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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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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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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
 

NISP CONNECT at the Northern Ireland Science Park has announced that the 2015 INVENT competition is now open. One of the most useful door-opening opportunities for science and technology innovators in Northern Ireland, the 2015 search for the region’s inventions with the greatest commercial potential is seeking applications for innovations across six categories including ‘Life and Health’.

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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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Sep 302014
 
Belfast Trust Licenses Rapid Group B Streptococcus Diagnostic

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has licensed its rapid molecular diagnostic for Group B streptococcus to HiberGene Diagnostics Ltd. The Group B streptococcus assay is 100% sensitive and 93% specific when compared to direct culture.

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Jul 162014
 
Bilingual Assessment Materials for Speech and Language Developed by Belfast Trust

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Black Sheep Press have recently signed a licence agreement in relation to new bilingual assessment materials, FLAC (Functional Language Across Countries). FLAC is a collection of materials developed by speech and language therapists in the Belfast Trust to assess the early language skills of bilingual and non-English-speaking children.

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