18 May Sky Medical Technology wins Liverpool Echo Regional Business Award 2021
This month we received the award for Innovation and Technology at this year’s Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards. The award recognises the company that developed the most innovative new product, system, or process over the past year that has had a positive impact on local businesses and people.
We won the award for our geko™ device: a wearable medical device – the size of a wristwatch – which helps address a variety of chronic medical conditions, including prevention of life-threatening blood clots.
Engineering a healthier future
The geko™ device is applied at the knee and sends a gentle electrical pulse into the lower leg every second to stimulate the calf muscles and increases blood circulation, reducing the risk of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – otherwise known as blood clots. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the geko™ device was purchased for the NHS Nightingale hospitals and used in other NHS hospitals as part of wider clinical response to help tackle blood clotting caused by the virus.
“Bringing a new technology into any healthcare environment is a huge undertaking, one which requires extensive clinical data. Winning this award is testament to the hard work of everyone at Sky Medical Technology and our clinician partners across the NHS and private medical institutes; together we have developed a technology capable of improving treatment options and patient outcomes, while also positively transforming healthcare at a time when it needs it the most,” our CEO, Bernard Ross, said.
The growth of the geko™ device
At Sky Medical we are addressing some of the most serious life-threatening and limiting illnesses that impact people’s lives through innovative and non-invasive technology. We are actively exploring further uses for the geko™ device including complications related to swelling after surgery as well as the closure of hard-to-heal wounds (leg ulcers). Clinical research continues in these areas with initial findings extremely positive.
The geko™ device is the first bioelectronic therapy of its kind to receive regulatory clearance from both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for blood clot prevention in both surgical and non-surgical patients. We have 175 registered patents in its portfolio and the geko™ is actively being used in hospitals across the globe.