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Feasibility Funding - Materials for Demanding Environments

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to explore improving the performance of materials in demanding, extreme and/or aggressive environments. This...

Biomedical Applications of Graphene Workshop 7 Oct 2015

The National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester is organising an industry-focus workshop on biomedical applications of graphene in different areas of medicine including...

Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare

Outputs from EPSRC Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Sandpit Workshops are now available via http://www. rihn.org.uk/events.html  

Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Forthcoming competition: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK BBSRC are jointly funding a new competition to address the opportunities and challenges of biofilms.  Launched 15 June, consortia building workshops are being held in May to...

Latest NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings

NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings are a new product from NICE to support NHS and social care commissioners and staff who are considering using new medical devices and other medical...

BioWales 2015 – Dragon’s Den Style Competition Launch

At BioWales 2015, companies will once again be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a high profile investor panel made up of up to 5 leading financial investors from the sector and...

NHS Innovation Accelerator

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme aims to give patients more equitable access to cutting edge, high impact products, processes and technologies, by focusing on the conditions and...

Medical Technologies Launchpad Wales - Stage 1 Deadline

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1m in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of medical technology businesses in Wales.   Medical technology is...

Toolkit for Appraising Digital Mental Health Products - Technology theme

MindTech is collaborating with Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust, The University of Leeds, The University of Lincoln, Transform and Nottinghamshire healthcare NHS Trust to develop a common set...

BBSRC Video on Microneedles for Drug Delivery

Queen's researcher, Ryan Donnelly,  wins BBSRC Innovator of the Year for his development of microneedles, giving a great example of BBSRC research supporting medtech and drug development....

Electronic smart pump to revolutionise heart treatment, with 3D printing one of the enabling technologies

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have developed a world first electronic smart pump to increase the survival chances of victims of chronic...

Smart wireless sensor technology is latest patent milestone

Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University have developed new electromagnetic wave sensors that can be woven into any garment as a way to continually monitor a patient’s vital signs such as...

An advanced prosthetic hand that costs $1000

British engineer Joel Gibbard is working to make advanced prosthetic hand technology available for the target of price of $1,000.  Based on a design of the prosthetic...

Partners needed for a R4SME Project on wireless sensing for urinary catheters

The KTN is currently looking for a telecoms company that might be interested to be involved with a R4SME  project . The project is looking at creating a...

Flexible sensors may help to improve brain implants and treat disease

Researchers in New York have developed an implantable electrode array integrating ultra-thin, flexible silicon transistors. It is capable of sampling large areas of the brain using very little...

Active implantable medical devices: winning the power struggle

This article reviews developments in powering implantable electronic medical devices. Size, weight and volume are important but the major challenge is providing power in a way that causes least...

Asia Pacific orthopedic biomaterials market to grow to $1.3 billion by 2016

In a new report the Millennium Research Group predicts that the Asia Pacific orthopaedic biomaterials market, comprising hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation and bone graft substitutes, will...

China's five-year plan for medtech industry: best is yet to come

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced a new Five-Year Plan for the Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries, setting out key objectives...
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