Archive for September 2016

Medical Technologies IKC Annual Review 2016

Medical Technologies IKC Annual Review 2016

This annual review sets out the activities and achievements of the Medical Technologies IKC to 2016. It covers: Sustaining innovation Directly implanted devices Enabling and companion technologies Widening our impact Building the community Annual conference Download Annual Review (Downloads PDF in a new window)

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Safer bone cement nears market

A bone cement formulation for middle ear surgery developed by the University of Sheffield is moving closer to market, thanks to guidance from the Medical Technologies IKC. The original bone cement used in middle ear surgery contained aluminium, which meant that it worked successfully in certain applications, but was neurotoxic in other sites. A re-formulated, […]

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Regen Magazine 2016

Regen is the magazine for Regener8 members and the wider regenerative medicine community. It highlights the latest news on innovation, technologies and therapies for translational regenerative medicine. Download Regen (opens PDF in new window)

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Video: Working in partnership with Tissue Regenix

Regenerative medical technology company Tissue Regenix Group is a prime example of what can be achieved when the worlds of academia and business come together.

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Medical Technologies IKC Annual Review 2015

Medical Technologies IKC Annual Review 2015

This annual review sets out the activities and achievements of the Medical Technologies IKC to September 2015.

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New uses for tissue engineering

As a clinical innovation associate with the Medical Technologies IKC, Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Associate Professor Ramnath Subramaniam comes into regular contact with medical engineers at the University of Leeds. These relationships helped him to identify a new use for tissue engineering in his clinical work, now being supported through proof of concept trials by […]

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Setting the standard for joint replacement testing

Setting the standard for joint replacement testing

Leeds’ world-leading expertise in designing methods to test replacement joints means that it is now setting the standards by which implants should be tested. Although the equipment used to test replacement joints is fairly standard, designing the test methods that will increase confidence in pre-clinical simulations requires specialist expertise. Leeds’ approach to this, together with […]

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Taking a PEEK at the future of replacement knee joints

A promising new material for knee joint replacements is being put through its paces in Leeds’ world class joint replacement simulation facility in a project developed in partnership with biomedical materials specialist, Invibio. New materials for bone implant surgery are continually under investigation. As people’s life expectancy increases, there is an ongoing need to find […]

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Improving spinal implant design

Operations to reduce back pain by stabilising or replacing worn out spinal discs can often fail because the implant is not tailored to the patient with sufficient accuracy. The IKC provided proof of concept funding to help Leeds researchers address this problem through a partnership with 3D image processing company Simpleware. The aim of the […]

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Regener8 POC: Safer bone cement nears market

A bone cement formulation for middle ear surgery developed by the University of Sheffield is moving closer to market, thanks to guidance from the Medical Technologies IKC. The original bone cement used in middle ear surgery contained aluminium, which meant that it worked successfully in certain applications, but was neurotoxic in other sites. A re-formulated, […]

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