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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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B2B Opportunity – Manufacture and Packaging of Lipreading and hearing aid transparent face masks for the NHS and Care sector required

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30th July 2020

Manufacture required for the production of a transparent Face Mask for the NHS and Care sector to enable the deaf, hard of hearing, those with additional needs to feel less isolated by allowing them to easily communicate with carers and clinicians that are wearing PPE by allowing the mouth to be seen.

Medilink West Midlands connects industry and the NHS to produce surgical gowns

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11th June 2020

Medilink West Midlands, the industry gateway for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, has been busy sourcing local manufacturers to produce high-quality surgical gowns for the regions NHS trusts. With work now underway, the region will benefit from up to 25,000 extra surgical gowns being produced a week.

Kimal – supporting the fight against COVID-19

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8th June 2020

Medilink WM member, Kimal, an international manufacturer of medical equipment, has ramped up the production of its specialised procedure packs and devices, to support the fight against COVID-19 in the UK.

West Mercia Rural 5G Test Bed – Industry Call for Life Sciences Sector Innovators

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5th June 2020

The aim of this campaign is to identify 5G industry partners to join the West Mercia 5G consortium and work with the team to establish how 5G enabled technology can improve health and social care delivery across Shropshire and Worcestershire. The West Mercia 5G Test Bed will run for 12-18 months. The aim is for […]

Launch of new personal handheld device to help limit the spread of Covid-19

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29th April 2020

Medilink West Midlands is working with Sylatech, a UK based engineering company, on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Sylatech has launched a personal handheld device called the KeepSafe, designed to enable users to avoid touching handles, buttons, or grabbing items unnecessarily. 

Online platform created to source and exchange PPE Information

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22nd April 2020

West Midlands based computer software company Shoothill have created PPExchange.co.uk  to streamline the supply of Personal Protection Equipment throughout the UK by providing a free and easy to use exchange website.

Remote Working Solution Rapidly Deployed on Any Device, Anywhere, Anytime

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24th March 2020

Following government guidance and instructions, the nation is remote working wherever possible, to reduce the spread of Covid-19, therefore having the right technology is critical to a business, whether public or private sector.

West Midlands companies answer the UK government’s call to supply ventilator’s to the NHS

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24th March 2020

On 16th March the UK Government made an urgent call to businesses to help supply ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of it’s response to COVID-19 and the shortage of supplies within the NHS. Whilst others have been talking, West Midlands based companies have been busy in the background to answer the UK […]

Accessing the NHS Guide for SMEs – Moving Forward

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24th June 2019

Free access to NHS guide for SME’s – Moving Forward

NHS Digital invitation to tender launched for GP IT Futures programme

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29th May 2019

NHS Digital has issued an invitation to tender for existing and new suppliers to deliver a new IT systems framework for primary care.

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