Biomedical iNet to showcase new technologies in South West England

18 June 2011

The South West Biomedical Innovation Network (iNet) is hosting a conference to showcase new technologies in the sector to businesses, higher education and the NHS. The event will be held on 23 June 2011 in Bridgewater, Somerset.

Confirmed speakers so far include Professor Tony Killard from the University of the West of England (UWE), Sam Millar from Campden BRI who will be presenting on Bio imaging, Dr Sara Flint from the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and Dr Zoe Betteridge from the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases to discuss new diagnostic techniques.

The event will include presentations on medical devices and equipment, food and health, bio-imaging and biophotonics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and cell technology to ensure each sector of the Biomedical Industry is covered.

David Dawson, Project Director for the Biomedical iNet, said, “The South West has a strong background in life sciences, food and health, represented by our consortium partnership of 10. The Biomedical iNet will help to transform exciting ideas developed in businesses, universities and the NHS into new products and services. This involves accelerating uptake of ideas, assisting with any technical issues or market understanding and helping products reach international markets.”

The South West Biomedical iNet is a £2.2 million European Project that will serve the biomedical sector, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology and food and health technology. It is one of five iNets or innovation networks that will act as springboards for new products and services by making links that foster innovation and knowledge exchange.

More information

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The Biomedical iNet consortium includes the University of the West of England’s Institute of BioSensing Technology; NHS Innovation South West; Bristol Urological Institute / North Bristol NHS Trust; Health Protection Agency at Porton Down; DiagnOx; University of Exeter; Campden BRI; Health Technologies & Medicine KTN; Chemistry Innovation KTN; GWE Business West.
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South West iNet geographical area covers Devon, Dorset, Somerset, the West of England, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.


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