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19th August 2019

Funding programme to inspire the next generation of age-friendly products is launched

The £98m Healthy Ageing Programme, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, has launched its first tranche of competitions The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), led by UK Research and Innovation, has launched the Healthy Ageing programme.  It will stimulate new ideas for products, services and business models, to help us live healthier, happier…

19th August 2019

H2020 Calls on Digital Health: Webinar recording and slides now available

On the 7th of August KTN hosted a Briefing Webinar on forthcoming Horizon 2020 Digital Health related calls. The webinar provided background information on various call topics and on support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners. KTN hosted this event on behalf of Innovate…

19th August 2019

Nerve stimulator helps relieve suffering from chronic pain

Development of new neurotechnologies provides non-pharmaceutical alternatives to chronic pain relief. Imagine never being able to hug your loved ones because of chronic, excruciating pain. This was the case for Joan who suffered severe neuropathic pain for over 6 years after a Schwannoma (a nerve sheath tumour) was removed from around her brachial plexus. The entire right…

19th August 2019

Driving Innovation in Medicines Manufacturing – current public sector initiatives to support the sector

Take a look at some upcoming events and initiatives of interest to the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community. Recent days have seen a number of announcements on UK Government initiatives to support innovation and the industrial strategy. Here we summarise those that are most relevant to the medicines manufacturing sector, and highlight some upcoming activities we…

19th August 2019

Webinar Follow Up – Regulation of Medical and IVD Devices in relation to EU Exit

Further to the webinar facilitated last week, MHRA have confirmed they are happy for us to share the slides and all relevant links/follow up e-mail to all out MDCC suppliers and trade associations. The Webinar was held on Friday 19th July covering an Update Regulation of Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices. Please find attached the…

15th August 2019

Job Opportunity: Clinical Operations Manager Cutest Systems Ltd

The Clinical Operations Manager will be part of the management team responsible for the overall clinical testing activities of Cutest, including high level project planning and resource management of clinical staff. The role involves supervision of the clinical and project management team and overseeing the QA and H+S of the organisation. The person will be…

15th August 2019

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Quality Assurance Manager

We are looking to recruit a part-time Quality Assurance Manager for Cutest Systems Ltd, a human volunteer CRO specialising in dermatology and ophthalmology studies, based in Cardiff. The postholder will manage and maintain the Quality Management System, ensuring that procedures and documentation comply with ICH-GCP, MHRA guidelines and EU legislation. The postholder is also expected…

15th August 2019

University diabetes experts share innovative research into elite cycling team

Sport and exercise science experts from Swansea University have shared their world-leading research into how elite cyclists contend with diabetes at an international conference. The researchers presented their findings at the prestigious American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions held in San Francisco and attended by the most eminent academics and health professionals. The team, led by…

05th August 2019

Cardiff University secures £1 million EU funding for industrial research centre

Counsel General and Brexit minister Jeremy Miles will today announce EU funding of more than £1 millon to advance research into magnetic and electromagnetic materials in Wales. This investment will support Cardiff University’s Magnetic Materials and Applications (MAGMA) project, enabling the university to expand its research and development programmes in areas including electric vehicles, advanced…

05th August 2019

Expert Advice: The Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Approach in Cancer Treatment

Over the past decade, genetic testing has become an essential component of the management of solid and hematologic cancers. It is estimated that 50-90% of tumours bear one or more ‘actionable’ mutations, which could be targeted with either EMA-approved or experimental drugs. As new technologies allow for more and more genes to be tested simultaneously…