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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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I am Tom Richards, a PhD student at the University of Leeds, just entering my final year. My interests lie in mapping neural pathways involved in movement in order to determine how muscles are interconnected.

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I am a Consultant Neurologist with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust and I am interested in using sensors to monitor patients with Parkinson’s Disease at home.

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I am a PhD student at the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York. I am exploring the applications of cutting edge technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) to improve healthcare, both diagnostics and rehabilitation aspects of medical procedures.

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Twitter coverage from Translate Innovation Bootcamp – a hands on, 3-day residential workshop to empower Early Career Researchers to innovate more effectively, navigating the complexities of getting ideas developed, adopted and spread throughout the NHS.

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The recent Science and Innovation Audit for the Leeds City Region identifies the regional strengths of the med tech sector, but also key challenges to be addressed if its potential for economic growth is to be realised, argues Professor John Fisher.

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