Mark Aldred

Medtech innovation through the ages – from artificial hearts to artificial intelligence

Healthcare and technology are intrinsically linked. Whether through the development of new drugs or the design and manufacture of more sophisticated devices to examine, diagnose, monitor conditions and administer treatment, technology in one form or another has always been right at the heart of healthcare delivery. Last year the UK...

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Applying the science of sport to business: success by marginal gains

Sir David Brailsford – the former director of British Cycling and now the general manager of Team Sky – is widely credited for championing the concept of “marginal gains” in cycling. The philosophy behind this is that if you make just a one percent improvement in a whole host of...

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The Healthcare Leadership Academy

Mark Aldred will be speaking at The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) on Wednesday 29 August. In his talk, ‘Intellectual Property: An introduction for start-ups’, Mark will be offering an insight into IP and its value. This talk is part of HLA’s event, ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation- get your idea off the...

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Is there a missing link in your IP strategy?

Bearings manufacturer CeramicSpeed caused quite a stir at the recent Eurobike trade shown in Germany with their chainless, drive-shaft based drivetrain. In the last few years alone, the cycling industry has seen many innovations, including electronic gears, more gears, fewer gears, disc brakes, power meter developments, e-bikes, tubeless tyre technology...

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Medical imaging- increasing innovation yet outdated equipment

If you are unfortunate enough to require an MRI or CT scan, you might reasonably expect that the equipment is state-of-the-art.  However, a recent report published by AXREM suggests that over half of CT and MRI scanners in the UK are more than five years old, with more than 10%...

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