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Oxford University Science Society enjoy hearing about NAMRIP's innovative research

Published: 18 May 2016
Professor Tim Leighton presenting
Professor Tim Leighton giving talk on research underway within NAMRIP

On 18 May 2016 Professor Timothy Leighton gave an invited lecture on NAMRIP to Oxford University Science Society, prior to a dinner, explaining the philosophy and approach of NAMRIP, and drawing examples from the work of NAMRIP members on:

Low cost, laser-printed, paper-based, point of care diagnostic devices (Colin Sones and Rob Eason)

Microguide (Kieran Hand)

3D structures for studying TB (Paul Elkington)

Use of specific sugars to bind to lectins secreted by bacteria and so block their ability to bind to sugars on cilia and colonize airways in humans (Claire Jackson. Peter Lackie and Ray Allan)

StarStream (Tim Leighton, Mengyang Zhu, Tom Secker and Craig Dolder)

3D printed clogs for cattle and horses to treat lameness without the use of antibiotics (Emma Roe, Shoufeng Yang, Timothy Leighton)

Surgihoney (Sylvia Pender and Rami Salib)

Design of copper coatings for instruments and surfaces, to deter bacterial colonization (Bill Keevil, Sandra Wilks and Rod Herve)

Understanding and implementing improvements in healthcare practice to avoid unnecessary use of urinary catheters and prevents urinary tract infection (Jacqui Prieto, Mandy Fader)

Use of implants that are subsequently resorbed by bone to deliver localized high doses of antibiotics released at location of surgery, to avoid general use of antibiotics to combat the 4% infections that occur in prosthetic surgeries (Rob Howlin)

Solar powered water treatment (Akubakr Bahaj and Patrick James)

Ddeveloping automated credit card sized devices, to rapidly diagnose antibiotic resistant infections at the patient’s bedside (Hywel Morgan, Sumit Kalsi and Martha Valiadi with Public Health England and Sharp)

Bioengineering 3-Dimensional human cell cultures because drug-resistant bacteria colonize these differently to the 2D structures normally used in labs (Paul Elkington, Xunli Zhang)

The world’s first solar-powered refrigerated lorry (Akubakr Bahaj and Patrick James)

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