News Archive for July 2018

SBRI Healthcare competition now open

July 16, 2018

SBRI Healthcare are pleased to announce the latest competition is now open with the following areas of focus:   Improving Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders Dentistry, Oral Health & Oral Cancer   The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd August 2018. For details on how to apply, and for the full call documents, visit the SBRI […]

MeDe Innovation researchers are putting next generation knee implants through their paces

July 4, 2018

Dr Louise Jennings, of MeDe Innovation, and Ian Revie, of Invibio, discuss how the techniques and equipment designed by MeDe researchers are being used, not only to evaluate existing devices, but also to support the development of new designs using novel materials – paving the way for new types of implant that are better tailored to […]

Plaster which sticks inside the mouth will revolutionise treatment of oral conditions

Our Co-Investigator Professor Paul Hatton and researcher Martin Eduardo Santocildes-Romero, both from MeDe Innovation Challenge 2, have been in the regional and national press recently for their involvement in developing a dental patch. The full story can be found on the University of Sheffield website.  

Improved hip testing standard will better predict risk of failure

June 15, 2018

A new ISO global standard developed by MeDe Innovation researchers has recognised that total hip-joint prostheses need to be tested beyond the ‘normal’ walking gait to better predict the risk of failure in patients. For the first time, medical device companies have a globally relevant and recognised approach to evaluating hip implant designs and materials […]

Virtual surgeon Professor Shafi Ahmed announced as keynote for IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference

June 5, 2018

Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur, working on new technologies enhancing surgical education globally. His online videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times, earning him the accolade of most-watched surgeon in human history. His company Virtual Medics has developed the use of wearable technology in education and clinical practice. […]

Vote for inspiring professors’ cell-free tissue invention

May 23, 2018

Research led by Leeds professors has led to a better quality of life for thousands of people around the world who have received tissue regeneration treatment. The academics behind the research, Eileen Ingham and John Fisher, from the Institute of medical and biological Engineering (iMBE), have developed a process to wash cells and DNA out […]

Opt in to medtech innovation emails, alerts and newsletters

May 15, 2018

Want to receive email bulletins and newsletters from MeDe Innovation? New data protection legislation states that you opt-in to to receive our emails – even if you have received them in the past. By opting in to our mailing lists, you will receive information about: funding opportunities events news and announcements from our programmes and […]

John Fisher and Eileen Ingham shortlisted for an international inventor prize

April 24, 2018

John Fisher and Eileen Ingham – the two inventors of a patented technique to wash cells and DNA out of tissue so it is not rejected when transplanted into human bodies – have been shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award. Vote now.

£10m plan to take Yorkshire’s medical technologies expertise to the world

April 11, 2018

Solving the challenges which hamper Yorkshire’s medical technology experts when they attempt to bring innovative products to market is the focus of a new partnership which aims to make inventions more attractive to investors. The Grow MedTech partnership, backed by almost £10m of funding, will build on the distinctive cluster of medical technologies expertise in […]

‘Vlog like a pro’: competition winner – Executive Board vote

March 27, 2018

In 2017, we asked our Early Career Researchers to create some ‘vlog’ style content, describing their experiences with MeDe Innovation such as secondments, collaborative projects and funding opportunities. We received 7 entries uploaded to YouTube, and ran a competition to find the best content as voted by both the public and our Executive board. Our […]