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News Archive 2015
Wideblue customer CRiL achieve ISO 13485

Wideblue customer CRiL achieve ISO 13485

November 2015

Congratulations to Wideblue's customer Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited (CRiL), who have recently gained accreditation to ISO9001 and ISO13485.

Wideblue have completed the design, tooling and DFM of CRiL's first product, the N Tidal C, in less than 10 months. This is a new, ultra fast, ultra sensitive, low cost personal medical device to accurately monitor CO2 in exhaled breath. The production quality devices are currently being built by Wideblue and are due to start clinical trials with patients' suffering from COPD early next year.

By achieving accreditation to ISO13485, CRiL are one step closer to bringing this ground breaking product to market.

Wideblue announced as finalists in British Engineering Excellence Awards

Wideblue finalists at British Engineering Excellence Awards

October 2015

Wideblue founders Grant King and Russell Overend attended the British engineering excellence awards (BEEAs) in London where Wideblue were finalists in the Best Small Company of the Year category.

Russell said "It was a great achievement and a huge honour to be nominated and reach the finals of such a prestigious award. The event was attended by the best in British engineering and showcased the strength, depth and breadth of UK engineering talent. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners".

Wideblue announced as finalists in British Engineering Excellence Awards

Wideblue announced as finalists in British Engineering Excellence Awards

September 2015

Wideblue are proud and delighted to be shortlisted for a British Engineering Excellence Award 2015.

Wideblue are finalists in the "Small Company of the Year" category. The awards event will be held on 29th October at the Hurlington Club in London. The awards are created by the UK's Eureka and New Electronics magazines.

Phil Mayo, Chairman of the judging panel said "The strength of the shortlisted entries demonstrates all that is great about British design engineering."

Wideblue achieve accreditation to ISO9001 and ISO13485

Wideblue achieve accreditation to ISO9001 and ISO13485

August 2015

Wideblue are delighted to announce our recent accreditation to ISO9001 and ISO13485.

Although we are very familiar with the requirements of the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC), FDA requirements, new product CE marking , ISO9001 and ISO13485 and have in fact been designing products to these standards for many years, we can now announce our formal accreditation to the ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 13485: 2003 quality standards.

After making the decision to implement the standards in January this year, we rewrote our quality system in March, followed up with an LRQA Stage 1 Audit in May and a final audit in June, achieving our full accreditation in August. This accreditation will allow us to more effectively integrate our customers’ new product development activities with our regulatory and CE marking activities.

Our full accreditation is applicable to the contract design and development of technology based consumer, commercial, medical and scientific applications plus the contract development of technology based medical devices.

Wideblue purchase thermal camera for project work

Wideblue purchase thermal camera for project work

18 May 2015

The camera was bought to help with a project that required measuring heat flow and heat distribution in a prototype new product.

In addition to products that require heating or heat dissipation, the thermal camera can also aid in debugging electronics boards and checking for heat build up during lifetime testing of new products.

The camera produces an infra red image allowing hot spots / cold spots to be easily located.

Wideblue start new project for 3D remote visual inspection in the nuclear industry

Wideblue start new project for 3D remote visual inspection in the nuclear industry

24 April 2015

This week saw the kick off of our new “Mosaicing for Automatic Pipe Scanning" (MAPS) project. It will combine innovative new optical hardware and advanced image processing techniques for interactive 3D remote visual inspection (RVI) of pipe work in the nuclear industry. This new project aims to develop a ruggedized prototype which will be deployed and demonstrated in a range of test environments, both in the laboratory and on-site.

The five member consortium includes Inspectahire, University of Strathclyde, Wideblue Ltd, a nuclear site licence company and is led by National Nuclear Laboratory. The inspection hardware will be developed by Wideblue Ltd and the analysis software will be developed by University of Strathclyde. The specification of the hardware will be driven by NNL, Inspectahire and the nuclear site license company to meet both their existing needs and other emerging opportunities. The combination of skills within the consortium is unique, and as such this project will deliver a world leading capability for nuclear inspection associated with routine inspection, reactor lifetime extension and new build programmes both in the UK and overseas.

The MAPS project is part funded by Innovate UK.

Wideblue client Anacail secures £2 million in equity funding

Wideblue client Anacail secures £2 million in equity funding

22 April 2015

Wideblue client Anacail announced today that they have just closed a £2 million equity investment that will enable it to develop its platform technology into a number of commercial applications. The investment consortium included new investor Sussex Place Ventures, existing investors IP Group plc and the Scottish Investment bank (SIB) as well as a small number of private individuals.

See more details here.

Wideblue worked with the Anacail team to develop a prototype bench top high level decontamination (HLD) and sterilisation system based around its novel platform technology for ozone creation and handling.

Wideblue presenting at Innovate UK meeting 'Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials'

Wideblue presenting at Innovate UK meeting "Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials" on 18th March at Glasgow University

17 March 2015

Wideblue Director Russell Overend will be giving a presentation detailing Wideblue's experience of Innovate UK / TSB supported projects.

This is a free networking and consortia building event in advance of an Innovate UK Smart Materials Competition.

See more details here.

Wideblue to implement ISO13485 and ISO9000 by mid 2015.

Wideblue to implement ISO13485 and ISO9000 by mid 2015

15 January 2015

Wideblue have engaged Compliance Solutions Limited and notified body LRQA to update Wideblue's quality management system with a view to achieving ISO13485 during 2015.

Wideblue are already familiar with the requirements of the Medical Device Directive, ISO13485, CE marking and have helped many clients achieve certification of their new products, however we have never had the need to put the certification in place for ourselves.

Wideblue have seen a large increase in demand for the design, development and manufacturing of new medical devices over the past few years and the time is now right to put this certification in place.

Wideblue completes Innovate UK project on Cryopreservation of Therapeutic Cells project.

Wideblue completes Innovate UK project on Cryopreservation of Therapeutic Cells project.

13 January 2015

Wideblue, Coolgenics and other partners have successfully completed a project titled "Automated delivery of high-viability therapeutic cell populations following revival from cryopreservation".

All the work packages have been completed, one patent has already been filed (one more to go) and we held the end of project meeting this week.

All involved agreed that the project had been very successful with some great results from the prototype products developed. We even have a few potentially quick-to-market spin off products to pursue. Despite the name change, we still prefer to call Innovate UK the TSB.

Wideblue customer CRIL moves into Wideblue offices during product development stage.

Wideblue customer CRIL moves into Wideblue offices during product development stage.

8 January 2015

Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited have taken an office within Wideblue's office during the development of their COPD and Medicines Adherence medical devices.

CRIL and Wideblue will work together on these new devices over the next few months.

Co-location of a company with the development team can speed up the product development process, aid information sharing, improve the creation of a technical file for regulatory purposes and lead to better decision making.

Wideblue and partners win SBRI Phase 2 competition for COPD medical device

Wideblue client Ingenious Audio launches crowdfunding initiative on Kickstarter.com

5 January 2015

Wideblue client Ingenious Audio have just released a Crowdfunding initiative on Kickstarter to secure funding for their revolutionary new wireless guitar cable named “Jack”.

Jack is the first plug-in device to turn any guitar or amplifier into a Wi-Fi device for wireless playback and studio quality connection to unmodified PCs, Tablets or Smartphones. Users can play in real time to their amplifiers or pedals and /or record, edit and share on their favourite Wi-Fi devices.

Jack delivers:

  • The first Wi-Fi real time audio connection to amps, pedals or unmodified PCs, tablets or Smartphones
  • Studio quality uncompressed 24bit real time audio
  • Ultra low latency – Jack’s patent pending technology is nearly 13 times quicker than conventional Bluetooth and about 3 times faster than compressed “low-latency” Bluetooth.
  • No need for a router, internet connection or PC
  • Selected as Kickstarter “staff pick”

See the full details here: Kickstarter.

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