Latest Blog Entries

Day in the Life: Dr Tony Herbert – Developing acellular biological scaffolds for anterior cruciate ligament replacement

September 3, 2015

The ‘Day in the Life’ series of blog posts gives an insight into some of the people and roles that support the delivery of the MeDe Innovation research challenges. The second ‘day in the life’ post comes from Dr Anthony Herbert, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, who recently won an EPSRC […]

1st MeDe Innovation Early Career Researchers Forum Workshop

May 19, 2015

In January 2014 we launched an early career researcher forum to foster the professional development of tomorrow’s rising stars in innovative manufacturing in medical devices. Since then, the forum has grown beyond the five centres and welcoming national researchers with an interest in innovative manufacturing in medical devices. This month’s blog post comes from Dr […]

Annual Conference Report – Advancing Orthopaedic Medical Device Manufacturing

February 2, 2015

Over 150 delegates from across the medical device manufacturing sector stepped away from their daily duties last Wednesday to come together to learn of latest developments in the changing landscape of design and manufacture for orthopaedic devices at the MeDe Innovation Annual Conference. The packed agenda included speakers from across the sector as well as […]

Functionally Stratified Design and Manufacturing of Orthopaedic Devices – November event outcomes

December 10, 2014

On Monday 17th November, University of Leeds hosted the third MeDe Innovation Outreach workshop. Patient and surgical variations have major effects on the failure rates, patient satisfaction, pain scores and other quality of life outcomes of many musculoskeletal interventions. Matching the right patient to the right product at the right time remains a challenge in […]

Past, present and future of bedside manufacturing processes – October event outcomes

November 20, 2014

MeDe Innovation Research Workshop, 30 October 2014 On Thursday 30th October, Newcastle University hosted the second MeDe Innovation Outreach workshop to consider in-clinic manufacture and the minimally invasive implantation of materials. Here at MeDe Innovation, we’re trying to solve problems involving damage to the cartilage and underlying bones in the hip, knee and other joints. […]