Sunderland-based company MSP Nanotech is taking their new invention to market in 2020, aimed to scrub airborne pathogens from rooms in hospitals, leisure facilities, military locations and aid stations.
With support from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the company worked on business strategy, approach to market and intellectual property. Market demand for infection control devices to beat airborne infections, e.g. c. diff, norovirus etc. have been proven. Through the Innovate 2 Succeed programme, EEN gave a helping hand providing invaluable insight and guidance en route to success. James McRoy, Marketing Director at MSP Nanotech said:
“EEN has been instrumental in getting us to where we are now – almost ready to launch a brand-new product. Our Innovation Advisor David Boath, in particular, has had an enormous input and has been key in keeping us right and providing us with the guidance and support we needed.
“We worked on our business strategy together, came up with a business plan, conducted market research, worked on getting out intellectual property sorted, and we are pleased to share the product is now fully patented.”
Future holds exciting plans for the company, James explained their vision is to develop initially a portable device for medical, leisure and military applications and then do further product development to develop a static device to be retro-fitted into air conditioning systems. David added:
“Work carried with MSP Nanotech has been fantastic and it is really rewarding seeing how close they are now to their product to market in a few months’ time. The power of the network is absolutely fascinating and the impact it has on our community is absolutely mind-blowing. Being able to support local SMEs by establishing themselves firmly on the map and giving a helping hand when they need it the most is what we are here for.”
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