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NICE: Eyes on Evidence – Expert Commentary on Important New Evidence

10th October 2014

Issue 66 of Eyes on Evidence is now available. Eyes on Evidence helps contextualise important new evidence, highlighting areas that could signal a change in clinical practice. It does not constitute formal NICE guidance. The commentaries included are the opinions of contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NICE. Eyes on Evidence Survey […]

MEBC Annual Awards Dinner 2014

10th October 2014

The Midlands Environmental Business Company is proud to present our Annual Business Celebration Dinner, which aims to celebrate local SMEs who have excelled in contributing to the green economy in the Midlands. Now in its 15th Year the dinner provides a cross-sectoral event in the magnificent Banqueting Hall of the Birmingham’s Council House. It provides […]

MediWales Innovation Awards – Now Open

8th October 2014

Industry categories are now open for submissions – apply by 24th October 2014. MediWales is running its 9th Innovation Awards competition and celebratory dinner on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at The National Museum, Cardiff. The Innovation Awards are a chance to celebrate the successes and advances of life science companies and the NHS in Wales. […]

UK Life Sciences Hit 7-Year High

7th October 2014

Britain’s life sciences industry is on course to raise its most financing in 2014 for at least seven years, in a sign that government efforts to promote investment in the sector are beginning to pay off. UK companies raised £734m of capital in the first half of this year, surpassing the £483m raised in the […]

Innovative Prefillable Syringe – A Break-Through in Detecting and Preventing the Use of Freeze Damaged Vaccines

7th October 2014

Milan Innovation develops and licenses advanced packaging technologies for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries, here they introduce their new innovative technology the Freezelock Freeze-Disable Prefillable Syringe. We are proud to announce the development of the Freezelock Freeze-Disable Prefillable Syringe – a break-through in detecting and preventing the use of freeze-damaged vaccines and other liquid […]

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 […]

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