Growing MedTech Translation 2019

After a successful launch last year, Grow MedTech and Translate MedTech are back with a 2019 Annual Conference – a unique opportunity to learn more about current medtech being developed in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.

The conference will bring together our vast community of academics, industrialists, clinicians, innovators and funders to enjoy lively, interactive presentations and networking.

Sessions include:

  • New medical technologies being developed in the region
  • A Dragons Den style session where the audience can vote for their favourite project to be funded
  • The Translate Summer Project Showcase


More than 200 people engaged with medtech from the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions are set to join us on Friday 6 December 2019. The full agenda is below:

9:30am Registration and refreshments

Conference overview
Jo Dixon-Hardy, Grow MedTech Director


Professor John Fisher, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of EPSRC Medical Technologies Innovation and
Knowledge Centre


Grow MedTech – Technology Development Projects

Sylatech Ltd & University of York: a collaboration in microwave medical imaging
Roddy Vann and Charlie Breese

How Engaging Content can Aid Rehabilitation
Ivan Phelan

CONNECT: Co-creating a digital patient decision aid for coronary heart disease
Emma Harris and Philippa Hedley-Takhar

11am Tea and coffee break

Translate MedTech – Summer Student Project poster 2-minutes pitches

Sunil Daga
Kidney Stone Pre-Cursors

Hajrah Siddique
Measurement of recovery force on Ebeam treated polymers for sutures

Farshid Sefat
Breast cancer project

Alicia Carrion Plaza
Using Virtual Reality to Chronic Pain Management

Ana Sandru

Nat Milton

Saiful Ali
Anatomic Phantom for CT and X-ray Calibration

Yanxin Shi
Developing AI system for Predicting delayed discharge of patients

William Bolton
Developing circular frame fixators through frugal innovation for leg fracture patients in developing countries

Zhang Ong
Photothermal Therapy of Bacterial Infections Using Gold Nanoparticles

Farshid Sefat
Full Thickness Cornea Project

12pm Lunch and networking

Pump Prime Funding Competition pitches

Development and evaluation of paediatric central apnoea homemonitoring device
Presenters: Reza Saatchi, Heather Elphick and Anthony Jones
VERDICT- Automated detection of spinal fractures using AI
Presenters: Milton Hoz de Vila, Kattia Hoz de Vila, Alejandro Lebrero, Jose Pozo and Alejandro Frangi
SMILE –A novel diagnostic for depression
Presenters: Sareen Galbraith and Mukundan Chetan Satyajit
A novel blood test for early detection of brain tumour recurrence
Presenters: Anke Bruning-Richardson and Christian Tiede
Designing a synthetic vascular implant for coronary bypass patients
Presenters: Kirsten Riches-Suman
Building Rehabilitation Robots for Every Home
Presenters: Martin C. Levesley and Justin Gallagher

3:30pm Tea and coffee break

Keynote talk
Rosie McEachan, Director of Born In Bradford


Competition winners announced


Closing comments
Jo Dixon-Hardy and Danielle Miles