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February 2015

MediWales Events & Collaborative Events


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

MediWales Seminar:
Electronics & Software in Medical Devices with Regulatory Udpate
19th February 2015, Cardiff Bay

MediWales & Betsi Cadwaladr UHB:
Addressing Unmet Clinical Needs in Dementia and Brain Injury
26th February 2015, Denbighshire

MediWales Seminar:

NHS Showcase
17th March 2015, Cardiff Bay

MediWales Supporting:

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

Partner Events


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

UKTI: US Exporter MedTech & Diagnostics Bootcamp
25th February 2015, London

UKTI: US Exporter Digital Health Bootcamp
26th February 2015, London

OpenIQE Photonics Innovation Camp
4th March 2015, St Asaph

KTN: Keeping pace – Analytics for tomorrow’s biopharmaceuticals
4th - 5th March 2015, Leeds

BioWales
4th - 5th March 2015, Cardiff

MediWales members will receive a 25% reduced delegate registration rate to attend BioWales. Please contact Sarah Dawkins for the discount code.

Launch of 'Think About Me': Good Care Guide
9th March 2015, Newport
 

International Events


UKTI: Oncology & Drug Discovery Mission to India
8th - 12th February 2015, India

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



 

 

New office for MediWales 


Our new address is:
MediWales
The Bonded Warehouse,
Atlantic Wharf,
Cardiff,
CF10 4HF


February Update


We've had a wonderful start to the year so far and the future is looking bright for the life sciences sector in Wales.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the team at MediWales want to share the love. We are collecting stories of how MediWales members have come together to create something special for our new publication, LifeStories.

This is an opportunity for MediWales members to share their news with our network, and showcase their successes and collaborations. Contact Lucinda if you'd like to get involved, and look out for LifeStories, coming out next month.

We have three MediWales events coming up in the next six weeks, all of which are free to attend for members.

We hope to see you there!

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.

Biotec Services International completes its rebrand into PCI Group

New COO to lead increased production at Microvisk

Elite Electronics: Delivering what the customer wants

CareUmbrella register as UK company and feature in ‘Life Hacks for 2015′

Introducing LifeStories, the new showcase magazine for Welsh life science 

Medilink UK partners with Med-Tech Innovation Expo for third year

Funding Calls


Innovate UK: Biomedical Catalyst – Feasibility studies 
Deadline: 21st March 2015

This grant enables the exploration and evaluation of the commercial potential of an early-stage scientific idea.

Wellcome Trust: Translation Awards
Deadline: 15th April 2015
The aim of Translation Awards is to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area.

Longitude Prize
Deadline: 31st May 2015
Antibiotics are the focus of this £10 million Longitude Prize. Competitors will develop a transformative point-of-care test that will identify when antibiotics are needed and which ones to use.

Expert Advice


Triteq: 'Need an extra 50 pairs of hands?'


Read this month's expert advice, coming from Triteq. Opening with wise words from Abraham Lincoln, "The best way to predict your future is to create it", this piece discusses Triteq's team of 50 highly skilled, innovative, electronic engineers, software developers and designers, sharing the same space, working under one roof, collaborating on ideas and technology issues.
Read the full article here
 

Members of the Month


Our members of the month are:

Synergy Health Laboratory Services


Synergy Health Laboratory Services is a nationwide provider of fully accredited Drug and Alcohol testing services to clients in an extensive variety of industry sectors. Based out of a state-of-the-art laboratory in Abergavenny, Synergy Health manage the complete process, from sample collection to laboratory analysis. 

Acuitas Medical

 

Swansea-based Acuitas Medical is currently in the final stages of product development of a proprietary Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) based technique – Fine Structural Analysis (fineSA™). Extensive human and animal studies have demonstrated that fineSA will identify non-invasively early changes in anatomical structures which may be associated with the early stages of disease. 
 

LifeStories 
Case Study Magazine

 
Our new publication is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your achievements, new products, innovations and collaborations. 'LifeStories' will be circulated to our UK and international audiences. Please get in touch with Lucinda for editorial and advertising opportunities. 
Click here to see our media pack!


 
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