MIME Technologies, a University of Aberdeen medical technology spin-out developing software to monitor the vital signs of patients when emergency care situations arise in remote locations, is targeting the short-haul aviation sector with its first product.
Designed specifically for environments where there is no immediate access to professional medical care, ‘MIME Pro’ has been developed to operate on-scene with or without connectivity.
Now headquartered in Inverness, MIME’s aim is to help avoid costly aircraft diversions, give cabin crew an intelligent ‘comfort blanket’ when delivering first aid at 30,000 feet, and reduce airline liability insurance premiums. While in many long-haul aircraft, cabin crews have relatively high standards of resources available to deal with medical incidents involving passengers, MIME’s founding team has identified a gap in the existing market for shorter distance and budget airline carriers.
Founded by Anne Roberts and Dr Alasdair Mort, MIME Technologies has grown its team in recent months. Most recently Ian Stevens, former CEO of Touch Bionics and CFO of Optos, has been appointed as Chairman. The company plans to seek its first external fundraising round in the second half of 2018.
Dr Alasdair Mort, CEO said: “Our mission and purpose is to help save lives and improve medical incident record keeping in any environment where an ambulance can’t go. While we are targeting aviation markets in the first phase of our growth, we see the application of the technology in multiple sectors over time.”
Ian Stevens, Chairman of MIME Technologies, said: “MIME’s exciting medical technology offers great potential for the business and its products. Alasdair is building a strong team who can make a real impact in what we believe to be underserved markets.”
MIME Technologies, located in the Centre for Health Science, Inverness, a Scottish Life Science Hub, and supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, was a Scottish EDGE 2017 winner, also won SCDI’s Excellence in Research & Innovation award in 2017 and a SMART Scotland 2017 award.