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September 2014

Partner Events 

Welsh Wound Innovation Conference & Exhibition
11th September 2014, Cardiff

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre Open Day
12th September 2014, Llanstrisant

BIC Innovation: Innovation and New Product Development Seminar
16th September 2014, Bridgend

ILS Swansea University: Biomarkers and Clinical Diagnostics Showcase
23rd September 2014, Cardiff Bay

ABHI: Accessing and Engaging with NHS England
2nd October 2014, London
Contact Julie for MediWales members discount code

Cardiff University: Central Biotechnology Services Technology Day
9th October 2014, Cardiff Bay

ABHI Conference
25th November 2014, London

One Nucleus: Genesis 2014 - Gathering the right evidence for the right outcome
Companion event to MediWales
9th December 2014, London

Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference
10th - 12th February 2015, Cardiff


International Events

CPhI Worldwide: the world's leading pharmaceutical networking event. Held in Paris, CPhl Worldwide 2014 will host 2,500 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from 140 countries. See more by clicking the logo.

This year Medica will take place from 12th - 15th November 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany. After a successful mission last year, Welsh Government will have a larger presence in the International Hall, will be holding a reception to which delegates can invite their contacts, and have secured one hotel ship to accommodate the mission. Click on the logo to view the event. 

Following on from last year’s successful mission, we are keen to support innovative Welsh companies to establish and increase their export activity in the Middle East. Arab Health will take place from 26th - 29th January 2015 in Dubai, UAE. This event attracted over 3,700 exhibitors and 87,000 visitors from over 70 countries in 2014. Click the logo below to see more.

Funding Calls

Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) recently announced their intention to run a Launchpad competition in Wales. Click here to find out more.

Health Innovation Challenge Fund.
£10 million funding round - apply by 15th September 2014. Applications are invited from UK-based investigators from the academic, healthcare and commercial sectors in six theme areas. Click here to find out more.

Update from HQ

We can't believe that we are nearly into the final quarter of 2014, which means that our flagship event on the 4th December, the UK HealthTech Conference, and our Innovation Awards Dinner on the 10th December are fast approaching.

We have a very busy time coming up, and lots of exciting new developments. In addition to the KTN, ABHI, and Medilink UK, the BIA have now joined our UK HealthTech event as a conference partner. Exhibitor places are filling up quickly. To register your place, please contact Julie.

Coming up in the Autumn programme we have a series of Pharma regulatory events to provide updates and discussions on the implementation and impact of new legislation on our sector. The first of these will take place on October 17th (please note date change)  with Rick Greville, ABPI, presenting on The Falsified Medicines Directive.  The programme will also include speakers from manufacturing companies and presentations on the security of the supply chain and the approach of the MHRA to the new regulations.

The second of these events will focus on the new Clinical Trials - the regulations of which will be confirmed shortly.

Please contact Debbie for further information and opportunities.

ABHI is currently running an event in conjunction with NHS England titled “Accessing & Engaging with NHS England” there is a discount code for MediWales members to use when signing up which will allow attendance at the ABHI Member Price (£150+VAT). Contact Julie to obtain this.

MediWales Seminars and Collaborative Events:
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology Collaborative Event - September 23rd, 6:30pm- 8:30pm, venue Cardiff. Keynote speakers: Nick Sleep, MedaPhor and Tracy Wotherspoon, MicroSemi
  • Pharma and Clinical Trials Regulatory Update with speakers from ABHI, BIA. This will be the first of a series of events, with keynote speaker, Rick Greville presenting on the Falsified Medicines Direction and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers speaking on the impact of the new regulations, on October 17th.
  • COLLABORATE 2014 hosted by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Hywel Dda University Health Boards. An exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops including Professor Jonathon Bisson (NISCHR), Professor Steve Bain (AHSC) and Professor Marc Clement (Institute of Life Science, Swansea University), October 21st

The Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF)- Deadline for applications
PCI announces definitive agreement to acquire Penn Pharma
Arab Health 2015- closing date approaching
Cardiff spin-out, Medaphor, set for AIM
Nominations for the St David Awards 2015 are now open


We welcome two new members to our fold this month:

Swansea University- Department of Computer Science

This month our Members of the Month are Fulcrum Direct and Synergy Health Laboratory Services. Please click the logos below to find out more:


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