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Proof of Concept Fund launched by Arthritis Research UK

Proof of Concept Fund launched by Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK, the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK, and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, have joined together to offer proof of concept funding to progress research ideas with commercial potential.

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Creavo Medical Technologies closes £13.4m ($17m) funding round

Creavo Medical Technologies closes £13.4m ($17m) funding round

Creavo Medical Technologies, a Medical Technologies IKC partner, has announced that it has raised a further £13.4m ($17m) in equity funding. The round was oversubscribed and exceeded Creavo’s funding target, reflecting strong investor support and endorsement of Creavo’s strategy and team. Led by IP Group plc, the developer of intellectual property-based businesses and working with […]

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Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy to give keynote address at IKC & Regener8 annual conference

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy to give keynote address at IKC & Regener8 annual conference

Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy will give the key note address at this years conference. The talk will be on ‘The translational journey of electrospun biomaterials designed to improve soft tissue repair.’ Dr Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Botnar Research Centre of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences in Oxford. Dr […]

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State of the Relationship Report 2017 highlights Leeds & DePuy Synthes partnership

State of the Relationship Report 2017 highlights Leeds & DePuy Synthes partnership

The fourth annual report on the State of the Relationship between universities, business and policy makers has highlighted the partnership between the University of Leeds and DePuy Synthes. The annual report provides strong examples of university business partnerships with updated metrics on progress in collaboration between universities, business and government in the UK monitor show […]

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Med tech sector invited to voice opinion into Government audit

Professionals working in the med tech sector are being urged to complete an online survey to map out local research, innovation and infrastructure strengths across the UK.

The survey will contribute to a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy, to understand the Leeds City Region’s strengths and opportunities in Medical Technologies.

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Heart device on trial that could save the NHS £200 million a year

Heart device on trial that could save the NHS £200 million a year

A new cardiac scanning device that could save the NHS £200 million a year is being trialled at four of the UK’s largest emergency departments (Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield). The British-made Vitalscan device, which has been developed by Creavo Medical Technologies and could revolutionise the way patients with chest pain are managed in emergency […]

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Innovate UK-MoST funding for treatment of early osteoarthritis

A Proof of Concept Award funded as part of our partnership with Arthritis Research UK in 2015 has successfully secured a £2m Innovate UK-MoST grant, under UK-China Research and Innovation Bridges Competition 2015 scheme. The grant was awarded to continue the development of novel osteochondral scaffold technology for early intervention of osteoarthritis. Osteochondral scaffold technology, […]

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Call for submissions: Would you like to present at IKC-Regener8 Conference 2017?

Like last year, we’re opening up a session of the conference for crowdsourced content.  This means anyone (who fulfils the criteria) can apply to present. The proposals judged the best (by the event committee) will go to a vote across the IKC-Regener8 and wider med tech community to decide who they most want to see […]

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Med Tech Industry urged to bid in partnership for £100,000 proof-of-concept funding

Medical technology companies working in Regenerative Devices and Medical Devices with Enhanced Regenerative Functions are being urged to co-develop new translational research proposals with academia for a newly launched funding call by the Medical Technologies IKC.  Grants of up to £100,000 are available for successful collaborative proposals. Following a successful portfolio of translational projects, the […]

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Apply for translational proof-of-concept funding: Regenerative Devices Industry Partnership Call

Academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners can apply for up to £100,000 FEC* from the Medical Technologies IKC to undertake proof of concept projects in Regenerative Medical Devices & Medical Devices with Enhanced Regenerative Functions. Regenerative devices is a growing area that focuses on functionally repairing and regenerating the patient’s […]

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