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
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
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
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.
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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.
South West iNet geographical area covers Devon, Dorset, Somerset,
the West of England, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.