ABOUT US

At NGPod Global, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the patient safety issues surrounding nasogastric (NG) tube placement

Through engagement with clinicians and patients, our highly skilled team have been involved in the development and delivery of innovative products for almost 30 years.

 
Our team has a proven track record in the medical technology sector driven by a focus on the patient safety journey – enabling us to deliver innovative, customer-focused healthcare solutions that address the challenges faced in the safe delivery of essential nutritional care.

Located in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, our head office is situated in Manchester Science Park with Manufacturing and R&D Operations taking place in the United Kingdom at Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire.

OUR STORY

The young daughter of an inventor fell ill and had to be fed through a Nasogastric (NG) feeding tube. Observing the difficulties and variations in how different nurses confirmed the position of the NG tube before feeding he thought, there must be a better way to do this?

So he set out to improve the care pathway for patients requiring Nasogastric (NG) tubes.

Using patented fibre-optic sensor technology, the NGPOD® takes the pH test to the distal end of the NG tube inside the patient. 

This CE marked device has been designed to be an alternative to conventional feeding tube position confirmation tests – delivering a clear, simple indication that requires minimal clinical interpretation. In particular it increases the percentage of patients who can be pH tested (the recommended first line method in the UK, USA & other countries) as it removes the issue of obtaining aspirate from patients.

The device is intended for use by healthcare professionals for patients who require enteral feeding or medication via nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes in the acute, out-patient or homecare environment.

THE TEAM

Stephen Thorpe

Executive Chairman
As founder and CEO, my priority is to make sure we are in the right markets, with the right products. We do this through engagement with Key Opinion Leaders to identify, solve and deliver solutions to safety and efficiency issues that clinicians experience in their day-to-day practice. 'Listen, Develop, Deliver' is the underpinning process that has driven our success to date. The future for us is to expand our scope as a driver and enabler for improving safety and efficiency in clinical practice. In 2014, I received recognition as Ernst & Young ‘NW Entrepreneur of the Year’ - Business products and services following almost 15 years leading continuous growth of the UK’s leading infusion device healthcare distributor. I am also a current an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University, passing on my experiencee to undergraduate and post-graduate students.

John Carrington

Chief Executive Officer
More than 20 years’ experience in a senior leadership position within the Print, FMCG and Medical device sectors. As a Managing Director with responsibility for inspiring strategy development, implementation and team selection - there has been a consistent delivery of enhanced stakeholder value driven by exceptional customer focus which continues with the NGPod Global story. Having worked and invested in both privately owned and PE backed companies; organisation, acquisition, organic growth and disposal of businesses and assets has been a key deliverable on numerous occasions. Operational excellence and organisation change have always been key to driving efficiency of process and delivery of the value proposition required by all stakeholders.

Marcus Ineson

Chief Marketing Officer
A Nurse for 30 years with a variety of roles in both commercial and healthcare delivery and quality. His passion is in enteral feeding and patient safety, as well as ensuring clinicians have the very best resources to enable them to deliver safe effective care. The focus of his role with NGPOD Global is to work closely with clinicians to make sure that the product and the resources we develop to support its use meet their needs and the needs of patients as we move towards launch and beyond.

Adam Partington

Chief Operating Officer
Adam has been leading teams of scientists and engineers to deliver projects in highly regulated and commercial environments for 10 years. Originally working in the offshore energy sector, Adam made the transition into the medical device sector and brought his life science academic background to nurture the development of the NGPOD device. He has a high attention to detail and a track record of delivering complex projects that require multiple stakeholders and workstreams.

Cameron Thorpe

Head of Marketing & Communications
Cameron has worked within the MedTech sector since graduating from university gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of business. His main role involves management of NGPOD's digital presence and beyond to support the team in bringing this revolutionary device to market.

Denisa Khan

Executive Assistant
In Denisa's previous role she was executive assistant to the Board of Directors & Chairman of a large UK PLC. Her experience there enables her to lead the administrative, finance and HR aspects of this exciting medtech start-up.

Paul Burgess

Production Operator
Paul is passionate about quality. Coming from a production background, he is experienced in technical support, manufacturing and more recently R&D; giving him the skills required to help the team refine and develop the NGPOD to take it global.

John Davies

Product Development Engineer
With 40 years’ experience in electronics design, servicing, fault-finding to component level & repairs, Johns's main strengths lie in electronic design, encompassing both analogue & digital applications and writing software. John is proficient in P.C.B. design and adept in the use of Proteus (schematic capture & PCB design) PC CAD package. He has designed & developed many bespoke electronic systems and has written many bespoke Windows applications.

Rosemary Howell

Clinical Trial Lead
With over 30 years sales, marketing, business development and management experience in the healthcare sector, working with a variety of companies including medical devices, nutritional products, medical diagnostics, generic and branded pharmaceuticals.Rosemary is an experienced manager with the skills and experience start-up and emerging medical device and diagnostic companies need to develop, test and launch products which will meet customer needs.

QUALITY

We are committed to maintaining a Quality Management System, achieving ISO:13485 (2016) accreditation.

AWARDS

  • MediLink Partnership with the NHS Award
  • Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Runner Up 2018