Video: Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network

Our research aims to position the UK at the forefront of Healthcare Manufacturing. Watch our video to find out how Redistributed Manufacturing (RDM) can help provide better healthcare with lower manufacturing costs and less impact on the environment.

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The need to improve vaccine manufacture – can the UK respond effectively to Ebola in the future?

The UK Science and Technology Committee said Britain “lacks the capacity” to produce vaccines in enough quantity to protect citizens in the event of a serious outbreak of a deadly disease such as Ebola. RiHN researchers at the University of Sussex are currently working some new approaches that have the potential to eliminate some of the problems faced in pandemic-hit countries.

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Redistributed Manufacturing – offering shorter lead times, better customisation and more resilience in Healthcare Manufacturing

Since the 1980s, UK Manufacturing has increasingly moved offshore, with a vast share of goods being produced in countries such as China, India or Bangladesh. Couple this with the fact that any ‘finished’ product will often go through different production stages, each of which can be carried out in various parts of the world, and you are often left with supply chain scenarios that have taken on near absurd scales.

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Supply Chain Special Interest Group (SIG): Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN)

In November 2015 the RiHN team hosted a Special Interest Group in partnership with Medilink . Those who attended had the opportunity to engage with researchers from various institutions who are leading cutting edge feasibility studies that have the potential to radically transform patient care and medical supply chains.

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