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newdesign – Yearbook 2021: Wideblue – making technology happen for 15 years

Wideblue was born on 1 March 2006 and 15 years later it is one of the UK’s leading independent product design and development companies. What has been its blueprint for success? Read on for more information. newdesign – Yearbook 2021: Wideblue – making technology happen for 15 years

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18 March 2021

The Insider UK: Scottish tech firms join forces on ground-breaking MRI scanner

Two Glasgow-based businesses have collaborated to produce a ground-breaking MRI scanner which aims to provide new insights into brain disease research. The project aims to provide new insights into brain disease research and will provide a large visual field for the neuroscientists to carry out functional-MRI studies. The Insider UK: Scottish tech firms join forces …

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20 January 2021

The Herald: Two Glasgow Firms Hail ‘Ground-Breaking’ New MRI Scanner

TWO Scottish firms have collaborated to produce a ground-breaking magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner which aims to provide new insights into brain disease research. Both based in Glasgow, Wideblue, a product design consultancy, has linked up with MR CoilTech, to create the high-density radiofrequency (RF) head coil technology which it is claimed has successfully completed …

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19 January 2021

First Trial of “ground-breaking” MRI Scanner Project Completes

Glasgow-based product design consultancy Wideblue has contributed to the completion of the first trial of a “ground-breaking” MRI scanner project at the University of California, Berkeley. First trial of “ground-breaking” MRI scanner project completes

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14 January 2021

Wideblue Contributes to Ground Breaking MRI Scanner Project

Leading product design consultancy Wideblue has congratulated its client MR CoilTech on successfully completing the first trial of a novel high-density radiofrequency (RF) head coil technology at the University of California, Berkeley. The head coil design, a first of its kind, utilizes 16-channel transmit and 96-channel receive RF architecture. The new prototype high-density head coil …

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14 January 2021

Wideblue’s Customer MR CoilTech Successfully Trials New 96 channel 7 Tesla MRI Head Coil

Congratulations to Wideblue’s customer MR CoilTech for a successful first trial of their new 96 channel 7 Tesla MRI Head Coil at the University of California, Berkeley. The new prototype product enables high resolution, full brain imaging to support studies of the human cerebral cortex at an unprecedented microscale resolution. The compact coil design also …

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21 December 2020

Wideblue named as a winner in German Product Design Awards 2021

Wideblue are delighted to be recognized as a winner in the 2021 German New Product Design Awards. The award is for Wideblue’s work on the CRiL N-Tidal product. Russell Overend from Wideblue said “We are delighted to win this recognition from the prestigious German Design Awards which are mainly awarded to high end, stylish consumer …

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10 November 2020

Wideblue Earns Int’l Acclaim for CRiL

Wideblue received the German Design Award, as well as the sought after European Design Award, for its work on the groundbreaking CRiL Personal Capnometer. This innovation is a small, handheld, battery-powered, fully automated device that assesses a patient’s lung capacity and has game-changing implications for helping treat COVID-19. Pivot UK Blog: Wideblue Earns Int’l Acclaim …

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23 September 2020

How We Pivoted Production to Tackle Covid-19

“Glasgow-based medical device design firm WideBlue is proud to be carrying on Scotland’s rich history of innovation in the sector.” says MD Russell Overend. Read more about how Wideblue pivoted production to tackle Covid-19.

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21 September 2020

Breath-Measuring Device in Upcoming NHS Trials Could Monitor Recovery from Covid-19

Wideblue is working with NHS England on a clinical trial of its personal ‘capnometer’, and will be submitting its device in the next month. It could also help determine if a patient needs a ventilator. Commissioned by Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited, the CRiL N-Tidal C is designed to measure exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) in the …

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01 July 2020

Breath-measuring device in upcoming NHS trials could monitor recovery from Covid-19

Wideblue were delighted to have an interview published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. In it, Wideblue discuss work on a new handheld device that measures a person’s breath that could track recovery from Covid-19. To read the full article click here.

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01 July 2020

Responding to COVID-19

Wideblue is experienced and accredited for the development of medical devices. We thought it would be a good idea to combine GSS sensors into a medical device to make a personal capnometer. We needed a company to carry out the clinical trials and analyse the patient data so we invited Cambridge Respiratory Innovations (CRI) to …

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12 May 2020

Revolutionary New Crop Camera will Boost Global Agriculture

A revolutionary new camera that will detect crop disease quickly, efficiently and at a lower cost has been developed by University of the West of Scotland (UWS) academics. The technological breakthrough, led by researchers in UWS’s Institute of Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging (ITFSI), could potentially save farmers worldwide thousands of pounds in lost produce, …

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29 April 2020

Product Developer’s Big Break for Lung Patients

Breakthroughs are Wideblue’s business and one of the latest from the product developer is set to transform the lives of patients with breathing difficulties caused by conditions such as asthma and chronically blocked lungs. Wideblue: Product Developer’s Big Break for Lung Patients

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14 March 2020

Wideblue in the Daily Express

Wideblue were delighted to have a piece published in the Daily Express today. The article highlights the good work undertaken by Wideblue in the areas of medical device innovation and new camera design. It also provides publicity for some of our clients. To read the full article click here.

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11 March 2020

Coronavirus Update

It is business as usual at Wideblue. We have no employees affected by the virus, and we are taking precautions to protect our staff and customers. We have tissues for all staff, we regularly wipe down door handles with alcohol wipes, we are reducing travel and making more use of video conferencing. We have also …

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10 March 2020

Wideblue’s Camera to Make Crop Disease Detection Easier

Glasgow-based product consultancy Wideblue has designed a low-cost camera, which will be used in agriculture to test early-onset disease in various crops including potatoes and soft fruits. Led by Wideblue, the project was a collaboration between Wideblue and the University of Strathclyde, the University of the West of Scotland, the James Hutton Institute and Galloway …

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25 February 2020

Wideblue medical devices on show at California Trade Show

Wideblue attended the 2020 Medical Device and Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, California. On show were the latest new products from CRiL, Softcell, Peek and Calcivis along with other Pivot designed and manufactured medical devices. Over 20,000 delegates attended the show over 3 days and most visited the Pivot / Wideblue stand. Click here for …

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14 February 2020

Wideblue and academic partners publish paper on a new Hyperspectral camera

The paper was published in the Optical Society’s leading academic journal, Applied Optics. The successful collaboration, to design and manufacture a low-cost Hyperspectral imaging device for agriculture, was undertaken as part of an Innovate UK project, led by Wideblue and involved a number of academic partners including University of Strathclyde, University of West of Scotland, …

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10 February 2020

Wideblue Building Infrared Medical Devices for Clinical Trials

Wideblue have started building 200 of the latest advanced personal capnometer devices for Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited (CRiL). The CRiL devices are battery-powered and transmit patients’ breath records direct to a secure server. The devices will be used for the next stage of clinical trials for patients with various respiratory diseases starting in Feb 2020. …

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12 December 2019

Wideblue Wows at Med-Tech Innovation Expo

Product design, development and manufacturing consultancy Wideblue wowed attendees at Med-Tech Innovation Expo with its cutting-edge medical products and the ground-breaking technologies behind them. A leader in medical device design and development since 2006, Wideblue is partnering with the world’s leading medical device companies to deliver pioneering healthcare products to better people’s lives. Wideblue Wows …

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21 May 2019

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