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Revolutionary Cambridge technology SAFIRA® awarded HSJ Patient Safety Innovation of the Year

24th September, 2021

A ground-breaking regional anaesthesia device, invented by clinicians at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH) and developed in conjunction with medical device company Medovate, has been awarded ‘Patient Safety Innovation of the Year’ at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

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Medovate expands SAFIRA® product range with further CE Mark Regulatory Approvals

16th August, 2021

Medovate – a pioneering medical device development company – has today announced it has successfully secured additional CE Mark Regulatory Approvals for its game-changing SAFIRA® (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) technology to include an NRFit™ syringe and a Palm Operator.

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TumourVue founder recognised as an outstanding young engineer of the year by the Royal Academy of Engineering

14th July, 2021

Five young engineers, including TumourVue founder Dr Gita Khalili Moghaddam, have each received a prestigious award and a £3,000 prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering for achieving early success in their career. They were presented with their awards from HRH The Princess Royal, Royal Fellow of the Academy, during a specially arranged visit to the Thames Tideway Project in London on 6 July.

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HEE secures licence for ground-breaking tracheostomy device

2nd July, 2021

Health Enterprise East has secured an exclusive licence for the marketing of Handytrach, a pioneering device that is set to deliver safer, faster and more cost effective percutaneous dilational tracheostomies (PDTs).

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World first – lion becomes first animal to have dental surgery using revolutionary new regional anaesthesia device developed by NHS

11th June, 2021

A lion at Five Sisters Zoo (West Calder, Scotland) has become the first animal in the world to have dental surgery using a revolutionary regional anaesthesia device developed by NHS clinicians.

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Health Enterprise East Strengthens Team and Board with New Appointments

11th May, 2021

Health Enterprise is pleased to announce the expansion of its team and board with key appointments.

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MedTech NAVIGATOR funds another six ground-breaking projects

18th March, 2021

Leading NHS medtech innovation consultancy Health Enterprise East (HEE) has announced that a further six SMEs will be awarded funding under the MedTech NAVIGATOR Innovation Grant Scheme, bringing the overall value of projects supported by the scheme to over £200,000.

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eg technology supports development of ‘Mini-brain’ cancer treatment response predictor through Innovation Voucher award

15th March, 2021

Health Enterprise East (HEE) are pleased to announce that the winner of the HEE Innovation Voucher competition is Mr Ryan Mathew, from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Co-I Dr Heiko Wurdak, University of Leeds).

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HEE launches MedTech CONNECT to increase NHS and industry collaboration

15th December, 2020

Health Enterprise East (HEE), the leading NHS medtech innovation consultancy, has launched MedTech CONNECT, a new online portal to facilitate close collaboration between the NHS and industry in the development of innovative medical devices.

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MedTech NAVIGATOR’s Innovation Grants boost funding for pioneering SMEs

20th October, 2020

Health Enterprise East (HEE), the leading NHS medtech innovation consultancy, has announced the first three SMEs to be awarded funding under the MedTech NAVIGATOR Innovation Grant scheme.

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Medovate signs exclusive agreement with Vygon to distribute regional anaesthesia device

16th October, 2020

Medovate, a dynamic medical device company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative medical technologies, and Vygon Group, a group specialising in single-use medical devices, today announce that they have signed an exclusive deal to distribute SAFIRA® (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) across 60 countries.

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Medtech Accelerator awards £125,000 for innovative cervical screening patch

15th October, 2020

Medtech Accelerator, the joint funding venture between Health Enterprise East (HEE), Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network), New Anglia Local Enterprise Partners and local councils, has announced its latest award of £125,000 to develop an exciting medical technology which provides a novel approach to cervical screening.

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Medovate’s game-changing anaesthesia device SAFIRA® receives European CE regulatory approval

16th September, 2020

Medovate – a pioneering medical device development company specialising in anaesthesia, airway management, critical care, and surgery – announced it has received CE Mark Approval for its game-changing medical device SAFIRA® (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia).

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Medovate announces distribution agreement with LTR Medical for sales of SAFIRA® in Australia and New Zealand

9th September, 2020

Medovate, HEE’s medical device development partner, has concluded a distribution agreement with Brisbane-based, LTR Medical which will provide exclusivity for SAFIRA® (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) in Australia and New Zealand.

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Ablatus awarded over £1m Innovate UK grant for next-generation tumour ablation treatment

26th August, 2020

Cambridge-based Ablatus Therapeutics Limited has been awarded £1.4m by the UK government’s Innovate UK to develop its next-generation, minimally-invasive treatment for soft tissue tumours. The award will fund a 2-year project to develop the prototype device into a final version for use in patients for the first time.

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Health Enterprise East launches call for clinicians to join its MedTech Connect online collaboration portal

22nd July, 2020

MedTech NAVIGATOR, the development programme from leading NHS medical technology hub Health Enterprise East (HEE), has launched its MedTech Connect online collaboration portal as the latest offering to support medical technology companies, particularly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).

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West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff win Innovation Voucher funding to develop their ideas.

21st July, 2020

Health Enterprise East (HEE), the NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy, and Medovate are supporting two winning entries from the latest HEE Innovation Voucher Competition.

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Health Enterprise East calls on regional businesses to support the NHS with Innovate Now R&D fundraising effort

3rd July, 2020

Health Enterprise East (HEE), the leading NHS innovation hub, is calling on regional businesses to donate to Innovate Now, a new fundraising initiative that supports the NHS, paving the way for a safe and swift return to routine services as the initial acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis subsides.

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Health Enterprise East launches new service to help hospitals and primary care re-start routine services

4th June, 2020

Now is the time to consider which new technologies can make the “new normal” smarter. HEE has helped the NHS innovate for over 15 years and can help find the right solutions now.

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Health Enterprise East launches Innovation Grant funding for SMEs

14th May, 2020

MedTech NAVIGATOR, the development programme from leading NHS medical technology hub Health Enterprise East (HEE), has launched its Innovation Grants as the latest offering to support SMEs.

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Medtech Accelerator boosts local company developing self-monitoring device for chemotherapy patients

29th April, 2020

Medtech Accelerator, a joint venture between innovation hub Health Enterprise East (HEE), Eastern AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) and regional business partners to support medtech pioneers, has announced an award of £125,000 to Cambridge-based company NeutroCheck, to progress development of an at-home safety monitoring test for chemotherapy patients.

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Medovate secures exclusive partnerships with US distributors to launch regional anaesthesia innovation SAFIRA

16th April, 2020

14th April 2020: Medovate, the medical device development company, has concluded agreements with three US-based companies to act as the exclusive distributors for its FDA approved SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) innovation across the United States of America.

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HEE remains fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic

27th March, 2020

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HEE licenses life-saving upper GI therapy device to Medovate for market launch

25th March, 2020

Health Enterprise East (HEE), the NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy, has licensed a pioneering endoscopic surgical device to Medovate, the medical device company, which will be responsible for bringing it to market.

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HEE wins £1m ERDF innovation grant to launch MedTech NAVIGATOR programme

6th March, 2020

Health Enterprise East launches new ERDF funded MedTech NAVIGATOR programme to connect industry with the NHS.

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ERDF Summative Assessment Tender Opportunity

13th January, 2020

Tenders are invited to develop and deliver a summative assessment for HEE's new MedTech NAVIGATOR programme which aims to facilitate knowledge transfer between the NHS and industry.

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Health Enterprise East celebrates 15 years of medtech innovation with St George’s Hospital partnership

15th November, 2019

Health Enterprise East (HEE) has today launched a partnership with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help accelerate the development of innovative technologies.

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Health Enterprise East announces partnership with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

19th September, 2019

Health Enterprise East is pleased to announce its partnership with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, a top-ranked NHS Trust employing around 8,000 staff and serving a population of over 460,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid-Devon.

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Medtech Accelerator awards £150k to ground-breaking NHS innovations

28th August, 2019

The Medtech Accelerator has announced awards totalling £150,000 to two innovations in the fields of critical care logistics and cornea replacement surgery.

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HEE medtech competition to offer £5,000 for winning innovations

11th July, 2019

Applications are now open for the latest Health Enterprise East Innovation Voucher Competition, which will reward the most novel ideas in medtech innovation with vouchers of up to £5,000 each.

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Medovate to Develop Radical New Life-Saving Intensive Care Innovation

12th February, 2019

Medical device development company and innovation partner to Health Enterprise East, Medovate, has recently announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to design, develop, and manufacture Arterial Glucosave.

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Health Enterprise East licence ground-breaking anaesthesia innovation to Medovate

21st December, 2018

Health Enterprise East are pleased to announce its first licence agreement with medical device company Medovate.

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HEE partners with University Hospital Southampton to support SME medtech innovators

19th December, 2018

Health Enterprise East is pleased to announce it has entered into a unique partnership with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

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