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Research into new care technologies gets £6.25m in funding

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8006 (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8006
  1. Krishna Chinthapalli
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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 …

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