Fuse Fund helps Mednostics make a difference to osteoporosis

By Dean

14 Nov 2014

An Ormskirk-based healthcare business will create four jobs and help identify osteoporosis in patients sooner after being the first in the town to be awarded a Fuse Fund grant.

Mednostic Solutions, a family-run patient-focused provider of healthcare, has been an awarded a grant of £14,050 of a total project cost of £56,200, to help purchase new machinery that will help the business grow.

The purchased machinery includes a dexa scanner and a dual x-ray scanner. Both machines analyse bone material density and body composition and will help the company provide an enhanced service to the NHS, clinics and private patients.

“Traditionally, diagnosis has always been after a bone breakage and we want to encourage an understanding of bone health particularly with those who are at high risk due to their family genes.

“Following the purchase we’re looking to create four new jobs to grow our already established team of professionals, as well as explore the possibility of recruiting a PhD student to work with us on exciting research projects.”

Commenting on the awarding of the grant, Steve Goodman , Fuse programme manager and principal business advisor at Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, said: “The Fuse Fund has been specifically created to help ambitious and exciting young businesses like Mednostic Solutions grow.

“We hope other young businesses in the Ormskirk area that are looking to grow are inspired by their ambition to make a real difference and look forward to receiving many more applications from the area.”

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