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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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Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

11th January 2019

Professor Ian Tomlinson, director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham, has teamed up with colleagues in the UK and Denmark to investigate whether early signs of bowel cancer can be spotted in people’s blood stream.

Call for funding to develop stoma products inspired by body art, tattoos and lingerie

9th January 2019

Stephanie Monty, an entrepreneur from the University of Birmingham’s BizzInn business incubator, has been awarded £310k by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Inspired by seeing close family members suffering from the devastating effects of Crohn’s Disease, she set up her company, Ostique, to develop a new range of stylish stoma products that are beautiful as well as functional. The company is now looking for match-funding.

Government launches portal to help businesses prepare for Brexit

8th January 2019

Helping you prepare for EU Exit: Government has now launched a portal to help businesses and citizens prepare for Brexit and has also published ‘The future skills-based immigration system’ white paper setting out its plans to introduce a new single immigration system.

MasterControl announced as Headline Sponsor for Medilink WM Awards 2018

Featured News
8th January 2019

Medilink West Midlands are pleased to announce that MasterControl have signed up as the Headline Sponsor for Medilink WM Medical and Healthcare Business Awards 2018.

Study identifies clinical risks and biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with heart condition

7th January 2019

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’.

Mercia invests £13.3m in Midlands firms in 2018

7th January 2019

Warwickshire-headquartered Mercia Technologies (Medilink WM member) invested £13.3m in Midlands businesses in 2018.

Invitation to Grant Thornton’s Innovation Event (16th January 2019)

21st December 2018

Grant Thornton are pleased to invite you to their upcoming Innovation Event, taking place on 16th January 2019 in Birmingham.

Santa embraces manufacturing excellence

21st December 2018

When you’ve got a hard deadline, efficiency is everything. No one knows this better than Santa, who has the same hard deadline to meet every year. So, how does Santa keep on top of all these tasks?

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

20th December 2018

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide.

Marks & Clerk signs up as Medilink West Midlands Patron

Featured News
20th December 2018

We are proud to announce that intellectual property service provider Marks & Clerk has become a patron of Medilink West Midlands (Medilink WM).

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