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July 2015

Annual MediWales Directory & Review:

We are currently updating our Annual MediWales Directory & Review. If you would like to amend your profile description, contact information, address or logo, please click here to email your changes.
To discuss advertising opportunities, please contact Julie

Cardiff University
Medical Student Placement Scheme


Do you have an exciting project with clinical relevance? 

We are looking for MediWales members from industry to host medical students in their third year of study for a 7 week placement period beginning in May 2016.

Please contact Julie for further information

Read more here

Partner Events

NVI Wales: IoT / IoE – Peer to Peer
23rd July 2015, Swansea

ABHI Regulatory Conference
30th September 2015, London


International Events

Bio-Europe 2015
2nd - 4th November 2015, Munich

Please contact MediWales if you would like to join the delegation and receive a group discount for flights and support for cost to attend Bio-Europe.

Medica 2015
16th - 19th November 2015, Dusseldorf

Welsh Government & ABHI support available. See more below.

Thornton's Travel
"Your local agent with global reach"

For our contacts who will be travelling to upcoming international conferences, events and tradeshows, we recommend booking your flights with Thornton's Travel for great cost saving opportunities. View their website here.

Medica 2015

Welsh Government Trade Mission

Applications for visitors with the Welsh Government Trade Mission at Medica 2015 are open.

Read the flyer here for more information on the exhibitor and visitor packages, further detail on the support available for eligible Welsh companies and how to apply.

Closing dates:
- Visitors: 17 July 2015 

UK HealthTech


Delivered by MediWales
1st December 2015
St David's Hotel, Cardiff

The fourth annual UK HealthTech conference will be a valuable day of briefings and networking for those within the life science and health technology communities, and research clinicians from the NHS.

We have excellent sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Tess to discuss how you can increase your brand exposure and engage with delegates at UK HealthTech.


Funding Calls

SBRI: Older people with multiple morbidities
Deadline: 11th August 2015

Innovate UK: Management and use of Biofilms
Deadline: 16th September 2015

Innovate UK: Mexico-UK Newton Fund Collaborative Industrial R&D programme
Deadline: 14th October 2015

EU Prize for women innovators
Deadline: 20th October 2015

Innovate UK: New modelling systems for stratified medicine
Deadline: 18th November 2015

Picture of Health

Picture of Health is our free online platform, creating unrivalled connectivity for the Welsh life science sector. 
To build your Picture of Health 
profile and connect to other organisations, ask Tess for your log-in details.

July Update 
A very warm welcome to 
10 new MediWales members

After a busy few months and some excellent events, our final seminar of this quarter with BIVDA and Sony UK Technology Centre was a huge success, and we are already looking ahead to the Autumn term to deliver more engaging and interesting events for our members.

With 10 new members, our network is feeling stronger than ever. We are updating our annual Directory and Review, so this is your opportunity to update the description and contact details of your member profile. With our new Directory comes excellent advertising opportunities to showcase your latest project. View the media pack here.

Our highlight of the month was the BIA's Parliament Day, which offered our Operations Manager Debbie Laubach the opportunity to represent Wales, engage with British MPs and voice calls for continued political commitment to UK bioscience.

Welcome to our newest members:

Great Bear Healthcare

Great Bear is a manufacturer of urology devices – leg & night drainage bags, sheaths and other accessories. Great Bear have their own DAC – Nightingale Home Delivery Service which supplies all brands of continence products to customers in the comfort of their own home/care home. This service is supported by a team of 8 independent Nurse Advisors.

Diabetes Research Unit Cymru

The Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru (DRU Cymru) is based at Swansea University and is active in areas of basic, clinical, epidemiological, social care and health services research working with academic and NHS partners across Wales. The Unit’s overarching aim is to support a comprehensive, integrated translational research programme, designed to advance development and implementation of therapeutic strategies for prevention and treatment of diabetes. 


Digital Health Labs

Digital Health Labs is an Agile Healthcare Data Research Company specialising in real world population health data. A combination of health economics researchers, data scientists, talented engineers and our software platform allows us to complete projects rigorously and efficiently producing robust results.

Device Access

Established in 2010, Device Access is the UK’s leading MedTech Market Access and Reimbursement Consultancy, having helped over 100 organisations, both startup and multi-national, navigate their way by introducing their Medical Device and Diagnostic technologies into the National Health Service (NHS).

Microsens Biophage

Microsens is developing new approaches for cancer screening and cancer therapeutics. Microsens also sells products for the detection and monitoring of aggregates in biotherapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies. In addition, Microsens has novel products for the detection and investigation of protein aggregation diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's Diseases.

Macmillan Cancer Support

More than 130,000 people are living with or beyond cancer in Wales and by 2030 this number will double to 250,000. Macmillan Wales invested almost £7.5m in 2014 to fund Macmillan professionals and improve cancer services in Wales. No one should face cancer alone. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people


Renishaw plc

Renishaw plc is a British based, global company operating in market sectors as contrasting as medical sciences, industrial and electronic manufacturing, consumer electronics and academic research. Renishaw develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers’ operational performance.

Cotton Mouton Diagnostics

Cotton Mouton Diagnostics (CMD) is a South Wales start-up company spun out of the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff to exploit major business opportunities in the field of point-of-care (PoC) diagnostics. Their technology is based upon an innovative magneto-optical sensing system that exploits changes in the rotational behaviour of magnetic reporters that either occur naturally as a marker of a disease or are artificially introduced into a sample.


Cardiff University - Institute of Medical Education

Cardiff University - Institute of Medical Education activities revolve around developing an Innovation theme within Medical Education, with an introduction to concepts in year 1, potential short placement and engagement activities in year 2, core curriculum development of theme in year 3 and longer industrial placements for interested students in years 3 & 4.


Jellagen Pty Ltd

Jellagen Pty Ltd, a medical technology and healthcare company offering medical grade collagen products sourced from jellyfish, a sustainable and novel source of collagen biomaterials. Jellagen supplies medical grade collagen products for the medical device, cell culture, regenerative medicine and in vitro diagnostic markets.

Expert Advice: Device Access

Read this month's expert advice article from new MediWales member Device Access UK Ltd, who provides insight on accelerating market access into the NHS for a medical technology and diagnostics device.

Latest News

Sharp Clinical Services expand facilities in Crickhowell, UK

Provide and Time for Medicine launch new online triage and testing service for sexual health

Medical software developer Time for Medicine seeks crowdfunding boost

Acuitas Medical receives FDA clearance for fineSA® software

Evaluate and BIA’s UK Biotech: A 10 Year Horizon – 2014 and 2015 Setting New Records in UK Biotech Financing via Capital Markets and Venture Capital

Wales Technology Seed Fund passes £1 million milestone after first year

Finance Wales’ Technology Ventures portfolio goes from strength to strength

Ultrawave new technology StarStream featured on BBC’s The One Show

Sharp Packaging Solutions white paper on ‘Product Serialisation to Advance Pharmaceutical Authentication and Patient Safety’

BIA calls for continued political commitment to UK bioscience as it publishes new document celebrating sector excellence

A clinical study highlights the role of sterile packs in improving compliance to best practice guidelines

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

Pharmallaney Ltd was established in 2010 based on a foundation of over 25 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry and supporting medical devices. This experience also includes involvement with clinical trials, commercial and distribution practices within small to large companies. Pharmallaney Ltd aim is to provide pragmatic, effective and efficient compliance and strategic management. Core activities include Qualified Person certification, training, audit support and quality system improvement.
BIC Innovation are one of Wales’ leading innovation consultancies. They work with our life science clients to help them innovate, exploit and commercialise their ideas. Their innovation methodology is designed to create an innovative culture as well as a pipeline of exploitable ideas which can be taken to market. They use their strong project and quality management skills and techniques, gained in a variety of manufacturing and service organisations, to minimise risk for clients and reduce time to market.

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