Nottingham Trent University facility meets healthcare needs

Nottingham Trent University facility meets healthcare needs

 June 06, 2019

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Nottingham Trent University is creating a new facility that focuses on the development of innovative products and advanced materials to meet future healthcare needs - one of many reasons why the institution is an exciting place for women to work!

“I know that many people associate universities - and NTU in particular - with teaching the next generation who will play the major role in our continued prosperity. However, our contribution to the economic vibrancy of the City and County goes well beyond teaching, driving research and innovation that grow companies and create jobs. MTIF is a prime example of this contribution," said Professor Edward Peck, Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor.

Improving people's lives through medical technologies

The facility is part of Nottingham Trent University’s dual-site £23m ‘Medical Technologies Innovation Facility’ (MTIF) and is being created on the Clifton Campus, home to the School of Science and Technology.

The multidisciplinary research and development building integrates the work of scientists, engineers, clinicians and entrepreneurs, who will work together to create products and materials.

As part of the dual-site MTIF project, there is also a facility dedicated to pilot production and commercialisation that provides access to laboratories, clean rooms, technologies and expertise for processing, prototype development and preparing manufacturing processes.

“MTIF will improve people’s lives through the development of the next generation of medical technologies. It will support industry and enhance the regional economy in the areas of life sciences and healthcare, key priority sectors for the UK Government. The technologies that will emerge from this initiative will improve the lives of people across the UK and beyond," said Professor Mark Biggs, Head of the College of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University.

Improving patient care by speeding up development and innovation

A main aim of MTIF is to better patient care by speeding up medical product development and getting innovations to market as quickly as possible, which is critical for business survival, growth and profitability.The MTIF project – which will receive up to £9.7million support via the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – creates strategic alliances with a range of organisations to help ensure effective support to companies and researchers.

“Life Sciences is a key LEP sector, with the area hosting many bio and healthcare services businesses. I’m pleased to see the development of NTU’s planned Medical Technologies Innovation Facility reach this next stage. It’s a great example of the private sector and a LEP area university working closely together, to help innovative businesses to expand,” said Sajeeda Rose, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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