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Invention for Innovation – PDA Call 20 Stage 2 Minutes Committee A

Contents

Date and location

Held on Tuesday 24th November 2020 via online virtual meeting

In attendance 

Funding Committee A members

Mr Mark Kirby(Chair)
Professor Paul Sibbons (Deputy Chair)
Ms Mary Anne Cordeiro
Ms Alice Evans
Dr Ellie Herrington
Professor David Jayne
Dr Thomas Keeble
Dr Zahid Latif
Dr Matthew Reeves
Dr Julie Simmonds
Dr Andrew Sims
Dr Gill Vivian
Dr Peter Watkinson
Mr Peter Webster
Dr Glenn Wells
Dr Tim Wright 

Secretariat

Mr Martin Hunt (Programme Director)
Dr Ruth Nebauer (Assistant Director)
Dr Diana Alexieva
Dr Andrew Barber
Dr Fanny Burrows
Dr Sultana Choudhry
Dr Michelle Edye
Dr Aayesha Hassan
Dr Caterina Lombardo
Mrs Paula Milton
Dr Ian Newington
Ms Deimante Normantaite
Dr Sandra Nwokeoha
Dr Marie-Therese Rached
Dr Raffaella Roncone
Miss Rhanda Tajdeen
Mr Edwin Tucker
Dr Xi Ye

Apologies

Professor James Moore

Operations Team 

Mrs Samantha Wade
Mr Bryan Dar
Miss Victoria Evans
Mr Ian McIntosh

Observers

Dr Ceire Costelloe
Dr Krishan Ramdoo

Applications assessed

Stage 2

NIHR202112: Development and prospective validation study of AI-based diagnostic tool for more accurate, early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Ellie Herrington, Dr Mark Kirby
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR202136: Splayer dissector: Developing and clinically testing a surgical device to minimise trauma to normal tissue during breast surgery
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR202146: Cortical Disarray Measurement- A novel and promising tool to predict progression amongst patients presenting with mild cognitive impairment
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Ellie Herrington, Dr Peter Watkinson
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR202129: Developing Interactive Deep Learning to identify ciliary motility and mucociliary clearance defects in chronic inflammatory lung diseases
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Jimmy Moore, Dr Ceire Costelloe
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR202143: Development of a novel point-of-care medical device to identify chemotherapy patients at risk of neutropenic sepsis
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR202131: OnTrack Rehab: translation to practice of a novel digital rehabilitation system after stroke
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Jimmy Moore, Dr Ceire Costelloe
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR202107: Continuous respiration monitoring using a novel, wearable capaciflector sensor for early detection of distress, enabling quicker intervention for improved patient outcomes.
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Philip Breedon
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR202116: Evaluating the Safety, Acceptability and Efficacy of Autonomic neuromodulation using trans-cutaneous vagal stimulation in uncontrolled hypertensive patients (SCRATCH –HTN): a pilot study evaluating a novel noninvasive device-based strategy
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Ellie Herrington, Dr Peter Watkinson
Funding Committee recommendation: Support