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How Leeds is boosting Yorkshire's MedTech industry


A major funding boost will help transform the thriving Medical Technology (MedTech) business community in Yorkshire. The UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) investment will translate state-of-the-art research from universities into the next generation of innovative healthcare products and services, and help bring them to market. It will also create jobs and opportunities for future...

Medical engineer secures prestigious double fellowship


An associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded two leading fellowships, giving her the opportunity to deliver a double dose of groundbreaking medical research. Dr Marlène Mengoni, an Associate Professor in Computational Medical Engineering, was awarded both the Royal Academy of Engineering Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and an Engineering and Physical...

Groundbreaking prosthetic knee research project receives £1.7 million grant


A grant worth nearly £1.7 million will help University scientists develop a pioneering new kind of prosthetic knee that could revolutionise treatment. The award – one of 19 from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – will fund scientists in Leeds as they develop an artificial knee joint made entirely from polymer, which could improve...

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...

iMBE Researchers show off their research


iMBE researchers are attending a variety of conferences to present their results during August and September 2022. Look out for our researchers and their talks and posters listed below. ISTA Hawaii (see proceedings) August 31 – September 3, 2022: Rae Cowie - Assessing the Wear and Kinematics of Two Medial Ball-and-Socket Total Knee Replacements, MRK...

Congratulations to our PhD Students from 2020, 2021 and 2022


Following the lifting of COVID restrictions iMBE PhD students have participated in a series of Graduation Ceremonies during the past few months. Our catch up Spring Ceremony took place on Tuesday 29th March and this ceremony was for students who completed in 2020 and July 2021 and wished to celebrate this achievement with their families....

Leeds researchers team up with international partners for better osteoarthritis treatments


Led by Prof Ruth Wilcox, the iMBE at the University of Leeds will be working with The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics based at the University of Denver (USA) on better treatments for osteoarthritis. The £1.2m project aims to improve the outcomes of surgical treatments for osteoarthritis - a condition affecting more than eight million people...

iMBE Researchers join the UKRI ECR Forum


iMBE post-doctoral researchers Rosti Readioff and James Warren from our EPSRC programme grant in optimising knee therapies have been selected to join the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) newly created Early Career Researcher forum (ECR forum). James said "The reason I applied to join the ECR Forum was to gain a broader insight into the...