“Companies, especially SMEs, can face significant challenges trying to introduce their innovative products into the NHS and get them used at sufficient scale to really make a difference.”
Linda Magee, Executive Director of Industry and Wealth, GM AHSN
Focused on supporting SMEs to do business with the NHS, the GM AHSN has established the Innovation Nexus as a bespoke support system for med-tech in the Greater Manchester region.
Supported by 34 member organisations and a range of influential partners, Innovation Nexus acts as a one-stop access hub from which companies can access information, funding opportunities and expertise as well as procurement help.
Its current primary priority clinical areas are cardiovascular health, patient safety and digital health/informatics.
?As a small company with limited resources, we will be able to significantly accelerate our strategy for engaging with the NHS?
Anthony Holmes, CEO, Optasia Medical
SpineAnalyzer? software can be used by NHS radiologists to assess and report on vertebral fractures. It can also be commissioned as a support service for Fracture Liaison Service teams.
Linking to PACS, SpineAnalyzer? may be used on images of the spine captured during diagnostic examinations of other body areas (like the chest), and delivers a full analysis and comprehensive report of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae.
Vertebral fractures are the most common fragility fracture attributable to osteoporosis, yet are hard to spot and can be easily overlooked during image examinations of other health conditions. It is estimated that 80% of fragility fracture patients remain untreated for underlying osteoporosis; so early identification enables the opportunity for medical intervention.