NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

The NIHR Surgical Med Tech Co-operative supports the development of medical technologies in the fields of colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, gall bladder and pancreas/HPB) surgery to improve healthcare and quality of life for patients.

Ensuring safe surgery is high on both national and international agendas, with emphasis on reducing post-surgical complications and preventing infections. Significant improvements have been achieved, particularly through the use of ‘keyhole’ surgery, but there is a need for further technological advancement, including robotic assistance, if the full potential of the minimally invasive revolution is to be realised.

We are creating a nationwide network of clinicians, engineers, scientists, industry and patients to identify new areas in need of innovation, support research to address these clinical problems, and provide a resource for evaluating new surgical technologies within the NHS, helping them to move into clinical practice.

We run events that bring together partners from different fields to share expertise and develop new ideas. We provide seed corn funding to kick start research that can turn these ideas into reality. And our Surgical Technology Testbed provides industry with rapid, but affordable, clinical evaluation and adoption.

We are based at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, the second biggest healthcare provider in the UK, working closely with the University of Leeds, a leading UK University with strengths in biomedical research.

 

The NIHR Surgical Med Tech Co-operative supports the development of medical technologies in the fields of colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, gall bladder and pancreas/HPB) surgery to improve healthcare and quality of life for patients.

Ensuring safe surgery is high on both national and international agendas, with emphasis on reducing post-surgical complications and preventing infections. Significant improvements have been achieved, particularly through the use of ‘keyhole’ surgery, but there is a need for further technological advancement, including robotic assistance, if the full potential of the minimally invasive revolution is to be realised.

We are creating a nationwide network of clinicians, engineers, scientists, industry and patients to identify new areas in need of innovation, support research to address these clinical problems, and provide a resource for evaluating new surgical technologies within the NHS, helping them to move into clinical practice.

We run events that bring together partners from different fields to share expertise and develop new ideas. We provide seed corn funding to kick start research that can turn these ideas into reality. And our Surgical Technology Testbed provides industry with rapid, but affordable, clinical evaluation and adoption.

We are based at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, the second biggest healthcare provider in the UK, working closely with the University of Leeds, a leading UK University with strengths in biomedical research.

 

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