Bradford team return to China

The University of Bradford’s Science Bridges China team will be holding their third Open Innovation workshop in Guangzhou, China in November 2011.

This time, the workshops will take the theme of diagnostics, focussing on technologies and systems which will facilitate the identification and treatment of medical conditions.  The main aim of the workshops is to fuse academic, clinical and business scientists to focus on opportunities which have capabilities of a commercial return through sale or out-licensing inside four years.

Paul Thorning, who directs the innovation programme, said: “The Science Bridges China team are delighted to be visiting Guangzhou next month.  The wealth of knowledge in diagnostics across the UK, and the innovation strengths at Bradford means we can be strong partners with Chinese companies and academics in pioneering new solutions in healthcare.”

This workshop follows on from two previously successful workshops in Changzhou, where Chinese funding has been secured to carry out collaborative projects with UK academics and companies.  These projects include a novel product for Alzheimer’s disease, implants for dental wounds, and technologies to mask the unpalatable taste of drugs.

Kadem Al Lamee, Chief Executive Officer from Arterius, based in the bioscience incubator facilities at the University of Bradford said:  “The University of Bradford hosted workshops are a great way of bridging business and science together to create successful outcomes.

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