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Microcurrent: Supporting a MedTech SME across the research development pathway

Watch a representative from Microcurrent Site UK describe how the NIHR supported this small MedTech company to design, plan, set-up and deliver a clinical study.

Published: 20 May 2020

Clinical Need

The Microcurrent Site is the UK distributor of the AlphaStim Aid - a medical device that uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.

Company perspective

Watch Steve Hutchinson, Managing Director, The Microcurrent Site, describe how the NIHR supported him along his company's research journey (4.45 minutes).

“Without the support of MindTech and the NIHR, there is no way that this study would have got off the ground. I’m a layman, it’s the first time I have done something like this and although we’ve got a great product, I don’t profess to have any of the connections required to do a research project in the NHS. We are now sat here with a study being finished and we are just about ready for publication, and that’s primarily down to those guys.” 


Lean more about how we support MedTech studies on our How we support medical technology, device and diagnostic companies web page.

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