The Institute is working 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 housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering which is host to the UK's first and only Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CDT). The CDT, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Life Sciences Interface Programme, works in partnership with the Health Technologies KTN and is supported by a core group of departments across the Faculties of Science and Engineering. In addition some projects also involve external academic groups at the Universities of Glasgow, the University of the West of Scotland and Imperial College, London as well as the NHS (from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge).
The Institute develops collaborative links with both industry, and clinical groups, to research and develop future technologies/products that address patient needs in the 21st century. In addition the Institute offers the opportunity for companies to take part in the commercial development of University derived medical device related IP developed in the course of DTC (Eng.D), Ph.D, MRes and M.Sc. projects. The Institute actively encourages contact from SMEs as well as more established medical companies.
The Institute is staffed by specialists who understand the needs of the medical device industry, the NHS and other clinical organisations (Alan Lindsay, Rachael Halifax, Patricia Connolly). We offer research brokering, spin-in/spin-out information, support/advice for clinicians and clinical staff with research needs and information on our current pre-commercial project portfolio.