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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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£135 million investment in 15 new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations

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16th July 2019

Funding has been awarded to 15 partnerships within England, which will join up some of the country’s best universities, leading innovators and local authorities to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care over the next five years.

Enabling innovation – Showcase your innovation at the UK’s largest annual engineering event

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11th July 2019

Advanced Engineering is on the lookout for start-ups to showcase their inventions as part of its innovation zone. As the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals, the Enabling Innovation Zone will support smaller enterprises that are eager to accelerate their innovations into the advanced manufacturing and technology industries.

Impact of the new Medical Devices Regulation & In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

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9th July 2019

The regulatory landscape for medical devices is presently very challenging. Industry is well aware that the three year transition period from a directive to a regulation ends on the 15th of May 2020, whereupon the new regulatory framework (MDR) will apply in full. This will be followed in May 2022 with the new IVD regulations.

‘Great Things’ expected of Worcestershire innovators

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2nd July 2019

A special day of activities, supported by Medilink West Midlands has launched two key initiatives focused on helping innovative Worcestershire businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.

Medilink Midlands members discount at Medical Device Engineering Show

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27th June 2019

Medilink Midlands are excited to announce their support at the ‘New for 2019’ Medical Device Engineering zone at this years National Advanced Engineering Show.

Potential medical device industry benefits for Mauritius & UK

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21st June 2019

Medilink UK, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development Board Mauritius recently came together to discuss potential mutual benefits for the UK and Mauritius economy through medical device manufacturing.  

Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland: 22 – 27 September 2019

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10th June 2019

Registrations of interest are now being taken for our forthcoming trade visit to MedTech in Boston, the premier global summit for medical technology industry leaders, before travelling to the state of Maryland – a powerhouse for innovation.

NHS Digital invitation to tender launched for GP IT Futures programme

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29th May 2019

NHS Digital has issued an invitation to tender for existing and new suppliers to deliver a new IT systems framework for primary care.

Brexit: the clock ticks

23rd May 2019

There seem to be three options: (1) the UK revokes article 50 and remains in the EU; (2) the UK ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement and exits on that basis; and (3) there is a no deal Brexit. For intellectual property, the impact of each of these three options is different. A considerable amount of work has been done in the UK to prepare for options (2) and (3) and for each scenario we can explain what the effect of Brexit will be for intellectual property.

NHSX – Improving health and social care through use of technology

22nd May 2019

NHSX will bring together teams from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement to take forward digital transformation in the NHS.

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