Archive for October 2017

Proof of Concept Fund launched by Arthritis Research UK

Proof of Concept Fund launched by Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK, the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK, and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, have joined together to offer proof of concept funding to progress research ideas with commercial potential.

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Creavo Medical Technologies secures U.S. FDA 510(k) approval for ground-breaking rule-out scanning device

Creavo Medical Technologies secures U.S. FDA 510(k) approval for ground-breaking rule-out scanning device

Technology has the potential to revolutionise emergency department triage of chest pain patients

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Success of the IKC Proof of Concept Awards

A total of 26 applications have been reviewed for the Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) Industry Partnered Proof of Concept (PoC) Awards in Regenerative Medical Devices and Medical Devices with Enhanced Regenerative Functions. The awards scheme, launched in September 2016, was open to all institutions eligible to Research Council funding, with the aim of accelerating […]

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Science and Innovation Audit published – Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region

Science and Innovation Audit published – Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region

Government, industry and the NHS needs to invest between £200 million and £250 million in the Leeds City Region’s medical technology sector over the next five years, to enable it to exploit opportunities in the global health market – according to a new Science and Innovation audit.

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Tissue Regenix acquires CellRight Technologies

CellRight Technologies, a US-based producer of regenerative osteoinductive bone scaffolds, has been acquired by Tissue Regenix Group plc (TRG). The deal was finalised on 9 August 2017. CellRight, brings a complementary regenerative technology to TRG which can be applied to allograft bone, following a process that removes DNA from tissue, so that malleable applications such […]

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Growth in Vericel’s autologous cell therapy products reported

Vericel’s commercial product line consists of MACI (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adults; Carticel (expanded autologous chondrocytes for the repair of articular cartilage injuries in patients with inadequate responses to prior arthroscopic or other surgical procedures) and Epicel (sheets of a […]

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Creavo Medical Technologies closes £13.4m ($17m) funding round

Creavo Medical Technologies closes £13.4m ($17m) funding round

Creavo Medical Technologies, a Medical Technologies IKC partner, has announced that it has raised a further £13.4m ($17m) in equity funding. The round was oversubscribed and exceeded Creavo’s funding target, reflecting strong investor support and endorsement of Creavo’s strategy and team. Led by IP Group plc, the developer of intellectual property-based businesses and working with […]

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Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy to give keynote address at IKC & Regener8 annual conference

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy to give keynote address at IKC & Regener8 annual conference

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy will give the key note address at this years conference. The talk will be on ‘The translational journey of electrospun biomaterials designed to improve soft tissue repair.’ Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Botnar Research Centre of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences in Oxford. Dr […]

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State of the Relationship Report 2017 highlights Leeds & DePuy Synthes partnership

State of the Relationship Report 2017 highlights Leeds & DePuy Synthes partnership

The fourth annual report on the State of the Relationship between universities, business and policy makers has highlighted the partnership between the University of Leeds and DePuy Synthes. The annual report provides strong examples of university business partnerships with updated metrics on progress in collaboration between universities, business and government in the UK monitor show […]

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Med tech sector invited to voice opinion into Government audit

Professionals working in the med tech sector are being urged to complete an online survey to map out local research, innovation and infrastructure strengths across the UK.

The survey will contribute to a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy, to understand the Leeds City Region’s strengths and opportunities in Medical Technologies.

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