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National centre and network in Medical Devices launches

January 15, 2014

MeDe Innovation, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices, was officially launched on Friday 10th January. The launch event was attended by over 200 delegates from across the medical devices sector – including many representatives from industry, clinical, design & manufacturing, and regulatory and standards backgrounds. The new national centre will transform the […]

University of Leeds chosen to lead regenerative medicine training

January 9, 2014

A new £3.2 million training centre aimed at keeping the UK at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine research will be based at the University of Leeds, the government announced today. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Innovation in Medical and Biological Engineering is expected to bring 50 PhD […]

Glass specialists help create new generation of joint and bone treatments

January 6, 2014

Research specialists at Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) are helping to create a new generation of joint and bone treatments, using specialised bioceramic polymer composites, to address needs such as osteoarthritis, vertebral and maxillofacial bone fractures. Working in partnership with leading universities and manufacturers, GTS scientists are developing specialist materials for osteoarthritis and bone fracture […]

Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Drexel University, Philadelphia

December 5, 2013

Drexel University’s Implant Research Center are currently seeking a self-motivated and hard-working individual to participate in and coordinate student training and mentor in tissue processing, sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, implant wear particle isolation, SEM and quantitative biomarker discovery (Western analysis, qPCR) for multiple retrieval projects. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a […]

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council photo competition

October 16, 2013

The EPSRC Science Photo Competition is an event for all EPSRC supported researchers and doctoral students to share their research using images. Share your photos to support excellence and promote the benefits of outstanding UK Engineering and Physical Sciences. The overall winner of the competition will be awarded £500 worth of camera/photography equipment. A prize […]

Surgical Innovations shortlisted in Manufacturer of the Year Awards

October 8, 2013

Surgical Innovations (SI), the designer and manufacturer of creative solutions for Minimally Invasive Surgery (‘MIS’) and industry founder of MeDe Innovation, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013. SI has been recognised in the Design & Innovation category of the Manufacturer awards for its pioneering 3mm range […]

Funding Call: EPSRC-NIHR Healthcare Technology Cooperatives partnership Awards

October 3, 2013

MeDe are promoting this call on behalf of the EPSRC. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are inviting network proposals to enable collaborations between academia and the 8 National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR) funded Healthcare Technology Cooperatives (HTCs). Each network proposal must be led by an academic at an eligible institution (see Eligibility […]

Minister learns about collaboration between academia and industry

September 27, 2013

Innovative partnerships between the University of Leeds and key medical technologies companies were highlighted at ministerial level. New Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands hosted a round table discussion about the Government’s strategy for life sciences across the UK, as part of a visit by Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP. They […]

Dr Ian Hudson starts as new Chief Executive for the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

September 24, 2013

Dr Ian Hudson has commenced his appointment as the new Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. Dr Hudson replaces former Chief Executive Professor Sir Kent Woods who has stepped down after ten years with the Agency. Dr Hudson was previously the MHRA’s Director of Licensing for 12 years, responsible for the […]

MeDe Innovation at the second annual EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference

September 20, 2013

The 17th and 18th September saw the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-Life Engineering host the second EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference at Cranfield University. All 16 EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing were well represented at the conference as well as other members of the manufacturing community. A programme of presentations were delivered, including […]