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June 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.
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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

MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

MediWales Supporting:
Wales Festival of Innovation: Nano4life
18th June 2015, Swansea

MediWales & KTN:
Wales Festival of Innovation - The Bionic Clinician
19th June, Cardiff

MediWales Supporting:

Wales Festival of Innovation: CoInnovate
23rd June 2015, Cardiff

MediWales & BIVDA:
Diagnostics Industry Update
8th July, Pencoed

Partner Events

Route to Growth – A Lower Cost of Doing Business
18th June 2015, Port Talbot

PCI: Too Hard To Handle - EU Clinical Trials Seminar
23rd June 2015, Oxford

ABMU: Sixth Research and Development Conference
23rd June 2015, Newport

EEN Wales: South Wales Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast
25th June 2015, Swansea

Wales Festival of Innovation: The ESTnet Software Exhibition
30th June 2015, Cardiff

One Nucleus: ON Helix
14th July 2015, Cambridge

Cardiff University Bill Mapleson Centre - Clinical Innovation: Remote and Defence
15th July 2015, Mountain Ash

International Events

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

Medica 2015
16th - 19th November 2015, Dusseldorf

Welsh Government & ABHI support available. See more below.

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 

Funding Calls

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

June Update

We have an exciting summer events schedule coming up, with The Bionic Clinician, our collaborative event with KTN on 19th June, and our collaborative event with the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), Diagnostics Industry Update on 8th July. We hope to see you there!
With three new members this month, we have begun updating our Directory and Review, and this is your opportunity to send us any changes. With our new Directory comes excellent advertising opportunities to showcase your latest project. View the media pack here.

Finally, thank you to Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for hosting our most recent Life Science Advisory Group Meeting in Llanberis, we enjoyed wearing the hi-vis!

Welcome to our newest members:


Renishaw plc

Welcome to our new members, Renishaw plc. View their profile here. Renishaw 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

Welcome to our new members, 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 - Insititute of Medical Education

Welcome to our new members, 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.

Expert Advice: Enterprise Europe Network & BIC Innovation

This month our expert advice comes from Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and BIC Innovation, as they highlight that locating new partners for collaboration is a key driver for innovation and growth. Looking for a commercial opportunity is a business basic, and EEN and BIC Innovation shed light on the ways to find new markets, new technology or specific R&D. Click here for the full article on international development through innovation and collaboration.

Latest News

MediWales at BIO in Philadelphia to join launch of European Cluster Medical Device Programme

BIA joins showcase of world-leading UK bioscience in second largest international delegation at BIO2015

Calon Cardio seeks funding for development

Neem Biotech set to launch its first clinical trial as it expands and creates new jobs

Official opening of Neem Biotech Ltd’s new facility in Abertillery, Wales

Record year for Finance Wales investment

Enterprise Europe Network: Biomedica 2015 Networking – Where Business and Science meet

Magstim Announces FDA (510k) Clearance of rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy System

EKF Diagnostics launches a new colon cancer test in the US

Wales aims to become ‘centre of excellence’ for research with £18m Welsh Government investment

Job Vacancy: Alesi Surgical are seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer

Best ever year for Finance Wales in 2014-15

CoInnovate 2015 Challenges Announced

Wales Festival of Innovation – the celebration of discovery and invention

Update from HPC Wales

UK HealthTech 2015

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.

World-class speakers from across the UK and beyond will come together in Cardiff to deliver a breadth of knowledge and expertise.

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

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

Pelican Feminine Healthcare is a UK manufacturer of single-use medical instruments. Pelican manufactures a range of single-use instruments, specialising in Gynaecology products, which include the market leading PELIspec.

Bangor University - Research and Enterprise Office supports two key components of the University’s mission; delivering its aspiration to be a research led institution with an international reputation and contributing to the economic well being of Wales and the wider community. 

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