Winners of the 2018 SEHTA Awards announced

13 February 2019

SEHTA is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Healthcare Business Awards. 

Winners from the five award categories were all presented with their Awards on Monday 11th February, which was kindly supported by Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN). We were honoured to have David Clayton-Smith, Chair, KSS AHSN & Ex-Chairman, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust & Independent Chair, Improving Healthcare Together 2020-30 as our Guest Speaker.

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, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (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.”

Award Winners

The winner of this year’s Export Award went to Bedfont Scientific for their achievements in exporting their breath analysis products which are now available in over 82 countries across the world thanks to their unprecedented network of appointed distributors. Their aim is to continue innovating and improving health worldwide.

The winner of this year’s Innovation Award went to MatOrtho for their achievements for their innovative development of their pioneering hip replacement products, especially their all-ceramic ReCerf® Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty.

The winner of the Partnership with the NHS Award went to AliveCor for their 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 next winner was for Start-Up and this was awarded to Interactive Me for their award - winning bespoke tablet-based platform and Occupational Therapy service which is deployed into dementia- focused care homes.

For 2018 we 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 they have 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 their continual success and accomplishments in developing their advanced IT solutions in the areas of procurement, supply chain, inventory management, track and trace to patient, and the healthcare back-office. They have been instrumental in reshaping the NHS supply chain and procurement landscape, delivering successful projects and bringing significant benefits across the NHS.

The winners of our awards 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.

We 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