Archive for May 2022

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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Injectable gel for spinal repair progresses to veterinary trial

An injectable gel material to repair spinal discs is being tested on elderly sheep in an innovative animal trial funded by the IKC. Sheep with degenerated spinal discs are fitted with a body movement tracker similar to a fitbit. After an initial period of observation, the gel will be injected into the sheep’s affected discs […]

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Heart scanner will reduce pressure on emergency departments

Heart scanner will reduce pressure on emergency departments

A portable scanner that lets doctors quickly assess the seriousness of chest pain in patients is a step closer to production following a clinical trial. Corsens™ uses the heart’s electromagnetic signals to carry out a rapid assessment of cardiac health, allowing clinicians to use it as an aid to rule out serious heart disease in […]

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Commercialisation in sight for cornea technology

Sterile, off-the-shelf, replacement corneas are moving closer to commercialisation, thanks to IKC support. The technology aims to help overcome the global shortage of human donor corneas, which, due to the complexity of storing and transporting living human tissue, have to be used immediately following donation, and usually only in the country or region where they […]

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