New technologies that could improve the lives of people with faecal incontinence were discussed in a workshop run by the IMPRESS (Incontinence Management and Prevention through Engineering and Sciences) network in February.
The HTC has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Dr Randolph Haggerty as project manager.
Interactive workshops are being held this month to take forward the biotechnology concept chosen by the HTC Foundation ‘Dragon’s Den’ in December.
This year, a clear message emerged from our National Meeting: to successfully develop and commercialise a technology, you need to engage with the right people at the right time.
Five new technologies for treating or managing incontinence have been awarded proof of concept funding by IMPRESS (Incontinence Management and Prevention through Engineering and Science).
The 2015 Colorectal Therapies HTC National Meeting in November once again provided valuable opportunities to network and share ideas, attracting over 120 delegates from industry, academia, clinical practice and funding bodies.
More than fifty University of Leeds students are getting their first taste of biotechnology research and commercialisation, through the new HTC Foundation (HTCF).
HTC Programme Manager, Dr Neville Young, was one of the speakers at ‘Incontinence: the Engineering Challenge X’, a two-day conference organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Technologies developed by HTCs that could be used in extreme environments or countries with poorly-funded healthcare systems were presented at a global expo.
Benjamin Wood, a medical student from the University of Leeds has been invited to present his ideas on the role of social media for modern surgeons to an audience at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in London.