37th Leeds iMBE Annual Day Conference & MeDe Launch

37th Leeds iMBE Annual Day Conference & MeDe Launch

Date: January 10, 2014

Location: The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds

Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices – the 37th Leeds iMBE Annual Day Conference and EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices (MeDe Innovation) Launch

The 37th Leeds iMBE Annual Day Conference and EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices (MeDe Innovation) Launch will be focussed around “Innovative Manufacturing of Medical Devices” as part of the launch for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing.

This year’s conference will take place on Friday 10 January, at the Metropole Hotel, King Street, Leeds.

Delegates will hear from respected industry and academic experts and learn how the Institute and Centre is stimulating translation and connecting the medical device community in the UK in order to accelerate manufacturing processes through to business and the clinic.

Information for delegates

Conference Programme

10.00   Registration and networking

10.30   Welcome by the Chair – Professor John Fisher

10.35   Introduction to MeDe Innovation – Brian Jones, Orthopaedic Research UK

10.45   MeDe Research Challenge 2: Manufacturing at the Point of Need – Professor Kenny Dalgarno, Newcastle University

11.00   Innovating to meet unseen needs – Constraints in Medical Device Manufacturing

Edward Draper, JRI Ltd

11.15   Personalised Implant Design and Surgical Planning

Daniel Daryaie, Materialise UK Ltd

11.30   Panel discussion: Professor Phil Coates (University of Bradford), Professor Paul Hatton (University of Sheffield),  Giles Profitt (Surgical Innovations), Alan Silman (ARUK), Tim Morley (Smith and Nephew),

12.15 Overview of National Outreach Activities

Dr Ceri Williams, University of Leeds

12.30   Lunch, exhibition and networking

2.00     MeDe Research Challenge 1: Functionally Stratified Design and Manufacture – Professor John Fisher

2.05     You Walk, I Run: Robust, Stratified, Design and Testing for Medical Devices

Graham Issac, DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson

2.20     The Clinical Perspective

Prof Andrew McCaskie, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cambridge

2.30     Product Introduction in the US Market

Steven Kurtz, Exponent Inc

2.40     Panel discussion: Prof David Grant (University of Nottingham), Graham Isaac (DePuy), Steve Kurtz (Exponent), Andrew McCaskie (Addenbrooke’s Hospital), John Wilkinson (MHRA)

3.20     Get involved: Launch of the Feasibility Studies

3.30     Close and networking

3.45     Early Career Researcher Forum – a forum for early career researchers to highlight their concerns, issues and opportunities in a relaxed environment with other early career researchers from across the centre.


Med-Tech Innovation – MeDe launch media partner;

C-Tie (University of Leeds Centre for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship);

EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine,

EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision;

Ceramisys Ltd;

Materialise UK Ltd;

NetComposites Ltd;

NIHR Leeds Biomedical Medical Research Unit;

Glass Technology Services Ltd; Promethean Particles Ltd;

Fripp Design Ltd;

Medipex Ltd;

Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre.

Information for delegates

We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

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