TheSistrApp interview with Giovanna Forte: the MedTech innovation journey, design, development, bringing integrity to basic routine women’s health … and the vested interests of big business that delay cost-saving innovation uptake. Find the InstaLiveTV interview here.

Specialist lifescience recruitment business Austin Vita invited Giovanna Forte, Forte Medical CEO to deliver the first episode of its new “Breathing life into science” mini-series.

One routine day in Surgery, NHS GP Dr Vincent Forte had a Urethra Moment – and inadvertently alighted on the biggest problem that healthcare providers don’t know they have. Urine specimen contamination is the most common cause of untreated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which can wreck women’s lives and impact antenatal screening and prescribing.  It also means that millions of £ and $ are literally flushed down the loo due to contaminated and false positive samples being processed unnecessarily – and then retested.

Led by his sister Giovanna Forte, CEO of Forte Medical, Vincent’s invention Peezy Midstream is now growing in adoption in the UK and USA healthcare systems.

Watch Breathing Life Into Science here.

Designed by a retired NHS GP, Peezy Midstream, a pioneering British innovation for accurate urine collection to improve early accurate diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) will be included in “Everyone Wins’ goodie bags in Hollywood on 9th February.” Read the full press release here.

Leading international law firm Nabarro today issued a report on UK Med Tech. The document features interviews with industry opinion formers drawn from the Association of British Healthcare Industries, MedTech Women, Apposite Capital and Forte Medical.

“The health tech sector is a market full of potential opportunities for innovation and investment,” say Nabarro. “We surveyed 202 NHS physicians, procurement managers, health tech investors and SMEs for their thoughts and opinions on the state of the UK health tech market.”

Download the report here.