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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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Midlands Engine BioHealth Market Visit to Boston and Maryland: 22 – 27 September 2019

Featured News
10th June 2019

Registrations of interest are now being taken for our forthcoming trade visit to MedTech in Boston, the premier global summit for medical technology industry leaders, before travelling to the state of Maryland – a powerhouse for innovation.

Medilink West Midlands member Mercia invests £2.0 million in transdermal drug delivery specialist

Featured News
21st May 2019

One of Warwick Ventures (University of Warwick) med-tech spin-out companies which is developing an innovative transdermal drug delivery patch technology has secured a £2m investment from specialist technology funder Mercia Technologies.

Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

17th May 2019

Congratulations to the 20 organisations who have been shortlisted for this year’s Meridian Awards, celebrating the ground-breaking innovations in health and life sciences that have been developed within our region.

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.

Presentations now available for Healthcare Innovation Roadshow

19th October 2018

The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow, in collaboration with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medilink West Midlands, took place on Thursday 18th October 2018, at iCentrum in Birmingham.  The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow showcased the support that can be accessed by MedTech SMEs, from funding and adoption to […]

Innovative solutions sought: community patient weight monitoring

30th August 2018

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are looking to identify a solution to be able to accurately weigh patients (children and adults) in a community setting with a device that is lightweight and easy to manage and transport. If you have a solution that can help, please visit Meridian. 

£270m funding to fuel innovation

20th August 2018

An additional £270m of funding has been awarded to three West Midlands catapult centres to help develop new technology and fuel innovation.

Innovation challenge for SMEs: solutions for the future of health

6th April 2018

Interested in the future of healthcare? Do you have ideas, products or solutions that you would like to develop? West Midlands businesses are invited to take part in a FREE two-day practical workshop aimed at improving NHS access for the region’s patients and the future of the health sector. Birmingham City University is running the […]

You are invited to enter the Med-Tech Innovation Expo Award!

1st March 2018

As an exhibitor at the MedTech Innovation Expo 2018, you are invited to enter the Med-Tech Innovation News Magazine Advancing Healthcare Award. We are looking for innovative products, technology or approaches to manufacturing. What do you offer that’s unique? How does your product or service improve the medtech supply chain? In what way does your […]

NHS & WMAHSN roll out new tech in West Midlands to prevent 540 strokes and save £12.1 million

16th February 2018

Innovative new technology is being rolled out across the West Midlands in a campaign launched today (Thursday 15 February). Made available as part of a national campaign, it is estimated that the devices could prevent 540 strokes and save 135 lives in just two years. More than 500 new devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units […]

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