Brandon Medical, the medical technology specialists based in Leeds, is celebrating after being crowned one of the winners in the Yorkshire heats of the Chamber Awards 2013.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chamber Awards, now in their 10th anniversary year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business as a positive force for the UK recovery, and for local communities.
Having won the "Excellence in Innovation" title for their Symposia Medical AV systems, they will now go forward to represent the Yorkshire region in the national finals, which take place in London in November.
Nora Senior, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
"I visit businesses up and down the country and am constantly impressed by their determination, innovation and the contributions they are making to their local communities. Many of them are optimistic and looking for opportunities to grow and find new markets for their products and services both at home and abroad. These are the kinds of businesses that will become the wealth creators of tomorrow, and will play a crucial role in helping the UK economy move from being good, to being great in the months and years ahead. The Chamber Awards, now in its tenth anniversary year, is the perfect platform to showcase the amazing work of UK firms across the country, and show the world why Business is Good for Britain."
Brandon Medical has developed the World's first fully integrated medical tele-video system for healthcare. "Symposia" system is an IP-based, open-technology platform. This allows full integration of any medical video source including endoscopes, images from ultra sound, digital x-ray, MRI, CT, medical video cameras with an integrated control and communications system. The system has full 2-way, communications over IP.
This technology is of particular interest for medical training but is also low enough cost that even the smallest healthcare institutions can have full connectivity. This will allow universal telemedicine for the first time. Symposia® allows medical professionals live interaction with surgeons in operating theatres. The technology provides a tool for knowledge sharing including surgical skills best practice, tele-monitoring, medical lectures and communication between multi disciplinary teams. Symposia® revolutionises the way surgeons are taught allowing the transference of skills from the classroom, to real surgical environments.