UKTI's Sirius Programme gives life to Metix's Coremed monitor

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As a medical student at Mexico’s Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Julio Enrique Guerrero found that he had a passion for medical technology. He spent time with the biomedical engineering department and learned about creating medical devices used in hospitals, clinics and disaster settings.

After finishing his degree in 2012, Julio decided to work toward an MSc in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at the University of Southampton. He also pursued his interest in biomedical engineering, joining the committee of the University’s entrepreneurship society where he was able to develop an idea he’d had for a cost-effective vital signs monitor. Julio’s experience as a doctor in Mexico’s Social Service gave him insight into the needs of medics in the field. He felt that a monitor with a print option and web connectivity to send information to hospitals would be an improvement on the devices currently on the market. The young entrepreneur teamed up with two fellow students who had expertise in hardware and software programming, investing £3,000 of his own money to create a prototype.

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