NHS partnership recognised in Award:
Microvisk took one of the six prestige industry awards at the 2014 MediWales Innovation Awards, which were announced at a dinner in Cardiff’s National Museum on 10 December. The company was chosen for this year’s “Partnership with the NHS/Academia” award, given for collaboration bringing benefits in patient care.
Microvisk’s unique blood coagulation testing technology uses MEMS technology in clot detection, featuring a disposable diagnostic strip and CoagMax® handheld reader.
The easy-to-use system makes INR monitoring simpler and more convenient, enabling blood coagulation testing both for patients at home and in a doctor’s surgery.
In a programme facilitated by MediWales, Health Research Wales, and NISCHR Clinical Research Centre the system was studied across a mix of 16 primary and secondary care sites across Wales. NHS staff at Betsi Cadwaladr and Powys Health Boards and GP practices within their regions played key roles in the 12-month programme.
Positive feedback endorsed the benefits of home monitoring, reducing the need for multiple trips to doctors’ surgeries, bringing time and cost savings for patients and NHS alike.
[L-R]: Iain Greenaway – Microvisk, Professor Keith Harding CBE – Cardiff University, Shaun McBride – Elite Electronic Systems, Jonathan Balfour – Elite Electronic Systems, Joe Booth – Microvisk, Rebecca Burns – Health Research Wales, Cait Myers – Health Research Wales, Julian Beadle – Microvisk and Stephanie Roberts – Microvisk