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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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Medilink Midlands is launched to provide Midlands wide support to the Life Sciences sector

Featured News
9th August 2018

Medilink Midlands, a pan-regional strategic alliance between the Medilinks in the East and West Midlands, has recently been established to bring the collective expertise of the two organisations together to preserve the interests of over 1,700 Life Science organisations within the region and stimulate growth to support this vital element of the Midlands economy.

Australian Company Orthocell signs UK Dental Distribution Deal

Featured News
26th July 2018

Medilink West Midlands (MedilinkWM) is proud to announce that one of its newest members, Australian company ‘Orthocell Ltd’ (Orthocell), has just signed its first distribution deal in the UK for its range of dental products.

Creavo launches largest US study of its kind

8th August 2018

A new cardiac diagnostic device aimed at helping physicians rule out active ischemia in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain is being trialled at five of the most respected research facilities in the United States.

Involving patients and the public in medical device development

8th August 2018

There’s an often overlooked aspect of getting a medical device into the healthcare system (e.g. the NHS in the UK). Recognition of the importance of involving patients and public in healthcare has implications for the development of medical devices and combination products.

Sponsorship Opportunities for MedilinkWM annual Awards – only 2 spots remaining!

7th August 2018

Want a unique unique platform to promote your brand? Would you like the opportunity to engage with the healthcare business community within the West Midlands? Then get in touch today to find out how you can sponsor one of our prestigious awards.

Mercia-Technologies-backed Oxford Genetics Secures Multimillion-Pound Contract

7th August 2018

Oxford Genetics (OG), backed by MedilinkWM member Mercia Technologies, has secured a multimillion-pound contract with a global ecommerce provider of reagents and tools to the research and clinical sector.

SBRI Funding competition: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans

7th August 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will invest up to £10 million to address the challenges of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans. Registration closes on 22 August 2018.

First non-radioactive device for breast cancer receives FDA approval

6th August 2018

The first non-radioactive device for tracking lymphatic nodes in patients with breast cancer has received premarket approval (PMA) from the FDA.

jHub seeks medical ideas and innovations for UK armed forces

6th August 2018

jHub has an opportunity for the world’s most innovative medical suppliers to present their solutions to the UK armed forces through an open call for innovation.

GBSLEP Annual Conference – September 2018

2nd August 2018

Greater Birmingham & Solihull’s regional economy has thrived over the past year. The area has cemented its position as the leading core city region for economic growth. Thousands of private sector jobs are being created, major infrastructure projects are underway and new educational and training centres have been opened.

New NHS app to revolutionise access to health services

2nd August 2018

The free NHS app, which will be made available to everyone in England in December 2018, will grant patients safe and secure access to their GP records and enable them to made appointments with their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage long-term conditions, and access 111 online for urgent queries.

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