University of Nottingham

Case studies

Chris Hollis analysing brain pattern

Our clinical-academic collaborative partnership is the foundation of our success. From mature technologies already on the market and improving patient care, to a vibrant spinout company portfolio to our emerging technologies, we have an excellent track record of supporting the pathway to clinical adoption. 

A small selection of our technologies are presented here and others can be found in the capabilities pages or use the search function to find out what we're doing in different clinical areas.

Commercial highlights

Playing ukelele with MEG scanner

Cerca Magnetics - wearable brain imaging 

Our Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner is revolutionising brain imaging with new wearable sensors and is being brought to market by Cerca Magnetics Ltd

Facial recognition - courtesy of BlueSkyeAI

 BlueSkye AI - supporting mental health

Our facial and voice recognition technology can assist with the diagnosis and monitoring of mental health conditions, being commercialised by BlueSkye AI Ltd


Emerging technologies

Endotracheal tube with light on_ close view

iTraXS Novel endotracheal tube

Our endotracheal tube aims to minimize tracheal injury during intubation and reduce the incidence of ventilator-assisted pneumonia.

3D-printed Polypill prototype   

3D-printed pharmaceuticals

We are developing 3D-printed personalised medicines capable of delivering multiple medications at the correct dose and time.


Technologies in clinical use

Prescription and pharmacist - image by gpointstudio on Freepik

Reducing prescription errors with PINCER

General practitioners are better equipped to reduce the human and societal cost of prescription errors following a national roll-out of the PINCER tool

Surepulse neonatal heartrate monitor

SurePulse - neonatal heartrate monitoring

The SurePulse optical sensor will enhance resuscitation of babies in neonatal intensive care, and supporting clinical staff to make confident time critical decisions


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NuVision - Sight saving wound dressings   

Trauma patients rushed to A&E with serious eye injuries can now benefit from NuVision's ground-breaking sight-saving wound dressing    

Monica - mother being monitored

Monica Healthcare - fetal monitoring

Spin-out company, Monica Healthcare, developed a technology for monitoring expectant mothers, which has been used by over 100,000 patients worldwide. Monica was bought by GE Healthcare in 2017.


Codman catheter Roger Bayston

Codman antimicrobial brain shunts 

Bactiseal(R) antimicrobial catheters, commercialised by Codman have dramatically cut infection rates for over a million hydrocephalus patients worldwide. 

Laser Doppler Imaging - courtesy of Moor Instruments

Moor Instruments burns assessment

High-speed imaging is transforming the outcomes of thousands of children each year who are rushed to hospital with burns injuries



A to Z of Case Studies

NuVision - healing corneal disease and trauma

NuVision - healing corneal disease and trauma

Trauma patients rushed to A&E with serious eye injuries can now benefit from 'Omnigen'; a ground-breaking sight-saving wound dressing made from amniotic membrane. 'Omnigen' was originally developed by researchers in The University of Nottingham's School of Medicine, work which led to the formation of a University spin-out company NuVision Biotherapies.
Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node

Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node

The Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node (NMPN), is a collaborative research programme between the University of Nottingham, NUH NHS Trust and several industrial partners, developing world leading translational molecular diagnostic capabilities in gastrointestinal, liver and respiratory diseases.

Neural engineering

Neural Engineering is an inherently new discipline that coalesces engineering, physics and neuroscience for the design and development of brain–computer interface systems, cognitive computers and neural prosthetics. For the implementation of future transformative technologies a new breed of young researchers must be trained to integrate ideas and skills from a broad range of disciplines.

Neonatal transport

Clinicians, scientists and engineers at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have studied the effects of noise, vibration and stress on premature babies in order to develop a safer, better transport incubator for use during transfers between hospitals for specialist care.
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