£8 million to help develop orthopaedic sensors
Posted on 02 Mar 2020 and read 1111 times
Med-tech firm EnMovi has selected Glasgow as the location to advance its development of ‘cutting-edge’ orthopaedic sensors and data analytics after receiving a £2.5 million R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise.
The newly established company is the latest venture from US-based parent company OrthoSensor Inc; it will focus on developing data analytics, machine learning and mobile applications to support its wearable orthopaedic sensor devices, as it establishes an £8 million R&D base in Glasgow and creates 19 jobs.
The University of Strathclyde, which has a long-standing relationship with OrthoSensor, worked with Scottish Enterprise to bring the new company to Scotland.
EnMovi is based in the university’s Inovo Building — a ‘state of the art’ business location next to its Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in Glasgow City Innovation District — ensuring that the company is ideally-placed for further collaboration with academics.
Ivan McKee — the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation — said: “This funding will support EnMovi to capture data and develop wearable technology, leading to less-invasive surgery and faster recovery times for patients.
“This project brings exciting employment opportunities and will help to establish Scotland at the forefront of research into this cutting-edge technology.”