For the last six years, Fred and his team at OUI
have made it their mission to help digital health innovators and entrepreneurs realise this vision and change healthcare for the better. In that time, he has helped create over 30 companies and raise over £100M in investment.
To deliver all this requires not just a strong multidisciplinary approach, with clinicians, researchers and developers coming together, but also access to translational and seed funding, as well as experts in clinical trials, medtech regulations, health economics, healthcare procurement and commercial modelling, to guide innovators through the challenges and complexities of bringing transformational healthcare technologies to market. A regulated software development and data analysis environment under a Quality Management System, such as that which Lab10x provides has long been integral to Fred’s goal of a seamless ecosystem across the region to support digital health innovation.
As part of this, Fred’s team partnered with the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network
to create the “Digital Health Roadmap
”, a best-practice reference guide along with many case studies, aimed at sharing the knowledge, expertise and strategic approaches that have helped to make the Oxford Digital Health ecosystem so successful.
In a previous life, Fred has a degree and PhD in Biochemistry and many years as an expert in molecular kinetics, real-time diagnostics and bioinformatics; provided expertise and consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry; co-founded a point of care nanotech diagnostics startup; and, worked as an application specialist for GE Healthcare.