Dr Luke Lintin has been awarded £3,000 of ‘in-kind support’ from eg technology to further the development of a novel solution for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women, after winning the Health Tech Enterprise’s Innovation Voucher Competition Award.
The competition aims to accelerate the development of novel medical technologies to deliver improved patient benefits, and outcomes. This year’s entries showcased ideas from within a wide range of disciplines including pharmaceutical management, rehabilitation medicine, circulatory support and radiotherapy. From a shortlist of seven finalists, Dr Lintin’s device was chosen for its potential to meet a currently unmet need in healthcare: up to 35% of adult women suffer from urine incontinence.
Commenting on this year’s Innovation Voucher Competition, Dr Karen Law, Head of Innovation, Health Tech Enterprise, said:
“We have received some exciting entries this year, all of which were quite different, and a testament to the innovation within the NHS. Dr Lintin’s device stood out to us because of its huge potential to deliver life-changing benefits to millions of women across the world. I am delighted that we will be able to help support the development of his device and I am proud to work with our partners at eg technology, who recognise the importance of nurturing innovations to ensure the success of early-stage developments.”
Health Tech Enterprise’s Innovation Voucher Competition has already supported the development of novel medical devices including Dr Ryan Seguna and Dr Jurgen Herre’s thoracentesis device (2021) and Mr Ryan Mathew and Dr Heiko Wurdak’s Mini-brain benchtop test (2020).
Dr Luke Lintin, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said:
“I am delighted to receive this award for my work, and hope that the funding received, and future collaboration with EG technology with be the perfect catalyst for the development of this project.”
eg technology, a Cambridge-based design, engineering and development consultancy, specialise in taking medical and diagnostic devices from concept to realisation. The team will work with Dr Lintin to develop and progress his idea.
Danny Godfrey, Director and Co-Founder, eg technology ltd, said:
“We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Dr Luke Lintin on this project. The competition this year was fierce but his solution for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence demonstrates a unique innovation and could perfectly address a major gap in the FemTech market. We specialise in bridging the gap between clinical innovation and market-ready products and so are proud to sponsor the Innovation Voucher. We are grateful for our partnership with HTE, through which we will continue to support clinicians, such as Dr Lintin, in realising their innovations.”