The Osmosis Unit

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Pulse Reverse Osmosis

Projects Undertaken by the Osmosis Unit

From invention to prototype


We offer medical invention assistance where research, intellectual property protection, and prototype production are required to turn a healthcare idea into a prototype. This can include design of targeted research leading to the development of a new prototype product or service.

Projects undertaken to date include;

1 Development of Electro-Elution, a method to remove and destroy prion (PRPsc) from stainless steel surgical instruments to prevent surgical transmission of CJD between neurosurgical patients (Trust Sterile Services and the Neuropathogensis Unit in Edinburgh).

2 Development of the Bug scanner, a device for rapid culture and identification of bacteria including MRSA (FTN analytic).

3 Development of the "Disk Cleaning Test" for the quality control of surgical instrument cleaning (Trust sterile services, Bellshill, Lanarkshire)

4 Development of a once daily, large volume, postoperative IV infusion system. Baseline bags (Scottish National Health Service)

5 Development of a prototype visible stethoscope (Euclid Healthcare)

6 Design, equipping and assay design for a water testing laboratory (Clearwater international).

7 Identification of fluid shifts occurring during pressurisation in the human body (Deep Diving Research Centre, Plymouth)

8 Formulation of an isotonic, non alcoholic antibacterial cleaning wipe Isotonic wipes (Shiloh medical)


If you have a healthcare problem that you believe could be turned into a product but need some assistance  contact Dr Frank Prior at


For further information on Pulse Reverse Osmosis or osmotic measurement click on one of the following links.

Pulse reverse osmosis


Colloid Osmotic pressure




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Last modified: 07/05/06