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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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World-leading medical engineering shown to Minister

World-leading medical engineering shown to Minister

Cutting-edge developments in medical technology have been demonstrated to Government Health Minister Lord Prior, during a fact-finding mission to Leeds. Both the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have built up significant expertise in this field, much of it through partnership working and sharing the expertise of staff. The University has a […]

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University to lead medical technologies audit

University to lead medical technologies audit

A University of Leeds-led consortium has been chosen by the Government to carry out an audit of research, innovation and industry in medical technologies. The Science Innovation Audit contract, announced in today’s Autumn Statement, was awarded in recognition of the Leeds City Region consortium’s significant expertise and strength in this field. The audit will explore how […]

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Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2017 – Applications Now Open

Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2017 – Applications Now Open

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme offers outstanding scientists an annual opportunity to apply to join Toshiba’s research and development laboratories in Japan for up to two years, on a Research Fellowship Contract. The Toshiba Fellowship Programme is a unique opportunity for recently qualified PhD level scientists, mainly from science, computing and mathematics disciplines. It offers a […]

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University of Leeds awarded £3.7m to fund knee therapy research

The University of Leeds has been awarded £3.7m by the EPSRC to develop novel testing methods for new knee therapies to treat osteoarthritis and other conditions. The research at Leeds will be led by Professor Ruth Wilcox, Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and will aim to develop novel testing methods for new knee […]

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New £816 million investment in health research

New £816 million investment in health research

Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU) has been awarded funding for the only dedicated musculoskeletal biomedical research centre in the UK. As part of a new package of research funding from the government, the LMBRU will receive nearly £7 million to continue world-leading research on musculoskeletal conditions. The funding has been awarded to 20 NHS […]

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