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Wideblue exhibiting at this years Scottish Technology Showcase

Once again Wideblue will be exhibiting our technology-based product design skills at the Scottish Technology Showcase, this year held on 26 May in the SECC Glasgow. Please visit our stand to see recent projects first hand, and to hear how we have helped some clients with their start-up and funding process.

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26 May 2010

Driving Scotland’s Healthcare Innovation

Wideblue managing director Jim Hall is contributing to a seminar at the Scottish Technology Showcase: “Driving Scotland’s Healthcare Innovations”. The seminar brings together some of the health technology sector’s innovative players, to discuss how they have overcome the technological and business challenges to return wider benefits to Scotland.

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26 May 2010

Wideblue presents workshop at Technology Changing Healthcare event

At this years 5th Convergent Technologies Showcase and Conference, Wideblue will be running an afternoon product design workshop session entitled “From Concept to Commercialisation”. In the course of the workshop Grant King and Stuart Kelly will use real-world case studies to explore the four critical stages in turning technology into a commercial product: Concept, Feasibility, …

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19 May 2010

Web launch for Kelvin Vision Multifocal Imager

The Multifocal Imager 3GEN, a system for retinal imaging, is the culmination of 16 years of research with experience in over 7,000 patients. See the Kelvin Vision website for more details. Wideblue is currently manufacturing this device having been selected as the design for manufacture partner by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL).

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14 May 2010

Centeo Launches First Product

Centeo Biosciences has successfully launched its flagship product – the TG40 – a portable, temperature-controlled microtitre plate with docking station. TG40 is the first system designed specifically to enable optimization and screening of crystallization temperatures in a portable, hand-held device. Wideblue worked in close collaboration with Centeo’s in-house scientific and engineering experts to develop the …

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15 February 2010

Wideblue supports the John Logie Baird Awards for Innovation

We are once again supporting the John Logie Baird Innovation awards in 2009/10. Wideblue Project Manager Stuart Kelly sat on the Glasgow regional judging panel to assess a wide range of innovative business propositions. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 12th March 2010.

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27 January 2010

Wideblue Director presents a case study at the Life Sciences Scotland Med tech Forum

Wideblue Design and Development Director Grant King presented a case study that addressed some of the challenges in successfully taking a home healthcare product from initial idea to full commercialisation. The case study featured the Wideblue designed Breastlight, an award-winning product that assists in the early detection of breast cancer. The Breastlight is a perfect …

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11 November 2009

Wideblue founding partner in Kelvin Capital syndicate

Wideblue is a founding partner in newly established business angel syndicate Kelvin Capital, which has recently announced its first investment. In association with the Boots Centre for Innovation, the syndicate will focus on innovative technologies in consumer healthcare and medical devices, as well as energy and renewables. Investment deal sizes will be between £50k and …

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07 October 2009

Starting a business: What the over-50s need to know

Wideblue Managing Director Jim Hall is included in this Guardian article on starting a business, which draws on Jim’s experience of starting up Wideblue as a product design and development consultancy. Read The Guardian article for more details.

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26 September 2009

PWB Health Product Available at Boots

Wideblue customer PWB Health now has product available for sale through mass retailer Boots. Breastlight is a health and wellbeing product for women. It helps women notice any changes in their breasts over time. Wideblue developed the Breastlight product for PWB Health, and it is good to see the success of the product, already on …

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04 September 2009

Wideblue Exhibits at major UK Medical Device Technology event

Wideblue is exhibiting at the Medical Innovation Forum at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on 10th June 2009. The Medical Innovation Forum is “the premier UK networking event for all those with an interest in health technologies to discuss innovations, fast-track technology transfer, find partners and seek funding/licensing agreements”. Having built a strong reputation in Scotland …

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10 June 2009

Scottish Parliament congratulates PWB Health on design award win

ackie Baillie MSP submitted the motion that ‘the Parliament congratulates bioscience company PWB Health on winning a gold award at the 22nd annual Excellence in Design competition in the medical/test equipment category’. For more details see Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin.

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29 May 2009

Breastlight wins Excellence in Design Gold Award

The Breastlight, made by PWB Health, received a Gold award in the Medical/Test Equipment category in appliance DESIGN Magazine’s 22nd Annual Excellence in Design Awards Competition. The product was designed by Wide Blue.” The purpose of appliance DESIGN’s annual design competition is to honor those designers who have excelled in meeting the modern challenge of …

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09 April 2009

The Nexxt Big Thing in Women’s Health

Jim Hall will talk on ‘The Breastlight Story. From Enlightened People to Enlightened Breast Awareness’ at the first Horizons in Biomedicine event of 2009. This event will focus on a number of important issues affecting Women’s Health and is to take place at the University of Glasgow on 12 March.

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18 February 2009

Wideblue Exhibits at ITI Members’ Meeting

Wideblue’s technical team will be available to discuss examples of recently completed projects at the 2009 ITI Scotland Members’ Meeting, on 24th February at the Sheraton hotel, Edinburgh. Wideblue’s skills in turning technology concepts into commercially viable products are particularly relevant to the ITI’s business model, which seeks to identify and commercialise technology-based intellectual property …

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16 February 2009

Wideblue to Raise Investment Levels

Wideblue is to step up its investment activity, taking six-figure stakes in client businesses as it strengthens its links with Scottish universities. See The Scotsman for full details.

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07 January 2009

Wideblue Wins Top Innovation Award

Wideblue received the “Breakthrough Product Award” for our work developing the BreastLight product – a unique hand-held device which will help women with self-examination for the early signs of breast cancer. Read the full article.

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22 September 2008

Wideblue Supports the John Logie Baird Awards Programme 2008

The awards packages, valued at approximately £20,000, “recognise and celebrate innovation by encouraging the commercial exploitation of Scotland’s intellectual capital”. Entries must be submitted by 15th September 2008. Wideblue will also contribute expertise as a member of the Regional Judging Panel.

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18 August 2008

Scottish Government Minister John Swinney Visits Wideblue

Finance Secretary, John Swinney visited the Wideblue office to see how SMART:AWARD funding had contributed to the development of ‘Breastlight’, a new health and well being product for women. He said that the device would have “potential health benefits for millions as an aid for breast awareness…”

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30 July 2008

West Dunbartonshire MP John McFall Visits Wideblue

ohn McFall MP said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Wideblue. The work they are doing in the former Polaroid factory is remarkable and really interesting. It’s exciting to have this kind of work going on right here on our doorstep in Dumbarton.”

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06 July 2008

Wideblue Working with Dragon’s Den Winners to Provide Clean Drinking Water for the Developing World

Red Button won overwhelming backing from the BBC’s Dragon’s Den in 2007 for its Reverse Osmosis Sanitation System (ROSS). Wideblue is to engage with the Red Button team, to refine and develop the product design and functionality.

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16 March 2008

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