Surgeries help medtech companies take products to market

South East Health Technologies Alliance runs two events aimed at fledgling medical technology firms

Forte Medical attended the first pilot surgeries for help marketing its Peezy Midstream urine collection device

Medtech companies are being offered a helping hand with the launch of a series of business surgeries aimed at helping entrepreneurs take their products to market.

The South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) will hold the events on 6 and 13 February at City Hall in London.

They follow on from a successful pilot held in October.

The surgeries will advise on business strategy, business planning, and funding options and will provide an overview on the current marketplace.

A spokesman for Forte Medical, which attended the pilot surgery to help market its specimen collection systems, said: “This kind of help is rare and valuable and we were delighted to be part of, and to benefit from, the SEHTA initiative."

A spokesman for healthcare IT solutions company, Cura Systems, added: “We found the business surgery tremendously useful and would highly recommend it for an early-stage company like us.

The SEHTA mentors have a wealth of industry experience and connections, which we were lucky get exposure to."

For more information, visit the SEHTA website.