Over 300 delegates from 33 countries attended the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Edinburgh, where the HTC led a session on biomedical innovations.
Interim results from a trial of a new laser technology to diagnose pre-cancerous polyps in the colon indicate the technology works best when used in combination with another specialist endoscopy technique.
Biosensing technology to diagnose acute kidney injury in real time will be showcased on behalf of the HTC at the World Extreme Medicine Conference next month.
A new project to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test for appendicitis in children is being developed with support from the HTC.
A technique used to identify risk of recurrence in breast cancer is to be adapted for use with rectal cancer, to help avoid unnecessary major surgery.
Academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners can apply for up to £100,000 FEC from the Medical Technologies IKC.
A project to develop a revolutionary new bowel cancer surgery tool that will enable surgeons to carry out operations with far greater precision than ever before has received £628,000 in funding.
The use of regenerative cell therapy to improve wound healing following gastrointestinal surgery is to be investigated as part of a new research project that will be managed and overseen by the HTC.
Six University of Leeds students will have the opportunity to get involved in multidisciplinary research projects this summer, investigating new technologies linked to colorectal therapies.
Potential new collaborations to apply nanotechnology to the field of colorectal and other therapies are already under discussion following a recent workshop organised by the HTC.