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June 2013

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MediWales' June Update

Halfway through 2013 already! Lots going on here at MediWales in preparation for next month's event with ABHI which will be a regulatory and procurement seminar.

This will highlight the new Medical Device Directive and the implications of implementing UDI systems for manufacturers of medical devices as well as its implementation in healthcare settings. The seminar includes an update on the NHS procurement landscape in England and Wales.
For further details and to register please click here.

Final reminder that if you haven't already replied to confirm whether or not your entry for the Directory is correct could you please do so as it will be going to print soon and this is your last chance to make any amendments. You can find your current profile by searching here.

The MediWales Team, 029 2047 3456

Featured Members

Exopack Advanced Coatings, world leading coating specialist and long established manufacturer of medical components, has launched a range of breathable polyurethane films that are pattern coated with skin-friendly pressure sensitive adhesives.

Based in Cardiff, Ultrawave has over 20 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment. With a broad portfolio of products tailored to different applications, we are trusted suppliers to the Healthcare, Medical and Manufacturing sectors. Read more...


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This month's expert advice...


This month's advice on collaborating with academia comes from Professor Paul Smith, Professor of Cancer Biology, Cardiff University.

Click here for more information.


Do new health technologies reflect research inputs and needs?
A new publication from the NIHR Horizon Scanning Centre (NIHR HSC) looks to answer these questions. Click here for more information and a link to the full paper.

North Wales’ Microvisk’s home-testing device will soon be on the market
A new home-testing device which will allow patients taking anti-coagulant drugs to check their own blood will be on the market soon following a £2m investment. Read more here.

SARTRE launches Health Technology Challenge Pilot Scheme
In partnership with SEWAHSP, the scheme is aimed at identifying unmet clinical needs and areas where new technology could help improve healthcare or bring benefits to patients. For further information click here.

Welsh Government Trade Mission: MEDICA 2013
As the largest Medical Devices Exhibition in the world Medica is not to be missed. Spread over 17 halls, with over 4,500 exhibitors and 134,000 international visitors, it is a great place to promote your product, find overseas distributors and research competitors’ products.

For further information and to find out how you can get involved click here.
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MediWales Regulatory and Procurement Seminar
Location: Cardiff
Date: 1st July 2013

Aneurin Bevan Health Board Annual R&D Conference
Location: Newport
Date: 27th June 2013

Medilink South West Life Science Skills Event
Location: Bristol
Date: 27th June

Exploiting Cross-Border Trading Opportunities
Location: Cardiff
Date: 25th June

UKTI US Exporter Bootcamp
Location: London
Date: 19th- 20th June


Wales Life Sciences Hub

Professor Chris McGuigan, the Chair of the Life Sciences Hub Task & Finish Group, welcomes your input and support and asks could you take some time to complete a short survey. This can be found here.