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Office for Life Sciences Brexit bulletin

9th October 2019

Medilink WM would like to share with its members and business network, the latest Office for Life Sciences bulletin, published with the aim to keep businesses up to date with the latest information and guidance in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October. This bulletin includes information on: Brexit […]

Medilink UK to give Midlands MedTech businesses detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit

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3rd October 2019

Medilink UK, a membership organisation representing over 1350 medical technology and life-science companies, is hosting a free event on 22nd October in Birmingham at Medilink West Midlands office to help life science businesses prepare for Brexit. The Midlands is the second largest Medical Technology employer in the UK, making the region a key player in […]

Brexit: the clock ticks

23rd May 2019

There seem to be three options: (1) the UK revokes article 50 and remains in the EU; (2) the UK ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement and exits on that basis; and (3) there is a no deal Brexit. For intellectual property, the impact of each of these three options is different. A considerable amount of work has been done in the UK to prepare for options (2) and (3) and for each scenario we can explain what the effect of Brexit will be for intellectual property.

Preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit – latest guidance

1st April 2019

The latest summarised guidance from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS): Medilink will continue to publicise all information we receive from OLS and would recommend that you continue to monitor these notices to ensure that you are aware of the very latest information and guidance that could affect your business.

Preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

11th March 2019

The latest summarised guidance from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS). Medilink will continue to publicise all information we receive from OLS and would recommend that you continue to monitor these notices to ensure that you are aware of the very latest information and guidance that could affect your business.

Letter to industry and the life sciences sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

28th February 2019

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to industry and the life sciences sector about the government’s preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit.

Brexit and the need of an EU Authorised Representative for UK medical device businesses

26th February 2019

An EU based Authorised Representatives (EC Rep) may be needed if UK device businesses export devices to markets where a CE mark is required, after the 29th March 2019 deadline.

Collated guidance for business on no deal preparations

18th February 2019

Collated guidance for business on no deal preparations, including update on ‘Continued Supply of Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables’ and ‘MHRA Guidance and Publications on a Possible No Deal Scenario’.

PIA Ensures: Brexit, Life Science and Healthcare. What’s Next?

13th February 2019

With Brexit looming ever closer and a lot of things remaining unclear (even at this late stage), PIA Commercial have gathered some information to shed some light on the current situation that surrounds the industries that they provide insurance for; the Life Science and Healthcare sectors.

MHRA no-deal Brexit contingency legislation for regulation of medicines and medical devices

30th January 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have provided details of legislation to ensure continuity of supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials in a no deal Brexit.

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