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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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International medical pathway for Middle East patients launched at Arab Health 2019

16th January 2019

Edgbaston Medical Quarter is launching a new patient pathway to provide a door-to-door service to international private patients for complex healthcare treatments to Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city.

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.

Abingdon Health launches app that transforms a smartphone into a rapid analytical tool

13th November 2018

BioHub Birmingham® tenant Abingdon Health has launched an intuitive software application called AppDx. AppDx enables a Smartphone to ‘read’ lateral flow test lines, using the inbuilt camera, which translates the image into numerical data. 

BioHub Birmingham® develops new incubator space to meet increasing demand for biomedical facilities

19th September 2018

The BioHub Birmingham® is constructing 5,000sq ft of self-contained laboratory and office suites to meet an increasing demand for biomedical incubator space.

Want to employ a laboratory apprentice? Free lunch & learn at Birmingham Research Park – 25th Sept

5th September 2018

Midlands based CSR Scientific Training is hosting a lunch and learn session at the Birmingham Research Park on Laboratory and Scientific Apprenticeships on Thursday 27th September.

Medilink Midlands is launched to provide Midlands wide support to the Life Sciences sector

9th August 2018

Medilink Midlands, a pan-regional strategic alliance between the Medilinks in the East and West Midlands, has recently been established to bring the collective expertise of the two organisations together to preserve the interests of over 1,700 Life Science organisations within the region and stimulate growth to support this vital element of the Midlands economy.

Australian Company Orthocell signs UK Dental Distribution Deal

26th July 2018

Medilink West Midlands (MedilinkWM) is proud to announce that one of its newest members, Australian company ‘Orthocell Ltd’ (Orthocell), has just signed its first distribution deal in the UK for its range of dental products.

NASA uses antibodies developed at University of Birmingham to assess impact of space flight on immune system

25th July 2018

PRESS RELEASE: NASA uses antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham to assess the impact of space flight on the immune system. Antibodies developed at the University of Birmingham have been used by NASA to assess how long duration space flight affects the immune system.

Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

19th July 2018

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

Breakthrough technology makes connectivity EASY – easy mating, easy cleaning, easy integration – with brand-new Fischer FreedomTM Series

12th June 2018

Medilink member Fischer Connectors, the global connectivity solution provider of high-performance circular connector and cable assemblies, continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, sealing, and wearability.

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