The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices researches and develops advanced design and manufacturing methods for the medical device sector.
The Centre is a collaborative research project which brings together expertise from the universities of Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Bradford and Sheffield as well as a range of expert clinicians from across the UK. Our 12 founding industry members are embedded within our research projects, with many more forming an industry-wide network.
Growth of the medical devices sector looks set to remain at 10% for the foreseeable future and there is growing demand for increased reliability and lifetime performance of medical devices.
Our research will answer this demand, underpinning the development of musculoskeletal medical device manufacture to provide methods of producing cost-effective, reliable and effective devices, supporting the development of the sector and satisfying the health service’s requirement for new, innovative and cost effective treatment options. These devices – and manufacturing processes – will ensure that the patients of the future are provided with devices that offer enhanced standards of reliability and performance.