PEMC Industrial Solutions - healthy ageing/biomedical
  • Room 202, Rolle Building, University of Plymouth

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The fourth event of the series took place on Thursday 18 July, with a mix of delegates from industry and academia, to hear about the latest funding and support opportunities for the sector from not only Innovate UK, but also the SW Academic Health Science Network and Plymouth Science Park – along with details of the ‘Innovation in Healthy Ageing Project’, another Devon-focused project to support companies.

And, of course, industrial solutions in practice; Gooch & Housego and Radley Scientific demonstrated how they use Electron Microscopy to support new product development and problem solving:

“Radley Scientific used the FIB-SEM to illustrate directly the degree of stress we have in our piezo ceramic material and the results were really nice and elegant. We couldn’t have done that without PEMC.” (Anton Slipszenko, Senior Project Engineer and Quality System Manager)

“Gooch & Housego has used PEMC for over 10 years to support process improvement and problem solving. For example, carrying out elemental analysis on an unknown surface contaminant gave us the evidence we needed to change supplier and improve our production process.” (Tom Legg, Senior Optical Systems Engineer)

For a PDF of the day’s presentations, please contact Natasha Stephen (please see below)

Programme: 18 July

09:30 - Arrival, registration and networking

10:00 - Welcome and PEMC update – Alex Strachan (Technical Specialist, PEMC)

10:10 - Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (latest developments) – Claire Pearce (Project Manager)

10:20 - Radley Scientific Ltd – Anton Slipszenko (Senior Project Engineer and Quality System Manager)

10:40 - Gooch & Housego Ltd – Andrew Robertson (Senior Vice President – Strategic Technologies)

11:00 - Break

11:10 - ZEISS – FIB-SEM Imaging for Life Science and Medical Applications – Dr Eric Hummel (ZEISS Applications Development)

11:25 - Innovate UK – the latest funding opportunities – Ellen Pope (Global Innovation Lead for Advanced Materials)

11:40 - South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) – funding and development opportunities – Rupa Chilvers (Associate Director)

11:50 - Plymouth Science Park (PSP) – Ian McFadzen (CEO)

12:00 - Innovation in Healthy Ageing project – John Tredinnick-Rowe (Researcher)

12:10 - Networking lunch

13.00 - FIB-SEM demonstration – Dr Dan Haspel

To find out more about the other events in the Industrial Solutions series, just click on the date and theme below.


7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace

10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics

18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical

18 September 2019: marine technology

20 November 2019: clean energy

12 February 2020: geoscience

2 April 2020: celebration event

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Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.

  • Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy.
  • Larger companies in the same sectors.
  • Business groups
  • Business support organisations.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Natasha Stephen, PCMP Director for details.

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