News Category: Press

41 Action News: Effects of Chip Shortage, How to Avoid Impacts

Right now, there is a worldwide shortage of those chips, which means businesses are adjusting and tech experts are advising consumers on how to avoid paying higher prices. 41 Action News: Effects of Chip Shortage, How to Avoid Impacts

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13 May 2021

The Insider UK: Glasgow Design Agency Joins Consortium

Glasgow-based product design specialist Wideblue has joined forces with two other businesses to develop an autonomous surface disinfection system for hospitals. The collaboration, entitled Project LUSS (LED-based Ultra Violet exposure for Safe Surfaces) has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop an economical solution to combat the spread of Covid-19 in public spaces. Glasgow …

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07 May 2021

Bdaily News: Making Technology Happen for 15 Years

Wideblue is celebrating 15 years of success this month. The multi-award winning firm was created on 01 March 2006 with a management-buy-out of Polaroid’s European Research and Design Centre, and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent product design firms. Read on for more information. Bdaily News: Making technology happen for 15 …

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06 April 2021

The Insider UK: Scottish Tech Companies Partner to Revolutionise the Atomic Clock

Scottish tech companies WideBlue and Kelvin Nanotechnology have teamed up to revolutionise the atomic clock. Along with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Birmingham, they are developing the miniaturisation of optical atomic clocks which will make them more user-friendly and help improve Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) location accuracy. Read on for more …

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06 April 2021

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 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

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’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 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

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

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