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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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New Device for Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury ‘On the Spot’

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16th October 2020

A method for detecting traumatic brain injury at the point of care has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham. Using chemical biomarkers released by the brain immediately after a head injury occurs, researchers are able to pinpoint when patients need urgent medical attention. This saves time in delivering vital treatment and avoids […]

MedilinkWM B2B Opportunities Service sees Hospital Direct (Marketing) sign an Exclusive Distributor Agreement for their innovative Infection Control Solution

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14th October 2020

The CiFi Torch is one of the most powerful high-quality LED forensic light sources currently available on the global market. Standing for ‘Cleaning Inspection Forensic Investigation Torch’, the product can locate traces not visible to the naked eye, even in bright light ambient conditions.  Developed by CopperTree Forensics, in just 2 years CopperTree have changed the landscape […]

Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open!

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2nd September 2020

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations.

Call for solutions to support socially distanced assessments

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9th June 2020

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Industry Gateway is looking for technologies or processes to allow Community Occupational Therapists to assess residents/their homes for disability adaptations or specialist equipment  with less physical contact.

New Dates For Med-Tech Innovation Expo

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19th May 2020

Rapid News Group has announced the decision to postpone Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK’s flagship event for the medical device industry to 2021.

Originally re-scheduled for 29 – 30 September 2020, the event will now take place from 29 – 30 June 2021. The venue for the event, the NEC, Birmingham, UK is unchanged.

Current challenges in regulatory science in healthcare survey

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19th May 2020

On behalf of the University of Birmingham we would like to invite you to take part in a survey to identify current challenges in regulatory science in healthcare. The aim of the survey is to identify strategic areas for the development of regulatory standards, establish current and future training needs and identify the infrastructure required to support this.

£98m Healthy Ageing Challenge competition launched

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16th August 2019

UK Research and Innovation has announced the launch of the first tranche of competitions in the £98m Healthy Ageing Programme funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

International opportunities with AHSN Network

24th July 2019

As part of its commitment to help UK innovators grow their businesses overseas, the AHSN Network has partnered with the ABHI to provide opportunities for innovators to exhibit their products and services as part of an AHSN Network community at two leading international health technology trade fairs. Medica 2019 – Dusseldorf, Germany, 18-21 November 2019 Arab Health 2020 – Dubai, […]

Winners celebrate at 4th Annual Celebration of Innovation Awards

24th July 2019

West Midlands healthcare community celebrates at WMAHSN Innovation Awards.

Enabling innovation – Showcase your innovation at the UK’s largest annual engineering event

11th July 2019

Advanced Engineering is on the lookout for start-ups to showcase their inventions as part of its innovation zone. As the UK’s largest annual exhibition for manufacturers and supply chain professionals, the Enabling Innovation Zone will support smaller enterprises that are eager to accelerate their innovations into the advanced manufacturing and technology industries.

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