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Natural Compounds and Drug Development Day

Special Interest Group

16th May, Cardiff
Register here

After the successful launch of our Natural Compounds Special Interest Group last year we are running our second event in collaboration with Neem Biotech, Innovate UK and the Drug Discovery Catapult.

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

Speakers include:

  • Chris Molloy, CEO, Medicines Discovery Catapult
  • Michael Graz, Managing Director, Neem Biotech
  • Katie Beckett, Enforcement Team Leader, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Innovate UK - Life science funding
The event also includes a company and an academic showcase.

This event is free to attend. Exhibition opportunities also available. Find out more information and register here.

MediWales Connects

NHS Collaboration Conference - 21st June

Speakers announced

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

Highlights include ABPI, Welsh health board chief executives and procurement. View speakers here.

New Speakers

  • Virginia Acha, Executive Director Research, Medical and Innovation, ABPI
  • Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer

Register here

Welcoming new members

Business Innovation Consulting

Business Innovation Consulting's aim is to commercialise a non-invasive point-of-care solution that can be used in the early detection of type II diabetes and pre-diabetes through breath samples that can later provide a platform and applied to other diseases. They plan to provide a cost effective and highly mobile platform technology that can be used for screening patients whose integrated analysis is used to determine the next course of treatment.

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Expert Advice

RedKnight Consultancy provide their 5 step self assessment to undertake when considering applying for funding. Taking steps to analyse your position is important in increasing the chances for success. Read the full article here.

Members of the month


MedaPhor is a global developer of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, the Company is headquartered in Cardiff, UK and Atlanta, USA, with over 200 customers in over 30 countries around the world.

Following its acquisition of Inventive Medical in August 2016, the company now develops three of the world’s leading ultrasound training and examination simulators – ScanTrainer, ScanTrainer Examine and HeartWorks.

We Predict

We Predict are working with North of England CSU to add value to its award-winning business intelligence service with their predictive expertise. This builds on their successful SBRI work in Diabetes, Emergency Admissions and Complexity in other parts of the UK.  

Dr Kerry Bailey said 'These are exciting times! The potential for using the ever-growing health data for insights to improve health and efficiency is massive. All types of health companies and organisations are approaching us to understand how they can maximize the digital data they are collecting’.

Launch of LifeStories 2017

The second edition of LifeStories highlights innovation in NHS Wales and successes in collaboration between health boards, companies and universities. With case studies showcasing projects supported by the Efficiency through Technology fund, along with news of our members’ achievements from the past year, LifeStories 2017 promotes the best of the Welsh life science community to a worldwide audience. 

View the online edition here

MedTech and Diagnostics Special Interest Group
24th March, Mountain Ash
Contact Isabelle if you are interested in attending

Natural Compounds and Drug Development Day
16th May, Cardiff

MediWales & 3M Collaborative Event
8th June, Bracknell

MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference
21st June, Cardiff
Bionow Precision Medicine Conference
5th April, Leeds

Informatics for Health
24th - 26th April, Manchester

Cwm Taf Health Innovation Conference
25th April, Merthyr Tydfil

MedTech Innovation Expo
26th - 27th April, Coventry

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

BioFocus Conference
29th June, Newcastle

ON Helix
13th July, Cambridge
Bio-Europe Spring 
20th - 22nd March
Barcelona, Spain

BioPartner discounts available

Africa Health
7th - 9th June
Johannesburg, South Africa
Government funding available

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

TAP grants available

Funding Opportunities

Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Funding Call
Register before 22nd March

Innovate UK Innovation in Health and Life Sciences Funding Call
Register before 5th April

Innovate to save programme
Deadline: 23rd May

New streamlined two-day application process for loans up to £10,000 from Finance Wales.
Find out more details here
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