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Welcome to the NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC). We are focused on looking at developing novel solutions to both the challenges faced by patients who suffer from colorectal disease and the needs of clinicians in treating these patients. In order to do this we are developing a network of academic, NHS, industry and patient partners to focus on developing solutions in three areas: Engineering, Nanotechnology & Biosensing.

The Colorectal Therapies HTC network will build on existing strengths in these areas in order to foster a national and international profile for the HTC and our aim is to serve as the first port of call for individuals, innovators, researchers and organisations involved in the treatment of colorectal disease.

For Clinicians

For clinicians the HTC offers access to a diverse range of scientific talent with expertise to address innovations gaps.

Scientists & Academics

For Scientists & Academics HTC brings clinicians engagement for research collaboration.

For Industry

Industry benefits include access to both scientific expertise and clinical engagement.

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Upcoming meetings

National Meeting 2016

We are pleased to announce that the HTC's next National Meeting will be held on the 8th November at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds - more details to follow!

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
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SYMPOSIUM: Next Generation Technologies for Incontinence

IMPRESS has recently been awarded follow on funding the UK EPSRC and the NIHR which means that the IMPRESS project will continue its work until July 2018 with a significant budget to develop pilot and early-stage research projects on technology for incontinence. To celebrate this success and to mark the start of World Continence Week 2016 this symposium is a day focussing on 'Next Generation Technologies for Incontinence' with invited speakers from across Europe plus further annoucements about our Proof of Concept Projects.

Thackray Medical Museum - 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN, United Kingdom

Recent projects

Retraction device to simplify keyhole colorectal surgery

The HTC has supported the development of a technology to address one of the major issues for surgeons conducting keyhole surgery: how to create space in which to operate.

Project Lead
Dr Peter Culmer, Colorectal HTC Engineering Lead

Laser test for cancerous polyps avoids pathology delays

A laser technology that can immediately diagnose cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps in the colon is being trialled in the UK with support from the HTC.

Project Lead
Dr Venkat Subramaniam, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Latest news

Collaboration will be the first straw

The Colorectal Therapies HTC is working in partnership with environmental packaging company, Valueform, to extend and enlarge their medical product range.

Improved image for colonoscopy

A new clinical technology to improve detection of cancerous polyps during colonoscopy is being investigated, with support from the Colorectal Therapies HTC.