Healthcare Technologies

At the Healthcare Technologies Institute we want to create an environment and an infrastructure where we can take technologies at a very early stage of development and move them rapidly through to clinical trial. This will help patients heal at an earlier stage, and will also help local industries develop new medical devices.

The Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) is changing the landscape of healthcare. The Institute is accelerating 21st century innovations to improve healthcare, advancing state-of-the-art technologies and treatments that encourage better tissue healing, quicker detection of diseases, and better rehabilitation tools, to enable people to lead longer, healthier and happier lives.

Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise

Through the Healthcare Technologies Institute, the University of Birmingham’s experts in chemical engineering, biomedical science, computer science, applied mathematics, chemistry and physics are working together to speed up the translation of new discoveries in Healthcare Technologies.

The Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) will strive to advance new technologies and treatments that encourage better tissue healing, quicker detection of diseases, and better outcomes for patients.

The Institute will take research from the laboratory through to clinical trials, where researchers are:

  • Developing new technologies that will minimise the impact of scarring on the skin and the eyes
  • Discovering rapid, real-time chemical and biological detection methods for diseases to improve long-term outcomes
  • Creating better, longer-lasting prosthetics that will allow patients to return to full function earlier
  • Finding new ways to combat antibiotic resistance to fight infections globally
  • Developing new technologies to help repair bone, teeth and cartilage
  • Discovering new technologies for future transplantation and bone defect replacement

Research at the HTI is conducted in collaboration with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) (funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)) and in partnership with Aston University and other supporting partners.

At the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) we want to create an environment and an infrastructure where we can take technologies at a very early stage of development and move them rapidly through to clinical trial. This will help patients heal at an earlier stage, and will also help local industries that are focussed on the development of new medical devices

Professor Liam M Grover

Professor Liam M Grover

Director of the Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI)

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  • Healthcare Technologies Institute

    Working to advance new technologies and treatments that encourage better tissue healing and rehabilitation tools to ensure people live longer, healthier and happier lives

  • Healing without scarring

    Researchers at the Healthcare Technologies Institute are developing new technologies that will help minimise the impact of scarring both on the skin and the eyes.

  • Early detection

    Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis, brain injuries and cancer can give patients a better chance of full functional recovery

  • Better prosthetics

    Working to make better, longer-lasting prosthetics that will allow patients to return to full function earlier, and help them to maintain quality of life for as long as possible

  • Tackling antibiotic resistance

    Helping to increase life expectancy by finding new ways to combat antibiotic resistance to fight infections globally

  • Tissue regeneration

    There is a considerable need to devise new methods for the generation of large volumes of bone without associated patient morbidity

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