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We translate: ideas and inventions into commercial opportunities and clinical applications

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We translate: cutting-edge innovation processes into bespoke skills development programmes

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We translate: clinical and commercial needs into industry-inspired collaborative research

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Apply for funding: Colorectal, HPB and vascular surgery solutions

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Apply for funding: Colorectal, HPB and vascular surgery ideas and solutions Businesses, researchers and clinicians working in colorectal, hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and vascular surgery are invited to apply for pump-prime or clinical session funding of up to £10,000. Funding is available to support the development of new concepts, demonstration of proof of principle, to accelerate translation […]

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Start-Up Essentials for Life-Sciences

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Start-Up Essentials for Life Sciences Symbiosis and partners would like to invite you to “Start-Up Essentials”, a series of seminars aimed at budding entrepreneurs and small business owners within the Life-Sciences sector. The event will provide you with the essential requirements for setting up a company, ensuring your new venture aligns with these requirements to […]

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Translate: Me – NHS Strategy and Adoption/ Market Assessment

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date_range Event date: 26/06/18

This one-day workshop will look at how to start innovating in the NHS context, and will provide you with the practical tools to assess your research for potential in a healthcare setting. Using real case studies, we’ll explore how innovation works in the NHS, the opportunities and potential pitfalls to avoid when developing your research into something that can benefit patients.

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Case Studies

About my secondment: Sareen Galbraith – drafting-in a Consultant Neurologist

Secondments: Sareen Galbraith

Sareen is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Leeds Beckett University, developing a new collaboration with Axxonet Global Limited and its Indian partner, Axxonet System Technologies India.

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About my secondment: Viswadeep Sarangi – clinical insights into Artificial Intelligence

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Viswadeep is a PhD student inthe Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York, exploring the applications of cutting edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to improve healthcare.

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About my secondment: Steve Smith – testing technology with patients and clinicians

Steve is a Professor of Electronics at the University of York, developing technology that measures the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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#Translate18 – Live Translate in Action tweets

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Tweets from Translate in Action: a one-day event bringing together key medtech experts from the Leeds City Region and beyond.

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Clearing the medtech commercialisation fog – Ben Golland


My name is Ben Golland and I’m a second-year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, University of Leeds. I decided to undertake a secondment at Medipex, a centre designed to help NHS staff and departments in the Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands regions maximise the reach of any healthcare innovations.

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Career Development – Dr Andrew Aldridge


My name is Dr. Andrew Aldridge and I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher working in the field of Regenerative Medicine, specifically the use of adult stem cells in combination with tissue scaffolds.

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Our partners

Translate: Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies.

Translate will develop nationally leading capability in Medical Technology Innovation in the Leeds City Region, establishing a sustainable community of academic, industry and clinical partners that are connected and committed to working in partnership to deliver a strong local economy and patient benefits.

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