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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

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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Knee surgery technology to be tested in human trial

A bespoke technology package for complex knee surgery will be tested in its first human trial later this year. The surgical technology, known as ToKa, is a new approach for an operation used on younger patients with osteoarthritis known as high tibial osteotomy (HTO). This involves an incision into the patient’s shin bone (tibia) to […]

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