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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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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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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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