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28th August 2019

AgorIP team members make Swansea University history to achieve RTTP status for second and third time

Two members of staff at AgorIP have become the second and third people in Swansea University’s history to achieve Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) status.  Laurel Jones, a Technology Transfer Manager and Steven Powell, a Technology Transfer Officer, achieved the international professional standard for knowledge transfer and commercialisation through their work within AgorIP and extensive…

26th August 2019

Vitamins, Nutraceuticals and Trade Marks

Vitamins and nutraceuticals are big business.  By 2025, it is estimated that the size of the vitamin market in the EU will be in excess of €40BN.  Here are our top five tips to help you when you are considering registering a product. 1) Building a strong brand with a descriptive trade mark is an…

26th August 2019

UK Supreme Court approves ‘Skinny Labelling’

The UK’s highest court has held that patents directed towards new medical uses for known products must disclose some sound scientific reasoning or directly relevant experimental evidence in support of the claimed use.  The test for infringement of such patents is likely to depend primarily on the objective appearance and presentation of an allegedly infringing…

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…