New medical technology centre
Posted on 08 Feb 2020 and read 927 times
Work is well underway on Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) at its Boots site, which is part of the Nottingham Enterprise Zone.
The new facility will be dedicated to the development, clinical production and commercialisation of new medical technologies; it is due to be completed in the autumn.
A key aim is to improve patient care by getting innovations to market as quickly as possible.
The facility will provide access to a unique set of resources for product development, including laboratories, clean-rooms, and expertise in processing, prototype development and clinical manufacturing processes.
Work has also started on a building at NTU’s Clifton Campus that will focus on research, linking academics with industry to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to medical-technology development.
The overall MTIF project — supported by £9.7 million from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, through its Local Growth Fund allocation — will form strategic alliances with a range of organisations to help ensure effective support for companies and researchers.
It is expected to become a major specialist innovation asset within the developing Midlands Engine area. Mike Hannay,
MTIF managing director, said: “The MTIF building is an integral part of our mission to accelerate the development of innovative medical technologies that improve the lives of patients and stimulate economic growth in our region.”