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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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Tickets now available for Medilink UK Awards 2018!

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9th March 2018

The Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards, held in association with Med-Tech Innovation, will celebrate the outstanding business achievements, international successes and innovative breakthroughs made across the Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology sectors in the past year.

Deadline extended and £10k prize fund announced for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

23rd April 2018

The deadline for entries to the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards has now been extended to Friday 18 May 2018. The announcement comes alongside news of a £10,000 prize fund for the MidTECH award in the form of ‘development awards’. Applications are open to teams from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector. The awards […]

Invitation to the UK-China Oncology Congress in Beijing and Guangzhou from 25 – 29 June 2018

18th April 2018

The UK-China Oncology Congress in Beijing and Guangzhou from 25 – 29 June 2018 will bring together influential stakeholders from the commercial, academic and research arenas to develop sales leads, for building partnerships, collaborations and commercial opportunities in Oncology. The event is anticipated to have an audience of more than 600 Chinese contacts from across […]

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through ITP programme

12th April 2018

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment programme (ITP programme). Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the […]

What does Brexit mean to you and your business?

11th April 2018

Join our all-important seminar next week (Wednesday 18th April), which will offer a short review of the current status of Brexit and how it may affect those manufacturers who wish to apply the CE mark to their devices post-Brexit.

Innovation campaign: Encouraging Appropriate A&E Attendances

11th April 2018

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are aiming to create an anthology of toolkits to reduce the number of inappropriate A&E attendances. Share your work on Meridian, the WMAHSN’s interactive online Health Innovation Exchange for the West Midlands.

University of Birmingham to lead Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA)

10th April 2018

10th April 2018: The University of Birmingham is to lead a connected system of incubators and accelerators that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award announced today by Research England. The award will establish MICRA as the largest formal technology transfer collaboration in the UK, providing a […]

Innovation challenge for SMEs: solutions for the future of health

6th April 2018

Interested in the future of healthcare? Do you have ideas, products or solutions that you would like to develop? West Midlands businesses are invited to take part in a FREE two-day practical workshop aimed at improving NHS access for the region’s patients and the future of the health sector. Birmingham City University is running the […]

White Paper: Considerations for Connector Design in Mobile and Patient-Worn Medical Devices

21st March 2018

By Medilink member Fischer Connectors Challenges faced by designers of medical devices are among the most stringent in the world. Everything designed and manufactured must be safe for the patient and safe for the operator. Devices can be put through years of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) trials, with additional tests in Europe, so […]

Get your applications in for the annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards!

15th March 2018

Nominations are open for the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2018! Last year more than 100 teams from both healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted healthcare innovator awards organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at […]

Want to advertise in the UK Lifescience Industry Magazine?

13th March 2018

The UK Lifescience Industry magazine is the most widely distributed life science publication in the UK The UK Lifescience Industry magazine is written by the sector for the sector. The magazine includes leading scientific opinion including cutting edge analysis and highlights advances in the life sciences which makes it the perfect showcase for advertising. The […]

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