Busy month of May

PUBLISHED 1st June 2017

The month of May seems to have flown past. The office has been busy with preparations for future studies and final report writing for completed studies.

A formative study report for diabetic research carried out in the first week of May was sent to our client a fortnight ago and another report for a surgical medical device is with the client awaiting sign off too. In the meantime a protocol for a summative study for two intermittent urinary catheters is just going through the final checks ahead of the study in a fortnight.

We’ve just had a study confirmed for an American client so we’re reviewing the paperwork now ahead of the recruitment process commencing. The study, which will focus on the ‘flu virus, will take place at the SaIL Centre in London in July, where we have run several studies in the past.

There are other studies are in the early planning stages and Sally and Chris are busy juggling the calendar to ensure all the studies get fitted in and completed in good time for client requests.

Marlies, Natalie, Phil and Ruth attended the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) one-day workshop entitled Human Factors Risk Analysis for Medical Devices, at the Design Council in Islington two weeks ago. The course was well organised and seemed to be very well attended.  MDU will also be sending attendees to the three-day Essential Human Factors course in November in Cambridge.