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Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics began as an idea from NHS Lothian and became the first SHIL spin-out in 2002.

Originally called Touch EMAS (Edinburgh Modular Arm System), in 2005 it was re-branded Touch Bionics to communicate the dynamism of the company’s products and the future focus on its prosthesis technology: bionics in medicine being the replacement or enhancement of organs or other body parts by mechanical means.

An initial SMART award from Scottish Enterprise started the company, and it has since received funding from existing and new investors including Archangel Informal Investments, TriCAP, Clydesdale Bank and the Scottish Co-investment Fund.

Find out more about Touch Bionics.