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Medovate provides the essential finance, technical and management resources required for medical technology development and commercialisation

Medtech Specialists

Medovate brings together the essential finance, technical and management resources required for medical technology development and commercialisation.

In previous roles the Medovate team have successfully managed medtech innovations from concept, through to market launch and onward to successful adoption and global acquisition. The team have key skills developing business cases, protecting intellectual property, prototyping, testing, fundraising and navigating the regulatory pathway to product launch.

The Team

Stuart Thomson2 2019

Stuart Thomson

Managing Director

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Chris Rogers

Global Sales & Marketing Director

Anne Blackwood2 2019

Dr Anne Blackwood

Chair

Robert Donald2 2019

Robert Donald

New Business Manager

Alan Finnerty2 2019

Alan Finnerty

Technology Development Manager

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Peter Cox

Project Manager

April Hatchard Team Profile Pic

April Hatchard

Project Manager

Dawn Vidgen2 2019

Dawn Vidgen

QA/RA Associate

Katherine Lee2 2019

Katherine Lee

Administration Manager

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Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam

Clinical Research Fellow

Stuart Thomson

Managing Director


Stuart has over 12 years’ experience leading the commercial exploitation of healthcare intellectual property. He has been directly responsible for commercial deals covering technology licensing, acquisitions and raising finance for new company formations.

Stuart was previously Commercialisation Director for Health Enterprise East where he had overall responsibility for the NHS innovation pipeline, project protection, commercialisation along with operational management of the Medtech Accelerator.

Prior to this, Stuart gained extensive experience with intellectual property management and commercial analysis whilst working for GlaxoSmithKline. He holds an MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property from the Queen Mary University of London, a Diploma in European Intellectual Property and a BSc in Human Biosciences.

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Stuart Thomson2 2019

Chris Rogers

Global Sales & Marketing Director


Chris is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Business Development within the business and will contribute to the overall growth strategy of the organisation.

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in medical device and pharmaceutical sales, marketing and commercialisation. He joins Medovate from Molnlycke where he served as Sales Director. Prior to that, Chris served as Sales Director at Performance Health International where he led sales, business development, and pricing across direct, distributor and FMCG markets.

He also spent more than 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry working at Astra Zeneca, Organon and Schering Plough where he held positions of increasing responsibility and was recognised for excellence in performance, leadership and team development.

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Dr Anne Blackwood

Chair


As well as being Chair for Medovate, Anne is CEO of Health Enterprise East – the leading NHS innovation hub. Anne has been actively involved in knowledge transfer and intellectual property management in the life sciences for over 16 years.

Prior to Health Enterprise East, Anne worked for Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Cambridge, where she focused primarily on technologies from the biological and chemical sciences and was involved in all aspects of technology commercialisation.

Anne holds a PhD in chemistry from Strathclyde University and is a non-executive director of Ablatus Therapeutics Limited and the Medtech Accelerator Limited.

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Robert Donald

New Business Manager


Robert gained over 12 years’ experience managing the development and commercialisation of healthcare intellectual property within his previous role as the Senior Intellectual Property Manager for Health Enterprise East.

He has been actively involved in the successful development of multiple projects from early stage concept through to end product, working with clinical inventors throughout the development journey.

Robert holds both a degree in Biotechnology (BSc) from Reading University and a LLM in Intellectual Property Management.

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Alan Finnerty

Technology Development Manager


Alan has over 15 years’ experience in the successful development and commercialisation of innovative medical products. While working for companies such as Medtronic and Olympus across a wide range of clinical specialties, Alan has gained a deep commitment to understanding patient and clinician needs in order to deliver safer and more effective care solutions.

At Medovate, Alan is responsible for leading the company’s technologies through design, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing and delivery to the point of care while also ensuring all organisation regulatory and quality obligations are met.

Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub.

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Peter Cox

Project Manager


Peter leads the development of several of Medovate’s regional anaesthesia products. He is responsible for coordinating design and manufacturing teams, to deliver a successful launch of these innovative devices.

Peter holds a BA(Hons) Industrial Design and Technology degree from Loughborough University and an MSc in Design Engineering. He has over 12 years of product design and development experience including 10 years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, working with stakeholders in the UK, USA and Japan. His experience includes working as a Product Designer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager at leading device development companies including Olympus and Vectura, prior to joining Medovate.

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April Hatchard

Project Manager


After achieving a Bsc in Physics, April started her career in data analysis and algorithm development. Working closely across all key departments to deliver efficient and effective solutions, ranging from physical adaptation of devices to software and algorithm improvements.

She has since gained significant experience as a project manager in new product development in the medical device industry, qualified in both PRINCE2 and AgilePM methods to give a well-rounded approach to managing a range of simple to complex projects.

April joined Medovate in September 2019 as a Project Manager, taking on the management and support of the development and delivery of new medical devices designed to improve patient safety.

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Dawn Vidgen

QA/RA Associate


Dawn has worked in molecular research & development and related services for nearly 20 years. She has experience in quality management systems for small to large companies, across several areas of science including molecular testing, medical devices and clinical laboratory services providing services to the NHS and also to private consultants; each adhering to different quality and laboratory standards including ISO:9001; ISO:13485; GLP; GCLP.

Dawn joined Medovate at the beginning of 2019 where she oversees the daily maintenance of the quality management system and coordinates the quality documentation that is required for the medical devices that Medovate develops and manufacturers. Dawn holds a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine from the University of Essex and an MSc in Science from the Open University.

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Katherine Lee

Administration Manager


Katherine has worked for more than 25 years in organisation administration. She has experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors in the fitness industry, pharmaceutical industry and working in education institutions. In recent years Katherine has been working in the life science industry in project support for Medtech companies and the NHS. Katherine’s experience and studies have also provided her with an interest in fostering a positive organisation culture, something she practices at all levels of her work.

Katherine joined Medovate at the end of 2018 where she oversees the daily operation of the organisation which includes finance, project management databases, company procedures, recruitment and administration. Katherine holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organizational Psychology.

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Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam

Clinical Research Fellow


Maryanne read her BSc in Neuroscience at Leeds University and subsequently completed medical training at the Norwich Medical School, East Anglia. She finished her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region and went onto a research post at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn where she led three regional patient safety projects across eleven hospitals in the East of England. Currently, Maryanne is undertaking a doctorate in Patient Safety at the University of Cambridge. 

Her research interests are in the field of patient safety particularly understanding errors in the NHS, human factors, the use of innovation to design engineered solutions to prevent never events and serious adverse events and understanding the barriers to implementation of innovation in healthcare systems. 

Maryanne has published and presented her work at over 50 national and international conferences. She has won the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, is a fellow on the NHS Innovator Accelerator Programme and two of her safety innovations have been selected onto the programme and are supported for national implementation. 

Maryanne is also a founding fellow of the Q Initiative and is a fellow on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and is involved in the development of 4 patient safety innovations. 

Maryanne will be working with Medovate to assist with the technology development activities of the company by undertaking the clinical evaluation and clinical engagement for the portfolio of Medovate's technologies.

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Medovate is an innovation development company dedicated to bringing novel medical technologies to market.