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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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Civility Saves Lives – Calling it out with Compassion Event

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20th August 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is pleased to announce they are hosting a Civility Saves Lives workshop on the 13th September 2019 at thestudio, Cannon Street, Birmingham.

Lil-Lets tackling period poverty with Everton Ladies

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16th August 2019

Medilink WM Member Lil-Lets are proud to announce their support of Everton Ladies, who they”’ be working with to highlight the benefits of sport to a woman’s wellbeing.

£98m Healthy Ageing Challenge competition launched

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16th August 2019

UK Research and Innovation has announced the launch of the first tranche of competitions in the £98m Healthy Ageing Programme funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Department for International Trade – China Oncology Mission 2019

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7th August 2019

UK businesses are invited to join the Department for International Trade Oncology mission to China. As the second largest healthcare market in the world the opportunity for UK businesses is huge, with its competitive advantage and innovative high-tech solutions.

Impact of the new Medical Devices Regulation & In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

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9th July 2019

The regulatory landscape for medical devices is presently very challenging. Industry is well aware that the three year transition period from a directive to a regulation ends on the 15th of May 2020, whereupon the new regulatory framework (MDR) will apply in full. This will be followed in May 2022 with the new IVD regulations.

‘Great Things’ expected of Worcestershire innovators

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2nd July 2019

A special day of activities, supported by Medilink West Midlands has launched two key initiatives focused on helping innovative Worcestershire businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.

Medilink Midlands members discount at Medical Device Engineering Show

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27th June 2019

Medilink Midlands are excited to announce their support at the ‘New for 2019’ Medical Device Engineering zone at this years National Advanced Engineering Show.

Accessing the NHS Guide for SMEs – Moving Forward

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24th June 2019

Free access to NHS guide for SME’s – Moving Forward

Potential medical device industry benefits for Mauritius & UK

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21st June 2019

Medilink UK, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development Board Mauritius recently came together to discuss potential mutual benefits for the UK and Mauritius economy through medical device manufacturing.  

SBRI Healthcare launch latest funding competition

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17th June 2019

SBRI Healthcare are pleased to announce that the next funding competition will launch on 24 June 2019. Companies and organisations are being invited to bid for funding to develop solutions to challenges in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Integrated Care and Social Care.

Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland: 22 – 27 September 2019

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10th June 2019

Registrations of interest are now being taken for our forthcoming trade visit to MedTech in Boston, the premier global summit for medical technology industry leaders, before travelling to the state of Maryland – a powerhouse for innovation.

NHS Digital invitation to tender launched for GP IT Futures programme

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29th May 2019

NHS Digital has issued an invitation to tender for existing and new suppliers to deliver a new IT systems framework for primary care.

Medilink West Midlands member Mercia invests £2.0 million in transdermal drug delivery specialist

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21st May 2019

One of Warwick Ventures (University of Warwick) med-tech spin-out companies which is developing an innovative transdermal drug delivery patch technology has secured a £2m investment from specialist technology funder Mercia Technologies.

2019 Winners Announced: Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in Association with Med-Tech Innovation

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17th May 2019

On the evening of Wednesday 15 May the 2019 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards took place. The sell-out gala dinner was the best yet, with 250 professionals from across the industry coming to celebrate with the winners, network with peers and share their pride in the industry.

Transatlantic Trade Opportunities for Midlands Life Science Companies

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13th May 2019

Positive outcomes for Midlands life science companies following City of Mentor visit.

Department for International Trade offer £2,000 Funding Support at Medica 2019

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9th May 2019

Don’t miss the deadline date of Tuesday 14 May to secure your exhibition space at Medica 2019 – the largest healthcare exhibition in the world.

Medilink WM Patron CSA Group to host Medical Device Security Risk Management event

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3rd May 2019

Medilink WM Patron CSA Group to host medical device cyber risk event on 11 June at Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Evaluating medical innovations: apply for funding

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23rd April 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to help evaluate medical devices in real-world clinical settings

Funding opportunities to improve health technologies and patient care

7th August 2019

Up to £20 million is available for businesses looking to develop new diagnostic tools based on linking technologies, data and systems through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) programme.

SMEs funding opportunity with i4i Connect awards

5th August 2019

Med-Tech SMEs – could a funding boost help you reach the next stage in your development pathway?

UK SME readiness for the EU Medical Device Regulation

30th July 2019

Opportunity for UK SMEs to provide input and feedback to help inform government on impending MDR implementation

Medilink WM member Polyflon Medical heads to Ireland

30th July 2019

Manufacturers of medical device tubing components, Polyflon Medicals set sights on Ireland, at Medical Technology Ireland 2019

Seismic changes in the world of medical device toxicity assessment

30th July 2019

Medilink member Mark Turner, Managing Director of Medical Engineering Technologies (MET) discusses the changes of medical device toxicity assessment.

Unique data resource & funding opportunities with Geovation Accelerator Programme

25th July 2019

Huge opportunities for new firms to use massive data and join the digital revolution – Geovation ready to accept applications to its Accelerator Programme

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