Glasgow's expertise in ultrasonics has medical applications in imaging, sensing, diagnostics, precision surgery, drug delivery and robotics.
- Ultrasurge: utilising ultrasound in surgery.
Swallowable capsule for imaging the gastrointestinal tract.
Biomaterials and cell engineering
Biomaterials are key components in a myriad of biomedical applications including medical devices, diagnostics, cancer, orthopaedic implants, cell engineering and regenerative medicine.
The Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment focus on understanding the interactions between materials, proteins and cells to gain fundamental insight into engineering cell behaviour and translating technologies to provide better healthcare.
Their research includes the development of nanovibrational stimulation tools to guide stem cell differentiation for regenerative medicine.
Wearable and implantable devices
Expertise in micro and nanoscale electronics is enabling the development of new devices for use in healthcare.
The Microelectronics Lab are working on devices for neurological conditions.
The Electronic Systems Design Centre provides resources and facilities for high-end electronic, microsystem, radiofrequency, microwave, terahertz, optical and biomedical system design, research and development.
We use microtechnologies to create advanced diagnostic tools that are fast and sensitive, as well as cheap and portable. These technologies have applications for disease discovery and elimination in areas with low diagnostic capabilities and where infectious diseases are endemic.
- Multicorder: set to significantly enhance point-of-care diagnostic testing
- Low cost diagnostics for disease elimination
- £5.5m funding boost for home healthcare monitoring technology
Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies
Our work in Rehabilitation Engineering concentrates on internationally-leading research with a focus on clinical application in neurological disorders.
Research areas include functional rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, rehabilitation and exercise, and human motor control.
Fabrication and prototypes
Underpinning the development of healthcare technologies at Glasgow, the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre is a leading centre for micro and nanofabrication technologies.
James Watt Nanofabrication Centre