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NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative – ‘Innovation Small Funds Competition 2014/15’

26th September 2014

The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative is pleased to announce its first competition for pilot project funding (up to £10,000) for the early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the acquired brain injury pathway, from the initial acute event through to long term rehabilitation (www.brainhtc.org). Applications are invited from academic institutions, NHS Trusts […]

EU SME Programme Funds Potentially Disruptive Ideas – €90 Million Up for Grabs

26th September 2014

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises can apply for EU funding within the Horizon 2020 programme for high-potential innovation projects. One of the biggest hurdles in medical device innovation, as we all know, is not coming up with the ideas, but taking that golden nugget and managing it through the commercialisation process without a bottomless financial pit […]

Grand Challenges Explorations Invites Applications – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

26th September 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.  Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organisation, including universities, government laboratories, research […]

East Midlands Infectious Disease Research Network Special Interest Group (SIG)

26th September 2014

Wednesday 15 October 12:00 pm – 5.00 pm Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2DF The next East Midlands Infectious Disease Research Network Special Interest Group (SIG) will take place on Wednesday 15 October.  The theme for this SIG is Hospital and Community Acquired Infection (HCAI). The popular 5 […]

The Battery-Free Chip That Could Power Your Devices

26th September 2014

As technology continues to shrink and automate the world around us, two major challenges are inescapable: finding a sufficient power source, and procuring the aforementioned power source at a reasonable cost. Recently, Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, developed a battery-free chip the size of ant that he maintains will […]

Partnership’ Needed to Improve NHS

26th September 2014

The British Medical Association has called for the government to work “in partnership” with doctors to ensure a sustainable NHS. A manifesto released by the BMA has outlined what the priorities should be for a new government ahead of next year’s general election. BMA council chair Dr Mark Porter said that the challenges facing the […]

Innovation – Produces Cost Downs

26th September 2014

Pre-Met Ltd is an advanced engineering company specialising in high precision metal pressings, stampings and sub-assemblies. Based in Redditch they have built up an enviable reputation for technical capability and innovation. “A prime example of our capability is a project that we won away from a highly regarded German manufacturer” says Mark Smith, Sales & […]

Medilink WM at the Malvern Festival of Innovation

23rd September 2014

We’ll be exhibiting at the Malvern Festival of Innovation on Friday 3rd October at the Business of Innovating session.  We’ll be along side other organisations that can help your business grow and succeed, including GrowthAccelerator, UKTI, Santander and the Intellectual Property Office. The day will also see presentations from Lee Strafford, founder of Plusnet, Fiona […]

The New Shape of the European Commission – What Does it Mean to the Medical Technology Industry

23rd September 2014

In this article Mike Kreuzer of ABHI outlines what this restructure means for our industry as well as providing some background information about the changes underway in the Commission. What the restructure means to the medical technology industry. The impact on the medical technology industry will result from the transfer of responsibility for medical device […]

The British Plastics Show 30 September – 2 October, NEC Birmingham

19th September 2014

Medical Plastics Seminar 1st October 2014 at 1.30 pm Seminar Theatre 2 As the limitations of stainless steel instruments become increasing apparent, the significant benefits of polymers have come to the fore. The use of plastics in medical sector has never been more important. This FREE to attend seminar session takes place on Wednesday 1st […]

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