Healthcare and Medical Technologies

Advanced Machining Technology Hub – University of Huddersfield
The Advanced Machining Technology Group (AMTG) has established an international reputation in precision machining researches, particularly in the abrasive machining area. The Hub houses state-of-art precision manufacturing facilities with the capability to create a surface at nanometre accuracy level. The Hub’s main focus is to develop ultra-precision machining technology for ever increasing demands in medicine, aerospace and energy industrial applications.

Allam Institute - University of Hull 
The new biomedical research facility at the University’s Hull campus will help to enhance the University’s international reputation in health research. The Allam Building brings together academics from a number of faculties across the University to strengthen significantly its interdisciplinary Clinical Bioscience Institute. Two new research groups will make their home in the building: one focusing on cardiovascular and metabolic research and the other on cancer.

Centre for Advanced Materials Engineering (AME) - University of Bradford
AME is the Centre of choice for external bodies in the development of smart materials for high added-value products aimed primarily at health and wellbeing - medical devices, biomedical products, and 'resource efficient' speciality materials and products. Located in the world-class Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Centre at Bradford, AME builds on existing Polymer IRC research and knowledge transfer strengths, and extends the RKT team and leading edge facilities.

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare – University of Sheffield
The Centre specialises in research into technology for people with disabilities, older people and people with long-term conditions. Bringing together and co-ordinating the input of more than 30 research and clinical scientists with expertise in healthcare, engineering, social science and science, the Centre specialises in areas of personalised healthcare and personal independence.

Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering –  University of Sheffield
The main aim of the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the University of Sheffield is to foster multidisciplinary interactions, bringing scientists, engineers and clinicians together within the broad areas of research expertise. The centre focuses on the following research areas: biomaterials; tissue engineering; devices, implants & bioreactors; stem cells; imaging and analysis; and computational systems biology.

Centre for Enabling Environments and Assistive Technology  - York St. John University 
The Centre draws on the skills of staff from York St John University, particularly the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences staff, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and design technology experts. Their expertise includes dementia and other long-term conditions. The team collaborate and share knowledge with partners including manufacturers, public, private and third sector service providers, the general public and students.

Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry - University of York
The Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry at the University of York is a joint initiative of the departments of biology and chemistry. The facility helps scientists to tackle some of their most testing analytical challenges, and provides a highly specialised technical service to both academia and industry. The Centre actively encourages users and collaborators from academic institutions and commercial enterprises.

Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science - The University of Bradford 
The Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES) is an interdisciplinary research centre, which has been developed across the pharmaceutical sciences, polymer and process engineering disciplines. The Centre offers expertise in the areas of pharmaceutical materials, drug delivery systems, novel process development, reactive extrusion, material characterisation and Process Analytical Technology (PAT). The CPES has established links with research laboratories within the UK, elsewhere in Europe, China and India.

Centre for Skin Sciences  - University of Bradford
The Centre for Skin Sciences is a leading centre of expertise in the skin and hair sciences working closely with the health and personal care sectors.  Based at the University of Bradford, the Centre's internationally renowned scientists integrate basic science with applied research to gain a greater understanding of what is required for healthy skin and hair. The Centre works with partners to create new opportunities for new technology and products.

Centre for Telehealth – University of Hull
The Centre undertakes ground-breaking research into the use of remote monitoring technologies for managing heart disease, respiratory disease and diabetes and working with both industry and the health service to develop and implement new telemonitoring equipment and services. Telehealth equipment has now been installed widely across the East Riding since November 2010.

Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering – University of Leeds
The medical technologies hub is undertakes solution focused pioneering research and education in the fields of medical devices and regenerative medicine, innovating and translating novel therapies into practical clinical applications. The Hub’s expertise is in the area of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems with our research focusing on three main areas - Joint Replacement, Tissue Re-engineering and Functional Spinal Interventions.

Kroto Research Institute – University of Sheffield
The Kroto Research Institute is a major UK research facility for engineering science at the interfaces between Molecular Science, Engineering Application and Social Impact. World-class researchers, laboratory facilities and advanced instrumentation align with three broad interdisciplinary themes within the institute. These are
• Biomedical Engineering with Translational Medicine
• Global Soils and Water
• Imaging and Microscopy from Molecules to Manufacturing
Research cohesion across the 3 themes is provided by shared, world-class imaging and analytical instrumentation in Advanced Electron Microscopy, X-Ray and Vibrational Spectroscopy and Confocal Microscopy in addition to a Virtual Reality facility.

Medical and Biological Engineering (MBE)Research Group -  University of Hull 
The MBE Group’s expertise lies in modelling and simulation in biomechanics and biomedical engineering applied in particular to understand the mechanobiology of bone and its use in predictive biology. The long term goal of the Group’s work is to develop a fully integrated multiscale model of bone. Current and recent supporters of our research include Action Medical Research, BBSRC, Department of Health, EPSRC, Leverhulme, MRC, NERC, OSPREY, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society.

Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre – University of Leeds 
Founded around Europe’s largest integrated multi-disciplinary medical engineering centre, the Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering (iMBE) is home to more than 250 researchers working across 10 departments. The Centre delivers innovation right across the medical technology spectrum - from implantable devices through to regenerative therapies that can be enhanced with autologous stem cells. The Centre focuses on technologies that have viable and feasible routes to commercialisation and supports these through an approach that reduces late failure and cost.

Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation hub - University of Leeds
The Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical innovation hub brings together expertise in a range of physical and biological sciences to pioneer innovative approaches to drug discovery. It works with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, as well as supporting industries, to help the sector discover safe new medicines faster. The scale of the University’s activities and state of the art facilities enable it to operate in a wide variety of areas, through exploitation of outstanding research expertise and engagement with industry.

York Health Economics Consortium – The University of York  
York Health Economics Consortium brings together the best aspects of research and consulting by universities and private sector companies. It combines academic rigour and innovative project design with competitive charges and commercial delivery standards. The Consortium is a wholly owned subsidiary of the university providing consultancy to private and public sector providers of healthcare, including many leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  

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