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Clinical Needs and Sensing Solutions: Meet the Clinicians

The Electronics, Sensors, Photonics and HealthTech and Medicines Knowledge Transfer Networks are holding a workshop in London on Tuesday 6th March 2012. Its aim is to bring together leading...

Biosensor for detection of early stage Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

An article in the RSC journal Chemistry World indicates that US scientists have developed a biosensor that could detect the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's...

Scientists report advances in measurement of blood sugar levels from tears

Scientists from the University of Michigan , USA are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood...

Optimising MedTech Development & Innovation through Research

The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) and the HealthTech & Medicines KTN have launched a new series of regional workshops to support the medical technology...

Successful 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, 10-12 October 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 10 - 12 October. The organisers of this event were the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology...

The Time has Come !

  I wrote two articles last week about telecare adoption and then spotted an item in the Telegraph over the weekend, about the pressure on NHS resources in caring for the elderly. Now...

Telecare Futures

Much has been written and accepted by the NHS and the private health care providers to demonstrate the potential savings of greater use of telecare technologies. Given these savings, what is it...

Telecare - So Much Hype ?

  We all know that people are living longer and that the instances of chronic health problems are getting higher. In addition people want to stay at home when they are poorly if...

Sepsis: DIIA innovation platform competitions for Collaborative R&D Funding opening in August/September

  There are three competitions in the series; all three are complementary but Sepsis I ( Multi-pathogen detection and/or simple discrimination - opens 30 August ) ...

SI KC Seminars at Sensors + Systems for Control & Instrumentation Exhibition

The Sensors and Instrumentation Knowledge Centre has organised two FREE 1hr seminar sessions during the Sensors + Systems for Control & Instrumentation  (SSCI) Exhibition being held at...

Personalised medicine R and D to receive funding boost

The Technology Strategy Board and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are to jointly invest over £3.7 million in new research that will help to place the UK at the forefront of developments...

OPTIMISING MEDTECH DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION THROUGH RESEARCH

Thursday 14 Jul 2011 - Royal York Hotel, York This event, which is being organised jointly by the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) and the HealthTech & Medicines...

Advances in non-invasive biosensing techniques for medical diagnostics and monitoring - First announcement and call for Papers

The ESP KTN’s ‘Biosensing Sub Group’ is organising a meeting at the National Physical Laboratory on 7 September on the advances made in the development and use of non-invasive...

Update on the DIIA Platform’s Second Series of Competitions Focusing on Sepsis

It was reported in an article on 24 th May that the Technology Strategy Board’s Innovation Platform on the Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents (DIIA) is planning a...

Presentation Opportunity for Innovative Sensing Technologies

  The ESP KTN is organising two short seminar sessions on innovative sensing technologies at the ‘Sensors and Systems for Control and Instrumentation’ exhibition at...

Consortia Building Event to Address the DIIA Innovation Platform’s Second Series of Competitions - Focusing on Sepsis

The Technology Strategy Board’s Innovation Platform on the Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents (DIIA) aims to reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic burden of...

TSB briefings to help companies develop proposals for the £6.25m ‘Nutrition for life’ competition for feasibility and collaborative R&D funding

The Technology Strategy Board’s 'Nutrition for life’ competition for feasibility and collaborative R&D funding opened on 9 May. An optional briefing session to provide...

Draft 2012 FP7 Health Call Published

For those who aren't yet aware, DG Research published the first public draft of the 2012 Health Call on 11th May.  It is available to download here .   ...

ESP KTN member Moor Instruments Ltd gets NICE recommendation for its laser doppler blood flow imager for the assessment of burn wounds

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published its final guidance on the use of the moorLDI2-BI scanner that can help improve how burns are treated. NICE states...

Get your copy of the ESP KTN’s updated and expanded ‘Guide to UK Companies involved in Biosensors and Biosensing’

In November 2009 the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN produced the first issue of a Guide to UK companies involved in Biosensors and Biosensing. This provides information on sixty-two UK...
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New Report Available - Taking Medical Sensing Technologies to Market

The ESP KTN’s Quality of Life Technologies Group has completed a study investigating...

Draft 2012 FP7 Health Call Published

For those who aren't yet aware, DG Research published the first public draft of the 2012...