iKnife makes the cut

Where the knife directs the surgeon. 1. What is it? An intelligent knife also known as the “sniffing scalpel.” This device is an electrosurgical knife attached to a mass spectrometer which detects the boundary between healthy and cancerous tissue in surgery in real-time.

Fabrican – Spray your own band aid

Fabrican is innovating the way a spray can applies plasters and bandages to support injuries in healthcare to a more personalised approach. 1. What is it? A non-woven fabric which can be sprayed straight onto skin. The material is a mixture of synthetic and natural fibres including linen, wool and silk. 

STING Needle Innovation

How the wood wasp is changing the needle game by… laying eggs! 1. What is it? STING- Soft Tissue Intervention and Neurosurgical Guide The STING project is currently developing a state of the art flexible needle engineered to allow fine control  and create alternative routes around specific areas in precision surgery. Inspired by the wood…