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Renovos: revolutionary nanoclays for bone repair

Trauma, disease and advancing years can all result in bone deterioration. There is a bone fracture every three seconds around the globe, ranging from aging family members living with joint disease to younger sports-playing relatives. Fracture treatments cost the NHS more than £2bn per year in the UK, with 10%...

Vaxinc: harnessing the power of natural killer cells in cancer therapies

Our immune system protects us from a variety of diseases, including cancer. Immunotherapy is a relatively new treatment which works by helping the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells. With the current market for cancer immunotherapy estimated to become worth more than 110 billion dollars by 2021, scientists and...

Simple Stents: transforming ureteral stenting

Three out of 20 men and two out of 20 women in the UK are diagnosed with kidney stones during their lifetime. Ureteral stenting is a critical component in the treatment of kidney stones and bladder or prostate tumours, aiding the healing process and reducing the risk of complications following...

Trimunocor – protecting babies from neonatal lung disease

Fifteen million premature babies are born around the globe every year and statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that this number is rising. Advances in care have led to a higher rate of survival, however half of babies born before the 26th week develop neonatal chronic lung disease. These...

Highfield Diagnostics: multipurpose portable medical tests

Disposable pregnancy tests have become a familiar and trusted product for an instant diagnosis in the home environment. They are cheap, easy to use and provide a quick answer to an important question: are you pregnant, or not? There are situations however where patients would value knowing more than one...

Dynamon: Driving savings through big data

Transportation companies could be significantly reducing their expenses through the use of fuel saving products. Although technologies exist which can make vehicles run more efficiently, without compelling evidence of the results, uptake has been limited. The average heavy goods vehicle burns through about £43,000 of fuel every year in the UK. Companies...

Sensing continuous chemical changes: SouthWestSensor

Wearable technologies are increasingly available in our modern society to record our heart rate and physical activity, but it remains extremely difficult to effectively monitor the continuous chemical changes of the body or the effectiveness of medical drugs. Current detection technologies rely on expensive medical equipment and infrequent one-time measurements...

3D-printed heart valves: Carena Healthcare

Aortic valve disease is becoming an increasing problem in our ageing population. Treating this condition has created a market worth $1.2 billion worldwide, growing at over 30% per year. The aortic valve is key to the efficient flow of blood around the body, operating in sequence with the heart’s many...

Smart Fabric Inks: Printing technology onto future fashions

Printing techniques have been used for centuries to pattern textiles and clothing, and the same methods are being put to good use today in the electronics industry. Circuit boards and hybrid circuits which are commonplace in devices around the home and office are all being printed. Electronic circuits printed on...

Innovative medical imaging techniques: Carena Healthcare

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. The condition, which is caused by the narrowing or blocking of blood flow to the brain or body, is particularly dangerous when narrowing occurs in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. The state-of-the-art procedure to...

AccelerComm: introducing supercharged wireless

The introduction of fifth generation wireless systems (5G) will allow us to download and view data 10 times faster than we can on our current mobile devices. The cutting-edge technology could be at our fingertips in five years’ time if superfast hardware is advanced to meet the high-tech demands. Research...

Combatting infectious diseases: the ENTiTi Platform

Infectious diseases are threatening catastrophic outbreaks with an ever greater intensity as bacteria develop resistance to treatments. Medical experts and world leaders alike are warning of extreme dangers as crises occur with increasing frequency around the world and the drugs used to treat infectious conditions become ever more ineffective. The...

Synote: the smart captioning solution

Recorded lectures are a valuable resource for students across the globe, but finding specific information within videos can be a frustrating and inefficient task. Unlike textbooks, videos are not created with a contents page, page numbers or sections, so it can be difficult for viewers to find the correct part...

VivoPlex: sensing key factors for fertility

The inability to conceive is a highly distressing condition that affects one in six couples across the world. Sophisticated tests have been developed to analyse couples’ eggs and sperm, however doctors are sadly still unable to determine the cause of fertility problems in up to a quarter of cases. In...

BluPoint: Empowering remote communities with local web

The majority of the next three billion internet users will browse the web solely on their mobile phones and live in some of the world’s least economically developed countries. Access to relevant information about health, education, produce prices, weather, news and entertainment can lead to a better life and a...