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There could be a new medical technology centre in Nottingham if plans are given the go ahead.

Earlier this week, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) submitted proposals for a new £8 million scheme on the Boots Enterprise Zone, as part of its Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF).

This will help medical product developments advance, bringing new technologies to market at a much faster rate, and improving patient care across the UK.

Professor Edward Peck, the university’s vice-chancellor, said: “Medical technology is one of the real strengths of the local economy, one of the real strengths of Nottingham Trent University, and a major priority for the Midlands Engine, so this is both a timely and exciting development.”

Broxtowe Borough Council has to approve the proposals before work can go ahead, but building could begin as early as this summer if the plans are approved, with the facility expected to open a year later.

The site will offer more laboratories, as well as technologies and expertise for processing, developing prototypes and getting products ready for manufacturing.

The MTIF project has already been provided with a £9.7 million investment from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of the Local Growth Fund, with the intention being that the site will encourage networking and support between organisations and their researchers.

The region could become an influential centre of healthcare developments, as medical technology companies in the East Midlands have recently been told they are eligible to apply for finance.

Medical Technology Trial (MTT) grants are available to businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as part of Medilink East Midlands, Medical Plastics News revealed recently.

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