Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business meets INEX at Technology World 2009

Mon, 21st December 2009

INEX featured in the “Silicon Meets Life” exhibition themed area, organised by the Electronic KTN, at the prestigious Technology World 2009 exhibition held at the Rioch Arena, Coventry.  This followed the identification of four key themes critical for the future of the UK electronics industry, namely Batteries Not Included, More For Less, Building Brains and Silicon Meets Life.  This particular theme relates to the challenges that need to be overcome to integrate electronics with biology in applications such as medical implants, brain computer interfacing and prosthetic devices.

The stand featured the ability to combine biological applications with electronic devices, developed and produced within the INEX clean rooms.  It also featured the European funded, ReNaChip project, lead by INEX, which aims to provide an innovative solution to neurodegenerative disease through the bi-directional interfacing of a biomimetic chip with the brain.

Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch, Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business

Such was the interest that the INEX stand was selected by Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch, Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, to be viewed and discussion followed between Dr Angela Silmon and the Minister, on to the development and the role INEX brings to this market. His enthusiasm for the concept of combined biological and microelectronic solutions to health issues and the INEX business model in general was evident. 

For more information contact Angela Silmon a.m.silmon@inex.org.uk

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