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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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Optishield announces FDA registration for its creator DHC Innovations Ltd.

30th March 2022

Following great success in the UK, Optishield is pleased to announce the recent FDA registration for its creator DHC Innovations Ltd. Now being used in optometry clinics up and down the country, the feedback received for this flexible optical occluder shows how working collaboratively on a new innovative device can result in greatly improved patient […]

ISO specialists, IMSM join Medilink membership

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8th February 2021

Medilink Midlands welcomes ISO specialists IMSM to its membership, with over 25+ years experience and over 15,000 successful implementations for standards ranging from Medical Device to Laboratories. In addition to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 13485:2016 there are multiple standards available that can boost productivity and security, mitigate risk and reduce waste in your organisation. Below […]

Fully funded – Digital Innovation for Manufacturing programme with WMG

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27th January 2021

The WMG SME Group is a dedicated team and very eager to work with you. Utilising this fully-funded programme, they aim to overcome your manufacturing and supply chain challenges. Part of the University of Warwick, we have the latest technologies and equipment. Our world class technicians, industry experts and scientists can bring new ideas to life, improve efficiency and […]

Coventry University’s Institute of Coding wins Innovation in Education Award

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22nd January 2020

Coventry University’s Institute of Coding has been recognised at the West Midlands Tech Awards, which celebrates the best of the technology and digital industries throughout the West Midlands. The Innovation in Education Award celebrates organisations using cutting edge digital approaches to enhance and revolutionise the learning experience. Coventry University’s Institute of Coding is part of […]

AF Aware Week: Thinking Detect, Protect and Perfect

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20th November 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. It is estimated 26,500 people across the West Midlands currently have undetected AF or aren’t receiving optimal treatment. If left untreated, AF can increase the risk of stroke by around four to five times.

The AHSN Network bridges the gap for NHS Innovators

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15th October 2019

On 30 January, the AHSN Network will hold its Bridging the Gap event aimed towards Health-Tech developers and companies looking to get their innovations into the NHS. This event focuses on showcasing the East and West Midlands AHSN offer to industry and provides businesses with the opportunity to learn how, who and where to access the NHS.

Orthocell claims top spot at national competition Pitch@Palace

Featured News
10th October 2019

Medilink WM member Orthocell, has been declared a winner in the national final of the coveted Pitch@Palace competition – a global movement started by the British royal family, which aims to amplify the work of entrepreneurs and deepen their global impact.

Funding opportunity: Revolutionising cancer treatment with genomics

Featured News
10th October 2019

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £5.4 million from the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to invest in projects that seek to apply whole genome sequencing to the analysis of cancers.

Medilink member Gowling WLG finalists at the British Legal Awards 2019

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10th October 2019

Medilink West Midlands member Gowling WLG makes the shortlist in four categories at the British legal Awards 2019: TMT Team of the Year, Property Team of the Year, Innovation Through Technology Award and, jointly with Ashurst LLP, Competition/Regulatory Team of the Year.

Low number of health apps reach minimum standards

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9th October 2019

Health app evaluation and advisor organisation ORCHA, has revealed that only 15% of healthcare apps available for download meet minimum standards set by its review process. Its evaluation of over 5,000 health apps has revealed that a significant number of healthcare apps available to download do not meet the minimum safety requirements. Notably, 75% of apps aimed […]

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