Birmingham cohort achieves awards for sustainability

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham)   The Healthcare Technologies Institute at the University of Birmingham has received recognition for sustainable practices from the 2021 NUS Green Impact Awards; a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice within organisations. The team was led by Emma Lardner, Operations Manager

Can Droplets Improve Stem Cell Therapies?

By LifETIME CDT Student: Matthew Woods (University of Glasgow)   Stem cells are highly valuable in regenerative therapies because of their ability to change into several cell types. For example, mesenchymal stem cells can change into bone, cartilage or fat. When stem cells were first discovered it was thought that all the cells were identical, and all

A new avenue for spinal cord repair

By LifETIME CDT Student: Sorour Nemati (NUI Galway)   I am a chemical engineer whose ambition is to play a key role in human being life. Though it seems there is no specific role of chemical engineering in health care, its combination with other engineering streams such as biomedical engineering and biotechnology has introduced an

Rub-a-dub-dub cell sensors in the tub: monitoring cell therapies in bioreactors

By LifETIME CDT Student: Hannah Williamson (University of Birmingham)   Cell therapies, medicines made from human cells, have had huge success in fighting leaukemias and offer new hope to patients as treatments for a range of diseases. However, the manufacture of these therapies remains a major challenge and barrier to patient access. New technologies are

Alicia El Haj is awarded Midlands Women in Tech Award

By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham) Professor Alicia El Haj, Interdisciplinary Chair of Cell Engineering at the University of Birmingham and LifETIME CDT supervisor has won a Midlands Women in Tech Academic Award. Professor El Haj is a leading figure working within the field of healthcare technologies. She has been making signification contributions with

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