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EPSRC Reference: GR/N00463/01
Title: THE BIO-MED CENTRE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY NETWORK FOR BIOMATERIALS & ENGINEERING RESEARCH IN UROLOGY
Principal Investigator: Feneley, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Cottenden, Professor AM Stickler, Dr D Allen, Professor D
Clark, Professor C Whatmore, Professor RW Silver, Professor I A
Graham, Professor N Coveney, Dr V Unsworth, Professor A
Feast, Professor WJ McCafferty, Professor R
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Ellis Developments Ltd Femcare Ltd Keymed
Limbs & Things Ltd Neale Consulting Engineers Seton Healthcare Ltd
Department: Health and Social Care
Organisation: University of the West of England
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 02 May 2000 Ends: 01 May 2002 Value (£): 51,812
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biomaterials
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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During the past decade, a range of urological research projects have been discussed between the Principal Investigator and the academic Co-Investigators, particularly on the subject of innovative devices for managing loss of normal bladder control. The LINK programme has provided financial support for collaborative interdisciplinary projects: in 1992 from the Medical implant programme grant and in 1997 from a MedLINK grant which will be completed in September 2000. Technology transfer and brainstorming meetings are now required to advance this field of R&D, focusing on three study groups, namely:i. The urine/biomaterial interface: to investigate the problems associated with biofilm and encrustation.ii. Device Design of user-friendly and unobtrusive products: to address the needs of those with loss of normal bladder control.iii. Clinical Methods: to explore minimally invasive techniques under sedo-analgesia for introducing/fitting new and existing devices as day cars procedures.
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