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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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Static Systems Group welcomes Halma as its new owner

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18th January 2021

Static Systems Group is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by Halma, a FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies. Halma, headquartered in the UK, is driven by a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day which is highly aligned with Static Systems’ values, strategy and […]

Entries now open for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

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14th December 2020

Today, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network is proud to announce the return of the prestigious Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards, with entries now open. Since its launch in 2015, the awards programme has been celebrating the individuals and organisations that are revolutionising healthcare in the West Midlands with new ideas, technologies, and initiatives. […]

Medilink Midlands CEO and Board Announced

10th December 2020

Medilink Midlands has announced that its newly forged Board of Directors has appointed Dr Darren Clark as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Darren previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Medilink East Midlands. Darren joined Medilink East Midlands in 2004 and has over 20 years’ experience […]

Midlands manufacturers complain they are being locked out of NHS PPE contracts

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13th November 2020

A consortium of Midlands businesses has slammed the UK Government for providing what it has labelled ‘inadequate and inappropriate’ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sourced from abroad during the Coronavirus crisis and is calling for Ministers to stop overlooking UK manufacturers that have both the capacity and capability to produce vital equipment. The Midlands PPE Collective […]

Midlands Manufacturer Awarded EN 13795 For UK Made PPE

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3rd November 2020

Staff and Turnover growth following Wearwell’s  Investment and achievement in producing certified PPE Gowns   Tamworth based Wearwell (UK) Ltd, a UK manufacturer of workwear and PPE, has become one of the first manufacturers in the country to be awarded EN 13795 certification, alongside the CE mark, for its UK made disposable surgical gown. Approached via Medilink […]

New Device for Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury ‘On the Spot’

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16th October 2020

A method for detecting traumatic brain injury at the point of care has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham. Using chemical biomarkers released by the brain immediately after a head injury occurs, researchers are able to pinpoint when patients need urgent medical attention. This saves time in delivering vital treatment and avoids […]

Cutting-edge treatments to be fast-tracked to patients through international collaborations

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15th October 2020

The UK will join the USA, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Singapore and Brazil to speed up the approval of innovative medicines. International regulators will work together to authorise promising treatments after the EU transition period Medicines will include cancer treatments NHS patients could have quicker access to the next generation of cutting-edge treatments thanks to the […]

MedilinkWM B2B Opportunities Service sees Hospital Direct (Marketing) sign an Exclusive Distributor Agreement for their innovative Infection Control Solution

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14th October 2020

The CiFi Torch is one of the most powerful high-quality LED forensic light sources currently available on the global market. Standing for ‘Cleaning Inspection Forensic Investigation Torch’, the product can locate traces not visible to the naked eye, even in bright light ambient conditions.  Developed by CopperTree Forensics, in just 2 years CopperTree have changed the landscape […]


Featured News
9th October 2020

Over 190 individuals from across the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector came together online, on Thursday 8 October to celebrate success at the Medilink UK National Awards. The awards recognised a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to the Life Sciences industry, and five companies from across the country were crowned as national winners. Winning […]

AHSN Virtual Health & Care Week launches to promote digital innovation across the Midlands

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24th September 2020

Bookings are now open for Midlands Digital Health and Care Week which will take place 12-16 October. Organised by the West Midlands and East Midlands Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), the event is a weeklong series of short, virtual sessions showcasing digital transformation projects from across the Midlands. The sessions are open to NHS, Social […]

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