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COVID-19 TINs Seminar Series: The Mechanics Behind the Rapid Translation of the CPAP Device

1 July 2020, 2.30-4pm | ONLINE WEBINAR
The first COVID-19 TINs seminar will focus on the Devices modality, highlighting the CPAP device and how it reached the clinic so quickly.

The UCL Translational Research Office in partnership with Institute of Healthcare Engineering and UCLH BRC are pleased to present this first in a series of COVID-19 TIN-related Seminars, which will highlight UCL’s contribution to the national effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating our ability to work collaboratively with industry and partner Biomedical Research Centre’s to ‘Translate at Pace’.

Taking place on Wednesday 1st July (2.30-4pm), the first online seminar of the series will cover the entire translational pathway for the CPAP device developed by engineers at the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, clinicians at UCLH and in partnership with Mercedes F1. Each talk will highlight the development process including opportunities identified, challenges faced and how they were overcome at each stage along the process.

Speakers and presentation topics (60mins):

Prof. Mervyn Singer (UCLH/UCL) – The Clinical Need and the Unfolding Internationally Situation

Prof. Becky Shipley & Dr. Tim Baker (UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering) – Pulling Together the Engineering Team and designing the Solution

Andy Cowell (Mercedes F1) – Design & Manufacture Suitable for Scale-Up

Dr. Neil McGuire to be confirmed (MHRA) – Timely Discussion with the Regulator Overcoming Perceived Barriers of Approval

Pia Larsen (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) – Working with the Clinical Team to Accept the CPAP Protocol into the Care Pathway at UCLH

Marina Santilli (UCLB) – Ensuring Open Access Platform for Designs to Impact in High and Low Midlle Income Countries

Prof. Becky Shipley (Director IHE and representing UCL Devices TIN) – Highlighting the role of the TIN in translational Device development. Indicating how you can get involved (both internal and external to UCL).

Panel discussion – Hosted by Prof. David Lomas (UCL Office of Vice Provost: Health)– (30mins)

  • Discussion on the lessons learnt from operating during the crisis situation, hurdles and challenges encountered and what lessons can we apply to advance the rest of our pipeline moving forward
  • Audience Q&A

Who Should Attend?

We welcome an internal and external audience to this event.

Researchers and clinicians at any career stage (PhD to PIs) wanting to learn about best practices in medical device translation, as well as the support available at UCL, are encouraged to attend.

We also invite existing and potential industry partners to attend, with an interest in identifying new arising opportunities and bridging the academic/clinical/patient/industry interface.

Additionally, we are welcoming patients and public to our TIN Seminars, as we will highlight the patient impact of UCL/partner hospital translational research and how the public can play an active role in our research.

Please note this seminar will be hosted via Zoom and registrants will receive the access link prior to the event. All participants will be muted but will have access to the Question box.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to submit questions for the panel discussion ahead of the event, please contact Alina Shrourou from the UCL Translational Research Office

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