Two blogs written by Neotherix Development Manager Dr Peter Iddon and University of Bradford Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Dr Farshid Sefat have been published on the Translate Medical Technologies website. They describe the outcomes of Peter's secondment to the University of Bradford earlier this year, which was supported by funding from Translate - a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class capabilities in the development of new medical technologies.
Peter spent three months at the start of 2018 working part-time at the University of Bradford with Dr Farshid Sefat along with Dr Pete Twigg (Reader in Medical Engineering). The successful collaboration allowed us to develop proof-of-principle for an exciting new electrospun scaffold technology incorporating an additive developed at the University of Bradford. This work leveraged both the skills and facilities available at Bradford and Peter's experience of electrospinning to demonstrate the potential of the approach and generate data to support an application for substantial funding.
It also allowed one of our scientists to directly take advantage of the facilities available at a leading research-focussed university, and so to more effectively contribute to an existing but separate collaborative project between Neotherix and the University of Bradford. The completion of that work removed a potential barrier to project completion, enabling a key technology development programme to progress.
Read Farshid's blog post and Peter's blog post on the Translate website.