Healthcare Technologies

The Sheffield city region healthcare technologies sector offers a range of resources for businesses of any size looking to develop their technologies, products and services to take advantage of market opportunities.

The region is at the heart of significant business growth in developing ‘user led’ healthcare solutions for unmet and emerging clinical needs. It is home to comprehensive, well established supply chains and is one of the largest concentrations of orthopaedic, medical device and surgical instrumentation companies in the UK, including B Braun Medical Ltd, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, JRI Orthopaedics, Symmetry Medical, and Swann Morton.

Sheffield city region provides companies with a prime opportunity to:

  • Capitalise on regional strengths in rapid prototyping, 3D printing, materials, coatings, and design and implementation of novel materials and manufacturing technologies.
  • Access a comprehensive manufacturing supply chain which is able to operate from the nano-scale to large scale precision engineering.
  • Collaborate with universities, research companies and development organisations with considerable expertise in a range of disciplines including human centred design, electronics, diagnostics, additive manufacturing, robotics, health economics, digital healthcare applications, biomaterials and tissue engineering.
  • Take products from concept to commercialisation and navigate regulatory approvals by working with specialist organisations including Devices For Dignity and Medipex.
  • Engage in research trials in partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust - the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trust and one of the largest and busiest teaching hospital networks with international recognition for its work in neurosciences, spinal injuries, and orthopaedics.
  • Take advantage of an integrated healthcare community connecting designers, manufacturers, clinicians, service providers, customers, and academia supported by professional organisations, including Medilink Yorkshire & Humber, and a pro-active public sector developing strategic international relationships and sector networks.

 

For more information about the region’s healthcare technologies sector, please contact Philippa Hedley +44 (0)114 223 2382 / 07989 391435. Follow @SheffHealth on Twitter.