University of Nottingham

Our healthcare technologies capabilities

Endotracheal tube with optical pressure sensor

Across engineering, science and medical disciplines, our researchers and healthcare colleagues are working together to tackle some of the key challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Our key areas of expertise are shown below, with case studies of how we are applying these to clinical specialities in collaboration with clinicians.

picture of emergency equipment

  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Biomechanics and orthopaedics
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • Human-centric design and evaluation
  • Implants
  • Precision manufacturing
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Workflow design and automation
  • Functionalised surfaces and coatings

patient and clinician hands

  • Implants
  • Stiumulation treatments
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Prostheses and other aids
  • In-dwelling catheters
  • Computer-based / phone-based treatment



porous microspheres

  • 3D printed personalised medicine
  • Biomaterials for drug and cell delivery
  • Scaffolds for tissue regeneration
  • Design and fabrication of biomaterials
  • Upscaling nanoparticle production
  • Design of reactors to manufacture medicines



Gestation foot baby app

  • Mobile phone apps and games for patient support
  • Digital devices for clinician support
  • Wearables
  • Data analysis for diagnosis and decision support
  • Healthcare systems modelling
  • Image analysis for diagnosis
  • Injury mechanisms and tolerance
  • Mathematical modelling of diseases and treatment
  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Digital pathology


Professor John Atherton with patient

  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF)
  • NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
  • Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
  • Nottingham Clinical Research Facility