geko™ - Best Start-Up 2012
Sky Medical LTD - Bernard Ross & Team
geko™ is a non‐invasive method to prevent deep vein thrombosis. The one size fits all device uses patented technology to stimulate the nerve at the back of the knee and stimulate contraction of the calf, shin and foot muscles. This has been shown in clinical studies to improve blood circulation and oxygen levels almost equivalent of walking but when the patient is not mobile, for example after surgery or during a long haul airplane journey.
The company believe that the technology can replace the need for cumbersome foot pumps or other mechanical devices that are currently in use, but unlike the existing devices allow the patient to get up from bed and mobilise early.
“In the UK, there are more deaths per year from blood clots than from breast cancer, road traffic accidents and AIDS combined, and this inspired us to find a better solution than already existed .” said Bernard Ross, CEO of Sky Medical Technology Limited.
“We are honoured to have won this prestigious Award, judged by some of the world’s foremost experts in the field” he continued. “This will help increase our visibility to the clinical world and speed up adoption of this important technology to improve patient care”.
Sky Medical Technology Limited is a privately held UK company based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and initially raised a series of development grants from public sources followed by a series A of £2.5m in 2011.
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