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Rapid Point of Care  Diagnostic Test – University of South Wales

Rapid Point of Care Diagnostic Test – University of South Wales

The University of South Wales (USW) sought to commercialise a novel point of care device, developed by USW researchers, for rapidly testing COVID-19. The Brief The University was working with Public Health Wales, the University Health Board and local industry to collaboratively develop the device to meet regulatory, clinical and commercial requirements. The University required […]

CamPROBE Prostate Biopsy Device – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CamPROBE Prostate Biopsy Device – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Vincent Gnanapragasam and colleagues developed the Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Device (CamPROBE®), an innovative device to safely access the prostate using fewer incisions through the perineum instead of via the transrectal route. As such, the device reduces the risk of infection.

ENDOVAC™: Pioneering Endoscopic Surgical Device  – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

ENDOVAC™: Pioneering Endoscopic Surgical Device – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Each year, around 2,800 people in the UK experience a hole in their upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The presence of a hole allows leakage of gastrointestinal contents into the body which quickly leads to infection – a serious medical emergency that can be fatal if not treated. ENDOVAC™ is a pioneering endoscopic surgical device to solve this problem.

Ablatus Therapeutics – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT

Ablatus Therapeutics – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is an established technique for the treatment of soft tissue with applications in oncology, women’s health and cardiology. RFA uses Alternating Current to generate radiofrequency (RF) energy, which when delivered to target tissues via a probe, results in localised heating and tissue destruction.

Arterial Non-Injectable Connector (NIC) – Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS FT

Arterial Non-Injectable Connector (NIC) – Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS FT

Arterial lines are frequently used in intensive care units and operating theatres to facilitate beat-to-beat monitoring of blood pressure and to allow blood sampling. The Needle-Free Arterial Non-injectable Connector (NIC) is a novel device which increases the safety of patients undergoing blood sampling.

Earfold™: An Innovative Treatment for Prominent Ears – West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS FT

Earfold™: An Innovative Treatment for Prominent Ears – West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS FT

A new approach to treating prominent ears, which affects 5-10% of the UK population, was developed by Dr Norbert Kang using an implant manufactured from a high technology memory metal which can be inserted subcutaneously under the skin of the ear. This quick and effective procedure performed under local anaesthetic has fewer side effects than conventional otoplasty surgery and is less invasive.

TracheSeal: Sterile Wound Dressing – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT

TracheSeal: Sterile Wound Dressing – Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT

It is conservatively estimated that 4M temporary tracheostomies are performed throughout Europe and the US each year. The procedure involves making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck, and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea. Tracheseal is a dedicated tracheostomy wound dressing to be used after the removal of the tracheostomy tube.

SAFIRA®: Safer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia – Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS FT

SAFIRA®: Safer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia – Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS FT

Regional anaesthesia is directed at a specific region of the body to allow a surgical operation or provide post-operative pain relief. SAFIRA makes regional anaesthesia a one person procedure, putting control in the hands of the anaesthesiologist.

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