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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 UK Stand Share Opportunity: Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2015

30th January 2015

29-30 April 2015 – Ricoh Arena, Coventry The Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to medical device manufacturing. This specialist, highly focussed event is the place to meet with key decision makers and make new business contacts. The Expo is now in its 3rd year and once again […]

WMAHSN Offers Opportunities for Innovations to Solve Local Health and Social Care Challenges

30th January 2015

The WMAHSN has an ongoing opportunity for innovations, where potential partners are offered the chance to come up with new ways of solving local health and social care challenges. We are interested to hear from industrial, healthcare, academic and third sector partners who feel they can work with us on potential innovative solutions, models and […]

TECHNOLOGY SEARCH: Device (or an “app”) That Can Provide a Quick Analysis of Hair Health/Damage and/or Measurement of Parameters That Influence Hair Health

29th January 2015

Medilink WM member working with a leading manufacturer of haircare products who is interested in finding technologies and solutions that would allow a consumer to rapidly measure the health of his/her hair and scalp. The client is a well-established player in the haircare market who is currently looking to improve the value they deliver to […]

Dreams of 300 West Midlands-Based Entrepreneurs to Become Reality with Release of £2m Start Up Cash

28th January 2015

A new pot of £2 million in seed finance has been released this January to fund over 300 new start up businesses in the West Midlands over the next twelve months. The cash, available throughStartup Direct, a partner of the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme which launched in Birmingham last year, will help make the […]

Lexon (UK) Completes Multi-Million Pound Acquisition Of Norchem

28th January 2015

Redditch-based leading pharmaceutical distributor and retailer, Lexon (UK) Limited, has acquired Norchem Limited for an undisclosed sum. The family-run business, which has a turnover of £150 million and employs over 400 members of staff, purchased the Norchem group of companies in a strategic move in order to grow its retail operation and expand its distribution […]

Natural Wellbeing Ltd (UK) Signs Major Distributor From Lebanon

28th January 2015

Natural Wellbeing Ltd (UK) part of NutraHealth Plc is already hailing its visit to Arab Health 2015 a success after signing a substantial deal with a major distributor from Lebanon. The company came to exhibit at Arab Health to focus on targeting the Middle East markets, with a specific focus to target new business opportunities […]

Sandwell Council Launches New Digital Procurement Tool to Showcase West Midlands Hospital Innovation and Supply Chain Opportunity

28th January 2015

Sandwell Council, an award winning local authority, recently announced the official launch of the West Midlands Virtual Hospital (WMVH), a digital procurement tool which will showcase the skills, knowledge and expertise of West Midlands’ companies in the UK and abroad. The state-of-the-art WMVH has already generated significant interest from local businesses, with over 400 companies […]

Yorkshire and Humber Academic Science Network Meet Earl Howe and Lord Kakkar at Arab Health

28th January 2015

The Yorkshire and Humber Academic Science Network (YHAHSN) met with Rt Hon Earl Howe and Rt Hon Lord Kakkar during a tour of the UK Pavilion at the opening day of Arab Health. Earl Howe, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, spoke to Dr Dawn Lawson and Tom Lindley from the […]

GBUK Ltd Meets Rt Hon Earl Howe at Arab Health

28th January 2015

Medilink member, GBUK Ltd, one of the UK’s market leaders in enteral consumables, met with Rt Hon Earl Howe during his tour of the UK Pavilion at the opening day of Arab Health. Earl Howe, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, spoke to GBUK Ltd Group Marketing Director Marcus Ineson, about […]

The Rise of Online Video Content

28th January 2015

The new version of the award-winning Imagen Enterprise Video Platform, an off the shelf end-to-end video hosting platform for archiving and publishing media via a customisable website, removes complexity from video management and solves your preservation and access problems. The world of online video is expanding at a rapid rate.  The enormous amount of video […]

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