The prestigious Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards, held in association with Med-Tech Innovation, celebrated the outstanding business achievements, international successes and innovative breakthroughs made across the life sciences and healthcare technology sectors in the past year.
The sell-out gala dinner was bigger and better than ever, with 200 professionals from across the industry coming together on the evening of Wednesday 25th April to celebrate with the winners, network with peers in the healthcare business community and share their pride in the industry.
Medilink North of England's CEO, Kevin Kiely, said:
"It was great to see the hard work and innovative spirit of UK life science companies celebrated in this way, with the ‘best of the best’ in British healthcare being acknowledged, at this sell-out, entertaining dinner.
"It was Particularly gratifying to see a Northern company, InHealthcare scoop both the Medilink UK Collaboration with the NHS Award and also the Editors Award (Med Tech Innovation) for HealthTech business. It is a humbling experience to see the impact that our companies are having on the health and well-being of so many people."
The awards recognised a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to life sciences, with the winners chosen from an exclusive shortlist comprised entirely of winners from each of the regional Medilink awards (held throughout 2017 and early 2018).
From Medilink North of England, InHealthcare UK were the winners of Collaboration with the NHS Award and the Editor's Award for Business in Healthtech .
Brandon Medical and Sky Medical Technology were both runners up in the Export Achievement Award, and Elucigene Diagnostics were runner up for the Oustanding Achievement Award.
After a busy first day at Med-Tech Innovation Expo (the UK and Ireland’s leading showcase for medical device design and manufacturing technology), guests enjoyed a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment. The awards were presented by Dr Phil Hammond, practising GP and comedy writer, author and broadcaster.
In total, 6 companies from across the country were crowned as Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards winners. In addition, Med-Tech Innovation introduced 2 of their own categories as part of the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations.
The Advancing Healthcare Award recognised companies displaying the most innovative products or technologies at this year’s Med-Tech Innovation Expo, and the Editor’s Award for Business in Healthtech acknowledged the achievements and success stories of companies as reported in the news over the past year.
Winners and runner’s up from each category were;
START-UP AWARD sponsored by HGF Intellectual Property Specialists
Winner: NuVision Biotherapies, a regenerative medicine company based in Nottingham who manufacture and supply a therapy made from human amnion to effectively treat sight-destroying conditions.
Runners-up: everyLIFE Technologies from Surrey who specialise in care management software, and Deontics from London who provide artificial intelligence that delivers clinical decision recommendations to improve healthcare outcomes.
EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD sponsored by Medical Plastics News
Winner: CellPath Ltd, a family business based in Powys, Wales who manufacture and supply products, consumables and services to the Cellular Pathology Cancer Diagnostics market.
Runners-up: Brandon Medical, a leading manufacturer of high tech medical lighting based in Leeds, and Sky Medical Technology, a Cheshire-based medical devices company working to solve some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges.
COLLABORATION WITH THE NHS AWARD sponsored by The AHSN Network
Winner: InHealthcare, a Harrogate based company whose secure multimillion-pound digital infrastructure supports remote health monitoring for the entire UK population.
Runners-up: Transforming Systems, a Greenwich University spin-out founded to address the poor access to real time information across the NHS, and DTR Medical, a Swansea-based manufacturer of sterile single-use surgical instruments.
INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by GovGrant
Winners: Nemaura Pharma and Salts Healthcare. Nemaura Pharma is a Leicestershire-based specialist biotech company offering accurate, controllable and minimally invasive skin-based advanced drug delivery systems, and Salts Healthcare is an international medical device manufacturer based in Birmingham, specialising in Stoma care devices and associated products.
Runner-up: Therapy Box, a London-based company who create digital tools to meet challenges faced by people with speech, language and cognitive disabilities.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Winner: 270 Vision, a product design company based in Hampshire, focusing on innovative medical grade wearable technology for the medical and professional sports sectors.
Runners-up: Promethean Particles, a Nottingham-based manufacturer of inorganic nanoparticle dispersions and Elucigene Diagnostics, a Manchester-based company who design, manufacture and distribute CE Marked In vitro Diagnostic products.
ADVANCING HEALTHCARE AWARD sponsored by Med-Tech Innovation News magazine
Winner: Bluefrog Design, a Leicester-based Product Design Consultancy providing product, engineering and graphic design expertise to industry.
Runners-up: Boddingtons Plastics, an injection moulding and contract manufacturing services provider based in Kent, and FOBA Laser Marking, a global company offering innovative client-specific laser systems and applications.
EDITOR’S AWARD FOR BUSINESS IN HEALTHTECH sponsored by Digital Health Age
Winner: Inhealthcare, a Harrogate based company whose secure multimillion-pound digital infrastructure supports remote health monitoring for the entire UK population.
Runners-up: Forward, an app launched by NHS doctors to aid communication between clinical staff, and Perspectum Diagnostics, an Oxford-based company delivering digital technologies that help clinicians to provide better care for patients with liver disease.
Bill Cruise, chair of Medilink UK commented;
“The Medilink UK Awards have once again been a roaring success, and I offer my congratulations to all of the award winners, runners up and finalists. It’s been great to see so many people from across the country coming together to celebrate the exceptional achievements and contributions to the Life Sciences sector.”
Dave Gray, editor at Med-Tech Innovation News added: “It’s always a pleasure to attend the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards. It’s so much more than a networking event - it’s a place to learn, share ideas, and, of course, celebrate the achievements of those who are working so hard to bring technological advancements to healthcare.
“All of the winners and runners up have demonstrated that they’re tackling healthcare’s biggest concerns in unique and innovative ways."
For more information about Medilink UK, please visit www.medilinkuk.com
For more information about Med-Tech Innovation Expo or the national awards, please visit www.med-techexpo.com