Dr Vincent Forte, NHS GP of 25 years, Forensic Physician and co-author of Symptom Sorter
Giovanna Forte, Entrepreneur and Businesswoman
Forte Medical designs, manufactures and sells highly engineered Medtech devices that exploit the immense value of urine for routine and specialist diagnostic tests. Urine has become hugely important for novel liquid biopsy early stage cancer tests that rely on specimen accuracy and integrity. No other comparable, accurate, hygienic and reliable urine collection device exists.
1.78bn diagnostic urine specimens are estimated to be delivered globally. An average of 1 in 4 of these are wasted due to contamination from the patient and through multiple handling and decanting across the system; unlike blood sample collection, there is no appropriate international standard or protocol for the collection of urine specimens. Forte Medical is working to eliminate delayed point of care diagnoses and treatment and save the £$millions quite literally being flushed down the toilet the world over.
The Specimen Collection comprises three new urine collection devices designed to deliver accuracy to novel early stage cancer tests and sports dope testing. Together with Peezy Midstream each will be commercialised with Digital and Smart technologies to make point of care diagnostics faster and more accurate than ever before.