Medical electronics

Single molecule ‘biopsies’

Newly-developed "nano-tweezers" can for the first time extract single molecules from live cells without destroying them

Nanoscale tweezers

Prototype endoscope

Researchers say a redesigned prototype endoscope could cut the cost of manufacture from £80,000 to just £40

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Creating impact through research

Dr Virginia Pensabene is developing organ-on-chip technology with the aim of improving the efficacy and success rate of IVF procedures and preventing future fertility problems.

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Professor Pietro Valdastri and his team are pioneering a new design of endoscope that uses a magnetic capsule with built-in imaging capability to enable faster, painless, low-cost investigations.

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Professor Steve Freear and his team have developed a patented hardware platform for better cardiac imaging and chemotherapy drug release.

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Professor Christoph Walti is developing a desktop device that will enable GPs to easily distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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Dr James McLaughlan is leading new research combining robotics, nanoparticles, ultrasound and lasers to combat head and neck cancer with treatment which could banish chemotherapy.

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Nano surgery using needles the width of a molecule of DNA, could help surgeons and cell biologists unravel the mystery of why some cancer cells resist chemotherapy.

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