The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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Refero - Remote consultation to connect care providers, better support people at home
Refero connects clinical workforces to patients, other carers and citizens, quickly, simply and cost effectively. It has been proven to work across organisational boundaries and is now NHS approved and is designed to work with standard technology toolsets already used.
ioniTOUCH antimicrobial keyboards and mice: a cost effective tool for infection control
Health Innovation Manchester has supported Diamond Electronics in understanding the NHS landscape, validate the need for the product and brokered introductions for gathering feedback. The ioniTOUCH keyboards have been presented and attracted interest from NHS procurement specialists, infection control, Laboratory and Informatics teams in the region. It was clear that the challenges faced by infection control teams regarding transmission of bacteria through frequently touched surfaces was incredibly important, and keyboards are considered a high risk, if not cleaned properly. Support has led us to enter a procurement framework and will enable us to gather more real-world feedback the keyboards have been placed in locations around Manchester. So far the response has been incredibly positive, keyboards being received well by users, especially in theatres and treatment rooms and we have received orders from clinical research laboratories and dentists across the UK.
Qiagen/ APIS Assay Technologies partnership
Qiagen, a molecular diagnostics company, and spinoff company APIS Assay Technologies, the AHSN, academia and the NHS have created a long-term partnership that has brought investment and jobs to the Greater Manchester area. Access to new tests and targeted treatments developed through pioneering research will bring fast-tracked real health benefits to local residents, and ultimately people nationally and internationally.
Gendius developed product Intellin® is an intelligent diabetes management platform that uses clinical data to predict the trajectory of an individual's diabetes and helps to mitigate progression through smart tips. Powered by sophisticated AI algorithms, Intellin® is changing the way diabetes is managed. The Intellin® App is today the fastest downloaded diabetes app in the world.
The PD Safe is designed to identify potentially fatal infection in dialysis patients. This Microbiosensor device is aimed at patients with kidney failure who are being treated using peritoneal dialysis therapy (PD) and acts as an early warning system for peritoneal infection.
Improving the accuracy of cancer detection
An innovative cancer diagnostic device developed by Manchester-based Zilico helps to improve accuracy in detecting cervical disease.
Malinko’s Intelligent Service Management system has been co-designed and developed with community healthcare professionals to ‘free up time to care’ in NHS community services. It is a clinically safe and ‘intelligent’ scheduling system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and clinical algorithms to optimally manage the delivery of patient care services.