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.

Today’s news reports that patients with routine health problems are not coming forward for fear of breaking a system overburdened by COVID-19. These fears risk delaying diagnosis and treatment of routine infections, putting patient health at risk and storing up trouble for months and years ahead. 

Giovanna Forte explains how untapped HealthTech innovation can speed up diagnostics, patient care and wellbeing in a time of crisis. Read her article here.

We are pleased to deliver our first Peezy Midstream White Paper, summarising the most important clinical evidence to date, showing reduced urine specimen contamination and false-positives using Peezy Midstream. Made in the UK, this world-first tool for routine diagnostic improvement is undergoing NICE Guidance Review.

Barry Shrier, Founder of annual health innovation event Giant Live, presents the third Disruptor Giant Health Innovators TV interview featuring Giovanna Forte, CEO of Forte Medical, Francis White from AliveCor, Dr Sophie Bostoc​k of Sleepio and Etienne Bourdon from Healthy Health. Watch the half-hour programme here with Disruptive Live