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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. […]

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 […]

Day in the life: Miquel Gimeno-Fabra – networking for opportunities

September 15, 2014

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 Miquel Gimeno-Fabra, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. I heard a quote recently, […]

Day in the Life: Mazen Al-Hajjar – seeking new experiences to broaden horizons

July 7, 2014

The ‘Day in the Life’ series of blog posts gives an insight into some of the people roles that support the delivery of the MeDe Innovation research challenges. The first ‘day in the life’ post comes from Dr Mazen Al Hajjar, a Senior Research Fellow working on tribology of hip replacement at the University of […]

Visiting a global manufacturer of orthopaedic implants

May 30, 2014

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.  Their first meeting was hosted by JRI – a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants.  Marlene Mengoni, an ECR Forum Ambassador based at Leeds has given us her account: On Wednesday 28th […]

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