In June a paper written by Professor Mike Raxworthy, Neotherix CEO and RAEng Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, was published on IEEE Xplore under the proceedings of the 2018 3rd South African Biomedical Engineering Conference (SABEC 2018). "Introducing and embedding innovation practices in a UK medical engineering degree course," was presented at SABEC 2018 in April 2018. The paper describes the work undertaken at the University of Leeds, UK under the RAEng Visiting Professors scheme from 2015-2017 to introduce training in innovation practices and translation to a group of medical engineering students. The new module, MedTech BEST (Business and Entrepreneurial Skills Training), was developed to focus on the needs of the medical technology industry sector and piloted at the University of Leeds in 2016/2017.
The paper has been published on IEEE Xplore: M. J. Raxworthy, "Introducing and embedding innovation practices in a UK medical engineering degree course," 2018 3rd Biennial South African Biomedical Engineering Conference (SAIBMEC), Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2018, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1109/SAIBMEC.2018.8363182 . Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the accepted version here.
In July Professor Mike Raxworthy was invited to speak at the UK-China Workshop for Regenerative Dentistry - from Tooth Development to Regeneration, a three day event jointly organised by the University of Leeds, UK and Sichuan University, China. Funded by the Newton Fund, the British Council, and National Natural and Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the international workshop brought together early career researchers (ECRs) from the UK and China in Leeds to disseminate research findings and enhance their professional development. Focussing on tooth development and tissue engineering research, the event included keynote lectures, oral presentations from ECRs, mentoring sessions, networking sessions, and invited talks from industry.
Mike's presentation, "Tissue Repair Scaffolds - From Test Rig to Clinic," described Neotherix' technologies and product development portfolio, focussing on the development of the PhotoTherix scaffold technology for soft tissue repair in dental and wound applications and how we have demonstrated that electrospinning is an effective technique for the manufacture of clinically-effective tissue repair scaffolds.