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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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Diagnostic technology company secures £800k for point of care diagnostics platform

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25th February 2021

Former Medilink member, Birmingham-based Linear Diagnostics Ltd has secured £800,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and other investors in the company’s second round of funding, which will enable the company to commence the development of the hardware platform for its tests. The finance will facilitate the ongoing development of the company’s high-speed platform technology for point of […]

Midlands region delivering £90m of COVID research to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19

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25th January 2021

A new report – Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 – published today (Friday, January 15 2021) reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus […]

Career opportunties at Midlands Engine

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5th October 2020

The Midlands hosts a wealth of academic, industrial and clinical strengths, from healthcare technologies (e.g. MedTech, health data and imaging), through disease/lifestyle-driven illness (e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, renal and gastrointestinal) to rehabilitation and clinical trials. Midlands Engine Health will draw upon this expertise, in combination with the drive and focus of Midlands Engine, to support […]

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

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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.

Midlands Engine fund reaches £25 million milestone

29th January 2019

Delivered by the Government’s British Business Bank, the Midlands Engine Investment Fund forms part of a wider initiative to grow the region’s business community and local economy.

Launch of the Midlands Engine Economic Observatory

5th December 2018

The Midlands Engine Economic Observatory will provide valuable data and insight to identify the best ways to accelerate growth in the economy.

Cutting-edge digital map to boost Midlands Engine

13th November 2018

Local business and council leaders across the Midlands will receive up to £1.5 million to pioneer cutting-edge technology to identify the best investment and regeneration opportunities across the area.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund and GBSLEP back three innovative tech firms

7th November 2018

Three ambitious SMEs within the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area – Aceleron, Covatic and Adapttech – have secured funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), which is backed by GBSLEP.

Midlands Engine chief to open small business expo

26th September 2018

Midlands Engine chief Sir John Peace is set to use next month’s SME Live at the NEC as a platform to promote his vision of the region.

Major finance deal for innovative healthcare software platform

31st August 2018

Clinical services tech firm C7 Health has accelerated the build process of its healthcare software platform which is set to significantly reduce waiting times for diagnostic scans, following a major finance deal.

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