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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.


Leeds and Northern Ballet project wins prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering award

A pioneering University of Leeds research project about human movement has been awarded an Ingenious Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering. “The Mechanics of Life: Movement, Mobility and Me” brings together University engineers, led by Dr Briony Thomas , together with engineers in iMBE and creative minds at Northern Ballet to help change perceptions of...

Leeds Alumna IET Young Woman Engineer for 2022

Ama Frimpong who completed her PhD studies at Leeds having previously studied Biomedical Engineering at Surrey has been named the young female engineer in the UK for 2022 by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Ama is now Head of Product Development at 52 North Health Ltd. She manages the company’s engineering teams in...

Guide to medtech innovation pathway launched

The Medical Technologies IKC has announced the launch of an online guide to medtech research translation for academics and researchers based in UK universities. The guide aims to familiarise STEM researchers with the complex medtech innovation pathway from bench to bedside, signposting to credible further resources and suggesting reflective tasks to start practically building a...

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Optimising Knee Therapies Final Meeting 2022

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

EPSRC Optimising Knee Therapies annual conference 2021

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

White Rose Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group (BiTEG) annual meeting 2020

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

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