Innovation Challenges & Research

The Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices has been formed to support the medical devices sector in addressing some of its major challenges. This rapidly growing sector is experiencing strong demand for innovation in manufacturing processes, evolving environmental and regulatory requirements and calls for greater personalisation and increased reliability of medical devices.

Through our research focus on the development of advanced methods of functionally stratified design and near-patient manufacture, we aim to deliver cost-effective processes to ensure that patients receive the right product – featuring an enhanced standard of reliability and performance -  at the right time.