The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Enteric Healthcare Technology Co-operative (Enteric HTC) is a clinically led, innovation promoting organisation hosted by Barts Health NHS trust and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Formed in 2012 as an expansion of the successful Department of Health pilot project Bowel Function HTC (2008 – 2012), we strive to facilitate the development of innovative medical technology in the clinical area of gastrointestinal (GI) medicine.

Our current focus

Our current focus is across four areas of GI medicine that have been identified as NHS needs:

  • Stoma
  • Neuromodulation
  • Novel Diagnostics
  • Safe and Effective Surgery

We work with clinical, academic and industry partners through technology development partnerships (TDPs) and offer a wide range of services. These span from clinical, regulatory and business consultancy to access to clinical and industrial networks depending on the needs of the partner/project.


Our end goal is to aid in the successful development of products from proof of concept through to a regulatory approved device which would continue to conduct large scale studies or seek market access to aid NHS patients with GI disorders.

As an NHS funded, clinician-lead organisation we are able to tailor our involvement and services to a wide range of potential partners depending on their needs.