Sony set to Manufacture 2iC-Care's Medical 'Andi' Hubs

Sony and 2iC-Care enter a new manufacturing arrangement set to improve patient outcomes and address supply chain shortages in UK healthcare

A new manufacturing agreement has been announced between Sony UK Technology Centre and digital health technology provider 2iC-Care.

Sony will now at their Pencoed South Wales facility begin manufacturing 2iC-Care’s ‘Andi’ hubs in an agreement set to help address mounting pressures on UK healthcare.

Richard Keyse, CEO and Founder, 2iC-Care

“We are delighted to announce our manufacturing agreement with the world-leading Sony UK Technology Centre,” said Richard Keyse, CEO and Founder of 2iC-Care.

“This move is much more than just a technicality – it will allow us to manufacture Andi hubs at unprecedented scale, supporting vital sustainability for the future of technology-enabled care.”

This manufacturing agreement will allow 2iC-Care’s technology to be reliably delivered to local care providers and authorities, providing patients with greater independence and the ability to stay at home.

This agreement also gives local authorities and care providers reassurance that the medical technology is being manufactured in the UK, in line with robust environmental policies

“With Sony UK Technology Centre’s expertise, state-of-the-art facility and adaptable supply chain solutions, we cannot wait to see what we can achieve together for the hundreds of thousands of people who use technology-enabled-care services to remain safe and well at home,” said Richard. 

What are Andi hubs?

The Andi hubs combine telehealth and telecare by collecting shareable, real-time data on the environmental and behavioural factors shaping patient medical outcomes.

Healthcare providers and authorities can refer to this data when treating patients to prescribe effective treatment and make vital interventions before patient health deteriorates and they require hospitalisation.

Andi allows for superior care package personalisation, patient independence and proactive preventative care. 

The Andi hubs subsequently improve patient health outcomes, reduce mounting pressure on UK health and care services and address long-standing supply chain limitations.

The manufacturing agreement means healthcare providers will be able to more reliably use and provide technology-enabled care, enabling a more holistic approach to patient health. 

Inside the Sony UK technology Centre

On the agreement, Rob Wilson, Managing Director of Sony UK TEC said. “We are delighted to begin this journey as the manufacturing partner for 2iC-Care. Their mission to provide solutions for the well-being of our society aligns with our goal to build a sustainable future for all.

"Our agreement is testament to the power of the spirit of fostering innovation, and to the highly skilled workforce that South Wales has to offer.”

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