2018 SEHTA Healthcare Business Awards

KSS AHSN was pleased to support the SEHTA 2018 Healthcare Business Awards evening, which saw six companies recognised for their work across the region. ​David Clayton-Smith and Nick Rodgers, Chair of SEHTA

David Clayton-Smith, Chair, KSS AHSN and former Chairman, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, and Independent Chair, Improving Healthcare Together 2020-30, was the Guest Speaker at the event on February 11. 

Commenting on the awards Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA, said: "Once again our awards have demonstrated the excellence of small health technology companies in the South East. This year was once again very competitive; it's a primary aim of SEHTA to help such companies' access public and private sector markets with their innovative products and services".                                                                             

Rob Berry, Head of Innovation, KSS AHSN, said: "KSS AHSN has a key role to help companies navigate the healthcare maze, so we're delighted to continue to support the SEHTA Healthcare Business Awards. The awards help to recognise and reward great innovative work taking place across the region and we congratulate all the winners and finalists on their success".

This year's Export Award went to Bedfont Scientific for its achievements in exporting its breath analysis products. These  are now available in more than 82 countries across the world, thanks to its unprecedented network of appointed distributors. The company's aim is to continue innovating and improving health worldwide.

The winner of the Innovation Award was MatOrtho for its innovative development of pioneering hip replacement products, especially its all-ceramic ReCerf® Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty.

The winner of the Partnership with the NHS Award went to AliveCor for its partnership with the NHS with the AHSN Network. AliveCor was also involved with the Test Bed programme with a successful outcome working with Care City developing a new care pathway for fast tracking patients detected with Atrial Fibrillation.

The Start-Up award went to Interactive Me for its award-winning bespoke tablet-based platform and Occupational Therapy service which is deployed into dementia-focused care homes. 

For 2018 SEHTA created a new category for Investment and the first winner was DynamX Medical (formerly BeamLine Diagnostics). The company aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness of cancer screening. In total it has received investment of £2.4m from a successful pre-series A raise and significant grant awards.

The final award of the evening went to Ingenica Solutions for Outstanding Achievement for its continual success and accomplishments in developing its advanced IT solutions in the areas of procurement, supply chain, inventory management, track and trace to patient, and the healthcare back-office. Ingenica Solutions has been instrumental in reshaping the NHS supply chain and procurement landscape, delivering successful projects and bringing significant benefits across the NHS. 

The winners  have been entered into the national MedilinkUK Awards taking place on 15 May at the Birmingham NEC, which is part of the 2019 Med-Tech Innovation Expo.

SEHTA and KSS AHSN would also like to thank all the Finalists in the various categories for their outstanding achievements in 2018.

Finalists were:-

Innovation– Solutions4Health

Partnership with the NHS– Ingenica Solutions

Start-up– Active Needle

Investment - Ingenica Solutions