About Us

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

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.

The NGPod® Device

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 home care environment.

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 Team

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.

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Stephen Thorpe
Executive Chairman
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sthorpe@ngpodglobal.com

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John Carrington
Chief Executive Officer
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jcarrington@ngpodglobal.com

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Marcus Ineson
Chief Marketing Officer
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mineson@ngpodglobal.com

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Adam Partington
Chief Operating Officer
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apartington@ngpodglobal.com

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Shaun Patchett
Chief Financial Officer
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spatchett@ngpodglobal.com

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Sean Thomas
Chief Legal Officer
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sthomas@ngpodglobal.com

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Andy Loach
Chief Technology Officer
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aloach@ngpodglobal.com

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Clare Unsworth
QA/Regulatory Consultant
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cunsworth@ngpodglobal.com

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Jonathan Barlow
Sales and Marketing Executive
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OUR AWARDS

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Winner

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May 2020

Innovate UK Loan Funding Award

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Runner Up

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December 2019

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year

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November 2019

Venturefest North West - Product Innovation

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November 2019

Venturefest North West - Overall Competition

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January 2019

Innovate UK Grant Funding Award

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Runner Up

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December 2018

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year

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Shortlisted

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March 2017

MediLink Partnership with the NHS Award

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QUALITY

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

OUR PARTNERS

BAPEN
National Nurses Nutrition Group
Medilink
UK Research & Innovation: Innovate UK
NHS National Institute for Health Research
Liverpool Head & Neck Centre
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital
Innovation Agency
Aintree University Hospital
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust