"Effective innovation in medicine and healthcare technology is required to address the world's healthcare problems in the 21st Century. This can only be brought about by the convergence of engineering, science and medicine"(Professor P. Connolly Director of the Institute of Medical Devices)."
The Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices based in the BioEngineering Unit of the University brings together specialists in Engineering, the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and the NHS to research and innovate the technologies of tomorrow. Supported by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, the Institute works closely with industry, responding to the challenging needs of companies, clinical groups and technologists who are working on a wide range of patient needs and conditions.
The Institute is staffed by academic/research specialists who understand the needs of the medical device industry, the NHS and other clinical organisations. We offer research brokering, spin-in and spin-out information, support and advice for clinicians and clinical staff with research needs (including advice on postgraduate study or research in Medical Devices) and information on our current pre-commercial project portfolio. In addition the Institute retains close links with the medical technology industry in Scotland and the rest of the UK and actively encourages contact from SMEs as well as established medical companies.
The institute's work covers the following broad areas to support the advancement of health and technology through research, teaching and commercialisation.
Research and Teaching
- Non-invasive Blood-circulating
- Improved biological stability & mechanical strength of collagen for implantation