Leeds tech investor David Pearce is launching a new blood pressure monitoring device with help from digital and e-commerce partners across the Northern Powerhouse.
Two companies, Leeds-based Nephos Solutions Ltd and Hertfordshire-based developer of medical devices Tarilian Laser Technologies Ltd (TLT), have created a new company to launch a brand new blood pressure device.
Known as ViCardio, the new tech will be the first aesthetic, high performance, luxury, TLT consumer wearable blood pressure device.
Unlike traditional blood pressure cuffs, the ViCardio product delivers a continuous and highly-accurate blood pressure reading, similar to the output that is generated from an internal arterial line.
Sandeep Shah, CEO of TLT &
“TLT is delighted to be working with the wealth of talent available within the Northern Powerhouse and the energy that is being injected into the launch.
“This complements the extensive partnerships that we have nurtured across the globe”.
Cuff-based blood pressure monitors can be uncomfortable to use and are notoriously inaccurate.
ViCardio uses its own patented optoelectronic sensor which instantly delivers a continuous and highly accurate blood pressure reading.
This is achieved with no cuff, no application pressure, and no calibration required at all, making it easy for clinicians to use and more comfortable for patients.
David Pearce, of ViCardio Ltd, said:
“We’re delighted to have formed a joint venture with one of the leading global developers of innovative medical technology.
“The fact that we are launching ViCardio™ from the North shows the range of digital and e-commerce talent we have in the Northern Powerhouse”.
Firms supporting the launch include Leeds-based Calls9 and Communicate Europe; Statement in Wakefield; and Nuuk based in Manchester.
Sandeep Shah added: “Delivering a successful Medtech product now requires not only the excellent design and manufacturing support, from EG Technology Ltd and Cogent Technology Ltd respectively, which TLT continues to enjoy, but also extensive skills and expertise in mobile applications, data analytics and e-commerce sales & marketing.
“TLT is working with 5 partners from both sides of the Pennines and have been delighted with the wealth of talent and the energy that is being injected into the launch.
“This complements the extensive partnerships that we have nurtured across the globe including at leading centres of excellence in the USA, Hong Kong, Italy as well as London and Hertfordshire – one of the most exciting areas of innovation in the world”.