Feasibility Studies

3D printed nose

3D Bioprinting: Commercialising Personalised ATMP/Device Combination Products

This study aims to identify the possible modes of operating a commercial-scale distributed business for bioprinting implants containing living cells. In doing so, it will determine the extent to which the existing non-routine arrangements could be used for commercialisation of personalised Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) (scaffold/cell combinations) and to identify needs in relation to development of a more appropriate framework for regulation of customised products.

diabetes

3-D Bioprinting of Islet Micro-tissues to Redistribute Manufacture for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Newcastle University 1st October 2015 – 31st March 2016 Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s native insulin producing β-cells in the pancreas are destroyed and are consequently unable to maintain normal blood glucose levels. According to Diabetes UK’s latest estimates, 10% of the NHS yearly budget (> £10,000,000,000/year) is presently dedicated …

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Vaccine

Enhancing the resilience of the vaccine supply chain: the role of redistributed manufacturing

University of Sussex 2nd November 2015 – 29th April 2016 A major issue faced by many pharmaceutical firms is how to enhance supply chain resilience. The vaccine supply chain is particularly vulnerable to the risk of disruption. The complex process of replicating vaccines, often using an egg based replication mechanism, presents several points of failure …

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3D Printer

Redistributed manufacturing for home-use medical devices

Newcastle University 2nd November 2015 – 29th April 2016 This study seeks to explore the possibility and the impact of manufacturing a home-use medical device using redistributed manufacturing (RDM) technology. Our team has developed a single-use urine flow meter and voiding diary (The PeePod) at RMPD and this is now licensed to one of the …

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Tissue engineered heart valve

Cell Microfactories: Feasibility Study in the Redistributed Manufacture of Cell-Based Therapeutics

Loughborough University 1st October 2015 – 31st March 2016 Regenerative medicine has been identified by the Government as a priority technology for UK competitiveness and a healthy nation. Cell and Tissue-based therapeutics (CATBTs) are a key category of these and pose significant challenges to traditional modes of manufacturing scale-up for commercialisation. This study aims to …

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