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SJTU Warwick Seed Fund Project updates

During the last week of February, a delegation from the University of Warwick, comprising Dr. Davide Piaggio, Mr. Pedro Checa, and Dr. Lyla Latif, traveled to Shanghai, China, for a SJTU-Warwick Joint Seed Fund Project focusing on health data, regulations, and security. They participated in a conference co-hosted by SJTU, Warwick, and Duan Duan Law Firm, offering insights into medical device regulations, sustainability, and digital health. Additionally, they engaged with SJTU students through lectures. This event sets the stage for a forthcoming workshop at Warwick in June, which will involve a delegation from Shanghai.

Great wrap up for the Horizon2020 GATEKEEPER project

The GATEKEEPER project, spanning over four years, aimed to develop and validate an artificial intelligence-based platform for active and healthy aging. Led by Prof. Leandro Pecchia, Dr. Giuseppe Fico, and Medtronic, the project brought together a diverse consortium of universities, research centers, and companies.
Other members of the ABSPIE Lab were key elements for the successful delivery of the project (Dr Piaggio, Dr Maccaro, Dr Pagliara, Dr Haleem).
Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project achieved fruitful results.

ABSPIE publication success – Sustainability across the Medical Device Lifecycle: A Scoping Review

This interdisciplinary project, co-sponsored by the Health GRP and the Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials GRP, was undertaken by Dr Davide Piaggio, Dr Alessia Maccaro and Mr Pedro Checa (ABSPIE lab), Dr Luis Montesinos, Dr Javier Maldonado-Romo (Tecnologico de Monterrey), Mr Stefano Capacci (Longevity Partners) and Ms Mireya Fabregat (ENSHPO).

The article discusses key points learned from the literature in terms of improving the sustainability of the medtech industry.
Read more here.

ABSPIE Lab involved in pandemic preparedness and antimicrobial research with the House of Lords

Katy Stokes, PhD student in the ABSPIE Lab with Prof Leandro Pecchia has started working on a part-time Parliamentary Internship with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Working directly with House of Lords member Baroness Natalie Bennett, Katy has supported publication of two articles exploring the interconnectedness of pandemic preparedness and antimicrobial resistance and the role of deforestation in driving antimicrobial resistance. 

The first article features research outputs from the ABSPIE Lab, in particular from a project led by Dr Davide Piaggio in collaboration with Dr Camilla Audia (Assistant Professor in Global Sustainable Development), and Prof Sharifah Sekalala and Haleema Masud (School of Law). The research: “Pandemic Management and Preparedness – Telemedicine and the Role of Innovative Technologies in Securing a Safer Future” discusses key lessons learned from the literature and 2023 European Parliament Interest Group event.

WHO Mentions ABSPIE’s Paper on Smart Environments and Robots for Infection Prevention Control in Latest Global Research and Innovation for Health Emergencies Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has mentioned the paper "The use of Smart Environments and Robots for Infection Prevention Control: a systematic literature review" by Piaggio et al. (2023) in its latest Global Research and Innovation for Health Emergencies report. The report, which was released on October 10, 2023, highlights the most important and promising research and innovation on infection prevention and control (IPC).

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