Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise new innovations from healthcare professionals. Registered Number: SC 236303. Registered address: The Golden Jubliee National Hospital, Fourth Floor East, Agmemmon St, Clydebank, G81 4DY
The first NHS spin-out company in 2002, Touch Bionics is a provider of world-leading prosthetic technologies designed to achieve positive outcomes for people with upper limb deficiencies.
Touch Bionics was the first company to develop an electrically powered prosthetic hand with five independently powered fingers and the company continues to be a pioneer in upper limb prosthetic solutions.
A spin-out from NHS Scotland in 2002, Touch Bionics was founded by inventor David Gow, NHS Lothian, funded and supported by Archangel Investors Limited and Scottish Enterprise.
In 2016 it was sold to Icelandic firm Ossur - a global leader in the development, production and sale of non-invasive orthopaedics.
i-limb quantum and i-digits quantum hands launched
i-limb, the world’s first powered prosthetic hand to incorporate articulating finger launched at the 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics in Vancouver, Canada