Devices, implants & bioreactors
Medical devices are products which are used for a medical purpose in patients, typically either for diagnosis, therapy or surgery. The number of medical devices in common use covers an extremely wide range of products which can vary in application and complexity.
Examples include CT scanners, prosthetic implants, stents, heart valves, X-ray machines – but also tongue depressors and medical thermometers.
We have a breadth of activity in the design and application of devices and implants, with integrated activity between the University and the NHS. Projects also extend to the use of bioreactors for tissue scaffolds and the study of dynamic growth conditions for living tissues.