Surgical Innovations Completes Two KTPs

Surgical Innovations partners with universities to optimize design and manufacture of medical devices.

December 7, 2012
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Surgical Innovations (SI)  has successfully completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaborations with both the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford, to optimize their range of laparoscopic surgery devices.

The two year KTP schemes with University graduates Tae Zar Lwin and Giles Meakin has enabled SI to utilize the knowledge, technology, and skills residing in both Universities to introduce new manufacturing processes and realise new product designs.

The KTPs have engendered a close working relationship between SI and the Universities, helping drive innovation in industry with both associates keen to fly the flag for UK based design and manufacture.

“I have been able to oversee the successful introduction of injection-moulding and pass on knowledge of polymer materials which opens doors in terms of design and manufacture capabilities for the business," says Giles Meakin, KTP associate from University of Bradford. "Manufacturing directly from the Leeds site allows SI to ensure each and every device made is of the best quality.”

Graham Bowland, CEO of SI, says, “I am proud that Surgical Innovations is partnered with great institutions such as the University of Leeds and University of Bradford allowing us to draw on the skills and expertise available. Such collaborations underpin the philosophy behind the Leeds City Region’s Business, Innovation and Growth strategy, to drive economic growth through enhanced relationships and knowledge sharing with Universities, hospitals, and other regional MedTech businesses.”