UK medical technology –
a burgeoning industry.

Medical Technology is a £17 billion UK industry that develops medical products ranging from scalpels and dressings to sophisticated technologies like diagnostic equipment or implantable devices. Innovation is key to the medtech industry, helping to deliver better lives for patients and more efficient healthcare systems.

Best Medical Technology​

The UK Prix Galien Award for Best Medical Technology Product is open to any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article (whether used alone or in combination together with any accessories, including software used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes) that has had a significant, positive impact on improving patient lives.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Products approved by the MHRA, typically with a CE mark between 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2021 (5-year period).

  • We accept nominations for individual products, not classes of products. We assume that nominees possess permission of the current owner(s) of the product rights.

  • See the Quick Facts Sheet
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