Medical Devices
Early stage

SwabTech are developing an automated Surgical Swab Washer to enhance blood recovery and reuse during high blood loss surgical procedures. SwabTech's patented Surgical Swab-Washer automates a process currently performed by hand, recovering blood from swabs used in the hospital operating theatre. This blood can then be processed and transfused back into the patient, an established procedure used in a wide range of operations associated with high blood loss, and is known to be a cost-effective means to improve clinical outcomes.

SwabTech was formed with the support of TRUSTECH, the North West NHS Innovation Hub, as a spin-out of three North West NHS Foundation Trusts; the University Hospital of South Manchester, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh and Central Manchester University Hospitals.

We were particularly impressed by the clear clinical need and simplicity of SwabTech's swab washer and broad experience of the management team and founders - a consultant cardiovascular surgeon, a clinical scientist leading initiatives for blood conservation in the UK and an experienced biomedical engineer.

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