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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. […]

Meet the experts creating new strategies for treating MSK disorders

October 3, 2014

Our October research workshop will examine how new approaches to materials processing and manufacture can help us develop effective therapies which are customised to the patient and disease state, aiming for delivery with minimum disruption – ideally allowing the patient to go home the same day: presentations from experts, with practical experience in implementation updates […]

Reaching-out into year two

September 30, 2014

It’s been a bumper month for the Centre’s Outreach and Engagement activities in September:   We’ve published our first annual review: a 36-page report on the Centre and its achievements during its first year of operation (Read it by downloading the PDF or request a printed copy). We launched our Fresh Ideas Fund: small grants […]

Biomimetics to Inform the Manufacture of Medical Devices – September event outcomes

September 19, 2014

MeDe Innovation Research Workshop, 18 September 2014 On Thursday 18th September 2014, the University of Sheffield hosted the first MeDe Innovation research workshop to highlight the latest in research in Biological & Biomimetic Materials for Medical Devices & Health Technologies. The event was attended by over 70 representatives from industry, universities and hospitals. Natural materials […]