Shapps visits groundbreaking local MedTech firm Tarilian Laser Technologies
Last week Grant Shapps MP paid a visit to Tarilian Laser Technologies, a young and upcoming medical technology company that is based in his constituency in Welwyn Garden City.
Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT), which was founded in 2006, has recently developed a revolutionary miniature optoelectronic sensor, which measures blood pressure more accurately than any other existing device. The sensor is simple to use, needing just to be placed on the skin, on any part of the body. Its development promises to revolutionise the healthcare sector, as blood pressure is one of the most important measurements taken in medicine and until now there has been concern about obtaining accurate results.
During his visit to TLT, Grant met CEO Dr Sandeep Shah, Programme Director Nita Shah and Dr David Jefferys, a European medical device regulatory expert, and also had a chance to see the sensor in operation. Grant was told that TLT is hoping to base manufacture of its product here in Hertfordshire. Grant has pledged to contact the Minister of State for Business, Rt Hon David Willetts MP to let him know about the world leading Welwyn Garden City.
Afterwards Grant commented, “I was really impressed to learn about this exciting high technology enterprise and very proud that it is taking place on our doorstep here in Welwyn Garden City. It’s incredibly important that medical technology companies like TLT can develop and expand locally. This could be really important for jobs and economic prosperity in the future.”