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March 2016

UK Lifescience Industry - Edition 11

Final call for your branding to reach 50,000 life sciences contacts. Click here for the media pack and rates

Read the latest from Edition 10 online here

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MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

Farmer to Pharma: Commercialisation of Natural Products – Launch of Natural Compounds Special Interest Group
27th April 2016, Cardiff

MediWales & Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) Collaborative Event
11th May 2016, Cardiff

LifeScience Academy: Placement Exchange
19th May 2016, Cardiff

LifeScience Academy Workshop with Abel & Imray: The Patents Instruction Manual
24th May 2016, Cardiff

Partner Events

NutriWales: Developing & funding R&D strategies for the food sector
22nd March 2016, Deeside

Welsh Wound Network Meeting
31st March 2016, Llantrisant

Swansea University: All-Wales Medical and Dental Education Conference
13th April 2016, Swansea

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2016 
20th - 21st April 2016, Coventry

Med-Tech Innovation Expo features an exhibition, conference and the Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards.

Swansea Postgraduate Information Fair
23rd April 2016, Swansea

BIA & MHRA Conference – Accelerated development and access to innovative medicines for patients
4th May 2016, London

Anglonordic Life Science Conference XIII
18th - 19th May 2016, London

BioDundee 2016
24th - 25th May 2016, Dundee

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

Bionow: BioFocus Conference
15th June 2016, Newcastle 

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

One Nucleus: ON Helix
28th June 2016, Cambridge


International Events

BIO-Europe Spring
4th - 6th April 2016, Sweden
MediWales discount through United Life Sciences partnership

ABHI Mission to Texas, United States of America
14th - 21st May 2016, Texas

Africa Health 2016
8th - 10th June 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Join the Medilink UK exhibition at Africa Health to boost your exports in 2016.


Funding Calls

Innovate UK: China–UK research and innovation bridges competition - Deadline: 23rd March 2016

Innovate UK: India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition – Clean-tech, affordable healthcare and ICT - Deadline: 13th April 2016

SBRI: Synthetic biology for novel materials - Deadline: 14th April 2016

SBRI: Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus - Deadline: 21st April 2016

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


March Update 

Today is the first day of Spring and things are looking bright for our community. Our members have been winning awards, announcing expansions, analysing the 2016 Budget and taking on recruitment drives; read our news section below for the full stories.

We have a range of exciting events and workshops coming up, and a vibrant network that is ready to collaborate and innovate. Our upcoming event Farmer to Pharma: Commercialisation of Natural Products will launch the UK Natural Compounds Special Interest Group on 27th April 2016. After an excellent initial response, we have had requests to add an exhibition to this event.

Our LifeScience Academy is kicking off this Spring, with our LifeScience Academy: Placement Exchange event on 19th May 2016 for University departments and companies to meet and discuss student and graduate placements.

The LifeScience Academy continues with a key IP workshop for research organisations taking place on 24th May 2016. The Patents Instruction Manual, delivered by Abel & Imray, teaches you what you need to know about protecting and developing your IP.

The final few advertising spaces are available in our upcoming edition of UK Lifescience Industry magazine, which provides an excellent way to share success, projects and find new collaborative partners. Get in touch with Tess to reserve your space.

Finally, thank you to all of our members that recently attended our Life Science Advisory Forum and AGM meeting. MediWales represents the view of the life science community, and feedback on our activity allows us to keep our members' needs at the centre of what we do.

Welcome to our newest members:

Biovici is engaged in the development of handheld non-invasive platforms for the measurement of multiple biomarkers. The company is involved with rapid diagnostic testing with a focus on mental health and injuries that contribute to mental health issues.

Denny Bros is a world leading print company for the highly regulated pharmaceutical and clinical trials market, providing perfect labels on time and to budget. To help include mandatory text needed by these markets, Denny Bros pioneered multi-page labelling technology and have unrivalled expertise and capability in this area.

St David's Medical Foundation is an independent charity raising funds to support the ground-breaking work in medical research and education. Significant developments include research to identify the causes of childhood epilepsy, the early diagnosis of blood-clots in strokes and heart attacks and a clinical research centre for diabetes.

Expert Advice - Good Insight

Our latest expert advice comes from Good Insight, exploring the three keys to releasing the power of strategic conversations. Bring people with experience and expertise together and you have a powerful resource. Add motivation and you have huge potential for change. Use it wisely and you release profound strategic impact. So why do we often miss the opportunity and end up with just another meeting? Read the full article here.

Members of the Month:

CellPath specialises in the manufacture and world-wide supply of products, consumables and services for the histopathology and cytology markets. CellPath has a state of the art injection moulding capability and manufactures many of the plastic products that are used in the modern histology and cytology laboratories. 

Haemair is developing a next generation Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) device with the potential to reduce the risk of blood clots. The initial focus is on post-operative support following cardio pulmonary surgery where it can both improve recovery rates and reduce hospital stays.

Latest News

Abel & Imray recognised as patent prosecution firm of the year

Rocialle named RCT Best Employer and Business of the Year

Microsemi wins 2016 ESTnet innovative product/software application award

MediWales nominates MedaPhor for 2016 Medical Device Hotlist from the Council of European BioRegions

Digital Health Labs wins over the Dragons

Renishaw neuromate® robot and neuroinspire™ software installation at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Purolite Life Sciences expands pilot plant

Budget 2016: BIA analysis

BIA raises more than £30,000 for JDRF the type 1 diabetes charity

Broomfield & Alexander analysis of 2016 budget

Send your latest news updates to Tess to be included in future newsletters

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