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Centre Reaches Medical Futures Awards Final

A joint venture between the Centre for Complex Fluids Processing and Haemair Ltd, located in the Digital Technium at Swansea University has recently reached the finals of the "Critical Care" section in the 2007 Medical Futures Awards, which are given annually for the most promising new innovations in UK medicine.

The Awards are a national showcase of clinical and commercial excellence, which help encourage, support, and reward new ideas and advancements in healthcare to improve people's lives.

The Centre and Haemair Ltd team presented their work on a novel respiratory aid at the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London.

Professor Rhodri Williams and Dr Adrian Evans from the Complex Fluids CETIC and the Haemorheology Group in the School of Engineering. And Haemair, which has been established in Swansea for less than a year, was represented by two of its directors, Professor Bill Johns and Alan Evans.

Selection of this work for the Awards finals, in the face of intense competition, is an indication of the very rapid and substantial progress being made in this project, which involves cutting edge research in Medical Devices Technology.

The 2007 Medical Futures Awards, whose judges include some of the world's foremost experts in healthcare, business and law, will take place in June 2007.

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