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LifeScience Academy

Special Interest Group

On the 21st of April, we are holding our first LifeScience Academy Special Interest Group.

This meeting will be a chance for members to voice their thoughts on key topics such as:
            • The skills agenda
            • Student placements
            • Recruitment
            • Training
Please get in touch with Isabelle if you are interested in attending.

LifeScience Academy Workshops

Innovation Leads – The Essential Guide to an Effective Patent Strategy
18th May, Cardiff
In partnership with Abel & Imray

Intellectual property is of vital importance to the life science industry, and so developing an effective patents strategy is essential to the success of innovating companies in this field.

Following the success of the last patent workshop, award winning patent attorneys, Abel & Imray, are holding another workshop focusing on this area.

This workshop will provide participants with a practical understanding of a range of key patent issues affecting innovative companies, and help them avoid common IP problems. 

See the event page here or contact Isabelle if you would like to find out more.
Limited spaces available.

Contracts and Negotiations Workshop
14th June, Cardiff
In partnership with Capital People

This interactive workshop covers the theory and law around negotiations and contracts.
Sessions include:

  • Collaborating with HE/universities
  • Getting the best deal in negotiations with venture capitalists
  • Getting the best deal for your business when you’re bought out
  • Selling to NHS England / NHS procurement

Get in touch with Isabelle if you are interested in finding out more.

General Data Protection Regulations & Cyber Security
September, Cardiff
In partnership with Geldards

We are working in collaboration with Geldards who will be leading this workshop and providing an update on changes in data protection regulations and covering cyber security.

Please get in touch with Isabelle if you are interested in getting involved with this workshop.

Natural Compounds and Drug Development Day

Draft Programme Available

16th May, Cardiff
Register here

This popular event focuses on the development of research concepts that have already been proven and are on the path to being commercialised.

Join the showcase

We have a few company and industry showcase spaces available on the programme. Get in touch with Isabelle to discuss.


We have a few exhibition spaces available at this event. Exhibition stands are free for MediWales members or £250 + VAT for non-members. Contact us for further information.

This event is free to attend. Find out more information and register here.

MediWales Connects

NHS Collaboration Conference - 21st June

First Workshops Confirmed

The first workshops for this year's conference have now been announced!

View draft programme here

Confirmed Workshops

  • The Bevan Commission
  • Innovation Showcase
    Few spaces remaining!
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Procurement and Innovation Adoption
  • Collaboration and Developments in Respiratory Medicine in Wales
  • Medical Directors Workshop

Register here

Welcoming new members

Velindre NHS Trust

Established in 1994, Velindre NHS Trust provides a range of specialist services at local, regional and all Wales levels. Delivering quality, care and excellence to our patients and donors is at the heart of our organisation. Velindre NHS Trust is comprised of two divisions - The Welsh Blood Service and Velindre Cancer Centre.

Bionema Limited

Bionema Limited is an established leading independent research organisation, dedicated to the product development, testing and commercialisation of bioinsecticides. Bionema utilise naturally occurring beneficial organisms to address the increasing demand for chemical-free crop protection products.

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Expert Advice

This expert advice piece comes from Geldards and focuses on the key changes in data protection regulations that are likely to affect businesses in the life sciences sector. As a game changer for everyone, this article is a must read to get up to date on the changes. Read the full article here.

Members of the month

Momentum Bioscience

Momentum Bioscience develops and markets diagnostic tests focusing on rapid results for high-urgency clinical specimens. Their first product, Cognitor Minus, identifies negative blood culture specimens 4 days earlier than current methods with a 99.5% negative predictive value.  Early detection of negative cultures allows the possibility of early cessation of antibiotics. Up to 90% blood cultures are negative but patients may be on antibiotics they don’t need, costing approximately £50 per day. Cognitor Minus is the first in a series of tests for better management of patients with suspected infections that will provide better patient care, lower overall costs and reduced pressure on antimicrobial resistance.

Elidir Health

Elidir Health is a software development company with a vision is to create intuitive, intelligent and progressive mobile software systems for the healthcare market. Their key software product, CHAI™ (Connected Healthcare Administrative Interface) has been co-developed with the NHS Wales Betsi Cadwaladr UHB over a 2 year period to save nurses 10% of their time in paper based administrative processes, enabling them to spend that time saved in direct patient care.

MedTech Expo

The MediWales team will be at MedTech Expo in Coventry on the 26th and 27th of April. Get in touch if you want to arrange a meeting.
Natural Compounds and Drug Development Day
16th May, Cardiff

Innovation Leads – The Essential Guide to an Effective Patent Strategy
Lead by Abel & Imray
18th May, Cardiff

MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference
21st June, Cardiff

UK HealthTech - Diary Marker!
5th December, Cardiff
Informatics for Health
24th - 26th April, Manchester

Cwm Taf Health Innovation Conference
25th April, Merthyr Tydfil

MedTech Innovation Expo
26th - 27th April, Coventry

Conversion of Science in Surgery
With Lord Darzi of Denham
3rd May, Cardiff

World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress
17th - 19th May, London

23rd - 24th May, Dundee

Anglonordic Life Science Conference
31st May, London
Investor conference

BIA/MHRA Conference - Innovation in Life Sciences in a Changing and Vibrant Environment
8th June, London

Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day
15th June, Nottingham

SEHTA 2017 AGM & Annual Conference
15th June, London

BioFocus Conference
29th June, Newcastle

ON Helix
13th July, Cambridge

Bevan Commission Conference
14th September, Swansea
Africa Health
7th - 9th June
Johannesburg, South Africa
Government funding available

BIO International Convention
19th - 22nd June 
BioPartner discounts available

TAP grants available

Funding Calls

Innovate UK: biomedical catalyst 2017 round 2 late stage
Register before 31st May

The aim of this competition is to develop innovative healthcare technologies and processes that will help provide the following:

- disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
- earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease
- tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
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