Seven projects will receive pilot funding as part of the annual project call held by the NIHR Imperial BRC Surgery & Technology Theme.
The annual call for pilot project proposals aims to support early career investigators (post-docs, lecturers, fellows or equivalent) to develop novel ideas focused on improving the quality and safety of the surgical care pathway through technological innovations. These 6-month high-risk, multi-disciplinary projects will receive up to £10,000 each to ‘pump-prime’ and translate innovations across all surgical specialties within the BRC Surgery & Technology Theme. 19 applications were received and a selection panel consisting of internal and external reviewers, chose the following projects for this year’s cohort:
|Matina (Stamatia) Giannarou||Enhanced Mixed Reality Visualisation for Intraoperative Navigation in Surgical Oncology|
|George Mylonas||Platform development for shape sensing in soft robotics with electrical impedance tomography|
|James Avery||Towards implantable oxygenation sensors for advanced tumour response monitoring|
|Piers Boshier||Study of skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissues by computerised tomography in Intestinal Cancer (SOMATIC)|
|Alex Thompson||Towards development of wearable fluorescence sensors for non-invasive quantification of intestinal permeability|
|Sheraz R Markar||Assessment of chest wall motion following surgery for oesophageal cancer|
|Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova||Smart fish hook biosensor for precise and advanced tumour response monitoring|
You can read about a recent output from this scheme in this article.