Wideblue Product Design & Development: News Archive 2010

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News Archive 2010

Computer Simulations in Bioengineering seminar - "Optical Analysis of Ambulight PDT"

21st December 2010

Stuart Kelly, Wideblue Project Manager, has been invited to speak at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' forthcoming seminar on Computer Simulations in Bioengineering. The seminar will present state-of-the-art computational technology applied to the medical engineering field, and takes place on 16th March 2011 at IMechE Headquarters, London.

Stuart previously presented a paper at the same seminar in 2006, "Development of complex, injection-moulded medical devices", showing case studies of computational stress analysis and fluid-flow simulations applied to reduce risk and timescales in the medical device design process.

This year, the presentation will focus on computer simulation of optical physics, with specific reference to Ambicare Health's recently launched Ambulight PDT product, the first light emitting plaster for skin cancer treatment.

Wideblue to exhibit at Technology World 2010

1st November 2010

Wideblue will be exhibiting examples of our technology-based product design at the Technology World event in London on 7th and 8th December 2010.

The event includes an international conference programme of over 60 speakers, and the Bloodhound land speed record car will also be on show in the exhibition area.

Wideblue supports new UKTI investment forum

21st October 2010

Wideblue is supporting IBIZ Invest, a new investment forum that gives an exciting array of UK businesses the chance to pitch in front of invited potential investors on 9 March 2011. Jim Hall, Wideblue CEO, is a member of a ten strong investor/advisor panel of distinguished representatives from around the UK.

The panel will select the companies to pitch at IBIZ Invest. They will be looking for investment ready businesses with compelling propositions based around disruptive ideas or technology. Companies at all stages of development across biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare IT are invited to apply, but only the best will be given the opportunity to pitch.

IBIZ Invest is a key component of IBIZ, a UK Trade & Investment led event designed to help UK biotech and medtech businesses achieve international success. Commenting on his involvement in IBIZ Invest, Jim Hall said: "I am delighted to represent the combined technology, business and investment expertise of Wideblue and Kelvin Capital on the panel and look forward to providing input and support to all the applicants."

Wideblue CEO judging the Converge Challenge - fostering Scotland's entrepreneurial talent pool

16th September 2010

The Converge Challenge, run by Heriot-Watt University, seeks to create opportunities for early career stage researchers to explore the commercial potential of their research and develop their entrepreneurial skills and capacity through training, mentoring and networking. The Challenge"is designed to take you from researcher to innovator by giving you the skills and know-how to turn a bright idea into a viable business proposition".

Comprising a four stage programme of business ideas generation, an intensive training workshop, business plan submission and panel review, prizes worth close to £30,000 will be awarded to help turn the best three ideas into start-up companies.

Jim Hall, Wideblue CEO, will be a member of the expert judging panel.

Design Council case study demonstrates the value of Wideblue design to university technology transfer projects

15th September 2010

The University of Aberdeen recently employed Wideblue to help with early stage product development for an innovative new light-powered water cleaning technology.

The university’s Technology Transfer Office is working with the Design Council’s Innovate for Universities support programme, which brings design thinking and techniques into projects to help clarify the product development route and communicate the technology’s potential to future customers and investors.

Wideblue was selected for the project because we “combine a unique expertise in photonic and optical systems with product design skills to deliver integrated solutions”. Professor Donald Macphee, the inventor of the technology, described the Wideblue team as “effective, responsive and extremely inspirational to work with”.

Wideblue invited to join international electronics consortium

6th September 2010

Wideblue has joined the STI Alliance, a collaborative consortium of electronic systems design and manufacturing organisations with facilities in over 70 countries.

The invitation to join the consortium, alongside established members including Surface Technology International and The Technology Partnership, reflects growing recognition of Wideblue’s strength and track record in technology-based product design.

The alliance facilitates collaborative bids for large projects, but does not limit Wideblue’s independence to work with other manufacturing partners. Our approach is always to select the most appropriate supply chain partners for each new product, considering the specific technical and commercial requirements.

More details of Wideblue’s electronic design skills.

Wideblue design saves money during development of new drugs

1st July 2010

Biopta have published a paper describing an application of their unique PM-1 perfusion myograph instrument, which was designed and manufactured by Wideblue.

The PM-1 allows new drug candidates to be screened for adverse reactions at an early stage in drug development, resulting in better prediction of the safest and most effective drugs.

View the scientific paper in the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods.

More about Wideblue's work with Biopta.

Scottish Technology Showcase

Driving Scotland's Healthcare Innovation

26th May 2010

Wideblue managing director Jim Hall is contributing to a seminar at the Scottish Technology Showcase: "Driving Scotland's Healthcare Innovations".

The seminar brings together some of the health technology sector's innovative players, to discuss how they have overcome the technological and business challenges to return wider benefits to Scotland.

Scottish Technology Showcase

Wideblue exhibiting at this years Scottish Technology Showcase

26th May 2010

Once again Wideblue will be exhibiting our technology-based product design skills at the Scottish Technology Showcase, this year held on 26 May in the SECC Glasgow.

Please visit our stand to see recent projects first hand, and to hear how we have helped some clients with their start up and funding process.

Convergent Technologies Showcase and Conference

Wideblue presents workshop at Technology Changing Healthcare event

19th May 2010

At this years 5th Convergent Technologies Showcase and Conference, Wideblue will be running an afternoon product design workshop session entitled "From Concept to Commercialisation".

In the course of the workshop Grant King and Stuart Kelly will use real world case studies to explore the four critical stages in turning technology into a commercial product: Concept, Feasibility, Design and Manufacturing/Commercialisation.

Kelvin Vision

Web launch for Kelvin Vision Multifocal Imager

14th May 2010

The Multifocal Imager 3GEN, a system for retinal imaging, is the culmination of 16 years of research with experience in over 7,000 patients. See the Kelvin Vision web-site for more details.

Wideblue is currently manufacturing this device having been selected as the design for manufacture partner by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL). Read more in our SHIL case study.

Centeo launches first product

Centeo Launches First Product

15th February 2010

Centeo Biosciences has successfully launched its flagship product – the TG40 – a portable, temperature-controlled microtitre plate with docking station. TG40 is the first system designed specifically to enable optimization and screening of crystallization temperatures in a portable, hand-held device.

Wideblue worked in close collaboration with Centeo’s in-house scientific and engineering experts to develop the system concept into a market-ready product.

To create a tightly integrated electronic and thermal system in a user-friendly product format, development of the TG40 brought in the full range of Wideblue’s skills, from electronic, software, mechanical and optical design to establishing an international supply-chain and piloting the manufacturing process.

The first TG40 systems have been sold to pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions in Europe and the US.

For more details read our Centeo case study.

John Logie Baird Awards

Wideblue supports the John Logie Baird Awards for Innovation

27th January 2010

We are once again supporting the John Logie Baird Innovation awards in 2009/10. Wideblue Project Manager Stuart Kelly sat on the Glasgow regional judging panel to assess a wide range of innovative business propositions. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 12th March 2010.

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