Archive for IKC POC

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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New device can accurately diagnose hip dysplasia

A new diagnostic tool to identify hip dysplasia in newborn babies has successfully completed a small-scale trial at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.  The device – which uses electronic acoustic technology – proved to be very sensitive at diagnosing the condition, which affects between one and three babies out of every thousand born in the […]

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Dressing that promotes healing moves closer to clinical trial

A dressing that can speed up healing in chronic wounds is undergoing regulatory approval in preparation for its first trial with patients.  The wound dressing, developed with IKC support, is impregnated with collagen fibres and can absorb enzymes released as part of the body’s response to wound healing. These enzymes can aggravate chronic wounds and […]

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Shock absorbing surgical tool reduces fracture risk

The IKC’s flexible approach has enabled Dr Jonathan Jeffers to use an unexpected set-back in one surgical innovation to develop an entirely new one.  Dr Jeffers from Imperial College London secured IKC funding to create a novel titanium device to repair joints or correct their alignment. Developed in collaboration with a multinational additive manufacturing company, […]

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Best foot forward for technology

Best foot forward for technology

Collaboration with clinicians and NHS Blood and Transplant is enabling the evaluation of an existing technology to help prevent foot ulcers in diabetic patients. Nerve damage caused by diabetes can cause the foot to change shape, losing fatty areas that provide protection to the bones. The increased pressure on the skin can lead to ulcers […]

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A hard and fast approach to repairing tooth enamel

A hard and fast approach to repairing tooth enamel

A prototype device that can repair damaged tooth enamel – developed thanks to IKC proof of concept funding – is ready to be trialled in human volunteers. The device, which lead researcher Professor Animesh Jha describes as looking ‘a bit like a water pistol’, delivers a synthetic calcium phosphate material directly to the tooth where […]

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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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Dual matrix scaffold provides better support

Trials of a new tissue engineering scaffold to repair osteochondral defects have shown it enables better regrowth of both bone and cartilage, compared to commercially available scaffolds.

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Improving health and wealth with DePuy Synthes

The National Centre for Universities and Business State of the Relationship Report 2017 highlights the partnership between the University of Leeds and DePuy Synthes – page 66.

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New uses for tissue engineering

As a clinical innovation associate with the Medical Technologies IKC, Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Associate Professor Ramnath Subramaniam comes into regular contact with medical engineers at the University of Leeds. These relationships helped him to identify a new use for tissue engineering in his clinical work, now being supported through proof of concept trials by […]

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