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£50M Focus Deal Gives Mobeus £12M Payday

2nd October 2014

Burton-based Focus Pharmaceuticals has been sold to international pharmaceutical company Amdipharm Mercury in a £50m deal providing private equity house Mobeus with a profitable exit. Mobeus supported the management buyout of Focus in 2007. The speciality pharmaceuticals business was modestly profitable at the time with revenue of about £12m. Through the investment period it demonstrated […]

Explore Opportunities in High Growth Global Markets – UKTI Export Clinic, 6 October, Birmingham

1st October 2014

Pre-book 1:1 meetings* with commercial officers from the British Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey and Romania. Why choose these fast-growing international markets? ASEAN (made up of 10 Southeast Asian markets) growing youthful consumer population of over 500m GDP of over $2 trillion stable growth of over 5% per year […]

Primasil Silicones Ltd Gains Patent Protection for its New Single Use Silicone Rubber Tourniquet!

1st October 2014

An innovative design has resulted in Primasil being awarded patent protection for its market leading silicone tourniquet. The new design has resulted in high customer demand, and Primasil has responded with a significant investment in automated production. High volume manufacture normally lead to lower prices and Primasil doesn’t disappoint here. A price point way lower […]

GBUK Ltd Announces Distribution Partner for Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

30th September 2014

Medilink member GBUK Ltd has announced that it has agreed an exclusive distribution deal which will see M.E.D. Surgical represent the company across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dublin-based M.E.D. Surgical will market products from two of the GBUK Ltd Group’s companies – Enteral UK and GBUK Healthcare – to healthcare professionals across […]

Cardiff University: Central Biotechnology Services Technology Day

30th September 2014

Thursday 9th October 2014, 9am – 4pm at Welsh Government Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay Central Biotechnology Services’ Facilities Showcase event will have a range of speakers from industry and academia discussing sector trends, regulatory challenges and collaborative engagement opportunities with CBS. Learn how to improve and move your business forward by: Expanding your research […]

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 […]

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