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”

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a healthcare revolution. Founded in the 1980s, this technology is not only driven by speed and lower cost, it is transforming and enriching patients’ lives. It removes many of the limitations seen in more traditional healthcare manufacturing methods, and opens up the possibilities for innovations that … Continue reading “Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations”

Ground-breaking study tests whether rejected livers can be made viable for transplantation

When a liver is deemed unsuitable for transplantation, can anything be done to make it viable? Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are collaborating on a major study to investigate the use of a liver perfusion machine to increase the number of available viable organs – reducing transplant waiting lists … Continue reading “Ground-breaking study tests whether rejected livers can be made viable for transplantation”

NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative holds celebratory launch event

The NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative (Trauma MIC) officially launched on Wednesday 7 February with an all-day event at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), based on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) site. The Trauma MIC, formerly known as the NIHR Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) from 2012 to 2017, will continue to … Continue reading “NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative holds celebratory launch event”