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Wideblue named as a winner in German Product Design Awards 2021

Wideblue are delighted to be recognized as a winner in the 2021 German New Product Design Awards. The award is for Wideblue’s work on the CRiL N-Tidal product. Russell Overend from Wideblue said “We are delighted to win this recognition from the prestigious German Design Awards which are mainly awarded to high end, stylish consumer …

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10 November 2020

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

Breath-measuring device in upcoming NHS trials could monitor recovery from Covid-19

Wideblue were delighted to have an interview published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. In it, Wideblue discuss work on a new handheld device that measures a person’s breath that could track recovery from Covid-19. To read the full article click here.

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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 in the Daily Express

Wideblue were delighted to have a piece published in the Daily Express today. The article highlights the good work undertaken by Wideblue in the areas of medical device innovation and new camera design. It also provides publicity for some of our clients. To read the full article click here.

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11 March 2020

Coronavirus Update

It is business as usual at Wideblue. We have no employees affected by the virus, and we are taking precautions to protect our staff and customers. We have tissues for all staff, we regularly wipe down door handles with alcohol wipes, we are reducing travel and making more use of video conferencing. We have also …

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10 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 medical devices on show at California Trade Show

Wideblue attended the 2020 Medical Device and Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, California. On show were the latest new products from CRiL, Softcell, Peek and Calcivis along with other Pivot designed and manufactured medical devices. Over 20,000 delegates attended the show over 3 days and most visited the Pivot / Wideblue stand. Click here for …

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14 February 2020

Wideblue and academic partners publish paper on a new Hyperspectral camera

The paper was published in the Optical Society’s leading academic journal, Applied Optics. The successful collaboration, to design and manufacture a low-cost Hyperspectral imaging device for agriculture, was undertaken as part of an Innovate UK project, led by Wideblue and involved a number of academic partners including University of Strathclyde, University of West of Scotland, …

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10 February 2020

Wideblue Building Infrared Medical Devices for Clinical Trials

Wideblue have started building 200 of the latest advanced personal capnometer devices for Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited (CRiL). The CRiL devices are battery-powered and transmit patients’ breath records direct to a secure server. The devices will be used for the next stage of clinical trials for patients with various respiratory diseases starting in Feb 2020. …

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12 December 2019

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

Wideblue presenting new product designs at Med Tech Innovation Expo, NEC Birmingham 15-16th May

Wideblue and Pivot International will be attending Med Tech Innovation Expo – NEC Birmingham 15-16th May and presenting their latest work on new medical devices. Wideblue have permission from Cambridge Respiratory Innovations Limited, Softcell Medical, Calcivis, Pivot International and PEEK to show off their latest new medical devices which are at various stages of development. …

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03 May 2019

Wideblue visit the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre

Wideblue, along with client RAB-Microfluidics, visited the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth as part of an Innovate UK-funded collaborative project. The project aims to revolutionise oil condition monitoring for the wind energy sector by using microfluidics. Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field encompassing engineering, physics, chemistry and nanotechnology to create …

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31 March 2019

Wideblue sponsor Doctor Of Engineering in Applied Photonics

Wideblue are pleased to sponsor a position in Applied Photonics through the Centre for Doctorate Training at Herriot Watt University. The successful candidate will work on Wideblue’s Optical Ground Station Receiver project as part of the collaborative R+D Quantum Key Device project. Applicants are encouraged to help bring this exciting new technology to market. For …

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15 March 2019

Wideblue client Polaroid Originals featured in major article in the Guardian

Wideblue client Polaroid Originals is featured in a major article in the Guardian. The article charts Polaroid’s history and highlights the launch of the new OneStep+ camera launched this month.

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20 September 2018

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

Wideblue and Pivot announce merger

Wideblue and Pivot International have concluded a deal to merge Wideblue’s New Product Design and Development team with Pivot International’s USA and Far East development and manufacturing capability. The deal will allow Wideblue’s customers to benefit from the strengths of both companies and increase Wideblue’s presence in international markets. For more details, please click here.

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19 April 2018

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