Highly Commended for the WISE Tech Start-up Award 2015
12 November 2015
Kanika Bansal, CEO, Medicen Devise Limited
Finding a solution to a worldwide problem has been the focus of Kanika’s work through Medicen Devise, the company she founded to design and sell new medical devices. Kanika has devised a simple medical innovation that has a huge potential impact. Her new product aims to combat catheter-associated infections, which can cause a range of effects in patients from mild fever to death. Healthcare providers in the UK are spending up to £1bn each year to resolve the infections, €7bn in Europe and $40bn in the US.
A former fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh with an MSc in biomechanical engineering, Kanika has experience of medical device design, manufacturing in Indian markets and project management. She is now aiming to get the product to market, and says: “Don’t get scared about technology. It’s not very complicated and we girls are very creative. Let your dreams soar as high as they can.”
The judges wanted to recognise this nominee who is full of inspiration and shows great tenacity.