Rocktape, a manufacturer of high performance athletic tape and accessories for active people everywhere, today announced a clinical test with Northumbria University’s School of Psychology and Sports Sciences.

Rocktape and Northumbria are collaborating on several tests that will study the effectiveness of isotropic and anisotropic prophylactic athletic tape in a variety of environments. “Northumbria has a growing reputation for the quality of its research. This core competency is a critical building block to the success of our current and future programs. Our research capability is well recognized and valued within the private sector and is one of the main reasons that large, international companies approach the University when core research is needed,” said Dr. Su Stewart, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine, Northumbria University.


“We are thrilled to be working with an institution of this caliber. Dr. Stewart and her team are well regarded in the sports and research communities of Europe and we look forward to future collaborations with the University as our product range grows,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape.

“The school has longstanding relationships with a variety of private sector companies including Biomet UK Ltd, and De Puy (a Johnson & Johnson company) and we’re always delighted to engage with new and promising companies such as Rocktape.” said Dr. Stewart.

Northumbria University is located in the United Kingdom. The school has recently constructed a state-of-the-art facility for research, which includes:

• Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Center
• Cognition and Communication Research Center
• Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing Research Center

Additionally, the University has also recently built a £30 million pound ($45 million) sports facility with coaching laboratories.

ROCKTAPE is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. ROCKTAPE is used by medical professionals to treat sports injuries, and can also be purchased at leading running and cycling shops, Fit 2 Run, Road Runner Sports and Sports Basement locations and online at ROCKTAPE comes in eighteen different styles and colors and retails for $20 per roll. The company also offers bulk rolls, and team discounts are available. Contact for more info.

About Northumbria University
Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Renowned for the excellence of its teaching, as well as for preparing students for the world of work, Northumbria also provides research opportunities for professional reflective practice. For more information about Northumbria University, visit