Zilico Shortlisted for Prestigious Healthcare Award
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Zilico has been shortlisted in the ‘Improving Care with Technology’ category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, to be held on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.
Zilico's flagship product, ZedScan™ was developed by Professor Brian Brown, a medical physicist from the University of Sheffield and Professor John Tidy, a consultant gynaecological oncologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STH).
Centred on its patented Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) technology, the innovative diagnostic system detects the development of pre-cancerous abnormalities of the cervix, known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN).
The portable, handheld system is being used in hospitals in the UK & worldwide and has been praised for providing a more accurate diagnosis in real-time, assisting clinicians with better patient management.
The HSJ Awards recognise, celebrate, and promote the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders.
Now in its 35th year, the HSJ Awards have grown to become the most sought after accolade in British healthcare – and very probably the largest awards programme of its type in the world.
Shortlisted entrants demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency within the NHS. They have all overcome fierce competition to be judged amongst the UK healthcare’s leading exponents.
The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These figures include:
· Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
· Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, CQC
· Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
· Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair, NHS England
· Ian Dodge, National Director of Commissioning Strategy, NHS England
Sameer Kothari, Chief Executive of Zilico Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. The national focus on the value of technology in healthcare remains strong, and this award recognises companies such as Zilico, who are successfully developing technology to make life better for patients and staff alike.”
Julia Palmer, Consultant Gynaecologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) said: “We have been using ZedScan now for two years to offer a more accurate diagnosis for women who are at risk of cervical cancer. There is no doubt that ZedScan is helping clinicians improve the care that we offer so it is great that the device has been shortlisted for this award.”
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said: "With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together, the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number."
More information about Zilico Ltd
Zilico's product portfolio is centred on its patented Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) technology, applicable to a wide range of neoplastic conditions. The company prides itself on creating innovative technology that removes subjectivity, increases accuracy and delivers results in real-time.
Zilico's head office is located in Manchester, UK with a subsidiary office in Sheffield. Manufacturing and R&D functions are also carried out in the UK and Zilico achieved ISO 13485 accreditation in 2013.
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