Archive for the ‘R&D funding’ Category

Where in the World Are Companies Investing in Academic Research? Asia/Pacific, of Course

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A scorecard published today by Times Higher Education ranks countries based on the amount of research money that universities attract from the business world. The Republic of Korea tops the list, with global companies investing the equivalent of almost US$100,000 in each Korean scholar conducting research on their behalf, according ...

Medilink Launches Medtech Funding Resource

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_26656" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Tony Davis, Chair, Medilink UK"][/caption] UK medtech business support organisation Medilink has launched a funding and finance leads service for companies operating in the life sciences sector. The service provides subscribing companies with access to a regularly updated database compiling sources that are willing to fund innovation. "Many ...

BVMed Introduces MedTech Radar

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Here's an interesting initiative from German medical technology association BVMed in partnership with a venture capital group and public-private investment fund. MedTech Radar is described as a "media service about innovation transfer and financing in the medical technology sector in Germany." This and forthcoming issues will show the "complex journey ...

Researchers Use 3-D Printer to Make Bone-like Material

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Washington State University researchers have used a 3-D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopaedic procedures, dental work and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold on which new bone can grow and ultimately dissolves ...

UK Bets £180 Million on Medical Breakthroughs

Monday, December 5th, 2011

To improve patient care and promote medical breakthroughs, the UK government announced the launch of its Life Sciences Strategy and a review of innovation in the NHS on 5 December. According to a press release published on, the official website of the British prime minister’s office, key measures include: the ...

Epistem Partners with University of Manchester to Develop and Commercialise Wound-Care Technology

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

UK-based contract research and personalised medicine company Epistem has announced a partnership with Dr Matthew Hardman at the University of Manchester for the further development and commercialisation of cutaneous wound-healing technology developed in Hardman's lab. The partnership has been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant from the Technology Strategy ...

Japanese Professors Form Venture to Commercialise Ventricular Assist Device Technology

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) have established a joint venture, Medtec Heart Inc., to capitalise on their co-developed disposable ventricular assist device (VAD) with magnetic suspension.

UK Funding Competitions Reward Regnerative Medicine Initiatives

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The UK Technology Strategy Board has announced two new funding competitions as part of its £21.5 million Regenerative Medicine Programme. Under the heading of Regenerative Medicine Programme: Tools and Technologies, the Technology Strategy Board, Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ...

UK Technology Board Rewards Businesses Developing Enabling Technologies

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Do you have a winning idea for a technology that could spur economic growth in the United Kingdom? The Technology Strategy Board would like to hear about it. The governmental body invites businesses across the country to compete for support to develop innovative technologies that could create new growth areas ...

European Research Project Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Therapy of Brain Diseases

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The partners in a new publicly-funded European research project have now announced the details of the multinational and multidisciplinary programme titled ‘CSI: Central Nervous System Imaging.’ The three-year ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council) project aims to achieve substantial advances in state-of-the-art medical 3D-imaging platforms by focusing on the diagnosis ...

Grants Available for Groundbreaking Medtech Research

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The US-based Institute for Health Technology Studies (InHealth) is seeking proposals for research that will break new ground in understanding the effects of medical technology advances on healthcare systems and the economy. Grant funding has been made available for proposals that will explore the broader economic impact of technologies—from diagnostics ...

Funding on Offer

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has launched a new competition for funding titled Fighting Infection through Detection. The competition opens on 18 January 2010 and £11 million is available. The competition will focus on the development of high quality point of care devices and rapid tests in mobile units, ...