Work has been completed on a new dual-site facility in Nottingham which will produce the next generation of medical devices and technologies.
Nottingham Trent University’s £23 million Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) will bring organisations and clinicians together with university researchers to develop their ideas and get them to market as quickly as possible.
The project was supported by £9.7m from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, through its Local Growth Fund allocation.
The MTIF project is expected to improve the lives of patients, reduce the cost of care and stimulate the regional economy. It will focus on supporting the development of innovative products and advanced materials to meet a range of future healthcare needs and accelerate innovation.
Work now been completed at the university’s Clifton Campus and at the Boots site on the Nottingham Enterprise Zone.
The site on the Clifton Campus will focus on research and development, linking academics with industry to provide a multidisciplinary approach to medical technology development.
The Boots site, meanwhile, will be dedicated to the development, clinical production and commercialisation of new medical technologies. This site will provide access to laboratories, clean rooms, technologies and expertise for processing, prototype development and preparing manufacturing processes.