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Products & Spin Out

Driving improvements in the quality and value of patient care

Spin Outs

A strong record creating innovative companies

SHIL has a strong record in producing spin-out companies on behalf of NHS Scotland. Each company has been set up to produce and market healthcare innovations that originated from NHS Scotland employees.

If a product is thought to have the scope for more than one iteration, or if the innovator has ideas for multiple products in the same field, a spin-out company helps establish a brand for their products and raise capital from a wide range of sources. Actively supporting our healthcare professionals on this journey helps capitalise on the talent, entrepreneurism and commitment of our staff and uncover transformational ideas throughout NHS Scotland.

These spin outs continue to benefit the health service today achieving great success and demonstrating the potential of an initial idea.

Ambicare Health

Ambicare Health is a 2004 spin-out company of NHS Tayside, University of St Andrews and SHIL. Ambicare Health has developed a portfolio of wearable light sources for medical and consumer healthcare applications.

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Aridhia is a 2007 spin-out company of NHS Tayside and SHIL. Aridhia delivers research services across the UK and Europe, working with the NHS, research organisations, life sciences companies, IT service providers and patients.

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Aurum Biosciences

Aurum Biosciences Ltd is a 2015 spin-out company of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, SHIL, and the University of Glasgow. Aurum Biosciences has developed novel oxygen carriers and proprietary software for use with MRI, initially for Acute Ischaemic Stroke (AIS).

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CardioPrecision Ltd is a 2007 spin-out company of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and SHIL. CardioPrecision has developed an innovative and patented technology that allows clinicians to perform minimally invasive intervention through a short transverse incision to the neck.

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Clear Surgical

Clear Surgical is a 2013 spin-out company of NHS Ayrshire and Arran and SHIL. Clear Surgical supports surgeons through the design and manufacture of innovative medical devices, such as the Oplight™ and the Combination Reduction Forceps (CRF).

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Coronex Ltd.

Coronex Ltd is a 2020 spin-out company of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and SHIL. Alongside UK based biotechnology industry partners, Coronex is developing a unique lateral flow test to support accurate and reliable antibody testing.

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Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a 2002 spin-out company from NHS Lothian and SHIL. Touch Bionics provides world-leading prosthetic technologies designed to achieve positive outcomes for people with upper limb deficiencies.

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