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August 2015

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

Deadline: 21st September

Read more here


MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

Cwm Taf UHB: Health Innovation Conference 
5th October 2015, Pontypridd

Clinical Innovation Wales
7th October 2015, Cardiff

Diabetes Research Unit Cymru Launch
12th November 2015
More details to follow

UK HealthTech
1st December 2015, Cardiff

10th Innovation Awards
8th December 2015, Cardiff

Partner Events

Wales Sepsis Summer Ball
19th September 2015, Cardiff

Venturefest Wales
29th September 2015, Cardiff

ABHI Regulatory Conference
30th September 2015, London

NVI Wales: Understanding Social Media Workshop
30th September 2015, Swansea

UK Bioscience Forum
15th October 2015, London

6th RCSEd All Wales Medical and Dental Student Surgical Research Symposium
16th October 2015, Port Talbot

ABHI UK Market Conference
3rd November 2015, London

International Events

GREAT Week Healthcare & Life Sciences
28th September - 1st October 2015, Milan

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

Medica 2015
16th - 19th November 2015, Düsseldorf

Welsh Government & ABHI support available.


International Event Discounts


Grants, discounts and deadlines available for BioPartner supported conferences

Every August brings with it a set of conference-associated deadlines and expiry dates. Don’t miss out on early bird rates, TAP grants or partnering launches. Click here for more information.

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

Innovate UK: Developing regenerative medicines and cell therapies
Registration deadline: 26th 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.

August Update 

Whilst we enjoy a typically British summer, we are already thinking ahead to Autumn and our busy events calendar. Registration for the fourth annual UK HealthTech conference is now open, and we welcome you to join us there for a valuable day of briefings and networking.

With exhibition spaces already flying out, and some exciting sponsorship packages available, the conference offers the perfect opportunity for business development, to showcase your company and enhance your profile within the health technology community.

With parallel streams of bio-pharma and med-tech, the running themes will focus on personalised medicine, diagnsotics, regulatory updates from MHRA and innovation.

Please get in touch if you have an idea for a fringe event that could take place at a time close to UK HealthTech.

We're heading for an Autumn packed full of clinical innovation opportunities and are looking forward to seeing how companies and health boards in Wales can work together to create something special - keep a look-out for upcoming opportunities!

Have a wonderful summer break and we'll catch up with you in September.

Welcome to our newest members:

Aber Instruments

Aber Instruments is a successful global company supplying thousands of advanced systems for use in the Brewing, Biotech, Biorenewables and Biofuel industries, counting the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and brewing companies as valued customers. Aber is the market leader in producing capacitance sensing technology to measure cellular properties.

Rantmedia Limited

Rantmedia is the premier app agency in Wales, creating high quality, innovative and award winning mobile apps since 2008. With a specialism in medical and healthcare, Rantmedia have successfully delivered significant apps to both private and public sector organisations in these sectors.

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales has a broad range of knowledge, expertise and facilities on offer; from professional development and training, to consultancy know-how, to specialist technological expertise and ideas generation, they can work with you to identify a solution that brings significant benefits to you and your business. 

Expert Advice: GX Group

This month our expert advice comes from GX Group, as they offer the 7 key factors considered by the GX Product Realisation Team. GX want to make their clients’ conceptual ideas a physical, commercial reality. They cover a range of sectors, from automotive to healthcare, but the underpinning and fundamental considerations of what goes into a product’s design remain the same. Developing a design or concept can seem daunting, but a Product Realisation Team like the one we have at GX will help you deal with everything involved with this process. Click here to read the full article.

Latest News

MedaPhor adds eFAST to ScanTrainer’s Emergency Medicine portfolio

Jellagen Pty Ltd secures £97,477 SMART grant from Innovate UK to support the development of a functionalised collagen product for wound care

Glyconics Selected To Attend an International Open Innovation Workshop in China on Point of Care Diagnostics

New bench-top clinical chemistry analyzer launched by EKF Diagnostics at AACC 2015

Caladrius, PCT and TrakCel to Drive Cell Therapy Manufacturing Excellence

KESS PhD Studentship: Digitising Nurse-led Medicines Monitoring Profiles

New £7M Swansea Digital Economy Centre taking research to the next stage

£600m hospitals revamp plan unveiled for south-west Wales

Finance Wales’ micro loans continue to back businesses in South East Wales

All Party Parliamentary Group established to raise profile of UK Life Sciences sector

BIA publishes new report calling for the Biomedical Catalyst scheme to be continued in the interest of the nation’s health and wealth

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

Majakel Medical provides practical and professional consulting and support services to help manufacturing and development companies compete successfully in the healthcare sector. With many years of experience developing new medical devices, installing quality systems or improving process we pride ourselves on practical solutions to user needs.
Ig Innovations Ltd offers bespoke antibody production and supply to the research, diagnostic, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors: from antigen design, peptide synthesis, conjugation, through to antibody purification, conjugation and assay development. IG Innovations can deliver small volumes to the research customer through to large pools to satisfy assay lifetime requirements of in-vitro diagnostic customers. Ig Innovations offers a large catalogue of antibodies from high volume stocks, available in any format that the customer requires.

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