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University of Bradford returns to China to host diagnostic workshop

2 November 11

The University of Bradford's Science Bridges China team will be holding their third Open Innovation workshop in Guangzhou, China, this month.

This time, the workshops will take the theme of diagnostics, focussing on technologies and systems which will facilitate the identification and treatment of medical conditions. The main aim of the workshops is to fuse academic, clinical and business scientists to focus on opportunities which have capabilities of a commercial return through sale or out-licensing inside four years.

Paul Thorning, who directs the innovation programme, said: "The Science Bridges China team are delighted to be visiting Guangzhou next month. The wealth of knowledge in diagnostics across the UK, and the innovation strengths at Bradford means we can be strong partners with Chinese companies and academics in pioneering new solutions in healthcare."

This workshop follows on from two previously successful workshops in Changzhou, where Chinese funding has been secured to carry out collaborative projects with UK academics and companies. These projects include a novel product for Alzheimer’s disease, implants for dental wounds, and technologies to mask the unpalatable taste of drugs.

Kadem Al Lamee, Chief Executive Officer from Arterius, based in the bioscience incubator facilities at the University of Bradford said: "The University of Bradford hosted workshops are a great way of bridging business and science together to create successful outcomes.

"Following our involvement in the open innovation workshop earlier this year which focused on 'Biomaterials Repair', it is highly likely that we will progress two new technology partnerships within China, one in wound care and the other in cardiovascular, both involving Chinese academics and businesses." For more information visit the Science Bridges China website.

2 November 11

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