Archive for the ‘Commercial opportunities’ Category

UK Nanotech Network Announces Medical Device Event

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) will host a roundtable discussion on the impact of nanotechnology on medical device development on 24 January 2013 at Brunel University in London. Produced in association with eSTI2 (of the UKCRC translational infection research initiative consortium), the half-day event will include a presentation of three case studies followed ...

Russia Seeks Parity with Leading Medtech Economies by 2020

Monday, November 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_25940" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Sergey Tsyb, head of Department of Chemical Industries and Bioengineering Technologies within Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade."][/caption] Sergey Tsyb was running late. The head of the Department of Chemical Industries and Bioengineering Technologies within Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade had agreed to meet with me ...

Solar-Powered Autoclave Gets Nod from WHO

Monday, July 19th, 2010

A solar-powered autoclave? Rest assured that this is not the brainchild of an overzealous environmental-minded engineer—the carbon footprint of all autoclaves currently in use would have to be infinitesimal. Rather, the device, which is not commercially available, is one of seven novel technological innovations submitted to the World Health Organisation ...

Web-Based Partnering Network Introduced for Life Sciences Sector

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Qualoria went live today with a web-based Asset to Partnering product aimed at the life sciences industry. The matchmaking service showcases relevant assets to companies with the resources to give them a commercial life. Although heavily weighted towards the pharmaceutical sector, the partnering applies to diagnostic products and medical devices, ...

Technology to Increase Sensitivity and Speed of Diagnostic Tests

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

A fast, cheap and straightforward method to detect and identify pathogens (bacteria or fungi) present at even exceedingly low copy numbers in blood or tissue samples has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford, UK. They expect the technology to enable correct diagnosis and same-day initiation of treatment ...

Medical Device Company Searches for Talent

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

At a time when many companies are freezing recruitment, Coloplast, a leading supplier of wound, continence and stoma care appliances based in Peterborough, UK, is paying existing employees to help it find more. The company’s Talent Search scheme is offering existing staff a bonus of £600 if they introduce someone ...

GE Launches $250 Million Healthymagination Fund

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

GE’s $250 million “GE Healthymagination Fund” has a global focus and will make investments in highly promising healthcare technology companies. The formation of the fund is part of the company’s $6 billion Healthymagination initiative, a global commitment to deliver better healthcare to more people at lower cost. The fund will ...

Novel Suction Endoscope for the Small Intestine

Monday, September 21st, 2009

According to the US National Cancer Institute, thousands of people suffer from small intestine disorders and many of those cases result in death. The key to reducing these statistics is early detection. Gastrointestinal bleeding is another common life-threatening ailment that may arise for the small intestine. The upper gastrointestinal tract ...

Antibiotic Nanomaterial for Commercialisation

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The accelerating rise in antibiotic resistance is driving demand for new and more effective therapies to treat and prevent the spread of bacterial disease. Despite efforts to screen for new antibiotics, microorganisms continue to develop resistance at an increasingly rapid rate to all the therapies available to date. Identification and ...

Opportunity to Develop Priority Devices

Friday, August 14th, 2009

The UK National Health Service is asking healthcare technology companies to get involved in developing six products that that do not currently exist. Practicing clinicians from the two fields of ambulance services and paediatrics have specified the design attributes and business opportunities that each product presents. Funding will be available ...

Eliminating the Need to Tie Knots

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Surgeons find knot tying difficult and frustrating, especially in the growing field of minimally invasive surgery, which requires extremely small instruments. Knots also concentrate tension in one area, which can further damage the tissue they are supposed to repair. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new fastener ...

New Pump Device Offers Safer IV Therapy

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Intravenous (IV) therapy is often preferred over the oral route for administering drugs/fluids, explains IV Select’s Chairman, Edric Ackland-Snow. The two main reasons for this are speed of entry into the arterial system and because the drug does not go through the digestive system and have to be metabolised by ...