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Wideblue Client Wins 2012 Converge Challenge

Congratulations to Wideblue client Dr. Ekaterina McKenna who recently won second prize in the 2012 Converge Challenge with her business plan for Dynamic Bioarray. Dr. McKenna of University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences plans to create a new bio-nanotechnology company based in Scotland that will provide products, IP, consultancy, and services …

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15 October 2012

Wideblue client Waveblade Ltd wins funding from Kelvin Capital

Glasgow based business angel, Kelvin Capital has invested £550,000 in order to develop a product pipeline aimed at the commercial sector to build on the success Waveblade enjoyed within the amateur boating market. The firm also has support from Scottish Enterprise’s High Growth Unit, and is exploring applications for the device in oil, gas and …

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15 October 2012

John Swinney visits Wideblue stand

Among the many visitors to the Wideblue stand at the Scottish Technology Showcase was John Swinney, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth. Speaking at the event Mr Swinney said “Unlocking the innovation potential within our companies is one of the key components of our aim of securing strong and sustainable economic growth, …

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25 June 2012

Wideblue delivers seminar at Heriot Watt University

Wideblue design and development director, Grant King, will be at Heriot Watt University on 11th May to deliver a seminar ‘Developing Your Product’. He’ll outline important considerations when developing a product from scratch, and basic mistakes that can set your company back.

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09 May 2012

Contactspod Launched At Opti’12 In Munich

Jim Hall, Wideblue’s business development director, is in Munich for the trade launch of Contactspod at Opti’12, the premier international trade show for the optical market. Contactspod is a very simple but ingenious way of storing lenses in a sealed, single-use case that comes pre-filled with a sterile, multipurpose solution suitable for all contact lens …

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13 January 2012

Life Science Firm wins Funding Grant

A SCOTTISH life sciences firm is to share in £8.5 million of grant funding from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board to boost research projects in the regenerative medicine sector. Edinburgh’s ImmunoSolv will work with Wideblue, Edinburgh University, the UK Stem Cell Bank, and the Scottish Stem Cell Network. ImmunoSolv specialises in detecting and removing …

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06 December 2011

SKF Launch Top of the Range Laser Alignment System

The TKSA 60 and TKSA 80 are extremely rugged wireless laser shaft alignment tools for use in harsh environments. The system provides instant expertise with a built-in step-by-step alignment process, from preparation, inspection, and evaluation through correction, reporting, and analysis. The system incorporates the latest alignment knowledge and decades of SKF experience of rotating equipment. …

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01 November 2011

Contactspod makes contact with the travel and leisure industry in Cannes

At the recent TFWA World Exhibition 2011 in Cannes, it was announced that Contactspod, the world’s first pre-filled single-use contact lens case, will be part of the new product range from Polaroid Contact Lens Solutions. The hermetically sealed Contactspod, designed by Wideblue, is pre-filled with sterile contact lens solution and provides a simple, hygienic, and …

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25 October 2011

Wideblue exhibiting at Convergent Technologies Showcase and Conference

For the fourth year running Wideblue will be exhibiting some client case studies at the 6th Convergent Technologies Showcase and Conference at the Stirling University Management Centre on 11th May. This year the theme of the conference is healthcare efficiency through prevention and intervention which is an area of interest to a number of our …

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06 May 2011

Meet Wideblue at the Scottish Technology Showcase

We will be exhibiting our technology-based product design and development service at the 2011 Scottish Technology Showcase, on 7 June in the SECC Glasgow. Visit us at stand 72 to see several innovative products designed at Wideblue which have now been successfully launched for sale. We will also be displaying examples of prototype models and …

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19 April 2011

Wideblue client wins Innovation Award

Innovative contact lens accessory company Viopti has been honoured at the prestigious John Logie Baird Awards for Innovation 2011. Viopti founder Alastair Knox was the outright winner of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Wideblue has been working closely with Viopti since 2009 to help develop the ContactsPod product line and business proposition.

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21 March 2011

Human tissue testing in medical and diagnostic device development

Wideblue and Biopta are combining their expertise to offer a medical device product design service using ethically-sourced fresh human tissue for development testing. Biopta are experts in sourcing and testing ethically donated human tissue samples. The collaboration means that human tissue testing can be integrated throughout Wideblue’s product design process, from feasibility studies to verification …

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23 February 2011

Supporting medical device engineering students and graduates

Wideblue project manager Stuart Kelly joined the judging panel for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ 2011 medical engineering student competition. This is the foremost medical engineering student project competition in the UK, providing an opportunity for students and recent graduates to present their work and compete for cash awards. The 2011 winners are: Vicon Prize …

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23 February 2011

Understanding the product opportunity

A new article by Wideblue features on the front page of the latest “Informing Business” publication from Nexxus, the Scottish life sciences network. The article discusses the ingredients required to successfully turn innovative technology into a market-ready medical device.

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03 February 2011

Computer Simulations in Bioengineering seminar – “Optical Analysis of Ambulight PDT”

Stuart Kelly, Wideblue Project Manager, has been invited to speak at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ forthcoming seminar on Computer Simulations in Bioengineering. The seminar will present state-of-the-art computational technology applied to the medical engineering field and takes place on 16th March 2011 at IMechE Headquarters, London. Stuart previously presented a paper at the same …

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21 December 2010

Wideblue to exhibit at Technology World 2010

Wideblue will be exhibiting examples of our technology-based product design at the Technology World event in London on 7th and 8th December 2010. The event includes an international conference programme of over 60 speakers, and the Bloodhound land speed record car will also be on show in the exhibition area.

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01 November 2010

Wideblue supports new UKTI investment forum

Wideblue is supporting IBIZ Invest, a new investment forum that gives an exciting array of UK businesses the chance to pitch in front of invited potential investors on 9 March 2011. Jim Hall, Wideblue CEO, is a member of a ten-strong investor/advisor panel of distinguished representatives from around the UK. The panel will select the …

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21 October 2010

Wideblue CEO judging the Converge Challenge – fostering Scotland’s entrepreneurial talent pool

The Converge Challenge, run by Heriot-Watt University, seeks to create opportunities for early career stage researchers to explore the commercial potential of their research and develop their entrepreneurial skills and capacity through training, mentoring and networking. The Challenge “is designed to take you from researcher to innovator by giving you the skills and know-how to …

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16 September 2010

Design Council case study demonstrates the value of Wideblue design to university technology transfer projects

The University of Aberdeen recently employed Wideblue to help with early-stage product development for an innovative new light-powered water cleaning technology. The university’s Technology Transfer Office is working with the Design Council’s Innovate for Universities support programme, which brings design thinking and techniques into projects to help clarify the product development route and communicate the …

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15 September 2010

Wideblue invited to join international electronics consortium

Wideblue has joined the STI Alliance, a collaborative consortium of electronic systems design and manufacturing organisations with facilities in over 70 countries. The invitation to join the consortium, alongside established members including Surface Technology International and The Technology Partnership, reflects growing recognition of Wideblue’s strength and track record in technology-based product design. The alliance facilitates …

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06 September 2010

Wideblue design saves money during development of new drugs

Biopta have published a paper describing an application of their unique PM-1 perfusion myograph instrument, which was designed and manufactured by Wideblue. The PM-1 allows new drug candidates to be screened for adverse reactions at an early stage in drug development, resulting in better prediction of the safest and most effective drugs.

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01 July 2010

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