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NHS Health Innovation Expo – Event Report Mar 13

This month, John Egan, Clinical Innovation Director of the IKC, gives his reflection on the Healthcare Innovation Expo held at ExCel, London, 13-14 March 2013.

The NHS Health Innovation Expo that was held at the London Excel arena in March offered, … read on

A Short Definition of Innovation Nov 12

This month’s blog is written by John Egan, our Clinical Innovation Director.

The Oxford Dictionary of English defines innovation as “the action or process of innovating”, and less circularly as “a new method, idea, product, etc”.  The root … read on

Evidence for Reimbursement: Demonstrating the Value of Innovative Medical Technologies Oct 12

On Thursday 11th October, Medical Technologies IKC and Medipex delivered a joint workshop ahead of the Medipex Innovation Awards.  The event was fully subscribed and delivered a packed programme with perspectives from the clinic, commissioning, NIHR … read on

Gaining insight into NHSBT Sep 12

Our researchers and the NHS Blood & Transplant Tissue Services are working on collaborative projects to develop, optimise and validate biological scaffolds suitable for ligament replacement.  On Wednesday 5th September, our Clinical Innovation … read on

Something Fundamental About Innovation Aug 12

Anyone in need of advice on the subject of innovation need not look far.  At the very moment of writing, within 0.2 seconds Google can find 326,000 results by searching for “Innovation Consultancy”.  Amazon can list 44,841 books on the subject … read on

Improving industry:academic relations by increasing IP awareness Jul 12

This month’s blog post comes from Lindsay Georgopoulos, Commercial Officer for the Medical Technologies IKC.

I started working with the IKC and WELMEC programmes at the University of Leeds around a year ago now, when I took up the role of … read on

7th World Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress Jun 12

This month, IKC Technology Innovation Manager, Dr Graeme Howling gives a run down on the 7th World Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Congress in London, which he and colleague Dr Leanne Burgin attended in May 2012.

It has been a busy time in the … read on

Fostering scientific and R&D collaboration between the UK and Canada May 12

IKC Technology Innovation Manager, Dr Leanne Burgin, and Executive Group member, Professor Stephen Smye, took part in a delegation to Montreal in April to foster scientific and R&D collaboration between the UK and Canada.  This month’s blog post … read on

Exploring the impact of personalising medicine in the IKC Apr 12

Personalising medicine is a lively topic in healthcare news and media. This is supporting our Medical Technologies IKC vision of helping the body repair and restore function and achieving our long term goal of supporting 50 Active Years After 50 … read on

World Health Organisation highlights priority area in Ageing and Health for World Health Day 2012 Apr 12

The topic of World Health Day in 2012 is Ageing and Health, themed “Good health adds life to years”. The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and … read on

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