IfM students and staff awarded ‘Covid Stars’ for efforts during pandemicWednesday 25 May 2022
In recognition of working with Addenbrooke’s and Papworth hospitals during the pandemic, Cambridge University Hospitals have awarded 31 ‘Covid stars’ to IfM staff and students.
IfM awarded for COVID-19 response at Cambridge Independent Science and Technology AwardsFriday 16 April 2021
The institute’s work on hospital logistics, PPE delivery and the development of a ventilator sharing device was recognised.
IfM team set up logistics for Cambridge student COVID-19 testingWednesday 18 November 2020
This term, the University has embarked on the weekly COVID-19 testing of all Cambridge students living in college accommodation. A group of IfM staff, students and alumni are handling the job.
IfM receives prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering award for COVID-19 workMonday 17 August 2020
We are proud to announce that the IfM has received a President’s Special Award for Pandemic Service for our work in combating the coronavirus.
IfM researchers make strides in local manufacturing of PPE in MalawiSunday 16 August 2020
The team has been developing digital fabrication capabilities to support the production of face masks and face shields needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
New ventilator sharing device being tested by Institute for Manufacturing engineers and Royal Papworth anaesthetistsWednesday 22 July 2020
The new device, which is being developed in collaboration with Cambridge Design Partnership, improves upon and addresses concerns about previous ‘ventilator splitter’ designs, allowing one ventilator to be used by two patients more safely.
IfM students receive Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for COVID-19 workFriday 29 May 2020
Jack Levy, Fathima Nisha Begum Samad and David Cordova, MPhil students in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management, received a Vice- Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for their efforts in supporting Addenbrooke’s Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students from IfM help to speed up vital COVID-19 testingFriday 1 May 2020
Two Wolfson College students from the Institute for Manufacturing are working with experts at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Baker Lab to help streamline testing for COVID-19.
IfM researchers to help develop digital fabrication in Malawi in rapid response to COVID-19Wednesday 29 April 2020
A new project including IfM researchers Lucia Corsini and Dr James Moultrie will develop digital fabrication capabilities in Malawi to support the production of urgently needed face masks and face shields.
Industrial modelling techniques help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage COVID-19 careTuesday 7 April 2020
IfM researchers are working to help the hospital model patient flow, examine the hospital's oxygen supply, and better understand staffing challenges.
Object-tracking technology used to coordinate PPE equipmentThursday 2 April 2020
IfM spin-out Redbite Solutions have provided their object-tracking technology, itemit, to co-ordinate donations of PPE equipment in fight against COVID-19. The technology is ensuring that only NHS-approved items are forwarded on to the NHS.