MetUp UK: Darker Side of Pink Exhibition

Today I visited the #DarkerPink exhibition at the Danum Gallery and Museum in Doncaster. The presence of dark pink figures, listening to their stories as I stood in front of them, really brought home the impact of metastatic breast cancer. I thank the women involved in this project for sharing their reality and was delighted … Read more

Mechanical Logic using Multi-Plane Mechanical Metamaterials

Metamaterials are architected materials designed to exhibit properties superior to their constituent material. Metamaterial structures are well established in optics, acoustics, and thermodynamics. Additive Manufacturing has enabled the expansion of metamaterial application space into mechanical mechanisms. These architected materials exploit structural deformations and mechanical energies to exhibit unique phenomena that are used to build functional … Read more

Mass customisation of patient implants

Customized patient implants have been shown to improve patient outcomes but they typically require increased preoperative assessment, involve longer lead times, and are burdened with higher costs all of which have prevented widespread adoption. To attain the benefits of patient-specific implants, whilst avoiding the limitations of currently available solutions, fully automated design and manufacture product … Read more

In Silico Framework for Peripheral Nerve Injury Repair Construct Design

A recently published paper by Simão Laranjeira and Rebecca Shipley from UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering developed a new in silico framework to help design peripheral nerve injury repair constructs. The work was developed within the remit of the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering of creating novel strategies to treat peripheral nerve injury. The framework … Read more

OncoEng Launch

A £7 million research project has been launched to develop a new imaging and keyhole surgery approach to the treatment for secondary bone tumours of the spine.  Known as metastatic bone disease, the tumours spread from a primary cancer located elsewhere in the body. The condition is particularly associated with breast cancer.   The bone tumours cause vertebrae to … Read more