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Plaster which sticks inside the mouth will revolutionise treatment of oral conditions

July 4, 2018

Our Co-Investigator Professor Paul Hatton and researcher Martin Eduardo Santocildes-Romero, both from MeDe Innovation Challenge 2, have been in the regional and national press recently for their involvement in developing a dental patch. The full story can be found on the University of Sheffield website.  

Improved hip testing standard will better predict risk of failure

June 15, 2018

A new ISO global standard developed by MeDe Innovation researchers has recognised that total hip-joint prostheses need to be tested beyond the ‘normal’ walking gait to better predict the risk of failure in patients. For the first time, medical device companies have a globally relevant and recognised approach to evaluating hip implant designs and materials […]

Virtual surgeon Professor Shafi Ahmed announced as keynote for IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference

June 5, 2018

Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur, working on new technologies enhancing surgical education globally. His online videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times, earning him the accolade of most-watched surgeon in human history. His company Virtual Medics has developed the use of wearable technology in education and clinical practice. […]

Vote for inspiring professors’ cell-free tissue invention

May 23, 2018

Research led by Leeds professors has led to a better quality of life for thousands of people around the world who have received tissue regeneration treatment. The academics behind the research, Eileen Ingham and John Fisher, from the Institute of medical and biological Engineering (iMBE), have developed a process to wash cells and DNA out […]

Opt in to medtech innovation emails, alerts and newsletters

May 15, 2018

Want to receive email bulletins and newsletters from MeDe Innovation? New data protection legislation states that you opt-in to to receive our emails – even if you have received them in the past. By opting in to our mailing lists, you will receive information about: funding opportunities events news and announcements from our programmes and […]

John Fisher and Eileen Ingham shortlisted for an international inventor prize

April 24, 2018

John Fisher and Eileen Ingham – the two inventors of a patented technique to wash cells and DNA out of tissue so it is not rejected when transplanted into human bodies – have been shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award. Vote now.

£10m plan to take Yorkshire’s medical technologies expertise to the world

April 11, 2018

Solving the challenges which hamper Yorkshire’s medical technology experts when they attempt to bring innovative products to market is the focus of a new partnership which aims to make inventions more attractive to investors. The Grow MedTech partnership, backed by almost £10m of funding, will build on the distinctive cluster of medical technologies expertise in […]

‘Vlog like a pro’: competition winner – Executive Board vote

March 27, 2018

In 2017, we asked our Early Career Researchers to create some ‘vlog’ style content, describing their experiences with MeDe Innovation such as secondments, collaborative projects and funding opportunities. We received 7 entries uploaded to YouTube, and ran a competition to find the best content as voted by both the public and our Executive board. Our […]

Outputs and outcomes: MeDe Innovation success so far

March 26, 2018

Four years into our funding, we have many successes to celebrate. In our most recent Research Fish submission we reported to our sponsors, the EPSRC: 170 publications and papers 45 collaborations between academic institutions, clinical, and industrial partners, with regional, national and international reach 31 staff moving onto new posts as a result of their […]

Call for abstracts: British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) Meeting September 2018

March 21, 2018

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) at the University of Leeds are hosting the British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) meeting on 10th-11th September 2018, and you are invited to submit an abstract.   Abstract submission opens: Thursday 1st March 2018 (please use the template located on the iMBE website) Abstract submission closes: Friday […]