D4D Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) Announces New Strategic Partnership with Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine

We are delighted to announce that D4D has agreed a strategic partnership with the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. Insigneo is an alliance between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between over 140 academics and clinicians to develop computer simulations of the human body and its disease processes that can be used directly in clinical practice to improve diagnosis and treatment.

The new agreement – a formal ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ – builds on our previous close and informal relationship with Insigneo, to enhance our interactions, strengthen our commitment to work ever more closely, and increase the exposure of our network to Insigneo’s expertise, opportunities and priorities. This agreement is a recognition of the importance of the relationship between the two organisations, and we look forward to practical expressions of the increasing levels of cooperation over coming months.

Insigneo is committed to promoting amongst its membership an increased research focus on the technologies that can contribute to improving independence and quality of life for patients, and on specific problems that emerge from D4D where there is the possibility that the solution could be enhanced through the use of in silico medicine technologies. An example of an area of collaboration is through the use of computational fluid dynamics to analyse flow through urinary catheters, and how catheter blockage, a common clinical problem, could be reduced through design alterations.

You can learn more about Insigneo on their website, here.