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MedTech

Medical technologies touch all of our lives – from pregnancy testing and ultrasound scans before birth; through wound care products for childhood injuries; to diagnostic imaging systems and therapeutic implants for disease in adults.

The range of products and services is vast, spanning medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, and overlaps with medicines (through drug delivery systems) and with digital health (through software as a medical device).

The sector is therefore highly diverse, dominated in the UK by resource-constrained SMEs, and the individual segments can to some extent, be viewed as separate industries. But they’re bound together by some common elements – a shared regulatory framework; an increasing convergence of technologies (particularly in connected devices); and a drive to deliver innovation. They also face some common challenges – these include a complex innovation and funding landscape; regulatory change; and a need to improve sustainability.

KTN can help innovators to navigate the complex landscape and accelerate ambitious ideas into new products and services. Our team of trusted experts, from within the Health team and across the wider range of disciplines in which KTN has deep expertise, can help create diverse connections to drive positive change.

Our MedTech Expert

Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman is Knowledge Transfer Manager for MedTech and Manufacturing.

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Funding Opportunities

SBRI: Outpatient Transformation for NHS Wales

The way outpatient services are being delivered in Wales is undergoing a period of transformation to ensure that it delivers care for patients in a prudent and value-based way for a sustainable health-care model for the future. NHS Wales seeks innovations to support one or more of: management of conditions that require multiple tests; patient-clinician digital communication; and review of images/samples.

Opens: 19/04/2021 Closes: 14/05/2021

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SBRI Competition - Assays for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) cellular immune responses

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5million inclusive of VAT, to develop assay systems to define the magnitude and profile of cellular immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 (known as Covid-19).

Opens: 26/04/2021 Closes: 26/05/2021

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SBRI: Simulation Technology for Healthcare Training

Pre Covid-19, Tracheostomy training was delivered through online education and face-to-face simulation training, but the latter is now difficult due to Covid-19. NHS Wales are looking to identify and demonstrate simulation technology solutions, ready for ‘real world’ deployment by no later than October 2021, with the possibility of expanding to other health sectors such as life support.

Opens: 26/04/2021 Closes: 28/05/2021

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Recorded: 1st October

Accelerating Detection of Disease webinar: industry briefing for the life sciences sector

Register for KTN's webinar to find out more about Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD), the UK’s largest ever health research programme, supporting life sciences R&D in diagnostics and treatments, artificial intelligence and digital health.

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News

14.08.2020

Health and Life Sciences Funding Round-Up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Health and Life Sciences sector. Last updated 26th April 2021.

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08.04.2021

Horizon Europe Cluster 1: Health Work Programme

Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Health is Cluster 1.

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Programmes related to MedTech

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Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

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Neurotechnology Landscape

Neurotechnology is the application of electronics and engineering to the human nervous system and ranges from the measurement of the whole brain through technologies such as electroencephalography to the stimulation of a single nerve using bioelectronic medicines.

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