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The new MedTECH Centre Incubator (MTCi) is open!

28 November 2013

Miles Ayling, Director of Innovation for NHS England, today visited Manchester to officially open the MedTECH Centre facility in Greenheys, Manchester Science Park. Myles ably deputised for the Right Hon. Earl Howe, who was unable to attend on the day.

The MedTECH Centre is a specialist business incubator focusing on engaging private sector innovators with the NHS to accelerate the development and adoption of ground breaking technologies by the healthcare system.

Attendees listened to presentations by Phagenesis, a MedTECH Centre company which has developed the world's first treatment for dysphagia and Rapid Rhythm a spin out which is commercialising an NHS idea to detect atrial firbrilation and help to prevent stroke.

"I could cite a number of other companies, in addition to Phagenesis and Rapid Rhythm, which are resident in the Centre and have similarly huge potential to extend and enhance human health", said Dr Paul Hanmer, NHS engagement consultant at the MedTECH Centre, "the companies featured today epitomise the success of the incubator. Phagenesis have grown from two employees to a succesful company, with product on the market and providing around thirty highly skilled local jobs. Whereas Rapid Rhythm have just started the journey, but with huge potential for growth. "

The MedTECH Centre is an example of the NHS partnering with the provide sector to develop the treatments of tomorrow; improving the health and wealth of Manchester.

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