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September 2016

UK Lifescience Industry: Call for stories & adverts

Have you got a story to tell?

We may include your story in the next edition; contact Sophie for more information. Catch up on the latest innovations and advancements from the life science industry online here

MediWales is the life science network for Wales.

Join our thriving community. Become a member here

MediWales Events

Members' Showcase
4th October 2016, Cardiff

Brexit Challenges and Opportunities Event
31st October 2016, Swansea

Pharma Special Interest Group
20th October, Merthyr Tydfil
Hosted by Simbec-Orion

LifeScience Academy
How to Write Competitive and Successful Funding Applications

26th October 2016, Cardiff

LifeScience Academy
Trade Marks, Copyright & Designs

8th November 2016, Cardiff

UK HealthTech
6th December 2016, Cardiff

MediWales Annual Innovation Awards
13th December 2016, Cardiff


Partner Events

Venturefest Wales
28th September 2016, Cardiff

ABHI Annual Regulatory Conference
28th September 2016, London

2016 BioCap Conference
29th September 2016, Cheshire

11th - 12th October 2016, Cardiff

Health and Care Research Wales Conference
13th October 2016, Cardiff

ARCH Flagship Engagement Event
14th October 2016, Swansea

Collaborate 2016
19th October 2016, Swansea

BIA: UK Bioscience Forum
20th October 2016, London

7th RCSEd All Wales Medical and Dental Student Surgical Research Symposium
28th October 2016, Port Talbot

ABHI: UK Market Conference
2nd November 2016, London

Innovate 2016
2nd - 3rd November, Manchester

Genesis 2016
1st December 2016, London


International Events

ABHI: MedTech Mission to Texas
15th - 21st October 2016
Texas, United States
Welsh Government support

6th - 9th November 2016
Cologne, Germany
United Life Sciences discount

14th - 17th November 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
Welsh Government support

Arab Health
30th January - 2nd February 2017
Dubai, Arab Emirates 
ABHI UK Pavilion and Welsh Government support 

MediWales members receive United Life Sciences discount through our partnership with BIA, Bionow, BioPartner UK, and One Nucleus.

LifeScience Academy

Job vacancies
Contact Isabelle if you would like us to host your job vacancies on our website and in our newsletter.

Training workshops
Find the full list of upcoming LifeScience Academy training workshops online here.

Funding Calls

Innovation in health and life sciences funding competition
Registration Deadline: 9th November 2016

Emerging & enabling technologies
Registration Deadline: 30th November 2016

Antimicrobial resistance
Registration Deadline: 27th October 2016

September update 

We are in the run up to one of our busiest times of the year and this Autumn you will find us attending and exhibiting at a range of events, ready to catch up with members and create new business opportunities. Keep an eye on our Twitter page for updates about what we are doing and where you can find us.

Our next event will be the popular Members' Showcase on the 4th of October, followed by our Brexit Event on the 31st of October. Look out for key dates for our LifeScience Academy workshops too.

Our landmark event is the UK HealthTech Conference which will be on the 6th of December. Key note speakers include:
  • John Wilkinson, Director of Devices, MHRA
  • Peter Groves, Chairman of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, NICE
  • Bill Cruise, Vice President Western Europe, 3M Healthcare

LifeStories 2016

Innovation in NHS Wales

The upcoming second issue of LifeStories will explore new innovations in the healthcare, life science and health technology landscape. With selected highlights from this year’s MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration conference and case studies showcasing the successes of the Efficiency Through Technology Fund, along with news of our members’ significant achievements from the past year, LifeStories 2016 will promote the best of the Welsh life science sector to a worldwide audience. 

With great value rates for NHS Wales and MediWales members there is an excellent opportunity to get involved. The deadline for submission of article is the 30th of September. View the media pack for more information or get in touch with Sophie

MediWales Innovation Awards

The 11th annual Innovation Awards will take place on the 13th of December

Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities. With 10 awards across industry and NHS categories, the awards offer a platform to identify outstanding achievements in the life science sector in Wales. Members get two free places to attend and there are also opportunities to sponsor an award. View the event page for more information.

Applications for awards open on the 21st of September and close on the 21st of October. Please contact Isabelle for the application forms or for more information.

Welcoming new members

CTM Europe are specialist engineers working with medical and industrial gases, pressure systems and cryogenic fluids. They design and install SiVL pipework distribution systems and refurbish cryogenic tanks. They also distribute Cryotherm's product range in the UK, including the Biosafe® biobank and the Apollo® nitrogen dewar. With over 20 years experience working with major medical and industrial gas companies they have built a reputation of solid engineering excellence.

Latest news


Send your latest news updates to Sophie to be included in future newsletters

Expert advice

This month’s expert view explores what to consider when integrating technology into a medical device, written by Mark Helmich, MD of GX, a medical product design company. There are many stages to the development of a new medical product; ensuring that both software and electronical experts work alongside the design team is imperative to guarantee the success of the project. Read the full article here.

Members of the month

Tybio offers a bespoke technical consultancy service that combines scientific understanding with proven commercial acumen and specialises in working with SMEs. They can help you deal with the challenges you face in a range of areas, from new product development and launch, to managing business transitions.

Health and Care Research Wales supports and increases capacity in health and social care research. Their broad research infrastructure and expert teams focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence. They have a dedicated team to provide a broad range of services to the commercial sector. Health and Care Research Wales - Research with Impact Conference - 13 October 2016

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