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Virtual reality used to treat fear of heights

Virtual reality used to treat fear of heights

Innovation Research

A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry provides first evidence that psychological therapy can be successfully delivered in virtual reality (VR).

Workshop helps Industry Fellows take drug from discovery to FDA approval - in four hours!

Workshop helps Industry Fellows take drug from discovery to FDA approval - in four hours!

General Innovation

Interactive workshop with Pfizer gives Oxford’s Industry Fellows the opportunity to put into action the Drug Discovery & Development Process

The One Show: SlowMo Story

The One Show: SlowMo Story

General Innovation

The app designed by researchers at the Department of Psychiatry to slow down negative thoughts of people with paranoia appeared on the BBC's The One Show. They revealed how one of the first users, Angie, is benefiting from this innovative approach.

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Innovation Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery.

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

Rosalind Franklin Institute will 'transform' life sciences research through disruptive technologies

General Innovation

Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI), a national centre of excellence that will harness disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics to improve dramatically our understanding of biology.

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Innovation Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Oxford to benefit from government funding for research commercialisation

Innovation Research

Oxford is to take part in three new government-funded projects designed to help universities collaborate with each other, and with external organisations, to boost research commercialisation.

Oxford spinout Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Oxford spinout Brainomix secures £7m investment to tackle strokes with AI

Innovation

Brainomix, a medical imaging company using artificial intelligence (AI) for the fast diagnosis and treatment of stroke victims, has attracted £7m ($9.8m) of investment to bring its software to the global healthcare market. The company was spun out from Oxford University research.

Computer simulations move step closer to reducing animal use in drug testing

Computer simulations move step closer to reducing animal use in drug testing

Innovation Research

The march towards replacing animals in drug testing with computer simulations has made another significant step forward, with the development of new software which can predict the possible cardiac side effects of taking a new drug.

Oxford 3D bio-printer company OxSyBio secures £10m Series A led by Woodford

Oxford 3D bio-printer company OxSyBio secures £10m Series A led by Woodford

Innovation

Woodford Investment Management leads round into OxSyBio, the second Oxford University spinout from Oxford Nanopore founder Hagan Bayley

Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding

Cancer vaccine firm Oxford Vacmedix closes $12.5m Series A funding

Innovation

South Korean and Chinese investors join round into Oxford University spinout developing cancer vaccines.

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Biomedical Imaging AIMday announced

Events Innovation

On Thursday 19 April, Oxford University will play host to an AIMday focused on Biomedical Imaging, which is at the heart of much of the clinical and biomedical research conducted at the University.

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Nicola Blackwood and Jonathan Flint join OUI

Innovation

The innovation arm of Oxford University gains impact at board level with the addition of the former Minister for Public Health and Innovation and the former Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments.

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

Oxford named as one of six sites to receive funding to transform health through data science

General Innovation

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK, including the University of Oxford, to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

NHS mental health services to offer virtual reality treatment

Innovation

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) awarded £4 million to enable state-of-the-art psychological therapy to be delivered via virtual reality (VR) in the NHS, in a project that brings together a team of NHS trusts, universities, a mental health charity, the Royal College of Art, and a University of Oxford spin-out company.

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Medical Sciences Division announces two new Industry Experts in Residence

Innovation

Experts in Med Tech Regulation and Surgical Technologies join the Medical Sciences Division Industry Experts in Residence Scheme.

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Flu vaccine spinout secures a further £20m in funding

Innovation

Vaccitech, an Oxford University spinout company developing a universal flu vaccine, among other vaccine-related products, has secured £20 million in Series A financing.

New five year research and development partnership announced

New five year research and development partnership announced

Innovation Research

The University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Patient experience healthcare company Oneview Healthcare have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for clinical pathways, following the success of a Prostate Cancer Pathway pilot.

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Winners of Innovation Photography competition announced

Awards and Appointments Innovation

The results of the University's Innovation Photography competition have been announced, with two winners from the Medical Sciences Division.

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