Archive for June 2022

Bridging the innovation funding gap: Maximising proof of concept success

Bridging the innovation funding gap: Maximising proof of concept success

This free good-practice guide for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals introduces a new, holistic approach to proof of concept schemes for any sector.

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Back to academic roots after industry success

Back to academic roots after industry success

Dr Helen Berry’s career journey has come full circle, from academia to industry and now back again.

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Enamel repair technology trialled on human teeth

Enamel repair technology trialled on human teeth

A method of repairing tooth enamel, developed with IKC support and additional funding from the EU, Innovate UK and EPSRC, is being trialled on human teeth.

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How a ‘smart implant’ could help joint replacement patients with recovery

How a ‘smart implant’ could help joint replacement patients with recovery

A new device able to reliably monitor a patient’s recovery following joint replacement will soon be ready for regulatory approval.

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Trial success for personalised knee surgery

Trial success for personalised knee surgery

Technology that enables complex knee surgery to be personalised for each individual has been successfully trialled in patients for the first time. The ‘TOKA surgical system’ – supported by the IKC during its early development – is set to enter a larger UK trial later this year.

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Bone and cartilage scaffold to enter clinical trials

Bone and cartilage scaffold to enter clinical trials

An osteochondral scaffold that can repair large cartilage defects is due to go into its first clinical trials later this year.

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Infection control in gum disease

Infection control in gum disease

A technology to tackle infection and inflammation in serious gum disease and enable the tissue to regenerate has shown promise in laboratory tests.

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‘Gaming’ device aims to help with persistent pain

‘Gaming’ device aims to help with persistent pain

An innovative device to tackle chronic limb pain is being trialled across the UK, thanks to support from the IKC and Versus Arthritis.

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Boosting career progression: from academia to industry

Boosting career progression: from academia to industry

Dr Tom Baboolal’s career transition from academic research in cell biology to a clinical researcher position in industry was made possible through the IKC.

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