Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE)

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) is a leading global centre of excellence in medical and biological engineering.

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A rapid industrial test for new hip replacement designs

A five-year project, focused on improving precision of hip replacement device design and surgical practice, has resulted in a virtual test being used in the industry. More details can be here.

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Knee Therapies 2022

Click here to see information about our forthcoming meeting on Friday 22 July 2022

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With a vision of 50 active years after 50 we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of an ageing population.

Driven by clinical challenges, we undertake solution focused pioneering research and education in medical technology. We innovate and translate novel therapies into practical clinical applications.

Our major strength is the multidisciplinary nature of our team. By proactively combining expertise in science, engineering, innovation and medicine we are uniquely able to translate scientific discovery and research into the treatment of human diseases and disabilities.

We focus on longer lasting joint replacements, tissue sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing.

Our current activities include research on the hip, knee, spine and ankle joints as well as cardiovascular devices. Please see the research menu for further details of each of these areas.

Our capabilities lie in experimental evaluation and computational modelling of tissues, devices and interventions, as well as in the development of acellular scaffolds for tissue engineering and repair. We have particular expertise around innovation and translation. Please see the capabilities menu for further details.

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iMBE researchers are attending a variety of conferences to present their results during August and September 2022. Look out for...

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Following the lifting of COVID restrictions iMBE PhD students have participated in a series of Graduation Ceremonies during the past...

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Led by Prof Ruth Wilcox, the iMBE at the University of Leeds will be working with The Center for Orthopaedic...

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iMBE post-doctoral researchers Rosti Readioff and James Warren from our EPSRC programme grant in optimising knee therapies have been selected...

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A half-day hybrid conference will be taking place on Friday 22 July 2022 that will showcase research progress made through...

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On Tuesday 20th April 2021 we will be holding our annual conference to report progress on our EPSRC Progamme grant...

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This year the White Rose Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group (BiTEG) annual meeting will be hosted by the University of...

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The Medical Technologies IKC Annual Conference is going virtual for 2020. We have teamed up with Versus Arthritis to give...

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