Minister for Health and Secondary Care meets businesses at Nexus

The UK Minister for Health and Secondary Care visited the University of Leeds to learn more about the city's innovative healthcare technologies.

Will Quince MP visited Nexus, the University’s innovation hub, to meet with member businesses and learn more about West Yorkshire’s contribution to health innovation.

He also visited companies including Atlas Endoscopy, a clinical-stage start-up and University of Leeds spin-out company who are developing the most advanced robotic colonoscopy system, Dedalus, an international industrial group in healthcare software and Videregen, a clinical-stage leader in the restoration of tissue function, with an initial focus on airway diseases.

Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, welcomed Mr Quince: “Working in collaboration with partners across the health and social care sector, our world-class research reduces local and global health inequalities and accelerates the development and adoption of new health technologies.

“We welcomed the opportunity to share this vital work with the Minister for Health and Secondary Care during his visit to showcase how we can make a positive impact in the world.”

Following his visit, Will Quince took to social media to add: “It was great to see the brilliant work happening in Leeds to drive innovation, including developing new medical technologies to improve surgery. We’re determined to protect tech budgets and embrace innovations. Cutting-edge tech is key to improving care.”