Aranz Medical, the specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2016. More specifically, the company has been shortlisted for the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year.
Bruce Davey, Aranz Medical CEO, says, “It’s a real credit to our talented team that we’re being recognised as an emerging leader in the New Zealand technology industry. The excellence and innovation amongst this year’s finalists demonstrates the collective impact we’re having at the forefront of emerging business trends on the world stage.”
Aranz Medical’s solutions for skin and wound assessment transform clinical assessment processes, improve quality of care, and make service delivery more cost-effective. Key innovations include: Silhouette, an FDA-approved advanced wound surveillance system which supports precise and productive wound management in clinical practice and research; and FastSCAN which enables the custom-fit of orthotics and prosthetics.
“We’re continuing to experience significant growth as our innovations are growing in demand due to the increased prevalence of diseases like diabetes, an ageing population, and more accountable healthcare. We’re excited about the future as we work to take advantage of new trends in telehealth, the development of imaging technologies, and productivity improvement,” says Davey.
Wayne Norrie, Hi-Tech Trust chair, says, “The Hi-Tech Awards continue to be the New Zealand technology industries most important celebration of success and a wonderful showcase for our innovation and talent.”
A line up of international judges that includes James Caan of Dragons’ Den fame; Pascal Finette, head of entrepreneurship at Singularity University; Linda Jenkinson, chair of LesConcierges; Rohit Shukla, CEO of the Larta Institute; Savannah Peterson, director of innovation at Speck Design, and 2014 Flying Kiwi Dr Catherine Mohr join the existing international judges Claudia Batten, Michael Boustridge, Katherine Corich, Pat Kenealy, Richard Keyse and Nick Lambert. A local lineup of judges completes the judging panel.
The New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner to be held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland on 20th May 2016.