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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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Medical Engineering Technologies has appointed a new GMP Manager

14th January 2019

Global combination device testing laboratory, MET, has newly appointed Kevin Claris as Manager for Good Manufacturing Practice and ISO 17025 documentation.

Mercia invests £13.3m in Midlands firms in 2018

7th January 2019

Warwickshire-headquartered Mercia Technologies (Medilink WM member) invested £13.3m in Midlands businesses in 2018.

Invitation to Grant Thornton’s Innovation Event (16th January 2019)

21st December 2018

Grant Thornton are pleased to invite you to their upcoming Innovation Event, taking place on 16th January 2019 in Birmingham.

Santa embraces manufacturing excellence

21st December 2018

When you’ve got a hard deadline, efficiency is everything. No one knows this better than Santa, who has the same hard deadline to meet every year. So, how does Santa keep on top of all these tasks?

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

20th December 2018

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide.

Marks & Clerk signs up as Medilink West Midlands Patron

Featured News
20th December 2018

We are proud to announce that intellectual property service provider Marks & Clerk has become a patron of Medilink West Midlands (Medilink WM).

Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre: 2019 Course List

18th December 2018

The Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre provides training to the metabolomics community in both analytical and computational methods. The training centre partners both the Phenome Centre Birmingham and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility to provide vocational training courses in clinical and environmental metabolomics. View the 2019 Course List.

From smart to brilliant and beyond: 3 ways AI is changing manufacturing

18th December 2018

By 2035, it is projected that artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technologies could increase labour productivity by up to 40 percent across 16 key industries, including manufacturing, according to a recent report by Accenture and Frontier Economics(1). This article provides a snapshot of just a few of the latest ways that AI is changing manufacturing.

Barker Brettell continues expansion drive after announcing another stellar financial year

5th December 2018

Birmingham-based intellectual property (IP) specialist and Medilink WM member Barker Brettell has announced a 12.5 per cent rise in profits during the financial year 2017/2018. The firm has seen substantial revenue and profit growth in the last 24 months and increased its professional team to 60 attorneys.

How AI Tools Will Transform Quality Management in the Life Sciences, Part 1

20th November 2018

Experts hope to learn how to augment human decisions with AI so decisions are more informed. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials and leaders in the pharma and medical device spaces agree artificial intelligence (AI) tools could enable a step change in quality management in those industries.

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