September 2019: Dr Amir Keshmiri presenting further findings from the CASP platform at the annual conference of the European Society of Artificial Organs

June 2019: Dr Amir Keshmiri and his team presenting the preliminary results of CASP at the 6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (CMBE2019) held between 10-12 June 2019 in Japan. Link

May 2019: CASP being invited to the Affordable Health Technology workshop in Brazil to explore the potential of CASP in Latin America (

February 2019: The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) provide the team with a boost of £50,000 as part of the Impact Accelerator Account award.

November 2018: CASP wins a place on the North of England Life Science Accelerator programme at BioCity, Alderly Park.

July 2018: The team develop the first concept of CASP.

April 2018: The team are awarded £151,000 by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

November 2016: The team gains media attention after proposing a novel bypass graft design for treating cardiovascular disease in the scientific journal, PLOS One. For further details, visit

January 2015: The research team in Manchester are awarded £125,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a novel bypass graft using computational fluid dynamics optimisation algorithms.