We are very proud to announce that Moor Instruments were chosen as 2014 winners of the “Outstanding Achievement” Award for Burn Assessment at this year’s Medlink UK Awards, for recognition of our work in advanced laser imaging for Burn Assessment.
Over the past decade, we have advanced laser Doppler imaging technology from a purely research tool in to a dedicated medical device for burn assessments in clinical settings. Our Burn Assessment system can now be found in over 70 Burn Units, in over 20 countries worldwide, and is the only such system to have CE approval and FDA 510(k) clearance specifically for burn wound diagnosis. Further confirmation of the benefits associated with using our Burn Assessment System was provided following a review by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 2011. They concluded that the available evidence supported a clinical benefit and cost saving when the moorLDI2-BI Burn Imager is used to guide treatment decisions for patients when there is uncertainty about the depth and healing potential of burn wounds that have been assessed by experienced clinicians. Our Burn Assessment System has helped to accurately diagnose thousands of burn victims.
All of this was recognised at the Medilink UK Awards which is an annual event that celebrates cutting edge technologies, outstanding business achievements and international successes across the UK’s Life Sciences sector. The nominees for the awards were derived from the regional awards which were selected by Medilink’s network across the UK – with Moor Instruments winning the Medilink South West Award in November last year. The Awards were hosted at the end of the first day of the exhibition, as part of the Medical Device Manufacturing Conference, with leading professionals from the Life Sciences sector, UK government, research institutes and overseas organisations in attendance.
Medilink UK’s new Chairman and Business Director of 3M Health Care Business Group, Guy Stapleton, said: “We are proud to celebrate the considerable achievements of companies who have continued to push the boundaries of healthcare innovation for the benefit of business, healthcare systems and most importantly the patient. I would like to extend a massive congratulations to all of our winners and shortlisted companies. Their achievements should give us great encouragement for the future of our industry.”
Thank you to all that have helped us achieve this amazing and prestigious award. We look forward to many more years of working with you towards further improving burn care and assessment for patients and families all over the world.
Picture caption: Dr Xiabing Huang (left) of Moor Instruments collects the Award from Medilink Yorkshire & Humber Director Jason Brannan (presenting on behalf of NIHR Devices for Dignity HTC)