Medilink member Colorectal Therapies HTC held another successful annual National Meeting on November 8 at The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
The conference welcomed clinicians, patients, scientists and industry partners to share ideas and learn about innovative healthcare technologies.
The event included speeches from academics, discussion tables and a performance of the play ‘Gutted’, presented by Liz Richardson on her life with ulcerative colitis.
Key speakers included pharmacokinetics researcher Professor Andrew Owen on ‘Current Paradigms in Nanotechnology- Enabled Drug Delivery’, founder of STORM Lab Professor Pietro Valdastri on ‘Lifesaving Capsule Robotics’ and NHS innovator Dr Phil O’Connell on ‘Technology and the Power of People; Healthcare a Radically Different Way’.
The event also showcased a student-led scheme ‘Innovation Programme’, which had 50 science-related students pitch novel solutions for unaddressed clinical problems.
Colorectal Therapies HTC utilises nanotechnology, engineering and biosensing to develop treatments and medical tools for patients who suffer from colorectal disease.