10th September 2020: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Health, features in Med-Tech Innovation news article on The effect of lockdown on mental health, and how VR can help.

“Dr Nigel Whittle, head of medical & healthcare at design and engineering consultancy Plextek, looks at the devastating effects of lockdown on mental health and considers the varying uses of VR technology in combatting the rise in anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness.”

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7th August 2020: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business, features in Networking Plus news article on delivering IoT safe city solutions.

“The role of IoT in facilitating effective safe city solutions and supporting the work of the emergency services is currently in sharp focus. Here we look at and assess the key drivers and strategies for successfully delivering smart sensing solutions from a public safety perspective.

At every level of government, public sector organisations require access to increasingly large and disparate datasets. These datasets can relate to critical infrastructure, operational systems, and citizens. From the perspective of real-time data access and dissemination, IoT safe city solutions offer significant value for improving public safety, services, and long-term planning.”

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4th August 2020: Plextek feature in International Travel & Insurance Journal news article on the benefits of remote patient monitoring technologies with references to our 2016 report: ‘The Future of Connected Home Health’.

“Hospitals & Healthcare investigates remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies, how these are influencing the development of healthcare so that it is increasingly centered around the patient experience, and how payers and providers can benefit from this.”

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31st July 2020: Nicholas Hill, CEO, features in Electronics Weekly news article on Supporting the next generation of engineers through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Nick Hill, CEO at the engineering and design consultancy Plextek, laments the currently disadvantaged position of students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to exam cancellations and shines a light at the end of the tunnel by reintroducing internships.

When the history of the UK’s response to coronavirus is written, I’m confident that the cancellation of exams will be seen as a precipitate, unwise decision that had far reaching, negative consequences for a great number of young people.”

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Cambridge, April 2020: Plextek Services Ltd and Design Momentum Ltd are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to develop scientific instruments and laboratory equipment for life sciences. The partnership brings together Plextek’s expertise in electronic engineering design & development at its ISO13485-certified premises with Design Momentum’s 25 years of experience in innovative technology design in the sector.

The life science industry continues to experience change and rapid growth. It is now more than ever vital for instrumentation companies to embrace new technologies, improve efficiencies and productivity, and move to meet the ever-increasing demands of the sector. The Plextek-DM partnership brings together deep skills and experience in product ideation, industrial design, technology development and manufacture, and will allow clients to advance using the latest technologies, speeding time to market.

Current events are showing only too well the need for rapid development of critical technology to support the life science industry, and this partnership is ideally placed to help its clients through a seamless process from design to the market.

“The Plextek-DM partnership provides a unique one-stop opportunity for life science companies to access all the skills necessary for product development, from inception through to product manufacture”, said Nicholas Hill, Plextek’s CEO. “The alliance brings together a powerful combination of skills in the laboratory equipment sector and builds on the two organisations’ previous collaborations. DM’s collaborative approach is uniquely complementary to how we work within Plextek, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership”.

“Partnering with Plextek to design and deliver instrumentation for our clients will allow us to provide the very best design and engineering services,” said Professor Phil Gray, DM’s Managing Director. “Together, working as one team, we will unlock the full potential of our organisations and place our clients on the best path for success in a rapidly changing market.”

Our joint approach to scientific instrumentation development will grant life science clients access to a unique combination of long-term engineering know-how and best-in-class product design capability which will enable next-generation devices to be produced more efficiently, bringing products to a market quickly.

About Plextek Services Ltd
Plextek is an innovative electronic engineering consultancy with huge expertise in advanced sensing, data collection and communications technology. The company has extensive experience of developing highly complex and innovative products for a range of sectors, including medical & healthcare. In a world of rapid change, the company prides itself on its ability to solve the hardest engineering problems to deliver effective solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

About Design Momentum
DM is a user-focused industrial design and product development consultancy helping clients innovate and develop the next generation of products, systems and services. The company brings together a highly-experienced team with a unique blend of creativity, innovation and development skills all with a sharp business focus. DM has combined 72 years of experience in life sciences, automation and scientific instrument design & development.

Please contact Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek for more information.