A Cambridgeshire healthcare wearable and self-care tech firm has been snapped up.

Huntingdon-based Aseptika has been bought by Spirit INT, the parent company of Spirit Healthcare, for an undisclosed sum.

Aseptika’s Activ8rlives range of self-monitoring solutions will now be part of the Spirit portfolio alongside its cloud-based technology CliniTouch Vie.

"We are delighted to be joining the highly successful Spirit group of companies in delivering the new technologies, solutions and services needed to support the growing healthcare needs of the UK,” said Aseptika founder Kevin Auton.

"Spirit exemplifies the drive and innovation of the SME sector in delivering the technologies and services our NHS will need in the coming months and years as it accelerates towards digital delivery of healthcare to make its finite resources go further."

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Spirit's chief executive Chris Barker added: "At Spirit, we believe that we can offer patients greater control over their own health by rethinking the way that care is delivered and Aseptika shares this vision.

“The Aseptika team has exceptional experience developing pioneering technology and we’re looking to grow this capability at their Cambridgeshire hub.

"With these skills, Spirit will be able to accelerate its programme of innovation. We're innovating and growing fast so we can empower more patients across the UK.

“This significant acquisition is the second that we've made and we’re certainly on the hunt for more acquisition opportunities in the near future."

On Thursday, Healthcare app Now GP became the first to be approved as “safe” by the Care Quality Commission.

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