MedTech spin-out targets aviation sector

Posted on 02 May 2018 and read 268 times
MedTech spin-out targets aviation sectorInverness-based MIME Technologies — a University of Aberdeen medical-technology spin-out that is developing software to monitor the vital signs of patients when emergency care situations arise in remote locations — is targeting the short-haul aviation sector with its first product (www.mimetechnologies.com).

Designed specifically for environments where there is no immediate access to professional medical care, ‘MIME Pro’ has been developed to work with or without connectivity.

The aim is to avoid costly aircraft diversions, give the cabin crew an intelligent ‘comfort blanket’ when delivering first aid, and reduce airlines’ liability insurance premiums.

While many long-haul aircraft have relatively good resources available to deal with medical incidents involving passengers, MIME identified a gap in the market for shorter-distance and budget airline carriers.

Founded by Anne Roberts and Alasdair Mort, the company has expanded its team in recent months. Most recently, Ian Stevens — former CEO of Touch Bionics and CFO of Optos — has been appointed as chairman.

CEO Dr Mort said: “Our mission is to help save lives and improve medical-incident record keeping in any environment where an ambulance can’t go.

“While we are targeting aviation markets in the first phase of our growth, we see the application of this technology in multiple sectors over time.”

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