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IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Widening markets, extending reach, growing capability’

IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Widening markets, extending reach, growing capability’

Date: June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Location: Horizon, Leeds

The Medical Technologies IKC and Regener8 are to host a one-day conference, focussing on best practice in translating regenerative devices – a potential £1bn industry in the UK.

A conference programme is below:


8.45 Registration and refreshments
9:30 Welcome

Professor Mike Raxworthy University of Leeds

9:40 Keynote speaker: The translational journey of electrospun biomaterials designed to improve soft tissue repair

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy (NDORMS, Oxford)

Regenerative Devices: Widening technology markets – Dental

Chaired by Professor David Wood

10:10 Design and Manufacture of Modified Nanoscale Hydroxyapatite to Address Unmet Clinical Needs in Dental & Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr Caroline Wilcock – University of Sheffield

10:25 Near-IR Mode-locked Laser Assisted Sintering and Morphological Engineering of Dental Biomaterials – A new approach for the restoration of damaged enamel tissue

Professor Animesh Jha, University of Leeds

10:40 Tissue repair capacity of a prototype antimicrobial-releasing scaffold: dental applications

Dr Giuseppe Tronci, University of Leeds

Dr Lorenzo Pio Serino, Neotherix Ltd

10:55 Community-showcase: Full digital 3D reconstruction and manufacturing of patient-specific maxillofacial implants

Mr Jensen Aw, Attenborough Dental

Mr Edward Attenborough, Attenborough Dental

11.10 1-minute poster pitches

Chaired by Professor Mike Raxworthy

11.30 Coffee break
Extending the reach of innovation best-practice

Chaired by Helen Hurman,  Head of Research Operations at Arthritis Research UK

12.15 Osteochondral Scaffold Bioengineering- Understanding the Challenges

Dr Chaozong Liu, University College London

12.30 Osteochondral scaffold design – lessons from pre-clinical trial of a novel patient-specific biphasic scaffold

Dr Frances Henson, University of Cambridge

12.45 Lunch, poster viewing and networking
Accelerating technologies closer to market

Chaired by Professor Eileen Ingham

14:15 Novel arthroscopic regenerative device: From lab to license, via PoC funding

Dr Thomas Baboolal, University of Leeds

14:30 Community-showcase: Turning your discoveries into approved products with beneficial collaborative approaches

Dr Antoine Alves Senior Research Pathologist, NAMSA

14:45 Community-showcase:  Reducing stress shielding in total knee arthroplasty

Mr Ram Venkatesh, Leeds Teaching Hospitals;

Prof Nico Verdonschot, Radboud University Medical Center;

Dr Adam Brisco, Invibio Ltd

15.00 Decellularised dermis: Pre-clinical and clinical evaluation

Richard Lomas, NHSBT

David Russell, LGI

15:15 Poster prizes – Professor John Fisher
15:20 Coffee break
Developing effective evidence and adoption strategies

Chaired by Professor Edward Draper

15.40 Making the case for adoption

Deborah Morrison, Senior Scientific Adviser, NICE

15:55 Evidence generation for a new medical device: PICO™ single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Dr Robin Martin, Smith and Nephew

16:10 Postcards from the Edge: Views from the industry perspective on the experience of the NICE assessment of Holoclar

Professor Chris Bojke, Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds

16.25 Closing comments – Professor John Fisher
16:40 Close
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MedTech BEST Final Pitch

Date: March 22, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

Location: Rhodes Lecture Theatre, Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds

MedTech BEST (Business and Entrepreneurial Skills Training) is about taking research into the marketplace (translation).  Our undergraduates and postgraduates on the course have learnt about the skills, evidence, and regulations needed and the challenges likely to be encountered in commericialisation.

Teams have agreed an idea for a technology and formed a fictional company and built a business and technology case around their idea.

In this final pitch: each team member has a “board level” role in their company and will pitch to a Dragon’s Den-type judging panel of senior representatives from industry, academic and innovation professionals.

Networking with drinks and nibbles are available after the event.

22 March 16.00-18.00

Rhodes Lecture Theatre, Electrical Engineering

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IKC Translational Proof of Concept Awards – Briefing, Launch and Q&A

IKC Translational Proof of Concept Awards – Briefing, Launch and Q&A

Date: October 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Location: Weetwood Hall, Leeds

Academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners can apply for £100,000 FEC from the Medical Technologies IKC to undertake proof of concept projects in Regenerative Medical Devices & Medical Devices with Enhanced Regenerative Functions.

Further details on the call and awards can be found on the Medical Technologies IKC website funding page.

The Expression of Interest Briefing Workshop on 12th October 2016 has now taken place. Download the presentations here (PDF will open in a new tab)


13:00 Welcome Lunch
13.30 Welcome and introduction to the IKC Proof of Concept Industrial Partnership Award Call

John Fisher,  Director of the Medical Technologies IKC

13:50 Overview of the call and how the IKC will support project proposal development and funded projects

Jo Dixon-Hardy, Director of Medical Technologies Innovation; Graeme Howling and Jenny Spear, IKC Technology Innovation Managers

14.20 IKC Industry-Academia Collaborative Project – Case study:

Development of an All Polymer Knee Arthroplasty

Collaboration between Invibio and University of Leeds

Louise Jennings and Adam Briscoe

14.40 IKC Industry-Academia Collaborative Project – Case study:

Development of a Decellularised Heart Valve Replacement

Collaboration between Tissue Regenix and University of Leeds

Eileen Ingham and Gillian McNally

15:00 Panel Question and Answer session
15.30 – 16:30 One-to-one discussion with IKC team
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Regener8-Medical Technologies IKC Annual Conference

Regener8-Medical Technologies IKC Annual Conference

Date: July 1, 2016 @ 8:15 AM

Location: Horizon Conference Centre, Leeds

“Building the Regenerative Devices Industry”

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Regener8 and the Medical Technologies IKC are to host a one-day conference, focussing on best practice in translating regenerative devices – a potential £1bn industry in the UK.

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