Product acceptance in the health-care environment
8th August 2018

Technology innovators in the health-care sector can benefit from the research and expertise of the Oxford Clinical Allied Technology and Trials Services Unit (OxCATTS)

If you are a start-up company, you may often get lost in the processes required to have a product or idea accepted within the healthcare environment. In the current transition phase from European Medical Device Directives to European Medical Device Regulations some processes and requirements may be hard to navigate alone. A clinical trial unit (CTU) can help to ensure that the research meets these requirements and support in the design, conduct, analysis, and report of the study. Focussing on research in technology innovation (including traditional trials, innovative designs and clinical audits) aligns with Government and LEP strategies. The Government have identified key Grand Challenges for global strength and importantly targeted local strengths that include AI and High Performance Computing, the local UK Biobank, and interaction between genes and environment. There is also a strategy to develop further key capabilities, emerging technologies and distinctive advantages from cybersecurity. A key aim is to harness and the power of innovation to meet the needs of the ageing society including technologies, services, and products to help older citizens lead independent, fulfilled lives.  Local, national, and international technology innovation can be supported by experienced, high-quality, research-active, and professional services staff at all career levels through smaller, flexible operational models which can create more research opportunities and keep down costs. The OxCATTS team are happy to discuss trial and service needs in a friendly and flexible environment.

About the author

Oxford Brookes University
Helen Dawes leads an interdisciplinary research team at Oxford Brookes University with an extensive track record on the development and translation of health-related research.

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