Mar 052015
 
Meningococcal Disease Diagnostic Performance Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases

A study using the meningococcal disease diagnostic developed at the laboratories in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, has recently been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The paper concludes that the meningococcal LAMP assay is straightforward enough to use in any hospital with basic laboratory facilities and provides diagnostically accurate and clinically useful results.

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Feb 052015
 

Belfast Health and Social Caree Trust licensee HiberGene Diagnostics Ltd has raised €2m. The company will use this round of funding to support the commercialisation of its first two rapid molecular tests for Meningococcal Meningitis and Group B Streptococcus, which were developed at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and which it has licenced from Belfast HSC Trust.

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Oct 132016
 

  SBRI  FAST – Automated Staff Deployment of pharmacy staff in a hospital setting.  A new Medicines Optimisation Automated Staff Deployment Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition has been launched by the Department of Health (DoH) and Department for Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland.  The competition is seeking to source new innovative technology solutions to enable the

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Aug 102016
 
Clinical Innovation Conference - 5-6 October 2016

The Clinical Innovation Collaborative, which comprises the organisations listed below, is holding its 3rd conference which aims to build relationships between Northern Ireland clinical researchers and the pharmaceutical industry with a view to increasing collaborative research and adoption of innovation. Using a cross-sector approach with the needs of patients at the centre of the plans, the

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May 252016
 

The Department of Health (Northern Ireland) has launched two new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competitions to stimulate the development of innovative technology solutions to optimise patient health and social care outcomes through staff deployment and improved medication management.

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A Vision of a Collaborative Future for the Healthcare Sector in Northern Ireland

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Jan 212016
 
A Vision of a Collaborative Future for the Healthcare Sector in Northern Ireland

Recognising the shared vision of improving healthcare and strengthening the economy, Health and Social Care (HSC) Innovations, HSC Research & Development (R&D) Division and BioBusiness Limited (BioBusiness) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding.  This will facilitate collaborative working and knowledge exchange and commercialisation activity between academia, industry, and HSC bodies (clinicians and researchers). The

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Nov 242015
 

‘Designing and Developing New Products in a Regulated Industry’ will take place at Lecture Theatre, Fern House, Antrim Area Hospital Site, Wednesday 20th January 2016 @ 10am – 12.30pm Subject matter to be covered includes: Introduction to Quality Management Systems Life and Health Sciences Regulations, including pharma, diagnostics, medical devices and clinical trials Medical Device

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Aug 272015
 
Clinical Innovation Conference  7-8 October 2015

The Clinical Innovation Collaborative is holding its 2nd conference which aims to build relationships between Northern Ireland clinical researchers and the pharmaceutical industry with a view to increasing collaborative research and adoption of innovation. Using a cross-sector approach with the needs of patients at the centre of the plans, the event is aimed at enhancing

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Aug 052015
 
Double success for the Northern HSC trust at the NI Healthcare Awards

Antrim Area Hospital’s Pharmacy and Medicines Management Centre was successful with two projects in the recent 16th Northern Ireland Health Care Awards.  LAMPS (Live Automated Microbiology Pharmacy Surveillance System), its software-based surveillance system for monitoring antimicrobial resistance, won in the award category ‘Innovations in quality and efficiency through technology’, whilst WriteMed, an electronic Medicines Reconciliation

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Jul 282015
 

The Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at Altnagelvin Hospital has announced details of its seventh annual translational medicine conference. The event will focus on ‘Big data and Data Analytics in Precision Medicine’ and will take place on 26th and 27th October 2015 at the City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry.

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