IKC Annual Conference 2019 – Bench to bedside: generating critical evidence

IKC Annual Conference 2019 – Bench to bedside: generating critical evidence

Date: June 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM


Location: Leeds

Returning in 2019, the Medical Technologies IKC Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to hear the latest in medical technology development.

The conference brings together the IKC’s network of academics, industrialists, clinicians and regulatory body representatives through lively presentations and active networking.

Sessions include:

  • Updates from our most successfully translated projects
  • Presentations from our partner programmes, including funding opportunities available
  • A dedicated Early Career Researcher session discussing career paths
Keynote speaker

CEO of Lightox announced as keynote speaker at IKC Conference

Dr Sam Whitehouse, CEO of LightOx Ltd has been announced as keynote speaker at IKC Conference.

About Dr Whitehouse

Dr Whitehouse is an experienced board member with executive experience in both innovation and service based companies.  Overseeing the development and commercialisation of world leading products for healthcare products and working with some of the world’s leading institutes, he has brought some of the very best innovations to market. As CEO and board member, he oversees the governance and strategy of the company, giving guidance and structure for the team.

With a background in chemistry and molecular biology, and experienced in bringing research to commercial realisation Dr Whitehouse oversees product portfolio expansion, regulation and accreditation in LightOx’s specified target markets, as well as securing the required funding and commercial deals.

Achievements:

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Chartered Chemist

Patent – WO/2008/029082 US2012295824 – Hydrophilic surfaces for reducing friction forces.

Patent – US2015276709 –  Methods and Kit for Nucleic acid sequencing

Patent – PCT/US15/49519 – Sorbent materials for separating bio-macromolecules.

Patent – US62/220,601 – Novel automated printing device for the production and quantification of multi-functional electronic devices

About LightOx

Originally founded in August 2016, LightOx Ltd comes from over 8 years of research into novel compounds that have a unique function within our cells.

Collaborative research from Durham, Oxford and York Universities looking at the incorporation of vitamin-A like tags has resulted in the discovery of a new class of compound that is able to penetrate the cell and disrupt cell function causing cell death.

LightOx Ltd have been successful in securing non-diluting grants to further the product portfolio and investigate both new market possibilities and new product developments.

Angel investment has been secured to cover the initial commercialisation and rollout of the existing product range, with further funds being sought to accelerate this process over the coming 24 months.

Full programme

10:00 Registration and Refreshments

10:30 Welcome – Professor John Fisher
10:45 MeDe Innovation – Right product, right process, right patient, right time
Chair: Josephine Dixon-Hardy

10:45 Louise Jennings – Development of new International Standards for pre-clinical testing

10:55 Jen Edwards – Biological scaffolds

11:05 Kenny Dalgarno – Reactive jet impingement

11:15 Phil Coates – Oriented bioresorbable polymer stents

11:25 Paul Hatton – The development of injectable bone graft substitutes with enhanced biofunctionality

11:35 Reda Felfel – Multi-layered construct for osteochondral repair and Alternative efficient coupling agent for Biocomposites

11:45 Heather Owston – Clinically led development of barrier membranes for critical size bone defect repair

12:00 Partner pitches
Chair: Sarah Odoi

12:00 Sarah Odoi – Versus Arthritis
12:10 Danielle Miles – Grow MedTech
12:20 Ian Robertson – Skills Academy
12:30 Lisa Hill – Translate

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:00 – 13:40 Early Career Rearchers parallel session – Where are they now?
Chair: Danielle Miles

Danielle Miles – Technology Innovation Manager, Grow MedTech
Andrew Aldridge – Technical IP Manager, Nestlé
Hazel Fermor – Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine, University of Leeds
Mazen Al-Hajjar – Senior Research and Test Engineer, DePuy Synthes

13:45 Keynote speaker – Dr Sam Whitehouse, CEO LightOx Ltd
Chair: Mike Raxworthy

Dr Whitehouse is an experienced board member with executive experience in both innovation and service based companies. Overseeing the development and commercialisation of world leading products for healthcare products and working with some of the world’s leading institutes, he has brought some of the very best innovations to market. As CEO and board member, he oversees the governance and strategy of the company, giving guidance and structure for the team.
14:15 Pre-clinical evidence
Chair: Graeme Howling

14:15 Alisdair MacLeod & Gianluca Argano – ToKa®: A High Precision Patient Specific High Tibial Osteotomy Procedure

14:30 Nisarg Mehta – Screening of the Hips in Newborns with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Time for a change?

14:45 Virginie Sotille & Louise Jennings – Preclinical functional performance assessment of a bio-inspired non-delaminating osteochondral construct
15:00 Chris Sammons & Christine Le Maitre – SNiPER – Injectable hydrogels to support the regeneration of diseased intervertebral discs

15:15 Helen McCarthy – Development of a Class III medical device loaded with nanoparticles for enhanced in situ bone regeneration
15:30 Ruth Wilcox – SAP-GAG hybrid gels for spinal disc repair
15:45 Caroline Harrison – Nano Hydroxyapatite Pastes with Enhanced Osteogenic & Antibacterial Properties
16:00 Closing comments – Josephine Dixon-Hardy

Delegate joining instructions

There is no charge for this event, however, should you be unable to attend please cancel your ticket giving us as much notice as possible.

Here is some useful information about the venue and arrangements for the day:

Event programme

Registration will commence from 10am with tea and coffee available, and the session will begin promptly at 10.30am with an introduction from Professor John Fisher.

A full copy of the program can be found on the IKC website

Venue details

Horizon Leeds

http://www.nhsemployers.org/horizon-leeds/location

Address: 2 Brewery Wharf Kendell Street, Leeds LS10 1JR

Horizon Phone Number: 0844 334 5248

Horizon Leeds is situated in the vibrant riverside location of Brewery Wharf. It is on the 3rd floor of 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, directly opposite the entrance to Jurys Inn.

There is disabled access throughout the building with two lifts in the ground floor lobby.

Dietary and accessibility requirements
Unless you have already done so, please update your registration with any dietary (other than vegetarian) requirements or, for accessibility requirements please email med-tech@leeds.ac.uk by Wednesday 19th June.

Photo permissions

An official photographer will be taking photographs for use by the University for marketing and publicity uses in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact a member of staff if you wish to be exempted from this activity
Getting to Horizon Leeds

By road

The M621 is only 0.2 miles from Horizon Leeds.  At junction 3 take the exit for the A653. Continue on to Meadow Road /A653. Turn left on to Meadow Lane. Slight left on to Bridge End. Turn right on to Dock Street. Dock Street turns right and becomes Kendall Street. Horizon Leeds will be on your right.

Please note that Waterloo Road is currently closed, a diversion is in place (download map)

Car parking

Car parking is not available at the venue. The Brewery car park is situated at the back of Waterloo Road (directly off Kendall Street). At the end of Kendall Street turn right onto Waterloo Road. Continue to the end of Waterloo Road and turn left on to Hunslet Road. The car park entrance is left turn off Hunslet Road.

By train 

Leeds train station is only a 9 minute walk from Horizon Leeds. Leave the station via the Marks and Spencer exit (directly in front of the exit barriers). Turn right onto New Station Street. After 0.2 miles walk down the steps. Walk to end of the road (past Mission nightclub). Turn right onto Lower Briggate. Cross the road and continue on to Bridge End. Walk over the bridge. Turn left onto Dock Street. Turn right at the entrance to Brewery Wharf (this will be on your (right). Walk to the end of the road.  Horizon Leeds will be on your left and Jurys Inn will be directly in front of you.

Internet access

Complimentary WiFi access will be available at the venue.

Hotels

If you require accommodation we recommend the Jurys Inn Hotel directly opposite the Horizon Conference Venue (https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/leeds)

(Please note we will not be able to reimburse travel or accommodation fees)

 

 

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