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Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards 2020 – finalists and highly commended from the North of England

On 8th October, the UK Life Sciences sector celebrated the success of healthcare companies during the first virtual Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards 2020. Their achievements were recognised in Start Up, Export Achievement, Collaboration with the NHS, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement categories.

The finalists and highly-commended from the North of England were as follows:

Start Up

Highly commended:

LightOx - a company focused on developing new therapeutic solutions to improve patient’s function and long-term outcomes with oral cancer.


Immersive Reality

PelliTec - a developer of a novel blister prevention pad developed in the United Kingdom under the same name.

Export Achievement

Highly commended:

Bailey Instruments - a manufacturer of single-use and reusable medical instruments with global distribution capabilities.

Tissuemed - specialists in surgical sealants for Neuro, Thoracic, ENT and General surgery, focusing on developing and marketing synthetic, absorbable surgical sealant films using a proprietary TissueBond™ bioadhesive polymer. 

Collaboration with the NHS

Highly commended:

Cievert - a company that has developed innovative tech solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.


Evergreen Life - an NHS-assured provider of GP services and wellness app that lets people own and control their health information, driving informed healthcare and giving people the best chance of staying well.

Pando Health - a clinical communications platform that offers a variety of features built for health and social care.


Highly commended:

PEDAAT (South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust) - provides acute hospital and community-based healthcare services to a population of around 430,000 people in South Tyneside and Sunderland.


Sky Medical Technology - a UK based medical devices company that has developed a ground-breaking neuromuscular electrostimulation platform, OnPulse™.

GBUK Group - experts in the provision of enteral feeding, critical care and patient moving and handling products and technologies.

Outstanding Achievement 

Highly commended:

Yourgene Health - an international molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services. 

Kapitex Healthcare - a leading manufacturer and distributor of laryngectomy, tracheostomy and dysphagia medical devices.

We would like to congratulate all finalists and highly commended from the Northern region and thank for their excellent contribution to the UK’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology sector.  

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