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HTN 100: Chester partnership, University College London Hospitals and a new way to fit artificial limbs

University College London Hospitals selects Ingenica

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has selected Ingenica Solutions inventory management solution, Ingenica 360 IM, for implementation across the Trust. The ability to track and trace products will enable UCLH to improve inventory and supply chain operations, improve efficiencies, and enhance patient safety.  It allows UCLH to have a better understanding of what products are being used, when, where, and ultimately on which patients

Adrian Buckingham, deputy director of procurement and supply chain at the Trust said, “UCLH is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK.  We are committed to delivering top-quality patient care and as such we have taken time to ensure that our inventory management partner meets the current and future needs of the Trust.  We are looking forward to working with Ingenica Solutions.”

Chester partnership aims to improve everyday lives of stroke patients.

Virtual reality could be used to benefit stroke patients, thanks to a research partnership featuring a University, an NHS Trust and a company specialising in 3D technologies. The University of Chester’s Medical Graphics team with the Stroke Department at the Countess of Chester Hospital, has come up with the idea of using a VR headset to help people recovering after a stroke – to give them the ability to practice and relearn the activities of daily living (such as putting bread into a toaster).

Professor Kausik Chatterjee, Consultant Physician at the Countess of Chester Hospital, added: “The purpose of rehabilitation is to stimulate brain recovery through stimulus of new areas that compensate for the area of damage. Traditionally, this involves repetitive tasks to relearn function – this can be hard work with little evidence of quick improvement. It can be tedious for many patients and expensive to provide, as a result some of them may not receive the amount of specialist therapy time they actually need. This is a problem not only for the NHS, but also for most of the healthcare system all across the globe. This project is exciting in its ambition – both in terms of the benefit to the patient, and potential financial savings too.”

£1.3m investment for biomedical firm with new way to fit artificial limbs

A biomedical start-up Adapttec has developed technology to help fit artificial limbs and prostheses has closed a £1.3million funding. The company has recently moved its headquarters from Portugal to the Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham and will use the funds to help finalise clinical trials and commercialise the product.

Peter Dines, Chief Operating Officer at Mercia, said: “Fitting a prosthesis takes a lot of time because technicians rely on the patient reporting discomfort and a trial and error methodology. Adapttech’s smart solution provides objective data to speed up the process and create a comfortable prosthesis as soon as possible. The funds will allow the company to finalise clinical studies, build a sales and marketing team to commercialise the product in Europe with a view to entering the US market in the near future.”



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