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Tracheal transplant »

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Until now, transplants of the airways have not been performed because they would require the use of huge doses of immunosuppressive drugs. However, this pioneering procedure used tissue-engineering techniques to develop a biologically-treated organ with which surgeons were able to replace a damaged bronchus without the need for immunosuppressive medication.

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Owner:
Robert Chesters

Zilico Non Invasive Cancer Diagnostic »

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A portable diagnostic device able to differentiate between healthy, pre-malignant and abnormal cells has been developed to provide superior performance over existing diagnostic procedures in the detection and treatment of cervical cancer. Based on electrical impedance spectroscopy, the device has undergone extensive testing and evaluation on nearly 1,000 patients in a number of clinical trials, all subject to peer reviewed publications and presented at key scientific meetings. Results from the latest multi-centre trial are forming part of the submission for regulatory approval with a view to the first product being launched in Q1 of 2013.

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Owner:
Robert Chesters

Elaros »

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Combination of 2 medical devices and web based algorithm to process data. Delivered as a continence triage service direct to GPs - fully developed but not yet implemented.

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Owner:
Andrew Slaney

ePAQ- PO »

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ePAQ has been designed primarily as a clinical tool, to facilitate communication between patients & clinicians. It has been evaluated in a number of studies in terms of its validity, reliability & impact on patient care. Its origins lie in instruments designed for use as Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) though most importantly the system offers a user-friendly and meaningful measure of outcome, which may be applicable in clinical practice, service evaluation, audit & research. It is a key element in supporting devolved care (including nurse-led clinics) as well as ‘Virtual Clinics’

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Owner:
Peter Taylor

PainKwell »

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A low cost ambulatory acute pain management system that has proven to relieve postoperative pain for patients following several types of surgery, especially hip and knee replacement. Using patent pending components it is a proven, safer means of avoiding wound infection, faster surgical application and a key factor in patient enhanced recovery programmes whilst reducing the use of opiates.

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Owner:
Peter Taylor

RehabAngel »

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The RehabAngel is a unique variable incline device that provides control and safety for patients requiring lower limb exercises.

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Owner:
Robert Chesters
Tags:
Rehabilitation , Physiotherapy

GraftBolt »

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A new ACL tibial fixation device (GraftBolt®) was developed by an NHS surgeon at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with University of Manchester mechanical engineers. TrusTECH (NHS Innovation Hub for the North West) and the University funded the initial development work, testing and patent filing. Arthrex was granted a licence to manufacture and sell the device. GraftBolt® was placed on the market by Arthrex in 2010.

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Owner:
Robert Chesters