19th December 2011

Finance Wales’ award-winning portfolio sweeps the board at MediWales Awards

Finance Wales’ portfolio companies won five of six industry awards at the 6th MediWales Awards hosted at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel. The prestigious awards recognise excellence in the life sciences industry. “Finance Wales is committed to investing in innovative companies and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of our portfolio companies winning awards this…

16th December 2011

Chinese minister visits life sciences facility

THE UK and Wales’ business ministers have accompanied a Chinese minister on a visit to a life sciences facility in Cardiff. Vince Cable and Edwina Hart joined China International trade representative Gao Hucheng as he toured GE Healthcare’s Maynard Centre. The visit was part of the 10th UK-China Joint Economic & Trade Commission talks taking…

14th December 2011

Health Editor Madeleine Brindley examines why the health service needs to change

  by Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail Dec 14 2011   Another year brings another plan to transform the NHS. Health editor Madeleine Brindley examines why the health service needs to change. Once again, the NHS in Wales is facing the prospect of change. But unlike the infinite number of previous reorganisations, which have concentrated on…

12th December 2011

MediWales Awards 2011 Film

Please sit back and enjoy this short film about the Welsh life science sector. Click here for the MediWales Awards Ceremony 2011 photographs and press release  

09th December 2011

MediWales Innovation Awards 2011 – Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all MediWales Innovation Awards winners and thank you to all our guests, who made the evening such a resounding success! Click here to view the MediWales Awards 2011 life sceience sector film Click Here to view Industry Winner Introduction Videos Click here to view NHS Winner Introduction Videos A special thank you to…

08th December 2011

Wales Economic Growth Fund – Advice from Accountants Broomfield & Alexander

Wales Economic Growth Fund: Advice from Mike Fenwick, Director of Grants at Broomfield and Alexander Professional Accountants The Wales Economic Growth Fund is a new £15 million short-term, fast-track fund for businesses, providing immediate access to non-repayable grant funding for capital investment that will create and retain jobs. The minimum level of funding is £100,000 and…

08th December 2011

Cardiff Medicentre helps grow biotech companies

Cardiff Medicentre has helped launch some well known names in the Welsh life sciences sector by Chris Kelsey, Western Mail. Dec 7 2011 Usually in this feature we look at an individual company that has developed an innovative product or a new way of providing a service. This time we are looking at an organisation…

07th December 2011

In-licensing agreement between Neem Biotech and InQpharm

On 8 November 2011 a licensing agreement was signed between Neem Biotech Ltd and InQpharm for the in-licensing of rights to Neem’s know-how and patents in manufacturing standardised garlic extracts for exclusive use in the fields of Human Health and Animal Health. InQpharm ( is a highly successful, innovation driven pharmaceutical company with an extensive…

07th December 2011

Medilink UK and Industry back Government drive to improve three million Lives

In response to today’s announcement on the Department of Health’s successful telehealth and telecare trials, health technology industry representative Tony Davis, Medilink UK Chair said: “Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, sets the stage for telehealth and telecare technologies to be made available to every person with a long term condition or in…

07th December 2011

Medilink UK response to Davis Camerons speech at FT Conference

 More Nuts and Bolts less Bells and Whistles MedilinkUK welcome the emphasis placed upon this important sector of the economy and its capacity and look forward to reading the details of both the Office of Life Sciences Autumn report and the Nicholson Innovation Review however looking over the highlights of the speech and subsequent guidance…