Medical technology in action

Commercialising medical device innovation

13 Jul 2012

New medical devices take a long time to reach the market – and many never make it. Jon Johnson, a researcher at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, is looking at ways of making the process of commercialisation more efficient.

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JustMilk device

Preventing HIV transmission during breastfeeding

20 Oct 2010

In order to reduce the transmission of HIV from mother to baby during breastfeeding, scientists are developing a low-cost, modified nipple shield which dispenses antiviral compounds.

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Microtomographic image showing the 3D structure of a resorbable support material designed to allow in-growth as it degrades

Next-generation medical implants

01 Sep 2008

At the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, a highly interdisciplinary approach is meeting the challenge of bioengineering new materials for the human body.

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