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Glasgow Firms Behind Cutting-Edge Tech Examining Brain Disorders

Two Glasgow businesses are behind new brain scanning technology that could lead to ground-breaking research into brain disorders such as schizophrenia. The next-generation MRI scanners are being developed for the University of California Berkeley and will allow doctors and scientists to see the brain in greater detail than ever before. Wideblue is a medical device …

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15 February 2024

Ensuring Your Device will be Ready for Market

Medical device development is a highly regulated sector and rightly so. Patient safety, comfort and welfare needs to be at the core of any medical device design. However, with a plethora of standards, regulations and certifications in this field it can be hard to navigate and ensure your device will be ready for market. Read …

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09 February 2024

Berkeley Develops New MRI Scanners with Wideblue and MR Coiltech

Advanced MRI scanners being developed by University of California Berkeley will allow doctors and scientists to see the brain in greater detail than ever before which could lead to treatments for brain disorders such as degenerative diseases, schizophrenia, and developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. Read the full article on Tech Today: Berkeley Develops New …

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14 December 2023

Revolutionising the Treatment of Respiratory Disease

As an award-winning, medical device developer, we are thrilled to have worked with TidalSense for the past 10 years to produce the world’s first handheld capnometer targeting the management of chronic respiratory conditions. Read the full article at Design Products & Applications Magazine.

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06 December 2023

Bringing Your Medical Device to Market

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI): Bringing Your Medical Device to Market The development of new medical devices is gaining momentum due to several factors. There is an increasing availability of funding for medical research. Additionally, there is a growing number of talented engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing medical technology. Furthermore, the rapid …

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18 September 2023

Scottish Companies to Help Develop Satellite Communication System

Wideblue and A2E, two leading Scottish product design companies, are helping the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) based in Glasgow with an ambitious project to develop an optical communications system with very low size, weight and power requirements for use with high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS). The project uses the latest breakthroughs in micro-LED light sources …

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08 September 2023

Technology Scotland: Member Spotlight

Technology Scotland recently caught up with Wideblue for their Member Spotlight series to learn more about who we are and what we do, why we joined Technology Scotland, and much more! Read the full article at Technology Scotland.

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22 August 2023

Breakthrough Magazine: Science Dream Made Real

Barry Warden of Wideblue explains its role in turning a cherished scientific dream into a reality. Read the full article at Breakthrough Magazine.

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22 June 2023

Medical Device Design: Getting it Right the First Time

Medical device design and manufacture is highly regulated and quite rightly so. A fault in design or construction can quite literally mean life or death. Barry Warden, managing director, Wideblue explains some key considerations for medical device design, including on a recent project. Read the full article at Med-Tech Innovation News.

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05 June 2023

Glasgow Engineering Innovation to Boost Medical Imaging

MR CoilTech, set up in 2017 by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Shajan Gunamony, has secured ISO certification for its specialised radiofrequency (RF) coils which enable greater resolution in brain scanning. This will allow researchers to learn more about brain conditions such as stroke, vascular dementia, brain tumours, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease than previously possible. …

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24 April 2023

Fraunhofer Partners to Develop Optical Communications System

Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) in Glasgow, part of Fraunhofer UK, is leading an ambitious project to develop an optical communications system with a very low size, weight, and power (SWaP) footprint, optimised for use on high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) and other SWaP-limited platforms. Mark Sansom, Group Engineering Director at A2E/Wideblue, said: “we are excited …

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22 March 2023

Preparing the Perfect Prototype

You have a great idea for a new product. So what’s next on the agenda? Producing a viable prototype is one of the key steps toward successful commercialisation says Barry Warden, Managing Director, Wideblue. View the full post at Engineering Magazine.

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20 March 2023

newdesign, 2023 Yearbook: Preparing the Perfect Prototype

You have a great idea for a new product. So what’s next on the agenda? Producing a viable prototype is one of the key steps towards successful commercialisation says Barry Warden, Managing Director, Wideblue. View the full post on newdesign: 2023 Yearbook.

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23 February 2023

Early Detection Technology for Volcanic Activity Takes Another Stride Forward with Scottish Design Firm

As recent events in Hawaii have shown volcanic eruptions remain a clear and present danger to life on earth. If eruptions can be predicted early enough it can save many lives. Leading product design company Wideblue has worked with the University of Glasgow on building a gravimeter device which can detect minute changes in local …

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20 December 2022

Wideblue and University of Glasgow Give Volcano Eruption a Wee-G Touch

Volcano studies are getting the ‘weegie’ touch thanks to Glasgow based company Wideblue. The product design company has worked with the University of Glasgow on building a gravimeter device which can detect minute changes in local gravity caused by magma flow which provides early warning of a potential volcano eruption. View the full post on …

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19 December 2022

Wideblue and A2E to Showcase Cutting-edge Production D&D at CENSIS 2022

Wideblue and A2E, both multi-award-winning product design and development specialists, will be showcasing the latest in product design at Censis 2022. Wideblue will be demonstrating its expertise in optoelectronics and medical device development at the exhibition, which takes place in Glasgow on 29 September 2022.Wideblue has been working at the cutting edge of product development …

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28 September 2022

Wideblue Ranked Among Top Glasgow Based Medical Device Companies

Best Startup Scotland tracks over 100,000 Scottish startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. They use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations they think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting. Best Startup Scotland ranked the top 16 Medical Device companies in Glasgow City, …

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27 September 2022

Scottish Product Design Firms Fire Up Jobs Drive Thanks to New Client Wins

Wideblue and A2E, both now part of US-based Pivot International, are each looking to take on a number of engineers and project managers to help with increased workloads. Visit The Scotsman website to learn more.

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20 September 2022

Scottish Product Design Firms Start Recruitment Drive

Two Scottish product design and development companies are on the hunt for experienced engineers and project managers following a string of client wins. Visit Insider UK to learn more.

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13 September 2022

Pivot Makes Smart Move to Help Scottish Start-ups

PIVOT International, which includes two of the UK’s leading design companies, Wideblue and A2E, has committed to help mentor young Scottish start-ups by becoming a gold sponsor with the Smart Things Accelerator Centre (STAC) based in Glasgow. Mark Reeves, Pivot International’s UK Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting STAC help young smart …

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01 August 2022

Newest Member of The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)

As a product design, mechanical electronics and software design, company that specializes in physics and optics (with particular expertise in photonics and system engineering), we’re thrilled to announce that Wideblue has become the newest member of the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI). Visit ABHI to learn more.

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14 July 2022

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