Wideblue Product Design & Development: News Archive 2009

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News Archive 2009
Med tech forum

Wideblue Director presents a case study at the Life Sciences Scotland Med tech Forum

11th November 2009

Wideblue Design and Development Director Grant King presented a case study that addressed some of the challenges in successfully taking a home healthcare product from initial idea to full commercialisation. The case study featured the Wideblue designed Breastlight, an award winning product that assists in the early detection of breast cancer.

The Breastlight is a perfect example of how, with access to the right skills and funding, a product concept can be taken from an initial idea to widespread commercialisation in just over two years.

The Breastlight is now being sold in Boots stores throughout the UK, Rexall Pharmacies across Canada, and distributors in Germany, Finland, and Italy.

Kelvin Capital

Wideblue founding partner in Kelvin Capital syndicate

7th October 2009

Wideblue is a founding partner in newly established business angel syndicate Kelvin Capital, which has recently announced its first investment.

In association with the Boots Centre for Innovation, the syndicate will focus on innovative technologies in consumer healthcare and medical devices, as well as energy and renewables. Investment deal sizes will be between £50k and £2 million.

For details of how to access investment funding from Kelvin Capital, see the Kelvin Capital website.

Starting a business: What the over-50s need to know

Starting a business: What the over-50s need to know

26th September 2009

Wideblue Managing Director Jim Hall is included in this Guardian article on starting a business, which draws on Jim's experience of starting up Wideblue as a product design and development consultancy.

Read The Guardian article for more details.

Wideblue Customer PWB Health Product Available at Boots

PWB Health Product Available at Boots

4th September 2009

Wideblue customer PWB Health now has product available for sale through mass retailer Boots.

Breastlight is a health and wellbeing product for women. It helps women notice any changes in their breasts over time. Wideblue developed the Breastlight product for PWB Health, and it is good to see the success of the product, already on sale via www.breastlight.com and now available through Boots.

See www.boots.com for more details.

Wideblue Exhibits at major UK Medical Device Technology event

Wideblue Exhibits at major UK Medical Device Technology event

10th June 2009

Wideblue is exhibiting at the Medical Innovation Forum at London's Olympia Conference Centre on 10th June 2009. The Medical Innovation Forum is "the premier UK networking event for all those with an interest in health technologies to discuss innovations, fast-track technology transfer, find partners and seek funding/licensing agreements".

Having built a strong reputation in Scotland for technology-based product design, Wideblue's optical design and medical device experience are now in demand from companies throughout the UK and Ireland.

Scottish Parliament congratulates PWB Health on design award win

Scottish Parliament congratulates PWB Health on design award win

29th May 2009

Jackie Baillie MSP submitted the motion that 'the Parliament congratulates bioscience company PWB Health on winning a gold award at the 22nd annual Excellence in Design competition in the medical/test equipment category'.

For more details see Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin.

Breastlight wins Excellence in Design Gold Award

Breastlight wins Excellence in Design Gold Award

9th April 2009

The Breastlight, made by PWB Health, received a Gold award in the Medical/Test Equipment category in appliance DESIGN Magazine’s 22nd Annual Excellence in Design Awards Competition. The product was designed by Wide Blue.

“The purpose of appliance DESIGN’s annual design competition is to honor those designers who have excelled in meeting the modern challenge of harmoniously melding technology and industrial design,” said Richard Babyak, appliance DESIGN editor.

The Nexxt Big Thing in Women’s Health

The Nexxt Big Thing in Women’s Health

18th February 2009

Jim Hall will talk on 'The Breastlight Story. From Enlightened People to Enlightened Breast Awareness' at the first Horizons in Biomedicine event of 2009. This event will focus on a number of important issues affecting Women's Health and is to take place at the University of Glasgow on 12 March.

Wideblue Exhibits at ITI Members' Meeting

Wideblue Exhibits at ITI Members' Meeting

16th February 2009

Wideblue's technical team will be available to discuss examples of recently completed projects at the 2009 ITI Scotland Members' Meeting, on 24th February at the Sheraton hotel, Edinburgh. Wideblue's skills in turning technology concepts into commercially viable products are particularly relevant to the ITI's business model, which seeks to identify and commercialise technology-based intellectual property with global potential.

Wideblue to raise investment levels

Wideblue to Raise Investment Levels

7th January 2009

Wideblue is to step up its investment activity, taking six-figure stakes in client businesses as it strengthens its links with Scottish universities.

See The Scotsman for full details.

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