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November 2015

Register your place

10th Innovation Awards

We're celebrating the tenth anniversary of the MediWales Innovation Awards on 8th December.

Register here to reserve your 2 guests for free as part of your MediWales membership, or purchase a table of ten.

To align your company with an NHS or industry award category, become a prize sponsor. Read more here.

Final deadline to reserve your place: 1st December 2015


MediWales Events & Collaborative Events

UK HealthTech
1st December 2015, Cardiff

10th Innovation Awards
8th December 2015, Cardiff

MediWales & IET Collaborative Event
20th January 2016, Wrexham


Partner Events

Innovate UK: dallas
17th November 2015, Newport

Aneurin Bevan UHB: Clinical Research and Innovation Centre Open Day
17th November 2015, Newport

Cardiff International Cardiovascular Conference
17th - 18th November 2015, Cardiff

NVI Wales: ‘Meet the Expert’ session with the MHRA – Legal & regulatory environment surrounding digital health in the UK
18th November 2015, Swansea

BIA: 12th Annual bioProcessUK Conference
25th - 26th November 2015, Cambridge

Cwm Taf R&D Conference
26th November 2015, Pontypridd

SEHTA: Selling to the NHS workshop
30th November 2015, Gatwick

Wales Gene Park and Cancer Research UK: Clues in your poo

2nd December 2015, Cardiff

Annual SEWAHSP Conference
7th December 2015, Cardiff

ABHI: Bridging the Gap between the NHS eProcurement Strategy and UDI Legislation
8th December 2015, London

One Nucleus: Genesis
10th December 2015, London


International Events

Arab Health 2016
25th - 30th January 2016, Dubai 

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

Latest News

Sponsor the 10th Annual MediWales Innovation Awards

TrakCel Launches Cell Therapy Partner Services Ecosystem

DTR Medical’s sterile
single use solution for paediatric cleft palate surgery to launch at MEDICA 2015

Blackwood Embedded Solutions embeds new orders following Technology Award win at Made in Wales

MedaPhor expands into Spain and Portugal

Five senior anaesthetists from south Wales are heading to a remote region of southern Africa to provide life-saving training

Revenues break £520m at Grant Thornton

BIA publishes new overview document as Patent Box implementation gets underway in the UK

EKF’s PointMan™ used in successful liquid biopsy research

Funding Calls

Innovate UK: New modelling systems for stratified medicine
Deadline: 18th November 2015

Health and Care Research Wales Funding Opportunity
Deadline: 16th December 2015

November Update 

We're rolling through Autumn at full speed towards our most exciting few weeks of the year, with our national conference, UK HealthTech, on 1st December and the tenth anniversary of the MediWales Innovation Awards on 8th December. Join us for these annual highlights and embrace excellent business development and networking opportunities as we connect key life science experts in Wales and the UK.

The MediWales team will be attending the Welsh Government mission to Medica Trade Fair next week in Düsseldorf, alongside a group of MediWales members. If you are also attending, come and chat to Debbie and Tess for introductions to our members and for more information about the opportunities that MediWales and our partners have to offer.

We're delighted to announce that our new MediWales Review & Directory and edition 10 of UK Lifescience Industry magazine are available to read online now! Take a look at our full list of publications on our website and look out for your hard copies in the post. To be involved in future magazines or discuss editorial or advertising, contact Tess.

UK HealthTech 1st December 2015
20 days to go!

This December, UK HealthTech will open its doors to senior executives, clinicians and academics from across the UK and abroad for a valuable day of sector briefings, partnering, and exhibition.

The conference offers the perfect opportunity to showcase your company and enhance your profile within the health technology community. Join the exhibition, book a programme advert or talk to us about sponsorship options. 

The event offers the latest insights from key opinion leaders as well as a unique opportunity to engage with UK regulatory and funding bodies, and the programme includes parallel MedTech and BioPharma seminar streams. Take a look at our speaker programme on our website.

Our online partnering system is now open. Simply upload your profile and start booking one-to-one meetings.
#UKHT2015 @UKHealthTech

Expert Advice: Scinapse

This week our expert advice comes from Scinapse® partners GX, Geldards, PwC, and Withers & Rogers. Scinapse® has been designed to help start-up businesses in the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors. The collaboration offers every aspect needed to ensure a new business is built on solid foundations, and their range of fixed price professional services is tailored to a bespoke package. Read the full expert advice article here.

Members of the Month

Our members of the month are:

3M Healthcare offers innovative products and solutions for skin & wound care, infection prevention, oral care, health information systems, drug delivery and food safety. Bridgend is the development and manufacturing site for rapid hygiene testing and microbial screening products for use by dairy, food and beverage manufacturers. The products are also used in other applications including hospital hygiene, monitoring biocide treatment of industrial waters and in biodetection systems for defence agencies.
Isca Healthcare Research, based near Newport in south Wales, is an established independent provider of expert services in medical device development, pre-clinical testing and clinical trials. Our expertise is based on 30 years of experience in developing and clinically validating medical devices in the UK, Europe and internationally. Services are tailored to specific needs of Clients, who include multi-national corporations, SMEs/start-ups, the NHS, leading UK universities / teaching hospitals / TT offices, IP development companies and VC organisations.

Welcome to our newest members:

NutriWales is a collaborative cluster supporting food and drink producers, life science companies, academia, health professionals and public health organisations which have an interest in the food nutrition sector. There is an ever increasing and complex debate about the relationship between food, diet and health and the role that food plays in the health of the nation. NutriWales aims to stimulate innovation, joint research, new product development and access to new markets.
BEAH UK Ltd are a committed team focused solely on providing insurance solutions in the wider medical and life science world. As a wholly independent Lloyds brokerage, they have aligned themselves with specialist insurers with extensive experience in life sciences. This enables BEAH UK Ltd to offer tailored risk solutions in clinical trials liability, public liability, products liability, employers liability, financial loss, directors & officers & key persons, property, transit, cyber risks and PR crisis management.

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