Wicks joins medical device team at ODx

Medical technology company ODx has expanded its research team by appointing a chief technology officer.

Device development specialist Dr Ben Wicks, pictured, joins the Inverness-based firm and will drive forward existing product plans and manufacturing programmes.

Dr Wicks (pictured), who has more than 20 years med-tech experience, will lead the delivery of a point of care device which helps detect the ability of urinary tract infections (UTIs) to resist antibiotics.

The technology, currently going through clinical studies, will aid patients by getting faster diagnosis and treatment, saving the NHS costs on hospital admissions, lab time and reducing antibiotic prescriptions.

ODx can provide answers for treatment options within an hour, instead of the current time of two to three days.

CEO Giles Hamilton said: “After an extensive search, our team immediately saw Ben’s knowledge, experience and personal values were a great fit.”

Dr Wicks joins from Cydar Medical, a Cambridge UK based cloud computing company using AI to give endovascular surgeons a real-time, 3D view of the arteries they are repairing.

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