MIB stories – Mediplus

Mediplus wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for pioneering ‘bladder GPS’


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High Wycombe based Mediplus has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business accolade, for its pioneering catheter insertion kit dubbed ‘a GPS for the bladder’.

The healthcare manufacturer was presented with the award, under the Innovation category for its S-Cath™ System; a breakthrough technology that prevents injuries from occurring. The innovative device, which was designed ‘hand in hand’ with clinicians, offers a more controlled, accurate and precise placement into the bladder.

Speaking about the award Emma Gray, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to win such a prestigious award for our contribution to urology. The S Cath™ System is a breakthrough solution that reduces the risk of harm to patients, whilst simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety.

“Many clinicians say it offers them greater confidence in inserting the trocar into the bladder describing it as a GPS for the bladder. It also offers UK hospitals huge savings in terms of money, time and resources.”

This is the second time Mediplus have been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise. In 2013 they were awarded the Queens Award – International Trade.