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Our core technology is at the heart of the world’s first FDA-approved fully at-home COVID-19 test

22nd Jan 2021

The rapid, at home COVID-19 antigen test from digital diagnostics company Ellume features core technology from Cambridge Consultants. Read how this FDA approved test is set to be a game-changer in the global pandemic.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Sensing
Opinion

It’s the radical innovators who will unlock a sustainable future for medical devices

9th Oct 2020

Despite intense media focus and impassioned societal debate, meaningful progress on climate change is a glacially slow business - this is particularly true in the medical device sector. Dan Cowen explores how radical technological innovation is the way forward.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
eBook

Our wet shave challenge: how fluid delivery innovation can enable a ‘device plus chemistry’ future

9th Jun 2020

The ‘device plus chemistry’ movement is making its presence felt in areas such as home care and beverages as well as oral care and beauty.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
eBook

Our baby bottle challenge: highlighting fluid expertise that delivers across industries

28th May 2020

Fluid delivery is harder than it looks. And if precise and robust control of delivery can dramatically enhance the convenience, performance and user experience of a product, the opposite can undermine its reputation at a stroke.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Reducing risk with cross-sector thinking: an aeroponics example

16th Apr 2020

Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Technology can drive meaningful carbon reduction in the housing sector

17th Mar 2020

The UK government is committed to constructing 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s, but the Climate Change Act dictates that the country must halve its emissions in new buildings by 2030. With the thermal ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
Vlog

Creating hyper-personalized experiences

5th Mar 2020

Technology can be used as an enabler to bring personalization to a mass scale. An integrated approach throughout development, considering both the user journey and technical requirements, will deliver a successful product.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Commercial and technical drivers for vertical farming

3rd May 2019

When considering the business case for a vertical farm - should you make or buy the technology?

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Low cost nano-climate control for vertical farming

15th Mar 2019

Vertical farming pushes the boundaries of a microclimate. But while lighting and sensors have evolved, cooling systems are almost identical to those first introduced in the 1900s. Vertical farming pushes the boundaries...

 

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
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
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
Opinion

Ice is the future of air conditioning

5th Jun 2018

Can ice slurry help smooth the peak demand from air conditioning systems by storing 'cold'? Air conditioning is set to become the greatest domestic energy consumer in the world, as average temperatures...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics