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Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Medilink West Midlands and our members across the Medical Technology and Life Science sectors, together with topical regional, national and international news.

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West Midlands college partners global leader, – amidst huge demand for medical engineers

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21st October 2020

Dudley College of Technology’s partnership with Avensys UK Ltd – working in partnership to deliver high quality, industry-led medical engineering apprenticeships. Medilink WM member Dudley College of Technology and Avensys UK Limited have forged an exciting new partnership, which will see the development of a niche curriculum in medical engineering. Avensys UK Limited currently provide, […]

ABHI calls on Medilink members to support ‘COVID Impact on HealthTech’ survey

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21st October 2020

ABHI has recently outlined the inevitable consequences that the surge in coronavirus cases will have on the levels of NHS elective activity. The impact of this on our industry is mixed and by no means uniform.   Whilst ABHI continues to advocate for the positives it has seen in innovation adoption to be captured, it maintains that parts of our sector will once […]

Latest guidance & information from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS)

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20th October 2020

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is a joint unit between the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Medilink shares this bulletin with its members and networks, aimed to keep the life sciences sector up to date on the latest guidance whilst the UK is […]

B2B Opportunity – Novel versatile central line infection reducing device seeks a commercial negotiator/partner or licencing deal.

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20th October 2020

Big Ask#3 – Opp – 00017 Novel versatile central line infection reducing device seeks a commercial negotiator/partner or licencing deal. Resuscitation and intensive care of critically ill patients is not possible without the use of intravascular central venous catheters with 250,000 procedures done in the USA alone. Unfortunately, central line infections are one of the […]

Bounce Back Loan Scheme open for applications

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6th May 2020

The Bounce Back Loan (BBL) Scheme is now open for applications.

Delivered by lenders accredited by the British Business Bank for this scheme, Bounce Back Loans target small and micro businesses in all sectors, providing loans from £2k up to 25% of the business’ turnover with a maximum loan of £50k.

West Midlands businesses celebrate at Medilink WM Business Awards

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14th February 2020

An evening of celebration for West Midlands businesses.

The life sciences, medical and health care community all came together to attend the Medilink WM Business Awards which took place at The Burlington Hotel, Birmingham to recognise the regions success and innovative solutions, supporting the health sector.

STEM funding pot of £400,000 opens for applications

4th December 2019

A funding pot of more than £400,000 is now open to schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the West Midlands as part of a major Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education initiative. The Millennium Point Charitable Trust has opened its latest Small Grants Programme for applications, with up to £20,000 available for individual applicants.

West Midlands AHSN launches Digital Health and Skills Lab

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4th December 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has launched a Digital Health and Skills Lab. Located within the Serendip Digital Health Quarter in Birmingham, the lab provides a space for the co-design of digital innovations, bringing together health tech businesses, clinicians and patients to develop and test solutions. It is designed to support the WMAHSN’s mission to increase investment in West Midlands life sciences, and to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the region.

WMAHSN crowned winners at ideasUK 33rd International Conference

4th December 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) scooped three awards at the prestigious ideasUK conference, held in Edinburgh on the 13 / 14 November, including the Idea of the Year Award for the Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) QI Programme, which sets out to improve the care offered to elderly patients.

Latest Lifescience Industry – Discovering Health Technology

21st November 2019

The latest edition of the Lifescience Industry Magazine is now available online. Issue 17 includes the latest news and developments from the life science sector, with editorial covering the complete health technology spectrum, as well as updates on finance and funding, international trade and regulation. Pages 40-41 highlight the latest Medilink events taking place across […]

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