Archive for IKC POC

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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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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£1.6million for IKC-supported technology

£1.6million for IKC-supported technology

A technology supported by the Medical Technologies IKC has won £1.6million investment to bring it closer to commercialisation. The portable heart scanner, developed by University of Leeds Professor of Quantum Information, Ben Varcoe, was helped by the IKC from its earliest development. The IKC enabled the initial partnership between Professor Varcoe and clinical cardiologists Professors […]

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