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Biomimetic scaffold for large joint repairs

Biomimetic scaffold for large joint repairs

A UCL team working to design an osteochondral scaffold that can repair large joint defects has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop ways of manufacturing the device. The early development of the biomimetic scaffold was supported through the IKC’s partnership with Arthritis Research UK, which enabled it to be tested in sheep and […]

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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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Innovative technology for human joint repair

Innovative technology for human joint repair

A key element of the IKC’s work focuses on supporting research to improve the successful integration of implants in the body. A particular emphasis is on composite tissues – a combination of soft tissue such as tendons and the bone to which it is attached. Underpinning these projects is a novel technique, developed at the […]

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‘Hearing’ hip dysplasia in infants

‘Hearing’ hip dysplasia in infants

An electronic acoustic sensor that can detect hip dysplasia in newborn babies could better equip doctors to identify the condition – and reduce the need for children to have corrective surgery after late diagnosis. Daniel Perry, a consultant surgeon at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is leading the project, called SHINE – Screening the Hips […]

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