- Krishna Chinthapalli
Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, has invited researchers and academics to apply for a total of up to £6.25m (€7.7m; $1bn) to develop new devices and technologies for the care of patients. The money is part of a new round of funding in the National Institute of Health Research’s invention for innovation (“i4i”) programme.
At a press conference on 22 November to launch the new funding, Davies introduced examples of recent awards, including a gadget for early detection of HIV in the community. Rachel McKendry, one of the study’s lead investigators, hoped that her prototype would detect the presence …