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Medilink Y&H Continues to Grow with 5 New Appointments

6th October 2014

Medilink Yorkshire and Humber has strengthened its team and expertise with the appointments of five new members of staff. Kat Trinder becomes Medilink’s new PR Officer, bringing to the team skills in digital marketing, social media and client management. Kat joins Medilink from her Communications role at NHS Employers. She will be working with a […]

Spring Active Supporting BackCare Awareness Week 6th-12th October

6th October 2014

Spring Active are joining the National Charity Backcare and supporting BackCare Awareness Week 6th-12th October this year, focusing on office workers and the effects of their environment. Back pain is now the world’s leading cause of disability. According to the ONS, 31 million days of work were lost last year in the UK due to […]

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme Round 14 Now Open

6th October 2014

£10k-£100k grant funding available Round 14 is now open The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme can support SMEs in: The purchase of capital equipment Relocation and expansion into new premises Improvements in systems or processes Market development New product development Business consultancy, coaching and mentoring support.  Criteria: GBSCP is focussed on supporting new and existing […]

Medilink South West 2014 Innovation Awards Open For Entries

6th October 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 Medilink South West Innovation Awards. This is a perfect opportunity to highlight your company’s successes in the following categories and the winners will be put forward to represent the South West at the UK Medilink Awards Ceremony in 2015. Start Up Innovation Growth NHS Partnership Export Please click […]

£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 […]

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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