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Wideblue presenting new product designs at Med Tech Innovation Expo, NEC Birmingham 15-16th May

Wideblue and Pivot International will be attending Med Tech Innovation Expo – NEC Birmingham 15-16th May and presenting their latest work on new medical devices. Wideblue have permission from Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited, Softcell Medical, Calcivis, Pivot International and PEEK to show off their latest new medical devices which are at various stages of development. …

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03 May 2019

Wideblue visit the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre

Wideblue, along with client RAB-Microfluidics, visited the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth as part of an Innovate UK-funded collaborative project. The project aims to revolutionise oil condition monitoring for the wind energy sector by using microfluidics. Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field encompassing engineering, physics, chemistry and nanotechnology to create …

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31 March 2019

Wideblue sponsor Doctor Of Engineering in Applied Photonics

Wideblue are pleased to sponsor a position in Applied Photonics through the Centre for Doctorate Training at Herriot Watt University. The successful candidate will work on Wideblue’s Optical Ground Station Receiver project as part of the collaborative R+D Quantum Key Device project. Applicants are encouraged to help bring this exciting new technology to market. For …

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15 March 2019

Wideblue client Polaroid Originals featured in major article in the Guardian

Wideblue client Polaroid Originals is featured in a major article in the Guardian. The article charts Polaroid’s history and highlights the launch of the new OneStep+ camera launched this month.

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20 September 2018

Product Design Specialist WideBlue Acquired by Kansas Suitor

Glasgow-based prototyping business WideBlue has been acquired by a US product design and manufacturing firm for an undisclosed sum. Pivot International, founded in Kansas City in 1972, said it was looking for a strategic partner in Europe and had been speaking to WideBlue for 12 months. Product Design Specialist WideBlue Acquired by Kansas Suitor

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20 April 2018

Wideblue and Pivot announce merger

Wideblue and Pivot International have concluded a deal to merge Wideblue’s New Product Design and Development team with Pivot International’s USA and Far East development and manufacturing capability. The deal will allow Wideblue’s customers to benefit from the strengths of both companies and increase Wideblue’s presence in international markets. For more details, please click here.

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19 April 2018

Wideblue led team completes Hyperspectral Camera project

Wideblue together with Galloway & Macleod working with the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and the James Hutton Institute have completed an Innovate UK project to create a new generation of low cost hyperspectral cameras. The initial product demonstrator has successfully been demonstrated in a range of crop types and …

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17 April 2018

Pivot International Acquires Wideblue

Mark Dohnalek, CEO of Pivot International states “This acquisition further expands our European scale of operations and positions Pivot for substantial European growth as a result.” The acquisition is Pivot’s fifth in the last 24 months continuing its substantial growth trajectory since 2012. Mark Dohnalek, Pivot International President and Chief Executive Officer describes the company’s …

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10 April 2018

Congratulations to Park Mains High School in getting through to the UK finals of the school 4×4 challenge

Congratulations to Park Mains High School, Erskine in getting through to the UK finals of the school 4×4 challenge which will take place at Jaguar Land Rover Headquarters in March 2018. Wideblue supported the school team of S6 pupils with the preparation of a car body shell made from a biodegradable wood chip based thermo …

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23 February 2018

Wideblue, Fraunhofer and Mologic announce new development project for antibiotic susceptibility test for UTIs

Wideblue, along with Fraunhofer and Mologic, are to develop a new point-of-care tester for rapid diagnosis of bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) and any associated antibiotic susceptibility, in a primary care setting. The consortium secured £900k of funding for the project from SBRI. During the project Wideblue will integrate the technology from the partners and …

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20 February 2018

Wideblue, together with partners GSS and CRiL, win Electra European Electronics Industry Award 2017

Wideblue together with partners GSS and CRiL win Electra European Electronics Industry Award 2017 for the design of the CRiL N Tidal C capnometer. The team won Best Design Team and Best Medical Device in the 2017 awards which were held in London on 6th Dec 2017. The new medical device, designed and manufactured by …

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08 December 2017

Wideblue demonstrate the HCC Hyperspectral Crop Camera and the Peek Retina mobile phone ophthalmoscope

Wideblue were pleased to showcase some recent product developments at the recent Censis Technology Summit and Conference held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, each using sensors in a unique way. The HCC hyperspectral crop camera is an advanced prototype for a product used to manage the health of high value crops at a price …

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02 November 2017

Wideblue upgrades ISO9001 and ISO13485 to new standards

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.

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15 September 2017

Wideblue engineered Calcivis dental imaging system presented to parliamentary group

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 …

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24 July 2017

Wideblue video released – Backing the Game Changers

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 …

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01 June 2017

Wideblue client Impossible joins with Polaroid

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 …

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12 May 2017

Wideblue win double Platinum Product Design Award for Peek Retina

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 …

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17 March 2017

Wideblue named as finalist in Knowledge Exchange Awards

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 …

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03 February 2017

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

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 …

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20 January 2017

Wideblue clients reach finals of 2017 Scottish Life Science awards

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.

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16 December 2016

Offshore Wind Sensors – Technology Demonstration

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 …

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02 December 2016

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