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December 2014

MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

MediWales & Betsi Cadwaladr UHB: Open Innovation Event – Patient and Clinical Unmet Needs
26th February 2015, Denbighshire

MediWales Supporting:

Digital Health Assembly: Open Innovation Conference
10th - 12th February 2015, Cardiff

MediWales Supporting:

Med-Tech Innovation Expo
29th - 30th Thursday 2015, Coventry

Partner Events

ABHI Export Seminar: A Focus on China
11th February 2015, London

UKTI: US Exporter Bootcamp
25th - 26th February 2015, London & Edinburgh

4th - 5th March 2015, Cardiff

International Events

Following on from last year’s successful mission, we are keen to support innovative Welsh companies to establish and increase their export activity in the Middle East. This year Arab Health will take place from 26 – 29 January 2015 in Dubai, UAE.

JP Morgan Biotech Showcase 2015
12th - 14th January 2015, San Fransisco

Healthcare UK Mission to Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata
9th - 13th February 2015, India

BIO-Europe Spring
9rd March - 11th March 2015, Paris

MediWales members receive BioPartner discount to BIO-Europe. Contact Tess for more information



December Update

We have come to the end of a fantastic year for the life sciences sector, and what a pleasure 2014 has been.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, partners, sponsors and friends for contributing to the success of our Winter events. We hope that our delegates at the UK HealthTech Conference and guests at the MediWales Innovation Awards had an enjoyable and valuable experience.

If you would like to provide any feedback on our events, please email Tess. We welcome your comments, and hope that they will help us to improve and build year on year.

A full report on the conference and all the winners from the evening can be found in the Events Overview below.

The speaker presentations from the UK HealthTech Conference are now available here to download. 

We have created an Innovation Awards gallery. To view the photographs, click here. The winners videos from the evening will soon be uploaded to our vimeo site.

Our next newsletter will be sent in 2015, so we wish you all a healthy, happy and successful new year.

Festive wishes,
The MediWales Team


MediWales is moving office

The MediWales team will be moving offices next week. We are going 'up' in the world... all the way to the first floor. We may have some disruption to our phone server on 22nd & 23rd December. For urgent enquiries, please call 07775 568 166 or email Debbie.

Latest News

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee calls for Wales to have a robust and coordinated approach to medical technology
MediWales submitted evidence of access to medical devices in the NHS, contributing towards this report.

Finance Wales exceeds investment target to invest £19.8 million in first half of 2014-15

Q Chip acquired by nanomedicine specialist Midatech Pharma

TrakCel has raised £750,000 through a rights issue

Chromogenex raises funds from a US investor

Creo Medical announce closure of £3.5m funding round

Geldards LLP report on: The Cloud & Data Security

EKF Diagnostics enters collaborative relationship with Joslin Diabetes Center

Blackwood Embedded Solutions win Innovation Award at Caerphilly Business Awards

China Economic Focus Overview

Award Winners

Our list of Industry and NHS winners from the MediWales Innovation Awards 2014

Industry Categories
Innovation Award
Winner: Asalus
Start-Up Award
Winner: Jellagen
Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner: Sharp Clinical Services
Partnership with the NHS / Academia Award
Winner: Microvisk
Export Award
Winner: DTR Medical
Judges Award
Winner: CellPath

NHS Categories
Innovation within the NHS Award
Winner: Betsi Cadwaladr UHB
NHS Collaboration with a Welsh Company Award
Winner: Aneurin Bevan HB
NHS Partnership with UK / International Industry Award
Winner: Hywel Dda UHB
Judges Awards
Winner: Cardiff & Vale UHB - John Maisey


Events Overview

UK HealthTech Conference a success for the sector

The UK HealthTech Conference opened its doors for a third time on 4th December at the St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff. MediWales delivered this popular event and with 250 professionals, clinicians and industry specialists, from around the world. Continued support from Health Research Wales allowed all NHS staff to attend the day for free.

With 38 exhibitors, visitors from over 20 countries, and over 50 partnering meetings arranged, with support from the Enterprise Europe Network, this year’s conference offered something for everybody. 

Read more here...

Strength of Welsh connectivity highlighted at MediWales’ Awards

The MediWales Innovation Awards 2014 celebrated the fantastic achievements of life science companies and individuals from the NHS in Wales. A priority sector in a tough economy, Welsh industry’s innovative partnerships with the NHS and academic institutions significantly contribute to the health and wealth of Wales.

The Awards Dinner, supported by National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) and sponsored by Abel & Imray, Geldards LLP, GX Group, Elite Electronic Systems, University Partner Swansea University and Grant Thornton was held at Cardiff’s National Museum on Wednesday 10th December to an audience of senior industry, NHS and government representatives.

Read more here...

New Members

A very warm welcome to our new Corporate Partner: Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Over 31,000 Grant Thornton people, across 100 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Welcome to our newest MediWales members:


Pharmaflow build, manage and dramatically improve Biopharmaceutical supply chains based on principles that combine systems thinking with industrial engineering. Their breakthrough work is founded on the teachings of Deming, Shingo, Ohno, and many other great exponents from exemplar sectors. Just as these sectors have placed their ‘systems of production’ at the heart of their business, so can Biopharmaceuticals leverage that learning in the previously untapped world of drug production.

Viridian Pharma

Viridian Pharma was established in the UK in 2002 to develop and market niche pharmaceutical products for hospital use. As a Company, they have a good understanding of the requirements of hospitals for specialist medicines and are able to meet these needs with the security and support of fully-licensed products. They develop contract manufacturing partnerships to produce our products. Viridian Pharma provides the regulatory; product development, sales and pharmaco-vigilance expertise to these partnerships. 

Corporate Sponsors                                                                                                              University Partner    Supported by

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