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Winners of the 2017 Medilink WM Medical and Healthcare Business Awards announced

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14th February 2018

Medilink WM is incredibly proud to announce the winners of our 2017 Medical and Healthcare Business Awards, held on the 24th January this year at the BCEC (Birmingham Conference and Events Centre). In his welcome address, Richard Stone, CEO, said: “Medilink WM works with life science companies daily, helping them with their present goals and […]

Meet the Gulf Region Life Science Buyers

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14th February 2018

Department for International Trade – West Midlands Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU 21 March 2018, 09:30 – 15:30 This Meet the Buyer event is a fantastic opportunity for Midlands Engine Life Sciences businesses to meet face-to-face with a range of leading buyers and distributor partners from the UAE, Oman and Kuwait to […]

NHS & WMAHSN roll out new tech in West Midlands to prevent 540 strokes and save £12.1 million

16th February 2018

Innovative new technology is being rolled out across the West Midlands in a campaign launched today (Thursday 15 February). Made available as part of a national campaign, it is estimated that the devices could prevent 540 strokes and save 135 lives in just two years. More than 500 new devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units […]

Creavo Medical Technologies’ innovative cardiac imaging device triumphs at IET Innovation Awards

14th December 2017

Medilink member Creavo Medical Technologies (Creavo) has won two awards at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards for its cutting-edge cardiac imaging device which could help physicians accurately rule-out ischemic heart conditions in a matter of minutes. The awards celebrate the very best in new innovations in science, engineering and technology, showcasing […]

What is Intellectual Property and how can it help your business?

14th December 2017

By Medilink member Marks & Clerk The world of intellectual property can be complicated and confusing. Especially when starting up a new company, you may find yourself wondering why intellectual property is important and how it can help your business. So what is intellectual property (or IP)? Essentially, IP is an asset which arises from […]

How an EQMS can make the transition to MDR seamless

14th December 2017

Featuring MasterControl The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is now a reality, having been published for final review. Medical device manufacturers, suppliers and other service providers will be impacted by the regulation. Companies will need to assess their current operations documents and standard operating procedures and develop a plan for complying with the new MDR requirements. […]

Medilink UK are proud to partner with Naidex for another fantastic year!

17th October 2017

Naidex is Europe’s most exciting event dedicated to the disability, independent living and healthcare professional sectors and it’s completely free to attend! In the wake of the huge success of the most recent instalment of this long-established event, Naidex will return for its 44th year to the Birmingham NEC on the 25th & 26th April […]

Medical Device Development – How to get the best possible return on your investment’

17th October 2017

Bringing a medical device to market requires significant investment of time, money and resources. In our experience, the precise amounts of all three needed to successfully complete development, industrialisation and launch varies, depending on the nature, complexity and risk associated with the product. It is not unusual for a low to moderate risk device to […]

Evolyst – 2017 European Health Catapult UK-Ireland Finalists

16th October 2017

Medilink member Evolyst are proud to announce that they are finalists at this year’s EIT Health European Health Catapult  Since our creation, Evolyst has grown to become evidence-based “technology enablers” to Healthcare Providers, Academics and the Private Sector (knowledge providers). One of these knowledge providers is the Thoracic Surgery Team at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, who […]

Birmingham manufacturer set for expansion after landing Apollo

27th September 2017

One of Birmingham’s oldest family businesses has revealed plans for a major expansion, underpinned by a move to new premises. Salts Healthcare is relocating to a new base at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub on the outskirts of the city centre. The company has agreed terms to move into 94,500 sq ft Apollo unit speculatively-built by […]

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