University name – University of Brighton
Company name – GB Electronics
Associate name – Gary Mitchell
Active Timeframe – 05/10/09 – 04/10/12
What the partnership was about – developing and embedding a product design, verification and approval process for diabetes monitoring equipment in a clinical scenario.
What was the WOW factor – Progress in the healthcare sector – the device which was developed for the KTP project has the potential to be lifesaving and will improve quality of life for diabetic patients – it is predicated that around 333 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes globally by 2025. The KTP project also generated the university’s first spin out company (nGauge) which is directed by the Associate. nGauge is initially taking the device which was designed in the KTP to market, supported in part by SMART and SBRI funding and will also launch a range of company-developed products for the health sector, gaining Medical Device Directive compliance using the process developed in the KTP.