New Healthcare Technologies
Development of new healthcare technologies, including devices, molecules and software, will enable more effective, faster approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Integration with emerging technologies such as sensors and digital advances are transforming medicine and social care and will increasingly provide disruption to traditional pathways of innovation in healthcare diagnosis and treatment pathways. Research and commercialisation in this sector is booming across the globe. In this new era a critical challenge is to accelerate the routes to move such innovations from research into commercial development and availability for use. The model for THT is incubation and acceleration of early commercial translation, with a focus on start-ups and entrepreneurship, embedding these skills and groups alongside the interdisciplinary academic innovation groups.
The projects ongoing within the THT group span a range of scientific disciplines and stages of development; from fundamental discovery research through to experimental medicine clinical studies and beyond. Our work is supported by a range of funders, including UKRI, charities, academic-industrial partnerships and non-commercial and philanthropic funders.
Our current collaborations involve more than 20 HEIs and over 70 external companies/organisations.