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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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Barker Brettell continues expansion drive after announcing another stellar financial year

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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.

Entries open for the 2018 Medilink WM Medical and Healthcare Business Awards – celebrating the best in healthcare

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1st November 2018

Applications are now open for this year’s Medilink WM Medical and Healthcare Business Awards, so make sure you get your applications in! Categories include: Start up, Innovation, Export, Supply Chain, Partnership with the NHS, and Outstanding achievement. 

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.

Innovation workshop: technology to support young people during transition

13th December 2018

This workshop, taking place on the 9th January 2019, aims to identify potential technology solutions that address unmet needs during the transition from paediatric to adult health services.

Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

13th December 2018

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The deadline for applications is at midday on 30 January 2019

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

12th December 2018

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research.

Texas proves the gateway to stateside success for UK healthtech

12th December 2018

Clinical trials, research collaborations, new partnerships and sales are all outcomes from the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) work in Texas.

Keele’s Business Bridge Programme to support another 39 local businesses after being awarded £1m ERDF funding

11th December 2018

A revolutionary new programme led by Keele University supporting high growth local companies to enter new national and global healthcare markets has launched its second phase, after receiving more than £1m of additional funding.

100,000 whole genomes sequenced in the NHS

11th December 2018

The 100,000 Genomes Project has sequenced 100,000 whole genomes, helping to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with rare diseases and cancer.

Celebrating sustainability across the system at the inaugural Sustainable Health and Care Awards

11th December 2018

Hydrogen powered ambulances, a therapy garden and a sustainable ‘dare’ campaign were some of the initiatives that were recognised at the Sustainable Health and Care Awards in Birmingham this year.

Health and Social Care Secretary bans fax machines in NHS

10th December 2018

Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

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