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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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Innovate UK and OLS partner to offer up to £1.5 million in grants

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The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is partnering with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million. They aim to support developers of innovative medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology in evaluating their product in a real world clinical setting. Their funding competition aims to provide […]

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Leeds London Showcase Event

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date_range Event date: 18/09/18

A showcase event to demonstrate the strengths and capability of Leeds in the MedTech industry. Register to hear about new innovations and to network with peers in the MedTech industry.

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Case Studies

Objective but visionary; the attributes of an entrepreneur – Simon Chandler

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Objective but visionary; the attributes of an entrepreneur – Simon Chandler Simon Chandler, Director of New Business and Partnerships at IP Group, began work in academic research but has spent most of his career in business, with both spin-outs and large biotech companies. He now acts as the interface between IP Group and its partner […]

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Driving innovation and growth


Driving innovation and growth Universities have a key role to play in economic and societal development, and the Leeds City Region is making significant investments to support regional growth, innovation and opportunity. With our strong background in commercialisation and our unrelenting focus on collaboration, we have a proven track record of helping the business sector […]

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Creating confident communicators – Rowan Grant

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Creating confident communicators – Rowan Grant  Twitter: @RowanHGrant; LinkedIn: Rowan Grant  As a communications professional, I put what I preach into practice. Alongside the Twitter accounts I help to run for Translate and the Medical Technologies IKC, I also have a personal account. I follow other organisations and other relevant individuals, many of them medtech researchers. […]

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Dr Farshid Sefat – Electrospinning our way to a successful collaboration

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Farshid Sefat, a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Bradford met the Neotherix team at a Translate meeting in Leeds. After discussing, the problems around reproducibility of scaffolds in electrospinning, they decided to apply for a secondment with Bradford acting as the host institute.

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Bal Singh – A smartphone app to improve communication amongst healthcare professionals

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My name is Bal Singh and I am interested in the application of machine learning methods through mobile platforms in the field of health and wellbeing. My secondment will take place at Gandham Industries, led by a medical technology specialist who is also a medical doctor in the NHS.

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Sareen Galbraith – Working with old and new collaborations


Working with old and new collaborations Name:  Sareen Galbraith Current Organisation: Leeds Beckett University Current Position: Senior Researcher Secondment organisation: St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London Developing the “Clasp” for neurological diseases My name is Sareen Galbraith and my research group focuses on neurological infections and disease. My first incoming Translate secondment brought a consultant […]

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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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