NIHR Surgical MedTech Cooperative: We are one of eleven Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to act as a centres of expertise that focus on clinical areas of high morbidity and unmet need for NHS patients.
The aims of the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative are to:
– develop new concepts, demonstrate proof of principle and devise research protocols for new medical technologies that are applicable across the NHS.
– improve the quality of life and effectiveness of healthcare services for patients undergoing colorectal, hepatobiliary (HPB) and vascular surgery.
– work collaboratively with patients and patient groups, charities, industry, clinicians and academics.