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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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Salts Heathcare announces death of CEO

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29th July 2020

The Medilink WM team offer their deepest condolences to the family of Philip Salt. Philip was a highly respected business leader in our region and a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed.

Medilink West Midlands connects industry and the NHS to produce surgical gowns

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11th June 2020

Medilink West Midlands, the industry gateway for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, has been busy sourcing local manufacturers to produce high-quality surgical gowns for the regions NHS trusts. With work now underway, the region will benefit from up to 25,000 extra surgical gowns being produced a week.

Medilink helps forge new partnerships in response to the Covid crisis

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10th June 2020

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have joined forces to help support the region’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

New Dates For Med-Tech Innovation Expo

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19th May 2020

Rapid News Group has announced the decision to postpone Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK’s flagship event for the medical device industry to 2021.

Originally re-scheduled for 29 – 30 September 2020, the event will now take place from 29 – 30 June 2021. The venue for the event, the NEC, Birmingham, UK is unchanged.

High-end industrial Indigo transmitter to enable world-class data and smart decisions

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6th May 2020

Medilink WM member Vaisala unveils high-end industrial Indigo transmitter to enable world-class data and smart decisions.

Birmingham experts deliver remote training to make maternity triage safer during COVID-19

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6th May 2020

BSOTS is currently used in 15 maternity units in the UK, with over 20 maternity trained in the last six months and in the process of implementation.  More widespread implementation is currently being supported by MidTECH Innovations (the NHS Innovation Hub for the West Midlands), the Academic Health Science Networks in the West Midlands, East Midlands and UCL Partners.

Online platform created to source and exchange PPE Information

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22nd April 2020

West Midlands based computer software company Shoothill have created PPExchange.co.uk  to streamline the supply of Personal Protection Equipment throughout the UK by providing a free and easy to use exchange website.

New Dates for Med-Tech Innovation Expo 29-30 September 2020

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11th March 2020

With global concern regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) escalating, and after monitoring the situation closely over the last few weeks and consulting with exhibitors and partners Rapid News Group have determined that it is in the best interest of all parties to postpone their Med-Tech Innovation Expo, scheduled for April 1-2 to September.

SME Innovation Fund – Applications now open!

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9th March 2020

Are you a start-up or a small medium-sized enterprise working in the space of delivering improved healthcare? Do you have the potential to change how healthcare is delivered? The SME Innovation Fund can provide the support you need to help your business grow. With successful applicants receiving convertible loans of up to £50,000.

Birmingham Researcher Awarded £1.68m to fund Research in ‘Raised Brain Pressure’

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9th March 2020

Leading researcher Professor Alexandra Sinclair from the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research has been awarded £1.68m of funding research.

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