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Professor John Fisher from Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering at The University of Leeds is speaking at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual Science Meeting in Nottingham about his teams research into how biological scaffolding will pave the way for off-the-shelf tissue transplants. Professor Fisher and his colleague Professor Ingham have been working…
Advances in medical engineering that could help improve the quality of life of an ageing population are being showcased at the University of Leeds. Work at the WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering is centred on technologies that will provide ’50 active years after 50′. Its partner programme, the Innovation and Knowledge Centre in…
Tissue Regenix, a medical technology company spun-out of the University of Leeds, has announced the proposed reverse takeover of AIMlisted Oxeco plc and that it is seeking admission to AIM. The group is focused on the development and commercialisation of acellular tissue replacement products to address the chronic global shortfalls in donor tissue availability. Key…
WELMEC Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering at the University of Leeds is helping the Wellcome Trust-EPSRC Medical Engineering Initiative celebrate its first birthday and a year in which researchers have brought groundbreaking medical technologies closer to reality. In June 2009, the Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced funding for…
Improving treatments for spinal fracture is the focus for a new €3 million research project, led by Prof Richard M Hall of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) at the University of Leeds. The EU-funded research will look mainly at problems caused by aging, but will also consider better treatments for spinal damage…
New technologies used to repair spinal fractures could soon be helping patients suffering from the bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma. A research project led by engineers at the University of Leeds will focus on the disease an incurable cancer of the bone marrow that causes destructive lesions in bones and makes them more susceptible to…
A£50 million research initiative, aimed at giving people 50 active years after was launched on 19th October 2009 at the Science Media Centre. Recent research, published in The Lancet, found that more than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live to 100 years. But while improvements in healthcare,…