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”

Roadmap for Growth: Bringing BioForward to Birmingham

BHP Managing Director Dr John Williams on why Birmingham is the ideal host for an event aimed at growing new life sciences businesses “A bottleneck to the establishment of new collaborations is the limited ability to support early interactions and knowledge exchange between industry and academic researchers.” – So read the introduction to the Medical … Continue reading “Roadmap for Growth: Bringing BioForward to Birmingham”

Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award

Professor Wiebke Arlt, a leading scientist at BHP founder member the University of Birmingham,  has been named as one of just 13 endocrinologists from around the world to win a prestigious 2019 Endocrine Society USA Laureate Award. The awards are the top honour to be bestowed upon endocrinologists – the scientists and medical doctors who … Continue reading “Leading University of Birmingham endocrinologist wins prestigious award”

Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP

MATT Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at the University of Birmingham on Thursday, 23 August to learn about their life-saving work. The minister saw first-hand the pioneering research taking place at the Cancer Research UK Centre, particularly in the fields of bowel and lung cancer. During the … Continue reading “Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP”

Epidural use could be halved by patient-controlled drug

A trial co-ordinated by founder members the University of Birmingham has identified a more effective pain relieving drug for women in labour, which could significantly reduce the number of women requiring an epidural. In the RESPITE trial, researchers at the Universities of Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham, compared two drugs given for pain control in labour … Continue reading “Epidural use could be halved by patient-controlled drug”