TRaCINg Trial of Remote Continuous vs Intermittent Vital Signs Monitoring after Major Surgery

This new individually randomised study (TRaCINg, funded by the NIHR) in a high-risk population (those undergoing elective colorectal resections).  It is still a feasibility study as unclear if this is the best design or what the best outcome measures are to test.  Sensium are bringing out an app to support their device which should make things easier for the nurses.  The launch of the app will coincide with the start of recruitment for the TRaCINg study (August). For this study the following survival patients will be recruited colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas and biliary surgeries. To recruit 120 patients 60 in each group.


Novel electrode for real-time, early detection of anastomotic leak

This invention relates to the detection of impurities within the abdominal and thoracic cavities of the human body.  It is a well known problem that leakage of gastric or intestinal fluid can occur inside a human body after an accident or surgical intervention, from the GI tract and into the abdominal and thoracic cavities.  If such leaks persist or are not identified, serious sequelae, morbidity and death of the patient can occur.


Omentum Derived Regenerative Cells (ODRCs) to prevent Anastomotic Leak following GI Surgery

The aim of the study is to adapt commercial ODRC technology for application to the unmet clinical need of anastomotic leak following GI surgery.  The team will further refine the ODRC/gel composite fabrication for in vivo application; evaluate ODRC/gel composites in a porcine model of anastomotic healing; develop a commercialisation strategy in collaboration with our preferred industry partner.


Commercial Translation of an Intra-Abdominal Platform (IAP) for Next Generation Laparoscopic Surgery

Current laparoscopic surgery techniques are hindered by the lack of devices to help the laparoscopic surgeon, and in particular a system to aid retraction of tissues within the abdominal cavity to ensure clear and safe exposure of the operative field.