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Oxford spin-out to use ultrasound to treat cancer and back pain

A new spin-out, created by engineering academics Professor Constantin Coussios, Dr Robert Carlisle and Dr Christian Coviello, will use ultrasound technology to deliver advanced therapies for difficult-to-treat cancers and chronic low back pain.

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Three prestigious IET awards for Department spin-out OrganOx

OrganOx Ltd, a spin-out co-founded by academics Professor Constantin Coussios in Engineering Science and Proffessor Peter Friend in Surgical Sciences, was recently awarded 3 out of 15 possible 2013 innovation awards by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), alongside its prototype development partner Team Consulting Limited.

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New international initiative focuses on brain mechanics and trauma research

Dr Antoine Jérusalem, from the Department of Engineering Science, is one of the founders of a new international initiative that will focus research on brain problems. Along with colleagues from Oxford University, Purdue University, the Technical University of Madrid and the University of California they have established the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL).

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CDT in Healthcare Innovation Offers 7 Fully Funded Studentships for October 2014

The CDT in Healthcare Innovation is delighted to announce that it has 7 studentships to offer prospective candidates for entry in October 2014. The CDT aims to train well-rounded healthcare specialists who are fully conversant with the work of clinicians and the healthcare industry. Successful applicants will join an existing programme of around sixty students, plus academics, clinicians and entrepreneurs.

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Funding boost to develop new patient monitoring system

A team of researchers in the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and clinical staff from the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Trust, led by Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE, has developed an iPad-based early-warning system with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding. This is one of the projects funded by the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards’ £260 million NHS Technology Fund to improve patient safety.

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