Targeted Healthcare Production: Where is it needed most?

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Date: 26 March 2015
Venue: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

You are invited to 'Targeted Healthcare Production: Where is it needed most?' This event will be hosted by Redistributed Manufacturing Healthcare Research Network (RiHN) with the keynote address by Professor Sir Mark Walport, UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor.

About Professor Sir Mark Walport

View Professor Sir Mark Walport's profile for details of his biography, role and announcements.

Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Research Network (RiHN)

The RiHN aims to deliver a single vision of the research needed to position the UK at the forefront of healthcare manufacturing. Network partners include cross disciplinary researchers from the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Brunel University and the Universities of Nottingham, Newcastle, Loughborough and the West of England.

Personalised medicine is estimated to grow to two billion euros by 2018. Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) has the potential to support this growth. This involves making products outside a centralised factory enabling faster response, lower cost or better preservation of sensitive goods. RDM can provide tailored, right-first-time treatments to all patients, allowing for the best therapy for an individual patient to be rapidly determined.

Benefits of attending

You will have the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders in an expert forum and influence future R&D directions in healthcare manufacturing. There will also be a call participate in one of 5 feasibility studies of up to £65,000 each over 6 months.

The opening forum on 26 March 2015 will include an afternoon sandpit workshop, likely to be focused around medical devices, diagnostics and dentistry. In April (details – TBC) RiHN will host a second workshop around pharmaceuticals and advanced therapeutics. RiHN events are free to attend but numbers are limited – early sign-up is strongly recommended.

RiHN events are free to attend but numbers are limited – early sign-up is strongly recommended


  • 10:00 - Event registration & refreshments
  • 10:30 - Welcome
  • 10:45 - Keynote Address
  • 11:15 - EPSRC: Importance of RDM in Healthcare
  • 11:45 - Introduction to Sandpit approach
  • 12:15 - Sandpit I
  • 13:30 - Lunch
  • 14:15 - Sandpit II
  • 15:30 - Coffee
  • 16:00 - Plenary
  • 17:00 - Close

How to attend

As places are limited, early registration is advised. Please register via the online form.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Wendy Phillips
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 82297

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