Basingstoke MP Maria Miller recently visited local tech company Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), to hear about latest developments, including their acquisition by Philips Healthcare, part of the Philips Electronics group. Maria met Neil Mesher, CEO of Philips UKI and Paul Mitchell, Finance Director of Philips RDT, as well as other members of the team.
RDT is a medical device company, specialising in remote monitoring and resuscitation solutions, including pre-hospital care vital signs monitors. These devices are used by Armed Services around the world, emergency responders, and also on passenger aircraft. The technology enables a non-medically trained person to obtain and transmit a patient’s vital signs to professional medical support for diagnosis and treatment advice.
Maria said: “I was really pleased to visit RDT again and hear how this local company is going from strength to strength, with business doubling in the last two years and the creation of many more high quality engineering and other jobs. RDT is a fantastic example of a high tech, innovative and entrepreneurial business which has its home in Basingstoke.”
“I was also very interested to hear more Philips’ acquisition of RDT and how this will benefit both companies. It is always great to hear that overseas companies like Philips are continuing to invest in British business, even during uncertain times.”