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At the recent UK Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference held in Bath, the 2018 Larry Hench Young Investigators Prize was awarded to Dr Anthony Herbert.  Tony Herbert is an independent Research Fellow at the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds. Tony Herbert has recently completed a prestigious EPSRC E-TERM (Engineering in Tissue Engineering…
MeDe innovation researchers, at the University of Leeds, are developing enhanced simulation equipment to investigate the effect of different kinematics on the wear and performance of knee prostheses. Sophisticated simulation methods developed by researchers at MeDe Innovation are improving researchers’ ability to predict how well replacement knee joints will perform. Working with commercial partner, Simulation Solutions,…
A new ISO global standard developed by MeDe Innovation researchers has recognised that total hip-joint prostheses need to be tested beyond the ‘normal’ walking gait to better predict the risk of failure in patients. For the first time, medical device companies have a globally relevant and recognised approach to evaluating hip implant designs and materials…
Research led by Leeds professors has led to a better quality of life for thousands of people around the world who have received tissue regeneration treatment. The academics behind the research, Eileen Ingham and John Fisher, from the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE), have developed a process to wash cells and DNA out…
  “I AM RESEARCH” was held at the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (LBRC) on Thursday 17th May and was attended by a team of staff and students from the Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering. In addition to two large banners outlining our joint replacement and decellularised tissue work, we took Charlie (the skeleton), who…
Two inventors of a technique to wash cells and DNA out of tissue, so it is not rejected when transplanted into human bodies, have been shortlisted for the 2018 European Inventor of the Year award. Now the University of Leeds is calling on people to vote for the invention, to help recognise and celebrate the…
Solving the challenges which hamper Yorkshire’s medical technology experts when they attempt to bring innovative products to market is the focus of a new partnership which aims to make inventions more attractive to investors.
The Faculty of Engineering will be holding a virtual open day on 21st February 2018 for CDT’s in •Bioenergy •Complex Particulate Products & Processes •Fluid Dynamics •Integrated Tribology •Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine – Innovation in Medical & Biological Engineering The CDT Open Day is opportunity for you to learn more about the different programmes, as well as information on…
A new drive to develop skills in the medical technologies sector will be led by the University of Leeds as part of a £6.1 million investment from the Higher Education Council for England (HEFCE). Leeds has been awarded £200k to create a National MedTech Skills Academy, a partnership between educational institutions and medical technologies companies…
iMBE and EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices (MeDe Innovation) won The Engineer magazine’s Academic Innovator award at the Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards 2017. Hosted by the Engineer Magazine, C2I is designed to inspire innovation in the medical devices sector and celebrate innovations in life-changing medical technology and the UK medical devices sector, which…