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<h2>Wideblue upgrades ISO9001 and ISO13485 to new standards

Wideblue upgrades ISO9001 and ISO13485 to new standards

15 September 2017

Wideblue are pleased to announce that we have successfully transitioned our ISO standards to ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016. LRQA carried out the transition audit at the end of June and we have received accreditation to the new standards. The scope of our accreditation was also extended to include the manufacture of medical devices. To download a copy of our accreditiation, go to downloads.

<h2>Wideblue engineered Calcivis dental imaging system presented to parliamentary group

Wideblue engineered Calcivis dental imaging system presented to parliamentary group

24 July 2017

Bruce Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Wideblue client Calcivis recently presented the Wideblue engineered Calcivis dental imaging system to a UK all parliamentary group for dental innovation. The session organized by the British Dental Association and held at Portcullis House, Westminster, London, was attended by members of parliament along with the UK Chief Dental Officer who learned how the Calcivis imaging system is set to revolutionise preventative dentistry. Read more about the recently launched Calcivis device and technology here.

<h2>Wideblue video released - Backing the Game Changers

Wideblue video released - Backing the Game Changers

1 June 2017

Wideblue and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have been working on a new camera and measurement system for wind turbine blades. The system has been successfully tested in a 40m blade and is currently being tested in a blade over 80m long. This ground breaking new technology which measures the deflection of the blade over time is featured in a new "Game Changers" video.

<h2>Wideblue client Impossible joins with Polaroid

Wideblue client Impossible joins with Polaroid

12 May 2017

Wideblue client Impossible joins with Polaroid as Impossible’s largest shareholder Wiacezlaw (Slava) Smolokowski acquires the iconic Polaroid brand. This latest Polaroid deal brings two related brands under one roof. In October 2008 The Impossible Project purchased the last remaining Polaroid factory in Enschede, Netherlands, for $3.1 million after Polaroid announced the end of its instant film production in February 2008. Since 2008, Impossible has successfully launched a number of new instant film lines, as well as its first camera, the Wideblue engineered I-1 instant camera.

Read full details of the acquisition deal here.

<h2>Wideblue win double Platinum Product Design Award for Peek Retina

Wideblue win double Platinum Product Design Award for Peek Retina

17 March 2017

Wideblue are pleased to announce that they have won two platinum awards in the 2017 European Product Design Awards. The European Product Design Awards recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with practical and beautiful creations, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy. Wideblue have designed, prototyped and arranged manufacturing of a Mobile Phone Ophthalmoscope for Peek Vision. This medical device, the Peek Retina, has won Platinum awards in the "Designs for Society" and "Designs for Life Science" categories. Both Wideblue and their customer Peek Vision are delighted to receive this prestigious award.

For further details click here and here.

<h2>Wideblue named as finalist in Knowledge Exchange Awards

Wideblue named as finalist in Knowledge Exchange Awards

3 February 2017

Wideblue are delighted to learn that our MAPS project has been named as a finalist in the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 for the Multiparty Collaboration Award. This highly innovative project brings together Wideblue with Sellafield Limited, National Nuclear Labs, University of Strathclyde and Inspectahire Ltd. This multi party team are developing a new ground breaking technology to carry out both laser scanning and imaging inside important structures. The winners of the awards categories will be named on Tues 21st Feb.

For more information click here.

<h2>Wideblue will be showing a case study at the forthcoming UWS Health Technologies and Medical Devices Showcase

Wideblue will be showing a case study at the forthcoming UWS Health Technologies and Medical Devices Showcase

20 January 2017

Wideblue director Russell Overend will be showing a case study on the design and development of a low cost personal IR Capnometer at the forthcoming UWS Health Technologies and Medical Devices Showcase on 8th February 2017. The Showcase event, held at the Lord Smith of Kelvin International Research and Enterprise Centre at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, is a unique opportunity to learn about some of the innovative applied research being conducted in photonics, materials, biomedical technology and digital health.

Full details of the event can be found here.

<h2>Wideblue clients reach finals of 2017 Scottish Life Science awards

Wideblue clients reach finals of 2017 Scottish Life Science awards

16 December 2016

Congratulations to Wideblue clients Reprocell Europe and Calcivis for reaching the finals of the 2017 Scottish Life Science awards. Winners will be announced at the Life Sciences annual dinner to be held on Thursday 2nd February at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Click here for full details of the event.

<h2>Offshore Wind Sensors - Technology Demonstration

Offshore Wind Sensors - Technology Demonstration

2 December 2016

Wideblue project manager Russell Overend will give a talk about Wideblue's collaborative product development with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult on 12th Jan in Fife. Wideblue and ORE Catapult have made good progress on their low cost Blade Optical Health Monitoring System and Russell will give details on their experiences.

To register for the event or for further details click here.

<h2>Wideblue Director Grant King to speak at the first Technology Scotland design workshop in Edinburgh on 1st November.

Wideblue Director Grant King to speak at the first Technology Scotland design workshop in Edinburgh on 1st November.

28 October 2016

The subject of the talk will be “Design: Taking Ideas to Market”, Grant will focus on the innovation process, the identification of market needs in a technologically advanced world, and how to take products to market that are fit for the end users.

Check the event workshop to find out more.

<h2>Wideblue to demonstrate three new products at CENSIS Technology Summit

Wideblue to demonstrate three new products at CENSIS Technology Summit

30 September 2016

Wideblue will demonstrate some of the new products they are working on at the Technology Summit being organised by CENSIS on Thurs 6th October at the Technology Innovation Centre in Glasgow. Wideblue plan to demonstrate the new Impossible I-1 camera which uses Polaroid style film, the MAPS automated pipe scanner and the CRiL personal capnometer. Attendees at the Summit will get the chance to get hands on with the technology and ask questions about their own new product ideas.

<h2>Wideblue customer CRiL completes clinical trials with great results delivered from NTC1

Wideblue customer CRiL completes clinical trials with great results delivered from NTC1

29 September 2016

Wideblue designed and built a batch of N-Tidal C (NTC1) battery powered personal respiratory monitors in January this year. The devices were used in an observational, longitudinal clinical study at Addenbrookes hospital for COPD sufferers at home and in clinic. The study has now been completed and the results are being analysed. The 30 monitors used in the study collected over 2,600 respiratory records containing more than 50,000 individual breaths. The results are very encouraging. Jeremy Walsh (CEO of CRiL) said, "These innovative new medical devices designed and built by Wideblue performed very well during the study. The COPD patients found them intuitive and easy to use. The NTC1s have delivered very high quality respiratory data from the study. Importantly, the data is accurate and repeatable. We believe that our technology will improve the diagnosis, management and treatment of a wide range of respiratory diseases. Our current focus is to transform the management of COPD, Asthma and CHF."

Wideblue customer CRiL completes clinical trials with great results delivered from NTC1

<h2>Wideblue deliver batch of prototype ophthalmoscopes to Peek

Wideblue deliver batch of prototype ophthalmoscopes to Peek

12 September 2016

Peek Retina – Turns a mobile phone into an ophthalmoscope.

Wideblue recently delivered a first batch of advanced prototypes of Peek Retina to Peek for evaluation in London and Tanzania. The prototype devices have already been used to correctly identify cases of glaucoma and cataract. Next Wideblue will move onto design for manufacture (DFM), assistance with regulatory approvals and set up a manufacturing supply chain for the new medical device.

Sample footage:

Wideblue start new wind turbine blade optical monitoring project

Wideblue start new wind turbine blade optical monitoring project

1 September 2016

Wideblue are the lead partner in a new Innovate UK project which will develop a camera system to monitor the health of wind turbine blades. The cameras will measure the shape of the wind turbine blades in real time under load in normal and in extreme operating conditions. Wideblue are joined by a team from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to help develop the camera system, the exposure method, the environmental protection of the equipment and analysis of the data.

Wideblue wins new Hyperspectral Crop Camera Project

Wideblue wins new Hyperspectral Crop Camera Project

1 July 2016

Wideblue are the lead partner in a new Innovate UK project to develop a low cost hyperspectral imaging camera for use by farmers. This ambitious project brings together experts from University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland, James Hutton Institute, Galloway & MacLeod and Wideblue to develop a new low cost Crop Camera. The new product is aimed at providing valuable information to a wide range of farmers about the health of their crop allowing them to make important decisions about irrigation, pests, diseases, inputs and harvest. Currently the use of Hyperspectral Imaging in agriculture is limited to high cost airborne and satellite applications.

Wideblue director Grant King to speak at Bio Dundee Conference

Wideblue director Grant King to speak at Bio Dundee Conference

16 May 2016

Wideblue director Grant King to speak at Bio Dundee Conference, 24-25th May. As part of a focus on Design, Grant will be speaking to an audience from the Life Sciences community on “Product Design – the idea and the execution; how it all comes together”. In light of Dundee being a UNESCO City of Design and as 2016 is the year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the 2016 Bio Dundee Conference will focus on the importance of Design in business and product development.

Wideblue client The Impossible Company launches the Wideblue engineered I-1 camera

Wideblue client The Impossible Company launches the Wideblue engineered I-1 camera

11 April 2016

Wideblue client The Impossible Company have recently launched the Wideblue engineered I-1 camera, the first new camera system in over twenty years for the original Polaroid 600 photo format. The camera was recently launched at the Bloomberg design week in San Francisco and was also featured during NYCxDesign in May at an exclusive launch at MOMA the Museum of Modern Art in new York. The camera is the first in a line of new instant film cameras for the digital age that are currently being developed with Impossible.

More details: I-1 camera debut , Oskar Smolokowski and Bloomberg Design Conference 2016.

Wideblue demonstrate new capnometer products to Princess Anne

Wideblue demonstrate new capnometer products to Princess Anne

29 February 2016

Wideblue are currently working with University of West of Scotland (UWS) Sports Medicine Department, GSS and CENSIS, to evaluate the use of their new Capnometer products in sports medicine. Wideblue and GSS were invited along to the opening of a new building at UWS and got the chance to demonstrate the new products to Princess Anne.

Wideblue customer CRiL start clinical trials at Addenbrookes hospital with new NTC1 product

Wideblue customer CRiL start clinical trials at Addenbrookes hospital with new NTC1 product

15 February 2016

Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Ltd have received approval to start clinical trials of the new NTC1 product designed and built by Wideblue. Approval was given for the trials by the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for "clinical evaluation of the CRIL N-Tidal C data-collector capnometer to collect breathing records in patients with COPD". Patients with COPD will be recruited for the trial starting in February and given a N Tidal C device to record their capnometry / CO2 breathing records over a few weeks. The trials are due to be completed by the 18th April 2016.

Wideblue complete build of CRiL new NTC1 medical devices for clinical trials

Wideblue complete build of CRiL new NTC1 medical devices for clinical trials

25 January 2016

Following the completion of the SOSRC project, Wideblue have commissioned new production quality injection moulding tooling, electronics boards and Infra Red optics to allow the assembly and testing of a new N Tidal C medical device (NTC1) for CRiL (Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Ltd).

This is the first device to be formally tested and is configured as a personal data capture device for the purposes of the COPD clinical trial. In addition to the manufacture and testing of over 30 new medical devices for the trial, Wideblue have also prepared spare units, disposable mouthpieces, diagrams for the various Instruction Manuals, software for the clinical trial users and suitable labelling and packaging.

The devices, which are CE marked by CRiL, have been manufactured under Wideblue's ISO13485 quality systems.

Wideblue complete Solid State Optical Respiration Rate Capnometer (SOSORC) project on time and on budget

Wideblue complete Solid State Optical Respiration Rate Capnometer (SOSORC) project on time and on budget

11 January 2016

Wideblue and partners GSS and CRiL have successfully completed the Innovate UK SOSORC project. This Innovate UK supported project, which started in 2014, aimed to use GSS CO2 sensors in a range of medical devices and prove their effectiveness in a range of clinical applications.

Wideblue, who lead this project, have incorporated updated GSS sensors into standard oxygen masks for measurement of respiration rate and into a new range of small personal battery powered handheld capnometers for a wide variety of possible clinical applications.

The Innovate UK monitoring officer said in the final report: "The project is now complete within the given timeframe. All objectives detailed in the application have been achieved. Additional work has been carried out. The consortium are ready for the clinical trials to commence. They are in a very good position to take the project forward to the next stage. Excellent project, and very well managed technically and administratively".

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