Patient monitoring technology secures £1.2m funding

Deepbridge Capital, Scottish Enterprise, and the Scottish Investment Bank provide funding to Metix for pre-hospital care technology

Funding from Deepbridge Capital, Scottish Enterprise, and the Scottish Investment Bank will support the development of new pre-hospital care technology.

Glasgow-based medical technology developer, Metix, has announced that it has closed its initial R&D funding round of £1.2m, led by UK technology and life sciences investor, Deepbridge Capital.

This support demonstrates that the technology we are developing, and have already developed, is not only a good idea, but is a commercially-viable proposition which can make a real difference

The funding is supported by investment from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Investment Bank.

Metix was founded in 2013 to develop lightweight mobile vital signs monitors for use in the pre-hospital care environment.

Its core products provide market-leading, multi-parameter monitoring solutions for use by paramedic, military, and humanitarian workers.

Metix operates internationally, having two offices in Glasgow and London and a sub-assembly factory in Mexico, all undergoing ISO compliance procedures.

Its research is supported by, and has development agreements with, the largest medical-grade sensing companies in the world.

The funding will be utilised for further research and development as well as enhancing regulatory compliance.

As a result, Metix expects to double its headcount in Glasgow, with increased numbers particularly in technical and clinical validation.

Whether used by paramedics, emergency responders, humanitarian workers, or military; there are multiple uses for such an innovative piece of technology

Dr Julio Guerrero, managing director, said: “We are pleased to have received this initial R&D funding and are delighted to have the support of Deepbridge, Scottish Enterprise, and the Scottish Investment Bank. <.p>

“This support demonstrates that the technology we are developing, and have already developed, is not only a good idea, but is a commercially-viable proposition which can make a real difference.

“Globally, pre-hospital critical care tech is at best ‘patchy’ and at worst is non-existent.

“We are committed to providing the technology to ensure that emergency responders anywhere in the world can have access to affordable, mobile, and multi-parameter technology, which can be crucial in saving life and ensuring optimum care.”

Dr Savvas Neophytou, head of life sciences at Deepbridge, added: “Metix is further developing a device which has the potential to dramatically change the pre-hospital care sector.

“Whether used by paramedics, emergency responders, humanitarian workers, or military; there are multiple uses for such an innovative piece of technology.

“We are delighted to be supporting Metix and look forward to working with them as they develop as a business and further enhance their remarkable technology.”

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