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Generic inhalers: beyond reverse engineering

11th Dec 2018

Many of the dominant pharmaceutical companies operate partly, or wholly, in the generic drugs market. In 2016, the generics divisions of Teva, Mylan and Novartis all reported revenues in excess of $9bn with the top ten manufacturers...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

2018 Giant Health Event - The Future is FemTech

22nd Nov 2018

Menopause is in the spotlight helped by coverage from the BBC and other websites. Nicola Millar presented how technology can provide drug-free alternatives to help women going through menopause.

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Vlog

Vlog: Automating complex industrial processes

30th Oct 2018

Automating complex industrial tasks is becoming increasingly challenging, there are often no simple answers. Bruce Ackman discusses the challenge...

  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Delivering sustainable growth that doesn’t cost the Earth

22nd Oct 2018

When a client comes to us with a project that will transform a business to engage with entirely new opportunities in a sustainable way we are more than ready to take up that challenge.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Vlog

How can we automate the valuation of e-waste?

11th Sep 2018

e-waste can be a literal gold mine when it comes to recovering materials, but how to you identify and classify the high value from the low value efficiently?

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Mechanical engineering
Opinion

Demanufacturing and recycling electric bikes

28th Aug 2018

Demanufacturing and recovery of the embedded raw materials in the battery, electric motor and control unit could address some of the issues the electric bike parts suppliers are facing.

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Cool under heat: a device development story

12th Jul 2018

From idea to product concept. Stuart Watson charts the twists and turns in the story of the 'Cool Device'. Increasing the quality of our lives, as much as their duration, is an active area of technology innovation and investment...

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Peer reviewed research

Adding Electronics to the Breezhaler®: Satisfying the Needs of Patients and Regulators

4th Jul 2018

Low adherence to therapy is a recognized issue in respiratory disease and has driven the development of electronic sensors for monitoring inhaler use. To date, sensors for dry powder inhalers (DPIs) have...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Opinion

Age related change and how technology can help us achieve lifelong health

3rd Jul 2018

We’re all aware that we’re getting older and that our population is living longer. But what are we doing about it? How are we adapting and learning to plan for lifelong health? If we’re honest, many individuals are probably...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
Peer reviewed research

Efficiency and power limits of electrical and tendon-sheath transmissions for surgical robotics

29th Jun 2018

Our vision about the future of surgical robotics includes the extension of the minimally invasive benefits of surgical robotics - increasing dexterity with reduced trauma and reduced healing time - to more surgical procedures...

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
Opinion

Biomimetics and an arachnophobic engineer

29th May 2018

Biomimetics - learning from nature. Spiders that can jump six times their body length - tough research when you're an arachnophobic engineer.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Force feedback machining

23rd May 2018

Today’s machine tools are already incredibly sophisticated pieces of technology, but advances in sensing capability and machine learning will enable a step change in manufacturing processes.

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Mechanical engineering