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Simon Berry Optometrist
Simon Berry Optometrist

Durham optometrist Simon Berry runs an independent community Optometry Practice’ and also works at Sunderland Eye Infirmary as a specialist optometrist.

Simon has developed a new piece of eye testing device in conjunction with Durham University and contacted RTC for help with formalising agreements with both the University and a manufacturing company that was looking to take his product to market.

Challenge
Challenge

“My product is an eye testing device that helps take eye measurements for those who are unable to focus on objects up close.

“There was interest from various manufacturing companies interested in licensing the device and I needed some advice on intellectual property and licensing.

Solution
Solution

“RTC and Wayne Bryant in particular have helped immensely with the smooth formalisation of the agreements with the University and the licensing agreement with a UK-based production partner called Optimec.

“After the licensing agreement was signed, Optimec began looking at the best methods to manufacture. The device is now in the final stages of design and we have plans to launch it at a conference in September.

Result
Result

“We have got a vision of moving to the NHS market and opening a new door for our product, which we believe has the potential to help so many children with Down Syndrome to see properly!”

Project Information
Pathways to Innovation is a programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new technologies, products, services and processes and access new markets. Supporting the NE LEP's strategic economic plan, Pathways to Innovation is particularly aimed at businesses in the sectors of Healthcare & Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing, Offshore & Energy Technologies; IT, Software, Creative & Digital. The programme is funded through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by RTC North in partnership with the Business & Intellectual Property Centre Newcastle. 

Client link:
http://www.simonberry.co.uk/

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