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May 2016

MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference

MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference
6th July 2016, Cardiff
This conference brings together NHS colleagues and clinical teams from across Wales, local companies and the wider industry sector to share clinical innovation in practice to improve patient outcomes. 

The event includes an interactive exhibition, industry training workshops, funding for research and clinical innovation seminars, and a range of talks through parrallel sessions. Contact Isabelle for information.

The keynote address comes from Andrew Goodall, Director General of Department for Health and Social Services and Chief Executive of NHS Wales.

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MediWales Events

MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference
6th July 2016, Cardiff

UK HealthTech
6th December 2016, Cardiff

MediWales Annual Innovation Awards
13th December 2016, Cardiff

Partner Events

Medilink East Midlands: Innovation Day
8th June 2016, Nottingham

Swansea University & WWIC: Masters module on innovations in chronic wound healing
14th June 2016, Pontyclun

Bionow: BioFocus Conference
15th June 2016, Newcastle 

SEHTA: Health Technology in the UK – 10 Year Forward View and AGM
15th June 2016, London

Medilink EM: MPD Training – Post-Market Surveillance of European Medical Devices
16th June 2016, Derbyshire

Aneurin Bevan Health Board R&D Conference
21st June 2016, Newport

Medilink SW: Access to finance workshop for the healthcare sector
21st June 2016, Exeter

Wales Festival of Innovation: 3G (Genetics and Genomics for the Third Generation) Conference
22nd June 2016, Cardiff

Wales Festival of Innovation: Gene discovery in epilepsy – the role of biobanks in patient research
23rd June 2016, Swansea

Wales Festival of Innovation: Academia Europaea Annual Conference 2016
26th - 30th June 2016, Cardiff

One Nucleus: ON Helix
28th June 2016, Cambridge

Wales Festival of Innovation: The Angelina Jolie Effect – exploring how breast cancer runs in families
30th June 2016, Wrexham

Wales Festival of Innovation: WWIC – Welsh innovation in wound prevention and treatment
30th June 2016, Pontyclun

Medilink SW: Developing and Refining Your Business Model
30th June 2016, Gloucester

British Science Festival
6th - 9th September 2016, Swansea

ABHI Annual Regulatory Conference
28th September 2016, London

11th - 12th October 2016, Cardiff

Health and Care Research Wales Conference
13th October 2016, Cardiff

BIA: UK Bioscience Forum
20th October 2016, London

International Events

UK Medical Devices Mission to China
18th - 24th August 2016
Beijing, China
UKTI and Welsh Government support available

Nordic Life Science Days
14th - 16th September 2016, Stockholm
Discount for members of MediWales through United Life Science partnership

14th - 17th November 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany

Welsh Government support available - less than two weeks left to apply for exhibition.

UK Lifescience Industry - Edition 11

Catch up on the latest innovations and advancements from the life science industry in the UK online here

Funding Calls

Innovate UK – Delivery Plan 2016-17 Health and Life Sciences

Innovate UK – Review of UK proof of concept support

£21million finance package to expand SMEs in Wales​

EU SME eHealth Competition 2016
Deadline: 8th - 10th June 2016

EIT Health InnoSTARS Awards 2016
Deadline: 15th June 2016

International Calls

UKTI: Brazil export opportunities for UK life science companie s

May Update 

After an excellent launch event for our UK Natural Compounds Special Interest Group, and successfully kicking off our LifeScience Academy, we are now finalising the programme for the very first MediWales Connects: NHS Collaboration Conference on 6th July; this is an exciting time for us and the life science community in Wales.

Representing each of the health boards, trusts and units that make up NHS Wales, the conference will showcase clinical progress and collaboration.

We have scheduled almost all of our seminars and industry workshops, which offer the opportunity for industry to connect with clinical colleagues. Take a look at the website to view our programme and speaker list.

Contact Isabelle as soon as possible if you would like to get involved - the exhibition is quickly filling up!

We're also delighted to announce Dell as our new Technology Partner and we look forward to introducing Dell to our community.

Expert Advice: Geldards LLP

Our latest expert advice comes from Geldards LLP on the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and questioning how businesses in the life sciences sector will be affected. Changes have been published in the EU Official Journal and will automatically apply from 25th May 2018. Read the full article here.

Welcome to our newest members

Curapel is a privately held, natural products healthcare company based in South Wales that spun out of the world-renowned Dermatology Centre of the University of Manchester in 2014. It is developing innovative, safe and effective technologies to combat the common and distressing skin conditions psoriasis and eczema as well as various cosmetic applications.
Capital Law is a leading provider of commercial legal services to businesses throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Cardiff and London, their team is diverse and highly experienced. For more than twenty years, their clients’ commercial goals have been their focus; building so many long-term business relationships.
Welcome to our Technology Partner: Dell

The Dell strategy is unique, based on a focus on practical innovation and efficient and affordable solutions. This in-depth experience combines with proven Dell capabilities and simplified solutions to meet four key imperatives:
  • Transform - move away from underperforming or outdated platforms and embrace new technologies from virtualisation to cloud and high performance compute.
  • Connect - empower a more agile, mobile workforce, with anytime, anywhere, any device access
  • Inform - turn new and stored data into usable information and insight through the use of big data analytics
  • Protect - protect staff and secure data, overcome security threats and ensure compliance

Latest News

LifeScience Academy:
Job Vacancies

We are running a new service for members as part of this new programme: free posting of job adverts and vacancies. 
Contact Tess if you would like us to host your job vacancies on our website and in our newsletter.

Members of the Month

Great Bear Healthcare is a manufacturer of urology devices, leg & night drainage bags, sheaths and other accessories, with a DAC – Nightingale Home Delivery Service that supplies all brands of continence products to customers in the comfort of their own home/care home.
Promove UK designs and manufactures manual handling slings to move incapacitated people when a hoist is not available. It is used by ambulance services, schools and colleges, disabled individuals, and at airports.

MediWales is the life science network for Wales.

We provide advice, support and business opportunities for our members, promoting collaboration within the life science and health technology community in Wales.

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