value proposition and USP aligned to the needs of the UK market, and how they will be supported through the various regulatory, procurement and clinical safety frameworks to achieve a successful real0world implementation of their technologies in the UK healthcare market. Led by Dr Hadleigh Stollar, Chief Executive, HIC.

·       GlucoRx BioXensor: Non-Invasive Blood Glucose monitoring using RF and Multi- Sensors (11:30am – 12:15pm)

The presentation will highlight the developmental journey of the non-invasive GlucoRx sensor, by the Cardiff University team and Wellcome Trust. The technology provides a sustainable, non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitor for generating accurate, real-time glucose measurements. This session will be led by Dr Sam Hefford, Research Associate, Centre for High-Frequency Engineering, Cardiff University.

·       How can the HealthTech industry can become a pioneer when it comes to sustainability? (12:20pm – 12:45pm)

Join Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO & Founder, Trimedika. The company has developed TRITEMP™, a zero consumable device designed to positively impact and better manage infection across healthcare globally.

·       Presentation by ClearSky Medical Diagnostics (1:10pm – 1:55pm)

ClearSky Medical Diagnostics specialises in medical devices for the diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and a range of other neurodegenerative conditions.

·       Is Rubber Band Ligation Still the Best Choice? (2:15pm – 2:35pm)

Rubber Band Ligation has been around since the early 1960's. It proved over the years to be the most successful, non-operative, method of treating 1st-3rd degree haemorrhoids. Since then, other treatments have been introduced and existing methods have been improved upon. Including Sclerotherapy, Laser, Cryosurgery, IR & RF Coagulation. So, is Rubber Band Ligation still the best choice? Join Michael McMullan, General Manager, Haemoband Surgical.

·       Macular Pigment Screening using the MPS II (2:40pm – 3:00pm)

MPS II instrument is a unique, non-invasive instrument for accurately and consistently measuring macular pigment in the retina. Low levels of macular pigment have been associated with the development of macular degeneration, a debilitating and leading cause of blindness. Join David Smith, Director, IDE - Ultrasound Technologies.

·       What can or can’t be done when interacting with Healthcare Professionals? (3:05pm – 3:25pm)

This presentation will be led by Maria Manley, Partner at a multinational law firm Sidley Austin. Maria leads Sidley’s Life Sciences team in London and is a distinguished thought leader and adviser on EU and UK regulatory law.

·       Tackling the Neglected Disease in our Midst: Improving the diagnosis of UTIs (3:50pm – 4:10pm)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections globally, affecting more than 40% of women and causing over 5,000 deaths a year in the UK alone. Llusern Scientific have developed a UTI test which is easy to use, quick and accurate. Led by Dr Emma Hayhurst, CEO, Llusern Scientific, this presentation will highlight the issue of UTIs and outline the potential benefits that an accurate point of care test for UTIs would have - for patients and healthcare providers.

·       The future of sleep diagnostics (4:15pm – 4:35pm)

Led by Dr Gwilym Davies, CEO of Stowood, leaders of the UK sleep diagnostics. Dr Davies had a background in sleep diagnostics, with a DPhil in bioengineering from The University of Oxford, UK. He has been the CEO of Stowood since 2014.

·       The Benefits of Custom-made 3D Printed Medical Devices (4:40pm – 5:00pm)

How custom-made implants and instruments are designed and how they are manufactured as 3D printed devices. Led by Joe Perriman, Sales Manager at SurgiNovi, a medical technology company specialised in bone and joint surgeries.

·       Drinks Reception on the ABHI UK Pavilion: Presentation Area (5:30pm – 6:30pm)

 Catch all the activity on the ‘UK Presentation Theatre’ on the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion in Hall 16, stand J48.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations.

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13 Nov 2022

Day 1 – UK Presentation Theatre activity programme (Hall 16, stand J48.)

New to 2022, the UK Pavilion has launched the ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences at MEDICA 2022.

Organised by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the Department for International Trade (DIT), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show.

As well as showcasing the latest cutting-edge healthcare innovations from the UK, there will also be a series of presentations from DIT Commercial officers throughout the week covering all matters international trade and regulatory access.

Here’s what’s coming up on Day 1:

·       Led by The Department for International Trade: A Presentation by eg Technology (10:40am – 11:00am)

eg Technology, a UK-based product design, engineering & development specialist, works with businesses to transform technology ideas into successful products, to create the next generation of medical devices.

·       Improving Training & Reducing Morbidity Using Medical Simulation (11:05am – 11:25am)

An interactive demonstration of the importance of Medical Simulation, in an emergency scenario, such as an impacted fetal head. The session will be led by Adam,Rouilly’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Tariq Shahab. Adam,Rouilly is a UK company specialising in the supply and manufacture of Clinical Skills Simulators, Anatomical Models and Anatomical Charts to hospitals, universities, medical schools and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.

·       Surgitrac Instruments products and services (11:30am – 11:50am)

Surgitrac Instruments manufactures specialist surgical instruments for Ophthalmology. This overview is of particular interest to both surgical instrument distributors and procedure pack companies that are sourcing surgical instruments manufactured to international standards. Led by Max Rogers, Sales & Marketing Manager, Surgitrac Instruments.

·       Led by The Department for International Trade: Presentation by Blüm Health (11:55am – 12:15am)

Founded by clinicians and engineers, Blüm Health is a consultancy dedicated to breaking down barriers to Digital Health through NHS-ready software design, development, and regulatory guidance

·       Led by The Department of International Trade: Potential Future UK Medtech Regulatory Framework (1:10pm – 1:55pm)

This session will be led by DIT’s Dr Neil Ebenezer, MedTech and Genomics Specialist, and will explore how medical devices will be regulated across the UK in the future.

·       The Future of Digital Point of Care Urinalysis (2:40pm – 3:00pm)

Exploring methods used for point of care urinalysis and the benefits of new technologies. Led by David Caldwell, Chief Commercial Officer of Clinical Design Technologies, part of a new breed of diagnostic companies focused on accurate digital point of care testing. Urine Testing System™, the company's first product provides consistently accurate point of care results from the world's first closed urine test.

·       The NeuroMotor Pen (3:50pm – 4:10pm)

Led by Dr Rugter Zietsma, CEO, Manus Neurodynamica, the company that created the NeuroMotor Pen™ (NMP). A chance to explore how this innovative technology is transforming the neuromotor disease diagnostic and monitoring pathways. Recently granted "Breakthrough device" status by the FDA for differentiating between Parkinsonian (PD) and non-Parkinsonian tremors.

·       Introducing the alphaBET endotoxin testing system (4:15pm – 4:35pm)

Led by Dr Jenna Bowen, Senior Executive Officer, Cotton Motton Diagnostics. A Pharmacist by training, Jenna co-founded Cotton Mouton Diagnostics (CMD) to exploit a novel magneto-optical sensing platform that she and colleagues at Cardiff and Exeter Universities had developed. CMD’s first product, the alphaBET® system, offers a robust and sensitive solution for endotoxin testing in the pharmaceutical industry. Jenna has been recognised several times as a ‘rising star’ within the business world and was named one of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation.

Catch all the activity on the ‘UK Presentation Theatre’ on the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion in Hall 16, stand J48.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations.

 

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11 Nov 2022

Stowood launches Visi-Download 2 sleep analysis software at MEDICA 2022

Stowood, a specialist diagnostic company specialising in sleep disorders will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 to showcase their sleep recorder products and launch their new software, Visi-Download 2.

This exciting development is the newest development of the ‘gold standard’ Visi-Download software. It is designed for the analysis and reporting of sleep studies, overnight oximetry studies and overnight capnography studies. It works best with Stowood’s own limited-channel ambulatory sleep polygraphy recorders, the Black Shadow, Black Flash Plus and the Black Flash.

Visi-Download 2 can download, analyse and report from more than 26 different sleep recorders including the latest Stowood, Masimo and Radiometer devices. It has user friendly features such as automatic and manual analysis, export of patient lists, screenshot tools, fully customisable analysis, commenting, and reports. 6 minute walk tests and analysis of Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests are also built in.

These features allow a wide range of sleep related diagnostic tests to be performed by the clinician on one platform, leading to reduced training overheads, IT and support challenges, and ultimately better patient satisfaction.

Dr Gwilym Davies, CEO of Stowood said: “We are excited to be showcasing our new products at Medica 2022. Visit our pod stand in Hall 16 - Stand H48, and come to watch our presentation at 16:15 - 16:35 (CET) on Tuesday 15th November at the UK Presentation Theatre, in Hall 16 - Stand No. J48

Stowood is a tight-knit team dedicated to the better diagnosis of sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea (apnea), periodic limb movement disorders, parasomnias, and other sleep related issues. Within the Stowood portfolio, Stowood develops and manufacture a portfolio of hardware, software, accessories and consumables designed with both the clinical user and the patient in mind, to deliver high quality care. We are absolutely focused on our key product category of sleep diagnostics.

This year we are celebrating 30 years in business and 30 years since the launch and sale of our first products. We distribute our products in more than twenty countries around the world and are looking for more distributors to benefit from for our hardware and software. We value the opportunity to work closely with leading clinicians and industry partners to develop new products and techniques, striving to improve patient outcomes and push the limits of what is possible.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 - 17th November 2022 in Düsseldorf and throughout the show, Stowood will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 Stand H38.

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09 Nov 2022

Pioneering pressure mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2022

A UK company, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be at MEDICA 2022 to showcase their full range of
pioneering mattress solutions.
 
Over the last few years, Rober has invested heavily in R&D to develop a complete range of pressure ulcer mattresses that cater for a variety of needs including patients that are immobile, bariatric or have existing pressure injuries.

Developed in conjunction with clinicians, the mattresses feature clinically proven technology that prevents pressure injuries from developing. They also have
therapeutic properties that promote the healing of established ulcers.

The mattresses are fully automatic, and patients nursed upon them require less frequent manual repositioning, thus relieving the pressure on busy nursing staff.
They can be used in everyday nursing environments, as well as acute care facilities.

Mike Hutson, Chief Executive of Rober, said: “Designed and manufactured in the UK, Rober’s mattresses, overlays and cushions have been developed to replicate
the body’s natural movements by responding to a patient’s weight, spontaneous movement pattern and body position. They provide enhanced comfort and complete
pressure elimination at regular intervals.”

Pressure ulcers are a rising problem around the world and in the UK alone, they affect over 700,000 people a year and add an additional £4,000 per ulcer onto each
person’s care bill. They are also linked to prolonged hospitalisation, pain, social isolation and in worst cases, death.

MEDICA 2022 is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2016 and throughout the show, Rober will be located in in hall 16, stand 52

For more information, visit www.roberlimited.com.

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09 Nov 2022

High Frequency Plastic Welding services for Healthcare Industry showcased at MEDICA 2022

Speed Plastics, a specialist in high frequency welding, will once again be at MEDICA 2022 to showcase the range of engineering and OEM services they offer healthcare companies.

The engineering company – which has been established for over 25 years – offers bespoke services in high frequency welding and are specialists in fusing materials together through the application of radio frequency.

High Frequency or Radio Frequency welding is the process of fusing materials together by applying radio frequency energy to the joined area. Using this method can result in a welding as strong as the original materials.

With the company’s state-of-the art welding equipment and in-house expertise, they manufacture a number of products for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. These include pressure ulcer mattresses, respirator hoods and isolators, suits and sleeves.

As well as manufacturing their own range of pioneering products, Speed Plastics also offer customers bespoke engineering solutions. They can provide a complete design and development service from concept idea through to the finished commercial product.

Attending MEDICA on the UK Pavilion, Speed Plastics is a proud partner to a number of UK healthcare companies, working as an extension to their in-house capabilities.

The company is experienced in a wide range of manufacturing techniques, including ultrasonic welding, CNC machine cutting, tool making, sewing, silk-screen printers and a roller press to deliver a wide range of services to their customers.

Their broad expertise delivers flexibility and responsiveness to customers’ needs, ensuring lead times are short and products are made to the highest quality.

Operations Director, Jane Collyer, said: “Manufacturing for the healthcare industry is a key market for us and MEDICA is a great platform to showcase the bespoke engineering solutions we have to offer.

“We believe anyone can make a product, but what sets us aside from our competitors is that we truly understand our customers’ needs. Within the healthcare arena, many of our pioneering products have made a significant contribution to the quality of life for patients. We are very excited to be back at MEDICA to showcase our services and speak to existing and potential customers.”

MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Speed Plastics will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 stand H52

 For more information, visit https://www.speedplastics.co.uk/

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09 Nov 2022

2San launches range of self-diagnostic tests in the UK


2San has today announced that it has expanded into the Self Diagnostics market – as it launches a range of home testing kits at the global trade fair Medica.

Suppliers of affordable, accessible, sustainable and high-quality products to the global healthcare market, 2San believes in ‘Better Care; Better Life’ for people and for the planet.

The pandemic changed many things about the way we live our lives. How we work, how we shop, and how (and where) we exercise. But very importantly, it also changed the way we test for illness.

New research from 2San reveals that 86% of people surveyed used lateral flow tests during the pandemic, with 87% saying using them gave them reassurance of their health status. 

Mark Hewlett, Global CEO at 2San said; “We design innovative healthcare products and solutions that support communities and enable them to thrive. We empower people everywhere to own their own health and make informed decisions to live better, healthier lives. Launching this new range of
self-test kits today is another step on our journey to fulfil this vision."

When asked how concerned they are about their health, via an Ipsos Mori survey of 1000 adults conducted for 2San, 46% of people in the UK said they now worry more about their health than they did pre-pandemic, with over two-thirds (67%) expressing concern that the NHS would not be able to
provide them with timely health care if required. 

With the NHS under extensive pressure, and patients often unable to get a same-day appointment – 79% of people in the UK are interested in the option of using self-diagnostic testing to reduce the need to visit their GP for some health conditions. 

2San’s range of self-diagnostic tests will be available in the UK. Further products will be added to the range in early 2023.

The 2San Self Diagnostic tests currently available are:

Ferritin Rapid Test
Iron deficiency anaemia screening
The Ferritin Rapid Test is for the qualitative or semi-quantitative detection of human ferritin in
human serum or plasma and whole blood as an aid in iron deficiency anaemia diagnosis.
Time to result - 10 minutes

Vitamin D Rapid Test
Easy screening for deficiency
The Vitamin D Rapid Test is for the semi-quantitative detection of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D)
in human fingerstick whole blood at a cut-off concentration of 30 ± 4ng/mL. This assay provides a
preliminary diagnostic test result and can be used to screening for Vitamin D deficiency.
Time to result - 10 minutes

hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test
For early and easy screening
The hCG Pregnancy Rapid Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection
of human chorionic gonadotropin in urine to aid in the early detection of pregnancy.
Time to result – 3 minutes

UTI Rapid Test
For easy infection detection
The Urinary Tract Infections Test comprises firm plastic strips onto which several separate reagent
areas are affixed. The test is for the qualitative detection of the following analytes in urine: Blood,
Protein, Nitrite and Leukocytes.
Time to result – 2 minutes

Sperm Concentrate
For easy and early screening
The Sperm Concentration Rapid Test is biochemical assay for in vitro qualitative estimation of sperm
concentration in human semen as an auxiliary aid in clinical diagnosis of the infertility and/or
pregnancy planning by evaluation of sperm concentration above or below the required
concentration for successful pregnancy.
Time to result – 5 minutes

Stomach Ulcer (H. pylori) Test
For easy infection detection
The H. pylori Antigen Rapid Test (Faeces) is for the qualitative detection of H. pylori antigens in
human faeces. This is an in vitro diagnostic test.
Time to result – 10 minutes

Vaginal pH Balance (Vaginal Swab) Test
For easy infection detection
The Vaginal pH Rapid Test is a rapid dry chemical method panel test for the semi-quantitative
detection of pH in female vaginal swab specimens to aid in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.
Time to result – Immediate

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) Test
For easy hormone detection
The TSH Rapid Test is a chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of TSH in human
whole blood. The test provides a preliminary diagnostic test result and can be used to screen for
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Time to result – 10 minutes

For more information about 2San Self Diagnostic tests visit https://2san.com/self-diagnostics

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06 Nov 2022

TriMedika Showcase Medical Grade Non-Contact Thermometer at MEDICA 2022

TriMedika – an innovative medical technology manufacturer providing clinical devices for hospitals worldwide – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at 2 (14 – 17 November 2022) to showcase TRITEMP, a non-contact leader in Temperature Measurement.

This year the company will also be presenting at the exhibition on the key topic of sustainability in the HealthTech sector.

Founded in 2016, TriMedika manufactures  accurate clinical devices for hospitals worldwide. Inspired by first-hand experience of the challenges of healthcare and applying fresh thinking to solve simple but critical everyday issues, the company’s vision is to improve patient care globally with technology that safeguards patients and carers. 

The company’s flagship product TRITEMP™, a medically graded professional non-contact thermometer – CE marked and manufactured in Europe – is a precision engineered tool designed to positively impact patient care and control infection across healthcare globally. Whilst there was a clear need for the product before the pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis has further highlighted the infection risks associated with contact.

Today, TriMedika supplies to hospitals in 21 countries through its distribution partners. The company is already active in its plans to enter the US market.

The company continues to grow from strength-to-strength, with an invitation to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister as part of the London Innovation Showcase. TriMedika was shortlisted for Disruptor of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021. CEO Dr Roisin Molloy was shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Awards.

CEO Dr Roisin Molloy said “There have been very few developments within the thermometry industry for many years. So, we set about designing a non-contact infrared thermometer, accurate and robust enough to stand up to use in busy hospital wards. The benefits in terms of infection control and improved patient comfort are significant.”

 TRITEMP™ is the thermometer of choice for hospitals, many of which are now mandating non-contact for all clinical wards to advance their infection control strategies, reduce costs, introduce process efficiency gains and improve patient outcomes from the outset.

 Over 1,000 hospitals globally, including specialist units such as neonatal wards and ICU’s, have switched to TRITEMP™. By introducing TRITEMP™ hospitals can confidently gain many benefits across staffing, workflows and costs.

During the exhibition Dr Roisin Molloy will be discussing the topic of ‘How can the HealthTech industry can become a pioneer when it comes to sustainability?’ As sustainability in healthcare leads the agenda, the presentation discussion points will cover a number of key areas, including:

·         Non- waste generating devices

·         The importance of collaboration with robust and quality manufacturers

·         Cost sustainability Vs Consumable model

·         Plastic Consumables & Infection Control

 Dr Molloy’s presentation will take place on the ' UK Presentation Theatre’ located on the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion’ in hall 16 Stand J42.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, TriMedika will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 stand H48.

For more information, visit https://www.trimedika.com. 

Follow TriMedika on Twitter @TriMedika_Ltd for the latest updates. You can also find them on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/trimedika-limited, and on Facebook @TriMedikaLimited.

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03 Nov 2022

Surtex Instruments Infinex Micro Instruments

We are pleased to introduce our Infinex premium microsurgery instruments available exclusively at Surtex Instruments. Manufactured using the finest materials & precision craftsmanship these instruments feature a premium ONYX coating which prevents glare and increases durability.

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02 Nov 2022

All eyes on Medica for ophthalmic surgical instruments manufacturer Surgitrac®

Leading manufacturer Surgitrac Instruments attends Medica for the fourth time.

Surgitrac® Instruments’ CE / UKCA marked ophthalmic range is ethically manufactured and complies with international standards.  It offers sterile single-use or reusable instruments. Its bulk non-sterile product is ideal for procedure pack companies, requiring private label product.

Its surgical instruments are quality guaranteed and are independently tested for bioburden, metallic composition and corrosion.

Visit Surgitrac Instruments in the ABHI UK Pavilion location K42. Surgitrac will deliver a short presentation on its products and services at 11:30 AM Monday 14 November in the UK Pavilion.

Products can be purchased throughout Europe through our distributor network.

Surgitrac’s ISO accredited manufacturing facility is located in China, and its administrative centre is based in the UK. View its ophthalmic range, certification and more at www.surgictrac.com
 
Surgitrac Instruments is a privately owned manufacturer company specialising in micro surgical instruments for all ophthalmic procedures.  Contact Surgitrac Instruments on +44 (0) 161 776 7626 or info@surgitrac.com

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31 Oct 2022

State-of-the-art repair solutions supporting greater healthcare sustainability showcased at MEDICA 2022

Surgical Holdings – an award-winning British manufacturer and repairer of medical devices – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 to showcase how hospitals can manage and care for their surgical instruments in a sustainable and cost-effective way.

Global steel waste remains a huge problem in healthcare. Currently, most surgical instruments – made of surgical grade stainless steel – end up in landfill and remain there, causing detrimental impacts to the environment. Research shows that it requires 50% less energy to refurbish a surgical instrument than to replace it[JE1] .

As part of its drive to help the hospitals worldwide cut their carbon footprint, Surgical Holdings have introduced an expert Smart Repair service covering a range of surgical instruments, including rigid endoscopes and orthopaedic power tools. Using the latest optical technology, the company repairs scopes back to the manufacturer’s specification, with all parts having full traceability, and compliance with regulations. The company also manufactures complicated fibre bundles for endoscopes in-house, using high quality German fibre optic material and stainless-steel tubing.

As well as showcasing their state-of-art surgical device repair solutions at this year’s Medica, the UK manufacturer will also be displaying their range of sterile-packed Kirschner Wires. In the UK and around Europe, hospitals are now also opting to buy their Kirschner wires (K-wires) sterile packed, with a view to boosting hygiene and patient safety.  

Dan Coole, Managing Director of Surgical Holdings: “With a worldwide sustainability agenda growing, we have seen growing demand from various parts of the world for repairs to expensive devices such as Power Tools and Rigid Endoscopes. We’re delighted to be joining the ABHI at this year’s MEDICA Trade Fair to showcase how we can help hospitals worldwide achieve greater sustainability and deliver better patient care. Medical waste is a huge burden to the environment, and we are proud to offer an environmentally friendly, cost saving alternative. We look forward to meeting new distributors and partners to demonstrate how our solutions can support hospitals worldwide.”

The Circular Economy faces a growing interest around the globe – and the significant environment footprint of healthcare continues to present a pressing issue. According to the non-profit organisation Health Care Without Harm, if healthcare were a country, it would be the fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases on the planet.

However, it’s recognised that the majority of discarded surgical instruments and stainless-steel medical waste contain valuable materials that can be reused. Studies show that repairing surgical instruments rather than replacing them can help hospitals reduce environmental and financial cost. 

To help customers streamline the repair process, Surgical Holdings have introduced SURGIFIX – an online surgical instrument repair portal which allows the repair process to be managed remotely. Originally designed for use by UK hospitals, the system has been adapted to be a valuable business tool for its export partners in Europe and beyond.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Surgical Holdings will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand J48, where they will be demonstrating their ground-breaking repair service and SURGIFIX platform.

For more information, visit: https://www.surgicalholdings.co.uk/.

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31 Oct 2022

Innovative gas sampling lines and single-use laryngoscopes launched to European market at MEDICA 2022

PROACT Medical – a UK-based company specialising in the manufacture and supply of Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Airway Medical products – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 (14 – 17 November 2022) to launch their innovative new range of gas sampling lines along with their new line of single-use laryngoscopes designed to improve patient care.

The company will be using the platform to launch their new PRO-BreatheTM MS MicroStream® Compatible and Luer Lock Compatible Range of Gas/EtCO2 sampling lines to the European market. The innovative new gas lines allow sampling of expired gas for carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring when connected to a side-stream EtCO2 measuring instrument. The PRO-Breathe gas lines also offer optional delivery of supplemental oxygen whilst monitoring the patient’s EtCO2 plus some unique new patented designs and formats to make clinicians’ lives easier.

After a very successful launch in the UK, PROACT Medical will also be joining the ABHI to launch their new MetalMax+ Combi® 50 Single Patient Use range of all-in-one laryngoscopes to the EU market. The battery pre-fitted, permanently attached blade and handle laryngoscopes are used to illuminate the oropharynx and trachea to assist with endotracheal intubation or allow examination of the oral cavity. The New Combi 50 features a soft grip handle, stainless steel blade, LED illumination, built-in alkaline battery which offers no touch 3 second removal and can be fully tested many times in its packaging prior to use.  For clinicians, the device offers superb clinical function, ease of use, amazing reliability and economy whilst also guaranteeing the elimination of cross-infection.

Neil Manners, Company Director, said: “Our experienced team work closely with clinicians and medical professionals to ensure our medical products exceed the needs of the clinician and patients and standards across the globe. We are excited to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA trade fair to mark the EU launch of our exciting range of innovative gas sampling lines and COMBI 50 single-use laryngoscopes. We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand Number 16H48 and to showing you premium new products and technology at truly affordable prices.”
 
PROACT supply worldwide with a sister company – PROACT Medical SAS – with Warehousing and Support Office in France, to supply the EU Market. All PROACT products are CE marked and the company operates a Quality Management System certified to meet the criteria of the latest ISO 13485:2016.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Proact Medical will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand H48.

For more information, visit https://www.proactmedical.co.uk.


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31 Oct 2022

PolyNovo Showcases Revolutionary NovoSorb® BTM Synthetic Wound Matrix Technology at MEDICA 2022

PolyNovo UK Ltd – a UK medical devices company specialising in the development of surgical solutions using the patented polymer technology NovoSorb® – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 (14 – 17 November 2021) to showcase their cutting-edge NovoSorb BTM (Biodegradable Temporising Matrix) technology.

The patented NovoSorb® polymer technology was developed to fulfil the need for a synthetic biodegradable product that could be safely used in medical devices. NovoSorb polymers have advantageous properties such as biocompatibility and design flexibility. These properties underpin novel medical devices designed to support tissue repair, before they biodegrade in situ into biocompatible by-products via established pathways. NovoSorb BTM (Biodegradable Temporizing Matrix) is the first product commercialised by PolyNovo.

Today NovoSorb BTM is available for use in many countries throughout the world. The device was granted CE mark approval for sale throughout UK/Ireland and the European Union at the end of 2019.

The company is now looking forward to expanding its footprint across the Europe and we will be launching a new smaller size of the device, which is indicated for diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers, at this year’s MEDICA.

PolyNovo’s CEO, Swami Raote, said: “We are delighted to be joining the ABHI at this year’s MEDICA to showcase our pioneering BTM technology, designed to help surgeons treat traumatic wounds. Given that BTM is comprised of synthetic material it does not contain any food for bacteria and has shown to be robust and retain product integrity in the presence of infection. We look forward to connecting with new partners and distributors at this year’s show to extend its benefits to more patients across Europe and worldwide. Our vision is always to support improved patient care using the power of our disruptive NovoSorb technology in the treatment of complex wounds.”

When trauma to the skin occurs, large portions of the surface of the skin (epidermis) and its deeper layers (dermis) are destroyed.

BTM is used to treat complex wounds and burns where there has been a significant loss of tissue. It was invented and developed by PolyNovo using polymer technology originating from CSIRO (Commonwealth Science Industry Research Organization). BTM can be utilised for full thickness and deep dermal wounds including traumatic injuries, burns, necrotising soft tissue infections and chronic wounds.

The technology enables the generation of a vascularised neodermis which provides a more robust foundation for wound reconstruction than grafting alone. The device is also designed to limit wound scarring and contracture, providing an alternative option to lengthy, complex free-flap surgery. In addition, it is uniquely comprised of synthetic material, thus it does not contain any food for bacteria and has shown to be robust in the presence of infection.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, PolyNovo UK Ltd will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand H48. For more information. visit http://www.polynovo.com.

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31 Oct 2022

Innovia Medical showcases pioneering Gynaecology Product Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch at MEDICA 2022

Innovia Medical is delighted to be showcasing their single-use instrument product line at MEDICA 2022, which includes the flagship Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch.

The single-use instrument supports urgently needed procedures like cancer diagnosis and eliminates cross contamination, inadequate samples and repeat procedures.

Featuring a top jaw stronger than titanium, their device allows a biopsy to be taken even from a hardened Cervix and a low-profile jaw to provide better access to the transformation zone when migrating into the Endocervical Canal.

This enables a high-quality sample, resulting in accurate Pathology laboratory results and a quick Cervical Cancer diagnosis. Subsequently, it reduces the likelihood of patients being called back for follow-up appointments, preventing the extra trauma and anxiety this creates, along with the additional burden this place on clinical staff.

Innovia Medical has also just acquired Apdyne Medical Company, which allows them to manufacture and distribute the Apdyne Phenol Applicator Kit used to anesthetise the tympanic membrane during myringotomy procedures.

Each kit features a fresh unit of phenol and an applicator with a unique foam tip, providing immediate anesthesia for a quick and convenient procedure. The applicator eliminates patient discomfort associated with local infiltration, and the procedure is quick and easy, providing predictable best results.

Marcus Super, Vice President of Marketing at Innovia Medical said: “We are excited to be showcasing the Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch and other single-use surgical essential products at MEDICA 2022. Visit us in hall 16 Stand K32.”

Innovia Medical is a family of specialty surgical companies that are passionately committed to partnering with medical professionals to help elevate the delivery of patient care and improve clinical outcomes. Within the Innovia Medical portfolio, companies develop and manufacture a portfolio of single-use surgical essentials and sterile processing products designed with both the clinical user and the patient in mind, to deliver high quality care. Key product categories include aesthetic, ENT, ophthalmology, sterile processing and single-Use Instruments.

Innovia Medical companies have been serving the global healthcare community for over 40 years and our products are distributed to over 80 countries throughout the world. We value the opportunity to work closely with leading surgeons and industry partners to develop new products and techniques, striving to improve surgical outcomes and push the limits of what is possible.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 - 17th November 2022 in Dusseldorf and throughout the show, Innovia Medical will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 Stand K 32

For more information, visit https://innoviamedical.com/

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28 Oct 2022

Eakin Surgical exhibits at MEDICA to offer customers bespoke ‘Surgical Surgery’

Eakin Surgical – a long-established UK single-use surgical instruments manufacturer – will be attending MEDICA 2022 to deliver bespoke ‘Surgical Surgery’ sessions to its customers supporting them on all things surgical.

Product Development & Training Manager, Maria Lea, will be based on the Eakin stand 16H38 (Hall 16) on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November to offer customers support in product training, after sales support and objective handling. 

Rob Drain, Senior International Sales Executive doing presentation on Wednesday 16 November, 10:40am in UK Presentation Theatre. The presentation will discuss the following topics:

  •  Company Details
  • The Harmful Impacts of HCAI (Healthcare Acquired Infections)
  • How Eakin Surgical Products Protect Against HCAI
  • New Business Opportunities
Based in Cardiff, Eakin Surgical is a well-respected manufacturer of sterile single-use surgical instruments, successfully supplying various NHS Trusts and Health Boards.   
The company has a strong UK presence but is using the international exhibition – the world’s largest healthcare trade exhibition – as a platform to grow its export markets. 

Alana Rodgers, Head of Sales said: “Our presence at MEDICA is to leverage our recent investments in our International Marketing and Sales teams; to reinforce our relationships with current distributors, and to forge new partnerships in markets where we are not yet active. Currently we have meetings not only with our European distributors but also with potential distributors from Asia and Latin America.  MEDICA is a truly global meeting for Eakin Surgical.”

Eakin Surgical (formerly Single Use Surgical) was founded twenty years ago in response to the challenges faced cleaning surgical instruments. Hospitals identified that difficulty cleaning surgical fine lumen suction tubes meant a high risk of patient-to-patient cross-infection.

Years of consultation with hospitals and clinicians has led to Eakin Surgical developing one of the most comprehensive ranges of single use suction tubes. Each instrument has been designed to match the high quality, ease of use and functionality of the reusable equivalent, but are guaranteed clean and sterile and deliver cost and efficiency savings.

The company’s mission is to enable safer operations and improved patient outcomes through the provision of high-quality surgical solutions. As such, they continue to work closely with healthcare professionals to identify where products can be improved and bring to market innovative solutions that offer surgical teams the reliable, practical and flexible tools that they rely on.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 - 17th November 2022 in Dusseldorf and throughout the show, Eakin Surgical will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand H38.

To book an appointment with the Eakin Surgical team, email maria.lea@eakinsurgical.com.

For more information, visit: https://www.eakinsurgical.com

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27 Oct 2022

Pioneering Disposable and Multi-Action Band Ligator Showcased at MEDICA 2022

UK manufacturer Haemoband Surgical – who specialise in the development and supply of colorectal medical devices – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 (14 – 17 November 2022) to showcase their innovative range of band ligation and endoscopic products.

The company’s primary device, the Haemoband-Plus, is the first multi-action, pre-loaded disposable ligator for the treatment of internal haemorrhoids. It was developed by Consultant Surgeon and company Medical Director, Essam Ghareeb.

The technology – being showcased at this year’s MEDICA – has been designed to allow for more accurate application, to reduce treatment times, and all from a single-handed device. Rubber Band Ligation is highly regarded as an efficient and safe treatment for symptomatic 1st -3rd degree haemorrhoids. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and is proven to be straightforward, easy and economical.

 At MEDICA 2022, Haemoband Surgical will also be launching their new HB-SleeveLUX Proctoscope, a single use, self-illuminating and fully disposable proctoscope. The innovative and patented Locking Technology prevents accidental removal of the Proctoscope when in use, thereby eliminating unnecessary patient discomfort. The Comfort Sleeve provides the clinician with the flexibility to position the Proctoscope at any angle, making the procedure more comfortable for the patient and easier for the clinician.

General Manager, Michael McMullan said: “In developing our new HB-SleeveLUX Proctoscope our primary aim was to improve patient comfort while at the same time creating new generation instrument that would be easier to use for clinicians. We’re looking forward to joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA trade fair where we will be showcasing our pioneering range of band ligation and endoscopic products. We’re keen to meet new partners and highlight how our technology can improve patient care and deliver enhanced benefits for clinicians.”

 Developed by surgeons, Haemoband-PLUS is clinically very efficient. Its multi-action handle means clinicians need one hand to control suction, release, and reload bands. This leaves the other hand free to hold a proctoscope and allows the user to work alone. The design of Haemoband-PLUS also allows for accurate applications, reducing the need for additional procedures.

 The dual-action handle allows the clinician to simply press to the marked line on the trigger, which induces suction. The clinician then fully compresses the trigger to release the band. A transparent nozzle end gives maximum vision throughout the procedure, while for patients the device promises enhanced comfort.

Rubber band ligation offers one of the most important, cost-effective and commonly used treatments for internal hemorrhoids. At this year’s Medica trade fair, visitors will be able to see how Haemoband Surgical is working revolutionise the procedure.

 MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Haemoband Surgical will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand 32K. For more information, visit https://haemobandsurgical.com/

 

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25 Oct 2022

Pioneering Trans-Perineal Prostate Biopsy Device Showcased at MEDICA 2022

UK manufacturer JEB Technologies Ltd, a specialist product development company for the medical device industry will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 to showcase a novel device that is designed to facilitate the taking of prostate biopsies. 

The CamPROBE device (Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Device) aims to provide a simple and low-cost alternative to the current methods for acquiring prostate tissue to subsequently diagnose the presence of prostate cancer. The device is intended to facilitate transperineal prostate biopsies under local anaesthetic.

The transrectal biopsy route (the current and most common method for prostate biopsies) can carry a significant risk of infections and severe sepsis as during the transrectal approach the needle has to traverse the bowel a number of times on the way to the prostate.

CamPROBE however, facilitates biopsies through the more sterile perineal skin (transperineal) under the genitals using simultaneous local anaesthetic delivery through an integrated needle system. It is an alternative to the transrectal approach and to other current transperineal devices and only needs two body entry puncture points, resulting in low pain scores, enhanced patient comfort and patient acceptability. Initial indications are that cancer detection ability is equivalent to other biopsy methods based on a multicenter clinical investigation. Access through the perineum virtually eliminates the risks of infection and sepsis Compared to transrectal procedures.

Sean Licence, Business Development at JEB Technologies said: “We are delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion again at MEDICA this year where we will be introducing  a disruptive technology to facilitate the acquisition of prostate biopsies through the  transperineal route. We have developed CamPROBE in the UK in conjunction with the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“We are planning further clinical trials and post market activities that  will aim to prove that CamPROBE is the optimum device for safe, simple, low-cost prostate biopsies that can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anaesthetic .

“Our aim is to make the lives of patients better through a simple and  low painful approach of prostate cancer detection and  this very common procedure will hopefully benefit the millions of men who have prostate biopsies every year. We look forward to meeting new partners at the event.”

The CamPROBE device (Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Device) is a surgically invasive, transient, single use, sterile device consisting of a stainless-steel cannula and an integrated coaxial needle , inserted at 2 points on either side of the perineal mid-line.  It is then advanced to the prostate with simultaneous targeted local anaesthetic infiltration to deeper structures (including pelvic muscles) using the integrated delivery needle and under transrectal ultrasound guidance. Once in position, the delivery needle is removed and the CamPROBE cannula can be used as an access sheath for prostate biopsies. The CamPROBE can be angled or re-positioned to reach different areas without superficial or deep structure re-puncture.

With over 2 million biopsies occurring each year in Europe and North America[1], We are very hopeful that CamPROBE will be adopted worldwide to facilitate prostate cancer detection.

MEDICA is taking place from 14 - 17th November 2022 and throughout the show, JEB Technologies Ltd will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 stand H42.

For more information about JEB Technologies please visit https://jeb-technologies.com/

 

 

[1] Borghesi M, Ahmed H, Nam R, Schaeffer E, Schiavina R, Taneja S, et al. Complications after systematic, random, and image-guided prostate biopsy. Eur Urol. 2017;71:353–65.

 



 

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24 Oct 2022

UK Government Unveils Programme to Boost Life Science Exports at MEDICA 2022

The UK’s Department for International Trade has unveiled its extensive programme of activity supporting UK life science businesses to bolster trade partnerships at MEDICA 2022; the world’s largest event for the medical sector.

For the first time ever, there will be a dedicated ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ hosted on the UK Pavilion (Hall 16, stand J48) to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences.

Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show, providing UK companies with an unprecedented platform to demonstrate their innovations to international buyers and forge new partnerships. The platform will offer UK companies a unique platform to showcase their latest innovations to all markets.

Also taking to the stage is the Department for International Trade, and their MedTech and Genomics Specialist, Dr Neil Ebenezer, who will be presenting on a number of key topics including the Potential Future UK MedTech Regulatory Framework, the UK MedTech Landscape and changes to IP since the end of the Brexit transition period.

At this year’s show, the Department for International Trade will also launch its UK international MedTech proposition, showcasing a glimpse into the UK’s capabilities and opportunities across the MedTech sector and articulating its exportable strengths.

This proposition will be used to inform DIT’s global network of the UK’s strengths in key areas such as diagnostics, medical devices and research and innovation, and underlining the UK’s position as a world-class life science powerhouse. 

UK life science companies at the exhibition are also invited to meet with DIT Commercial Officers and Key Buyers from the UK’s biggest export markets.

These meetings will take place virtually the week before MEDICA for any Commercial Officers not able to attend in person, as well in person on the joint ABHI & DIT Stand throughout the exhibition.

UK companies will have the opportunity to select, meet with and showcase their business to experts for bespoke 1-2-1 advice to help explore their global potential. The platform for booking 1:1 meetings with Department for International Trade (DIT) market experts is now live.

Dr Aphrodite Spanou, Director for Science & Technology at the Department for international Trade, said: “We are excited to welcome our UK delegates to MEDICA 2022. The UK’s medical technology and diagnostic businesses are uniquely placed to meet international market demands due to their world-class innovations and capabilities. Our experts will support them in exploring markets to help them take their medical technologies solutions overseas. We have a packed programme of activity planned and are looking forward to working with all UK partners at the exhibition.”

MEDICA takes place from 14 – 17 November 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Throughout the exhibition the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion will be located in Hall 16, stand J42.

At the show the Department for International Trade is partnering with the following organisations: ABHI, DIT Scotland, DIT Wales, Gambica, Invest Northern Ireland, Medilink, Midlands Engine & Northern Powerhouse

To view the full programme of UK activity at MEDICA 2022, visit: https://ukhealthcarepavilion.com/events/medica-2022/

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24 Oct 2022

GlucoRx Showcases World’s First Multi-Sensor Non-Invasive Glucose Monitor at MEDICA 2022

UK-based GlucoRx are joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 to showcase the world’s first multi-sensor non-invasive continuous glucose monitor (CGM), heralding a new era of needle-free monitoring for people with diabetes. 

The GlucoRx BioXensor™ uses patented radio frequency technology alongside a multiple sensor approach to measure blood glucose levels every minute reliably, accurately, and non-invasively.  

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 422 million people around the globe have diabetes. Currently, many patients have to prick their finger to extract and test their blood several times a day using glucometers, or apply semi-invasive devices such as continuous blood glucose monitors (CGMs).  

The GlucoRx BioXensor™ now provides an alternative to blood glucose monitoring for the first time by measuring levels from 3 mmol/l to 30 mmol/l. When used as an early intervention to change lifestyle, the GlucoRx BioXensor™ can assist in preventing the onset of diabetes, or its remission, and improve quality of life with its smart alarms and remote monitoring technology.  

Chris Chapman, GlucoRx Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are excited about this life-changing end-to-end diabetes monitoring platform of ours which can be discreetly stuck on the skin to monitor blood glucose, giving readings every minute on smart mobile applications, and look forward to showcasing our ground-breaking technology at this year’s Medica trade fair.

“GlucoRx BioXensor™ has standout accuracy owing to its multi sensor approach capturing blood glucose as well as Sp02, ECG, respiration rate, heart rate, temperature, activity, sleep, and early fall detection. The wearable device has a longer shelf-life because it is not chemical in its action.”   

This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust and Cardiff University through its Cardiff Partnership Fund. Dr Heungjae Choi was funded by the Sêr Cymru II Fellowship by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh government.

Following a series of successful trials on early generation prototypes which achieved MARD of 10.4% at Swansea University with Professor Stephen Luzio, the team is now said to conduct a further pivotal clinical study later this year on its smaller and improved fourth generation device before submitting CE certification.

Founded in 2011, GlucoRx is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of medical products and platforms to improve the wellbeing of all people with diabetes. The company is empowering users and their caregivers with comprehensive AI driven data ecosystem for effective diabetes control, enabling best treatment decisions to live a fulfilling life. 

GlucoRx was also the first company to roll out real-time continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to NHS patients with type 1 diabetes with 14 days use. The GlucoRx AiDEX™ CGM has been available on the Drug tariff since April 1, 2022.  

MEDICA is taking place from 14 - 17th November 2022 and throughout the show, GlucoRx will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion – Hall 16 stand K48.

For more information about GlucoRx, visit https://www.glucorx.co.uk/

https://bioxensor.com/ or email info@BioXensor.com

 

 

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20 Oct 2022

Innovative Medical Training Models Showcased on ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022

UK medical equipment manufacturer Adam,Rouilly will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 (14 – 17 November 2022) to showcase their new innovative range of medical training models to support healthcare professionals perfect all manner of essential clinical and nursing skills.

The company – who supply a comprehensive range of pioneering Anatomical Models, Anatomical Charts and Clinical Skills Simulators – will be showcasing some of their latest products, including the pioneering GlucoHand® Glucometer Simulator.

The device has been developed in collaboration with Nina Godson, Senior Lecturer & Lead for Clinical Skills at Coventry University, to aid understanding and teaching of blood sampling and the interpretation of glucose level data and its implications in patient treatment planning.

Also being showcased is the Cricoid Pressure Trainer®, developed in collaboration with Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Osman Abdelatti, to help facilitate training in the application of the correct amount of cricoid pressure, which is routinely used during emergency and obstetric anaesthesia and ventilation. 

A full colour digital display offers instant visualisation of the degree of cricoid pressure being applied. Feedback about how the procedure and how long the correct cricoid pressure was held is presented in a graph at the end of the session - allowing for instant discussion and debriefing. 

In addition, Adam,Rouilly will be presenting their Rectal Examination Model which has been improved in collaboration with the Spinal Injuries Association to offer additional functionality making the model more versatile and lifelike. The model now provides training in stool assessment, general rectal examination and examination of an abnormality, manual stool extraction as well as enema training and insertion of liquid rectal medication.

The company will also have several other exciting simulators and models on display at this year’s event.

Tariq Shahab, he is our Director of Sales & Marketing, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing our innovative medical training models and simulators at MEDICA 2022. Our large range of products have been purposely designed and developed in direct response to customers' requirements and through a combination of robust research and development and collaboration with leading clinicians and world-class medical institutions. Our experienced and knowledgeable team are always pleased to give advice about our products, and we look forward to joining the ABHI at this year’s show to showcase how our exciting new solutions can support the training needs of healthcare professionals worldwide.”

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and effective diabetes management is now a growing part of the general skills which all clinicians must possess.

Adam,Rouilly’s GlucoHand® model features a simulated glucometer device which can be pre-set by the trainer to give a low, normal, high or completely randomised blood glucose reading – allowing control for training or simulation scenarios. It also includes a realistic adult sized hand, with two refillable finger pads in the middle and ring fingers containing mock blood. Once a sample of mock blood has been successfully obtained from the fingertip and placed on the test strip, the glucometer will display the predetermined reading which must then be interpreted by the student. The model provides a cost effective and complete training solution for all aspects of blood glucose sampling for medical students, care givers and even patient education.

Studies have also shown that 95% of clinicians were unable to identify the correct amount of force required to occlude the oesophagus and that 87% were incapable of applying the correct amount of force. The Cricoid Pressure Trainer aims to significantly enhance training utilising the device’s realistic anatomical structures and instantaneous electronic feedback. 

At this year’s MEDICA trade fair (taking place from 14 – 17 November 202) visitors will be able to learn more about how these innovative devices function by visiting Adam,Rouilly on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand K48. For more information, visit

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17 Oct 2022

International Accelerator Programme Supporting International HealthTech Innovators with UK Market Access Launched at MEDICA 2022

Digital health and social care agency Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) – who champion innovators in the HealthTech community – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at this year’s MEDICA trade fair (14 – 17 November 2022) to launch their exciting new health-focused accelerator programme helping international technology innovators grow in the UK.

Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) will be opening the doors to international technology innovators to apply for their new International Accelerator Programme (IAP) in October 2022. The 12-month structured programme will begin in March 2023 and will take IAP innovators on a journey that includes a tailored route to the UK market, testing and positioning IAP innovators products and services to succeed and the ability to register their company through HIC.

As part of the 12-month programme, IAP innovators will be welcomed to a UK on-site two-day bootcamp, to not only learn from NHS organisations and third-sector providers about the UK market landscape, regulatory requirements, procurement frameworks and processes, but to also receive pitch training from dedicated subject matter experts. Suppliers will then pitch to a panel of healthcare/NHS provider organisations with the end goal being to secure a Proof of Concept (PoC) to implement their technology in the UK. The 12-month programme will intend to conclude successful UK implementation and the opportunity to showcase success sought at the renowned EXPO conference.

Hadleigh Stollar, Chief Executive Officer at HIC, said: “With established relationships with NHS organisations including the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) community, this has enabled HIC to position us as a broker between the NHS, industry and international trade. We are confident this programme will see onward success for a thriving and globally recognised NHS.

“Our committed relationship to work as partners will expose IAP innovators to a wealth of industry knowledge and market access. MEDICA is the world’s largest medical trade fair and welcomes thousands of exhibitors from over 50 countries every year. The exposure MEDICA provides organisations to HealthTech companies is unmatched and will enable HIC to showcase IAP to a spectrum of innovators.”

Digital health is an increasingly important component of the 21st century healthcare ecosystem with all 42 Integrated Care Systems across the NHS developing robust digital strategies, however embedding it can be extremely challenging. The new accelerator programme launched by HIC will leverage their expertise to help overseas businesses overcome these challenges and speed up the adoption of promising technologies across the UK’s healthcare sector.

Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) is a digital health and social care agency with strong partners across NHS organisations and AHSNs. Together they are committed to support the adoption, implementation and spread of innovation within and across healthcare in the UK. 

 MEDICA is taking place from 14 – 17 November 2022 and throughout the show, Healthcare Innovation Consortium (HIC) will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - Hall 16 Stand H48.

For more information, visit https://hicdigital.co.uk/.

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18 Aug 2022

UK Life Science Innovators Looking to Build Global Business Invited to Join UK Government at World’s Largest Medical Trade Fair

UK life sciences innovators eager to build their global business and showcase UK expertise to key international buyers are invited to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) at the world’s largest event for the medical sector.

This year, the UK’s Department for International Trade has joined forces with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) – the UK's leading industry association for health technology – to increase the visibility of UK companies at the world-leading MEDICA trade fair.

For both market leaders and pioneering start-ups, the four-day exhibition presents a prime opportunity to showcase their latest products, technologies and services to key buyers from across the world, and forge, enrich and strengthen business relationships.

Aphrodite Spanou, Interim Director for Science & Technology, said: “Join us at Medica 2022, as we follow last year’s success with a larger in person event, showcasing UK innovation and research as we are committed to strengthening our leading position as a global science and technology superpower.”

“The UK has a thriving MedTech environment producing efficacious, effective and safe solutions that reduce costs and improve quality. That’s why the UK, one of the world's most advanced patient centric medical technology innovators, is one of the top destinations for investment in Europe. We are delighted to invite you to learn how DIT help your company.”

MEDICA is a global exhibition and each year around 121,000 visitors from more than 120 countries meet in its halls in Düsseldorf to explore innovations and trends within the medical sector.

Export-ready businesses looking to access expert advice and support to grow their global business are encouraged to apply by 15 September 2022 to attend this year’s show as part of the DIT delegation.

All delegates will benefit from a comprehensive suite of support before, during and after the event, helping them raise their profile, make valuable contacts and drive forward their international ambitions. All companies benefit from 1-2-1 meetings with DIT officers, networking advice, pre-event market briefings, and attendance at key DIT networking events.

The joint DIT & ABHI UK Pavilion stand this year will also provide a unique opportunity for innovators to join UK Government in showcasing the strengths of UK HealthTech and innovation on the international stage.

Michelle Michelucci, International Manager, ABHI said: “We are proud to be working closely with DIT, to offer an extensive programme of support to help businesses demonstrate their life-changing innovations, technologies and services, connect with key buyers, and join a unique delegation comprising of the most forward-thinking companies within the industry. We look forward to supporting them in driving forward their international ambitions and showcasing to the world that the UK is open for business.”

Companies joining DIT at this year’s exhibition will benefit from a low cost, high value package, helping them secure deals and widen networks, gain access to industry and market experts, and raise their profile – and overall, get the most value out of exhibiting.

This includes:

·          Opportunities to book 1-2-1s with UK delegates and commercial officers

·         Access to ABHI & DIT’s stand to hold your meetings

·         Attendance to DIT breakfast briefings and networking events 

·         Opportunity to attend the UK in-market networking reception

·         Promotion on the ABHI & DIT stand, attendance at DIT networking events and post- event follow

·         DIT will be hosting a series of Market Briefing sessions from the 13th to the 16th of September, by colleagues at Post from around the globe, these sessions will be recorded and made available online for colleagues to access if unable to make the live events which include time for Q&A.

With availability of the packages limited, UK companies looking to raise their international profile and join DIT at this year’s MEDICA trade fair are invited to apply today to secure their stand. For more information and to apply here:  https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/8717/home/

MEDICA takes place from 14 – 17 November 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Throughout the exhibition the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion will be located in Hall 16, stand J42.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is a chance to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations

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