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Wideblue achieve accreditation to ISO9001 and ISO13485

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 …

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01 August 2015

Wideblue Purchase Thermal Camera for Project Work

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 …

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18 May 2015

Wideblue Start New Project for 3D Remote Visual Inspection in the Nuclear Industry

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 pipework in the nuclear industry. This new project aims to develop a ruggedized prototype that will be deployed and demonstrated …

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24 April 2015

Wideblue Client Anacail Secures £2 Million in Equity Funding

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 …

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22 April 2015

Wideblue Presenting at Innovate UK Meeting “Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials”

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.

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17 March 2015

Wideblue to implement ISO13485 and ISO9000 by mid 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 …

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15 January 2015

Wideblue Completes Innovate UK project on Cryopreservation of Therapeutic Cells Project

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 …

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13 January 2015

Wideblue Customer CRIL Moves into Wideblue Offices During Product Development Stage

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, …

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08 January 2015

Wideblue Client Ingenious Audio Launches Crowdfunding Initiative on

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 …

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05 January 2015

Wideblue and Partners Win SBRI Phase 2 Competition for COPD Medical Device

Wideblue and its development parters have won a SBRI Healthcare development contract to fully develop a new medical device for the management of COPD. This phase 2 contract follows the successful completion of the phase 1 feasibility contract where the technical, medical and economic benefits of the new device were proven. Phase 2 of this …

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10 December 2014

Wideblue Client Peek Vision launch Crowdfunding initiative on Indegogo

Wideblue client Peek Vision have recently launched a Crowdfunding initiative on Indegogo to secure next stage funding for their Peek Retina device. The device combines both a traditional ophthalmoscope and a retinal camera in a mobile phone. It provides a portable, affordable and easy way to carry out comprehensive examinations in the field. Peek are …

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05 December 2014

Wideblue Starts SBRI Medicines Adherence Project

Wideblue have been chosen as the product development subcontractor in the recent SBRI Healthcare NHS England competition. The contract was awarded in October 2014 and seeks to develop an innovative new medical device aimed at improving medicines adherence. The project is an SBRI phase 1 project and aims to show the technical feasibility of this …

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31 October 2014

Wideblue director Grant King presented Product Development workshop at St Andrews University

Wideblue director Grant King presented a workshop on Product Development in the Photonics Industry to the SPIE Student Chapter at St Andrews University. Part of a two-day event, the workshop was attended by a range of PhD students and focussed on the real-world management challenges of developing imaging products in the digital marketplace. Other photonics …

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01 August 2014

Wideblue Director in Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Wideblue director Russell Overend was selected to run a leg of the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in his home village of Langbank on 17th July. Russell was selected for his good work project managing the creation of a new football field, organising the village gala days, and for his work on the community council. …

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17 July 2014

Wideblue Visits Potential Chinese Manufacturers

Wideblue Director Russell Overend visited various companies in China looking for suitable partners for a number of specific projects. Although Wideblue already works with many Chinese companies this trip focussed on a range of toolmakers, injection moulding companies, product assembly companies, optical component companies and optical assembly companies. The tour took Russell to suppliers in …

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01 May 2014

Wideblue Signs Contracts with the IMPOSSIBLE Film Company

Wideblue have recently signed contracts with the IMPOSSIBLE film company to design two new instant film cameras for worldwide markets. IMPOSSIBLE have been developing and selling a range of instant imaging films and refurbished Polaroid instant imaging cameras since 2008 when they set up in the old Polaroid Enschede film manufacturing plant in the Netherlands. …

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01 April 2014

Wideblue Presents Case Study at the Encompass Event

Wideblue Design and Development Director Grant King will be presenting a case study on product design in the real world at the Encompass event on 25th March at 200 St Vincent Street in Glasgow. The event entitled “ Developing a new product from concept to market “ will focus on how to turn a basic …

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04 March 2014

Wideblue Moves to The West of Scotland Science Park

After eight years in the Polaroid Building in Dumbarton, Wideblue have now moved to The West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow. Located in Block 7, Kelvin Campus, our design studio and laboratories are kitted out with excellent new facilities for optics and photonics, electronics and software, mechanical engineering and medical device development. Our neighbours …

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28 February 2014

Wideblue Client Calcivis granted a CE Mark in Europe

Calcivis, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay, today announces that its Calcivis® Caries Activity Imaging System has been granted a CE Mark in Europe. A CE Mark is required before a medical device can be marketed in the EU and a number of other countries and signifies that the …

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12 February 2014

Wideblue wins new TSB Photonics for Health Competition

Wideblue is to lead a new collaborative Research and Development project to develop a fast, accurate and low cost medical respiratory rate monitor and capnometer based on solid state infra red optics. Wideblue teamed up with Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) and Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Ltd (CRiL) to put together a winning bid in the recent …

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17 January 2014

SKF – InsightTM Demonstration Rig, Hanover Trade Fair

The SKF Condition Monitoring Centre at Livingston has developed a new integrated, self-powered, sensor package that uses a unique package of sensors and electronics to create a smart bearing capable of sending a wireless message when performance anomalies are detected. The technology was launched at the Hanover Trade Fair at the end of Q1 2013. …

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01 April 2013

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