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Tech investor partners with Northern Powerhouse firms to launch ‘innovative’ medical technology

Leeds tech investor, David Pearce, is launching a new blood pressure monitoring solution, with the help of a number of digital and e-commerce partners based within the Northern Powerhouse.

Nephos Solutions Ltd, which is also based in Leeds, and Tarilian Laser Technologies Ltd (TLT), a developer of medical devices, have coordinated the creation of a new company to launch ViCardio.

ViCardio will launch the first high performance, luxury, TLT consumer wearable blood pressure device.

The ViCardio product delivers a continuous and highly accurate blood pressure reading – similar to the output that is generated from an internal arterial line.

The MedTech product will use its own patented opto-electronic sensor, which instantly delivers a continuous and highly accurate blood pressure reading. This is achieved with no cuff, no application pressure and no calibration.

ViCardio will be launched to the consumer market through the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in April 2018, with delivery to the medical sector expected later in 2018 following TLT’s clinical trials at Bart’s Hospital in London.

Firms supporting the launch include Leeds-based Calls9 and Communicate Europe; Statement in Wakefield; and Nuuk based in Manchester.

Sandeep Shah, CEO of TLT and ViCardio, commented: “Delivering a successful Medtech product now requires not only excellent design and manufacturing support, but also extensive skills and expertise in mobile applications, data analytics and e-commerce sales & marketing.

“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”.

David Pearce of ViCardio Ltd, added: “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”.

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