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ENT in this issue...Entrepreneurs and Innovation

Innovation has been the by-word of almost every meeting for the past five years. But what is it really? And how do we achieve it? I’ve always thought of it as a way of solving problems you have, not only...

The process of medical innovation

You’ve got an amazing idea for a new device. It is going to change how your speciality of surgery is practised. It will lead to better operative results and lower risks to patients – that’s amazing, can I see it?...

Innovation in medical product technologies

There is a point in all innovation projects where the clinician has exhausted their knowledge and needs expert help to create a prototype. Mark Prince, Design Engineer, discusses this phase of the project and how engineers’ analytical thinking brings a...

History of innovation in ENT

Innovation seems to have been in the strapline of every meeting, conference and course for the last few years. You would be forgiven for thinking it is a new a concept, but as Neil Weir beautifully details, innovation has been...

Advances in surgical innovation for head and neck cancer

This article reviews current advances in surgical treatment of head and neck cancers such as sentinel node biopsy, stereolithic modelling, transoral robotic surgery and intra-operative imaging of tumour margins. Sentinel node biopsy has been found to be especially useful for...

RAYOVAC® showcases latest hearing aid battery innovation

World-leading hearing aid battery manufacturer*, RAYOVAC® has launched its latest product upgrade into the European market at an exclusive online hearing industry event, Rayovac Live (7 – 9 October).

Developing an Innovation for ENT – from Idea to Market: how ‘e-i’ did it

Background endoscope-i (e-i) Ltd was incorporated into Companies House on December 3rd, 2012 following eight months of developing our first project, a simple iPhone adapter for endoscopes. Of the three founding shareholders, two are ENT surgeons and one a lecturer...

Let’s talk lasers – setting the stage for innovation in advanced ENT surgery

Offering leading consultants 25 years of excellence throughout the UK, Neomed’s reputation across a legion of esteemed medical organisations is unsurpassed.

Benchmarking for innovation in healthcare ­– an approach from 
Down Under and a gap in the 
National Health Service?

Benchmarking is a process of comparison between the performance characteristics of separate, often competing, organisations intended to enable each participant to improve its own performance [1]. Often, in healthcare, benchmarking is carried out by central government departments or regional agencies...

Public consultation on the next EU Research and Innovation programme

The extract of an official letter from Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission: "Subject: Public consultation on the next EU Research and Innovation programme Dear research and innovation stakeholders, On 10 January 2018...

Talking lasers – setting the stage for innovation in advanced ENT surgery

Offering leading consultants 25 years of excellence throughout the UK, Neomed is proud of its unsurpassed reputation across a legion of esteemed medical organisations.