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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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North West Healthcare Technology Businesses Celebrated at Medilink Awards

16th December 2014

Healthcare organisations from across the region have been honoured at the Medilink North West Awards 2014. The Medilink Awards, supported by the Business Growth Hub, celebrate the achievements of Healthcare Technology and related Life Sciences companies from across the North West. More than 100 delegates from the sector attended the Awards as part of Medilink […]

NICE Eyes on Evidence Issue 68 Now Available

16th December 2014

Eyes on Evidence, published by NICE, covers interesting new evidence and includes an explanation about what it means for current practice.   In this month’s in Eyes on Evidence: Home-based self-sampling to test for sexually transmitted infections A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that taking samples at home compared with taking samples in a clinic […]

Medtech Start-Ups: Point-of-Prescription Test to Fight Antibiotics Resistance

16th December 2014

A British start-up has developed a test that can quickly detect whether particular antibiotics are an effective treatment against specific bacteria. According to the European Commission, more than 25,000 people die every year because of drug-resistant infections. “Ever since antibiotics were invented we have known that pathogens will develop antibiotic resistance as a classic example […]

Connectors for Medical Applications – Fischer Connectors Expertise Reliability Innovation

16th December 2014

When a life is on the line, proven and reliable connectors are essential. Fischer Connectors are ideal for use with medical electronic equipment, including diagnostic devices, surgical instruments, therapy applications, dental applications, cardiac assist devices, and disposable equipment. Tested and approved by medical professionals, the comprehensive medical connectors product line includes sterilizable and reusable connectors, […]

French Start-Up Develops Connected Capsule for Temperature Readings

16th December 2014

A French start-up has invented a capsule which, when swallowed, sends continuous information about intracorporeal temperature via radio. The medical device is already being used on animals and will be marketed for human use in 2015. BodyCap, a company based in Caen in Normandy, has won the 2014 Connected Object for health purposes organised by […]

US Group Swoops for Sterimedix

16th December 2014

Sterimedix has been acquired by a US-based medical device manufacturer Synergetics for $13.5m (£8.5m). The Redditch-headquartered business makes and distributed cannulas, needles and other disposable products for aesthetic procedures and generated sales of $6.4m in the year to 31 December 2013. “The acquisition of Sterimedix expands the Company’s operations, adding scalable operations to our established […]

Plastics Design & Moulding Exhibition Returns to Telford for 10th Anniversary in 2015

5th December 2014

The Plastics Design and Moulding Exhibition and Conference (PDM15) returns to the Telford International Centre on 16 and 17 June 2015, where the event will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the UK’s premier annual event for the plastics industry. More than 60 exhibitors including major names from every part of the UK plastics community have […]

Science Industry Partnership (SIP) Secures Delivery Agreement with Medilink UK and the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

5th December 2014

A partnership agreement has been secured with Medilink East and West Midlands in collaboration with the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) as key industry representative bodies, which will deliver a package of SIP skills interventions into the Medical Technology (MedTech) sector. The Partnership will deliver at least 1656 adult learners through the SIP Skills […]

Medilink’s First Food Supplement Special Interest Group Reveals Shortfall in Children’s Nutritional Intake

5th December 2014

Poor diet and inactivity amongst school children were two major health concerns, brought to light at the first Food Supplement Special Interest Group (SIG) held at MediCity, Nottingham.  This was the first in a series of events concerning the population’s nutritional intake, and focused on food supplements in relation to the dietary requirements and wellbeing […]

Medilink Supports Pioneering Tissue Repair Technology

5th December 2014

Locate Therapeutics Ltd, a Nottingham based specialist regenerative medicine company has been awarded a grant from the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet, a project delivered by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will allow further development of their TAOS™ technology (Targeted, Orchestrated Signaling) – a world first in tissue […]

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