Wideblue, which is a shareholder in CRiL, is an integrated product design, product development and manufacturing consultancy. The product design and manufacturing team are experts in industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronic design, software development, photonics, image processing and manufacturing. Multi-disciplinary technical skills are backed up by a proven design process, strong project management and medical device regulatory experience. Wideblue design consumer products, medical devices, scientific instruments and specialist technical systems. The Company’s strength is developing integrated systems which are commercially viable products.
Gas Sensing Solution (GSS)
GSS, a shareholder in CRiL, was founded in June 2006 and is the leading supplier of low power consumption, wireless-compatible carbon dioxide non-dispersive infrared gas sensors into a wide range of applications. Currently GSS produce the world’s lowest power consumption and fastest response carbon dioxide sensors, trademarked as COZIR and SPRINTIR respectively. The sensor technology which is patented has received international acclaim and the company was a recent regional winner of a Shell Springboard award for technology most likely to lead to energy reduction in the building environment.
GSS sensor technology utilises unique epitaxially grown III-V semiconductor based mid infra-red light emitting diode sources and photodiode detectors. GSS have developed and have exclusive ownership of the mid-infrared device recipes. An in-house supply chain has been established for first generation device production and ongoing research & development.
The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) is an NHS England initiative, championed by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.
Part of Innovation Health and Wealth the SBRI Healthcare programme sets industry the challenge in a series of health related competitions which result in fully funded development contracts between the awarded company and the NHS. Unlike many R&D projects which offer grant or match funding, SBRI contracts are 100 per cent funded and the company retains the IP.
CRiL has been awarded three development contracts from SBRI Healthcare for its exciting technology.
Health Enterprise East
Health Enterprise East Limited (HEE) is the NHS Innovation Hub for the East of England, and assists with accelerating the development and uptake of innovative MedTech products and services that improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
Having pioneered and successfully run the initiative for the East of England since its launch in 2009, HEE now oversees the national SBRI Healthcare programme bringing together businesses, the healthcare industry and the NHS.