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September 2015

Final call:
UK Lifescience Industry magazine

Our media partnerships offer us the opportunity to distribute this edition at BIO-Europe in Munich and Medica Trade Fair in Düsseldorf in November.

View the media pack for more on how to promote your project, event, product or institution to the life science community through edition 10 of UK Lifescience Industry.

ContacTess to get involved. Deadline: 28th September 2015

Read the previous edition


MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

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

Clinical Innovation Wales
7th October 2015, Cardiff

MediWales Members' Showcase
19th October 2015, Cardiff

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

UK HealthTech
1st December 2015, Cardiff

10th Innovation Awards
8th December 2015, Cardiff

Partner Events

BIC Innovation: Workshops to Unlock your Growth Potential
23rd September 2015, Bridgend

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

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

Biolatam 2015
16th - 17th November 2015, Chile

Medica 2015
16th - 19th November 2015, Düsseldorf

Welsh Government & ABHI support available.

Are you attending Venturefest Wales?

MediWales and many of our members will be attending Venturefest Wales on 29th September 2015, so please let us know if you will be joining us.

We'll be supporting our members at the 'From Innovation to Investment' workshop, which features Emma Dunbar from Swansea University, Andrew Mearns Spragg from Jellagen Pty Ltd, Melanie Goward from Finance Wales and Bruce Colley from Innovate UK.

See you there!

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. Register here


Funding Calls

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.

September Update 

With Autumn just around the corner, we're looking forward to our busiest quarter of 2015, filled with events and opportunities for the life science community in Wales. Our rise in membership continues this month, and we'd like to send a very warm welcome to our newest members Roche Diagnostics UK, BBI Solutions, and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Joining the Autumn programme is the 
MediWales Members' Showcase on 19th October, which is a chance to meet our 20 new members. This event offers presentation and exhibition options, technology demonstrations and excellent networking and business development opportunities.

Our upcoming events include a number of clinical innovation workshops with opportunities for companies and the NHS to collaborate and engage. Take a look at our collaborative events list for specific opportunities.

We're currently putting together the final few articles for our bi-annual magazine, UK Lifescience Industry, and we can't wait to share the new edition with you when it is finished. Contact Tess today if you'd like to be involved.

On 1st December we will be welcoming 300 delegates to the annual UK HealthTech conference. With exhibition space and sponsorship packages available, the conference offers the perfect opportunity to showcase your company and enhance your profile within the health technology community. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a fringe event that could take place at a time close to UK HealthTech.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce our 10th Annual MediWales Innovation Awards competition is now open for submissions and registration! All members have 2 free places to attend, and we are looking forward to celebrating the great and the good of life science in Wales.

We hope to see you there!

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. 
Deadline approaching

Please contact Julie for further information. Read more here

Welcome to our newest members:

Roche Diagnostics UK

As the UK leader in diagnostics solutions, Roche offers a uniquely broad and innovative portfolio of products to patients, physicians, researchers, hospitals, laboratories and universities. Their UK Diagnostics business, headquartered in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, employs approximately 500 highly skilled individuals. Diagnostics is set to play an increasingly important role in the future of healthcare as genetic knowledge presents new and exciting opportunities. Our desire is to provide clinicians and patients with Actionable Health Information – information that reduces the uncertainty in the medical decision making process, enabling them to choose between available alternatives to prevent or treat disease.

BBI Solutions

BBI Solutions is a leading supplier of biological raw materials and finished test platforms to the in-vitro diagnostic market. With over 50 years’ experience, they have grown from a small specialist company to a global business with manufacturing sites spanning three continents. BBI Solutions deliver exceptional products and services that people ultimately rely on to enjoy a better quality of life. Their range of raw materials includes antigens, antibodies, enzymes and serum and plasma products. They manufacture world renowned labels for lateral flow and ELISA, including gold nanoparticles, horseradish peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase.


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in Wales, employing approximately 14,500 staff and providing health services to a population of around 472,400 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff and Vale UHB also serve a wider population across South and Mid Wales for a range of specialties. Cardiff and Vale UHB is a teaching hospital with close links to the university sector and supports a varied research agenda and work with industry partners on a range of diagnostic and prognostic developments and clinical trials.

Expert Advice: Teamwork Technology Services

This month, our expert advice comes from Teamwork Technology Services, as they explain the concept of Cyber Essentials and its relevance to the life science sector. Businesses involved in the life science sector and its supply chain will almost certainly have valuable Intellectual Property, and sensitive and/or personal data. This data and IP is highly vulnerable to cyber crime if adequate awareness and security measures are not in place. This article provides expert advice on how to deal with these threats.
Read more here.

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

Ensinger Precision Engineering Ltd (EPE) is at the forefront of precision machining technology in engineering plastics. The Company is highly focused on application engineering and works closely with customers on a technical level assisting in developing applications, specifying materials and optomising parts for manufacture. From their factory in South Wales they offer machining, finishing, kitting, polishing, part marking, assembly, testing and cleaning of plastics to customer specified requirements.

Frontier Medical manufacture and market a range of medical products in three broad business streams:
  • Sharpsafe is Europe’s leading brand of plastic sharps disposal containers.
  • Repose is a range of inflatable polyurethane pressure redistribution devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, manufactured under license from the NHS.
  • Exchange is the brand under which products are made available to organisations for harm reduction purposes amongst the intravenous drug-using community.

Latest News

KESS PhD Studentship: Digitising Nurse-led Medicines Monitoring Profiles – Deadline 31st October

UKTI: Apprenticeships Levy Consultation

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

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

Caladrius, PCT and TrakCel to Drive Cell Therapy Manufacturing Excellence

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

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