New software makes lethal heart conditions easier to spot

Software developed by BHP founding member the University of Birmingham has the potential to improve the identification, prevention and treatment of dangerous heart conditions. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ’s electrical activity is … Continue reading “New software makes lethal heart conditions easier to spot”

MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham

Research and innovation in medical technology has moved up a gear thanks to the launch of the MedTech Foundation – a group aimed at bringing together students, trainees and early career researchers to drive the translation of bench research to clinical practice. The launch event was held at the Institute of Translational Medicine in January, … Continue reading “MedTech Foundation arrives in Birmingham”

20,000 patients signed up to myhealth@QEHB

More than 20,000 patients are now benefiting from remote access to their health records via an innovative portal developed in Birmingham. BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, launched myhealth@QEHB in 2012 and has seen numbers increase steadily in the last six years. Developed by UHB’s in-house Technical Development and Informatics … Continue reading “20,000 patients signed up to myhealth@QEHB”

Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery

BHP founder member the University of Birmingham will be part of a £6.1 million research project aimed at finding new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex robot-assisted surgery. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has granted the funding for the ‘Surgery enabled by ultrasonics’ project which will be led by the University … Continue reading “Birmingham School of Dentistry in ground-breaking £6.1 million project to develop robot-assisted surgery”

Abingdon Health launches app to transform a smartphones into rapid analytical tools

Abingdon Health, a resident at BioHub Birmingham® at the heart of the BHP campus,  has launched an intuitive software application called AppDx. The app enables a smartphone to ‘read’ lateral flow test lines, using the inbuilt camera, which translates the image into numerical data. The app allows rapid analytical testing from any location, meeting the increasing … Continue reading “Abingdon Health launches app to transform a smartphones into rapid analytical tools”