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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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Need access to industry or clinicians to develop your medical technology? Apply for a Translate Secondment

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Need access to industry or clinicians to develop your medical technology? Apply for a Translate Secondment Researchers developing medical technologies can apply for support and funding to gain fresh insights from new environments. Translate has funding to support 10 secondment opportunities to enable researchers to temporarily take up a role in a complementary organisation, or […]

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MRC Translation Programmes Information Session

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date_range Event date: 03/05/18

Dr Louise Jones; MRC Head of Translational Research will visit Leeds on Thursday 3 May 2018 to give a presentation with a following Q&A session on the Translational Funding Streams offered by the MRC.

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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

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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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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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Informing research through an insider perspective at the UK’s largest human tissue bank – Fiona Walker



My name is Fiona Walker and as a senior research technician at the University of Leeds, I support the research and development of novel biological scaffolds. These scaffolds, produced from animal and human tissues, offer a non-immunogenic and cell-free scaffold to aid in the repair of diseased or damaged tissue for patients. They have the capacity to overcome the limitations associated traditional transplant grafts.

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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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