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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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Exchange Visit on Public Procurement of Innovation – Birmingham City Council & Partners Event

1st September 2014

If you are interested in procurement of innovations where there are potentially high-risks and significant unknowns, you may like to consider a two-day seminar event, to be held at the Library of Birmingham, run by Birmingham City Council and partners. The TSB are coming to talk about SBRI and they have a FP7 project running […]

RealityBites – The National Healthcare Conversation

1st September 2014

REALITYBITES is a weekly podcast conversation on healthcare and UK health and care services between Ben Gowland, Chief Executive of the Nene CCG, and Joe Tibbetts, publisher of The Information Daily and HealthCare Innovation Daily. Published each Tuesday morning and accessible and downloadable from the front page of the Information Daily.  Medilink members can join […]

Think Bigger – Visit Cambridge Imaging at IBC2014

28th August 2014

From small business communications to collections of national importance, Imagen maximises the potential of any size video archive. Cloud, Tape or NAS – Imagen now works ‘out of the box’ with the world’s leading storage platforms for unprecedented scale and flexibility. Find out more at IBC2014 – Booth 6.C23. Imagen is an Enterprise Video Platform […]

Twelve NHS Hospitals Use 3D Printing to Test Implants for Reconstructive Surgery

28th August 2014

Stratasys Ltd has announced that UK medical 3D printing specialist, Replica 3DM, is using its Stratasys 3D Printers to provide a service to twelve NHS hospitals to print models for the validation of reconstructive implants prior to surgery. The 3D modelling is having a significant impact on the length of surgical procedures and leading to […]

LloydsPharmacy Opens First Dedicated Independent Living Store

26th August 2014

LloydsPharmacy has opened its first dedicated bricks and mortar ‘Betterlife’ store, where “the virtual world meets the real world”. The store has been designed to create theatre and a more engaging retail experience with room sets and test and play areas. Betterlife is the ‘independent living’ offering from LloydsPharmacy, created in response to customer demand.  […]

Health and Wealth Economic Summit Comes to the West Midlands

26th August 2014

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is holding its first ever Health and Wealth Economic Summit for the West Midlands over two days this October. Day one of the summit, Innovation, Investment and Productivity, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 21 October from 9.30am – 4pm. Aimed at representatives from industry, […]

TECs – The Health Fabric App Project

20th August 2014

As Part of the Technology Enabled Care Services programme within Staffordshire, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust is piloting the Health Fabric app for patients with long-term conditions. The pilot project aims to: Identify and communicate to patients, providers and commissioners the benefits of using Health Fabric for people with long-term conditions. Demonstrate that […]

FDA Pilot Program Could Streamline Medical Device Approval

19th August 2014

The FDA wants medical device developers to join them in facilitating a smoother, quicker approval process. A proposed Medical Device Development Tools qualification process would affect measurement tools that assess medical device performance, safety, and effectiveness, according a notice FDA posted to the Federal Register on Friday. The MDDT Pilot Program could benefit both manufacturers […]

Wireless Foetal Heart Rate Monitor Could Help Prevent Stillbirth by Remotely Alerting Doctor

18th August 2014

Remotaid is developing a non-ultrasound foetal heart rate monitor that can remotely alert the doctor if there’s any cause for worry. The Hungarian start-up is one of the 125 finalists contending for dollars from global incubator MassChallenge. It has received funding from TractionTribe, an accelerator with operations in Hungary, Vegas and Woodside, California. The Remotaid […]

Comment: How is the Healthcare Sector Leading the Way in Wireless Adoption?

15th August 2014

In this article published in Building Better Healthcare, Network First’s JASON PEACH, principal consultant, talks about the impact of the new wireless standard, IEEE802.11ac, on healthcare organisations. Over the past few years, healthcare organisations have become increasingly progressive in their adoption of new ICT technology innovations, in particular wireless technology. This can be attributed to […]

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