The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards, and this year, Team Consulting Ltd and OrganOx Ltd have picked up three awards for their OrganOx metra™ innovation; in the Healthcare Technologies, the Intelligent Systems and the Emerging Technology Design categories.
The OrganOx metra™ innovation seeks to simplify the transport of organs in between transplants. For decades, livers have been removed from donors, flushed, packed in ice and raced to a waiting patient. Some organs make it, but many don’t. The pioneering and largely autonomous metra™ recreates the core functions of the human body and keeps the liver alive, whilst also providing key data for surgeons.
Team Consulting and OrganOx scooped the three awards beating over 400 applicants from 30 countries. The other shortlisted entries came from esteemed companies including Peratech, SmartKem and Renfrew Group International.
Barry Brooks , IET President said:
“The Team Consulting and OrganOx team should be very proud to have won an incredible three IET Innovation Awards for their OrganOx metra™ innovation. They were selected from a highly impressive set of global innovations as one of the most forward thinking, pioneering advances in the field.
“These awards are part of the IET’s efforts to inspire engineering excellence, which this year has provided over £1,000,000 to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians. Our awards seek to highlight the industry’s elite, from apprentices and technicians at the start of their careers through to senior established professionals.”
Neil Cooper, Head of Marketing from Team Consulting, said: “We are speechless. To be nominated was amazing, but to walk away with three awards is simply breath-taking. Four years of hard graft with our client Organ Ox has resulted in a groundbreaking product and three fantastic awards. We couldn’t be prouder.”