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GBUK Healthcare Launches Banana Range

27th November 2014

The Banana range of patient moving and handling products, which includes a range of slide sheets and transfer boards, has been launched by GBUK Healthcare, part of the GBUK Group. The Banana range includes the original Banana Board as one of its main products – a product that has been used by the NHS and […]

Major New Report on Digital Technology

25th November 2014

Health and social care leaders set out plans to transform people’s health and improve services using technology. New plans to improve health outcomes and the quality of patient care through digital technology and innovation have been unveiled by national health and social care organisations (13 November 2014). Established by the Department of Health and chaired […]

Record Number of Visitors for Fischer Connectors at Electronica 2014

25th November 2014

Fischer Connectors hit record attendance at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from 11-14 November this year. The spectacular way of displaying the high performance push-pull connectors brought a large number of visitors to the Fischer Connectors booth. Not only the four holographic display windows placed at each corner of the Fischer Connectors stand were eye-catchers […]

Fischer Connectors Contributes to Award for Customer Fougerolle

25th November 2014

The Fischer FiberOptic Series Hybrid proves again to be a very successful connector. Customer Fougerolle integrated this connecting solution in its CamiFlex product and won the SATIS & Mediakwest trophy in the category Production and Broadcast in France. After receiving two awards in the USA in August this year, the hybrid connecting solution of two […]

Fischer Connectors Extends Fischer MiniMax™ Series With Pin Socket Version

25th November 2014

Fischer Connectors continues to lead the trend of miniaturization. After the successful launch of the Fischer MiniMax™ Series in 2012, Fischer Connectors extends this miniature high performance rugged connector with a pin socket version. With the product range extension, the Fischer MiniMax™ Series is now available both in 19 and 24 pin configuration, giving designers […]

NHS England – SBRI Healthcare Innovation Expo 10 December 2014

24th November 2014

SPARK 2014 is a brand new conference organised by the SBRI Healthcare programme and the Academic Health Science Networks. This new event will give attendees the opportunity to see the latest innovations developed to meet NHS needs alongside a national conference that brings together the Academic Health Science Networks, industry partners and NHS leaders and […]

Visit The BioHub Birmingham – Open Days

24th November 2014

Join us on one of our Open Days on the 9th or 10th December, between 12pm and 7pm to take a tour of the fantastic facilities. Network whilst enjoying a selection of Christmas treats and refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to win a fantastic prize each day! The BioHub is a fully serviced […]

Charging Ahead with Medical Devices – Hi-Tech Medical Equipment Goes Portable with New Energy-Dense Battery

21st November 2014

Independent battery design, development and manufacturing expert Accutronics has launched a new smart battery that fulfils the needs of manufacturers of high powered medical devices. The CMX series packs a punch – offering high energy density along with high power discharge. Medical OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) can now produce innovative portable devices without compromising on […]

BioHub Spearheads Birmingham as Leader in Biomedical Sciences

21st November 2014

An exciting new development aims to build on Birmingham’s reputation as a UK leader in life sciences and biomedical innovation. Birmingham is set to strengthen its place as an innovation headquarters for science technology in the UK, thanks to a new biomedical laboratory, the Biomedical Innovation Hub (The BioHub), which is set to open in […]

TECHNOLOGY SOUGHT: Companies or Institutions with the Capacity to Develop and Scale-Up the Extraction Process

21st November 2014

Medilink WM member Strategic Allies are seeking companies or institutes with significant and relevant research, development and scaling capabilities in extracting a natural liquid concentrate from a leafy vegetable product. Their client is a large manufacturer currently developing a new product based on a proprietary botanical extract for a global consumer market. The company so […]

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