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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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24th May 2018

GDPR and updated Privacy Policy notice: Medilink West Midlands always ensures any personal data and information entrusted to us is secure, and we will only use any personal data provided to us to keep you aware with information regarding opportunities, events, activities, and news in the Life Sciences Sector in the region. The General Data […]

New Meridian Campaign: Three Counties Medical School Virtual Learning Environment

15th June 2018

As part of the overall development of a new Three Counties Medical School the University of Worcester are looking for an innovative virtual learning environment to enable sharing, communication and collaboration. 

Meridian Live 2018: explore the latest innovations and advances within the West Midlands

12th June 2018

Meridian LIVE is taking place on Friday 13 July at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. Meridian has grown from strength to strength since it was launched in 2016, and Meridian LIVE will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet the people behind the campaigns and innovations.

Breakthrough technology makes connectivity EASY – easy mating, easy cleaning, easy integration – with brand-new Fischer FreedomTM Series

12th June 2018

Medilink member Fischer Connectors, the global connectivity solution provider of high-performance circular connector and cable assemblies, continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, sealing, and wearability.

Midlands Engine generates 8% increase in overseas investment

11th June 2018

The Midlands Engine recorded its highest ever number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2017 from 130 to 14o, creating over 10,000 jobs, the biggest increase in employment from this source in the last ten years, according to EY’s 2018 UK Attractiveness Survey.

BioHub Birmingham® tenant to develop rapid diagnostic test for mastitis in dairy cows

11th June 2018

Abingdon Health, a tenant at the University of Birmingham’s bio-incubator, is developing a rapid diagnostic test for bovine mastitis, a common and serious health problem in dairy cows, which has an estimated £14-23 billion impact on the global dairy industry.

Research provides a bird’s eye view of the diplopia market

7th June 2018

Medilink member Accelerate Associates has recently completed a market research project to help formulate a launch marketing strategy for a novel visual occlusion product.

Birmingham-China collaboration to develop new drugs for global epidemics

7th June 2018

University of Birmingham scientists are working with partners at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), China, to develop new drugs that could help tackle global epidemics.

By MasterControl (MedilinkWM Patron). Perhaps nowhere is the life sciences industry seeing such rapid change and evolution as in medical devices. At the beginning of each year, it’s intriguing to look into a crystal ball to get a glimpse of what the upcoming year will look like.

Marks & Clerk boosts partnership with appointment of Philip Cupitt

5th June 2018

Leading international intellectual property service provider and MedilinkWM member Marks & Clerk has boosted its Birmingham team with the appointment of a new Partner, Philip Cupitt. Philip joins Marks & Clerk from the London office of U.S. law firm Finnegan, and brings more than 15 years’ intellectual property experience to the Birmingham team.

Patently obvious: how to get the most out of your invention

4th June 2018

By MedilinkWM member Barker Brettell. 1. Where do you start in planning for patenting? The starting point is always the invention itself. If there is no invention, there can be no patent. However, not all inventions are patentable, either because they have been done before or fall within an area excluded from patenting.

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