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Business Master Awards Recognises Sky’s Excellence in Innovation


UK-based medical devices company, Sky Medical Technology, has been crowned winner of the Innovation Award at the 2019 Business Masters North West Awards.

Sky’s platform technology OnPulse™, embedded in their innovative geko™ device, adopted across a growing number of NHS Trusts, has championed pioneering solutions to some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges.


Business Masters celebrated the Daresbury-based business’ domestic and international success, which has seen it take its North West developed innovations to an increasing number of global markets.

Alongside innovation, the awards also recognised Sky’s ‘clinician first’ approach. By engaging and mobilising healthcare partners willing to embrace innovation to improve patient care, Sky has been able to generate real-world clinical and health economic data, and have translated this across a global distributor partner network to generate export sales.

CEO Bernard Ross commented on the win: “We are thrilled to be recognised for our innovative approach to technology and partnerships, particularly the latter, which has been key to assisting clinicians in addressing a broad spectrum of healthcare challenges. We’ve been able to deliver geko™ benefits to healthcare providers both at home and abroad, with overwhelmingly positive results – relieving cost and efficiency pressures and, most importantly, helping medics improve patient care across a growing number of therapy areas.”

“This is made possible thanks to our collaboration with healthcare professionals willing to embrace innovation to change clinical practice. Thanks to these partners, such as the acute Stroke team at the Royal Stoke University Hospital or the Orthopaedic team at James Cook University Hospital, we continue to develop evidence-based therapies that will greatly benefit patients in the UK and Internationally.”

The Innovation trophy comes off the back of another recent win, with Sky securing Medilink North’s Acute Care Award for a collaborative clinical audit to assess the geko™ device for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention in the acute stroke care pathway.