Archive for December 2018

New applications for dental peptides

When Professor Jennifer Kirkham and Dr Amalia Aggeli began looking at self-assembling peptides for use in dentistry, their idea was to create a mouthwash that would infiltrate the peptides into decay lesions in the teeth, where they could start to repair the damage. 2018 will see such a mouthwash launched in the UK, just one […]

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Collagen dressing approaches first-inhuman trial

A wound dressing impregnated with collagen fibres is to undergo preliminary testing in patients, following successful in vivo trials. The dressing is more absorbent than currently available products and can accelerate healing in chronic wounds. An IKC proof of concept grant enabled researchers to prove the safety, reproducibility and long-lasting stability of the material in […]

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Awardwinning scanner secures FDA clearance

VitalScan, a portable scanner that can help clinicians quickly rule out serious heart disease in patients, has been awarded medical device clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), opening up distribution in the USA. The device, based on research by Professor Ben Varcoe of the University of Leeds, was supported by the IKC at […]

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Decellularisation for pulmonary valve replacement

A process designed to reduce the risk of rejection in heart surgery patients receiving donated aortic valves is now also being applied to pulmonary valves. The decellularisation process, in which cellular material is removed from tissue before a patient’s own cells repopulate the remaining matrix, was developed by Professor Eileen Ingham and colleagues at the […]

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Antibacterial scaffold for wound healing

University of Bradford researchers are working with a York medtech company to refine its novel resorbable scaffold, created to promote healing in chronic wounds. The scaffold was developed by spin-out company, Neotherix, and is made by electrospinning a bioresorbable polymer into a mesh structure. Once implanted into a wound it is designed to encourage new […]

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IKC & Regener8 Annual Review 2018

IKC & Regener8 Annual Review 2018

Reporting on activities and achievements from Medical Technologies IKC, featuring more than 20 case studies in six clinical application areas.

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Driving innovation and growth with Nexus

Driving innovation and growth with Nexus

Universities have a key role to play in economic and societal development, and the University of Leeds is making significant investments to support regional growth, innovation and opportunity. With our strong background in commercialisation and our unrelenting focus on collaboration, we have a proven track record of helping the business sector in catalysing growth and […]

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Innovations in soft tissue regenerative medical technology – Tissue Regenix

Find out more about how Tissue Regenix’ patented dCELL Technology is being used in ’21st Century Healthcare’ in this short video.

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