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28th January 2011

MediWales member Invacare win platinum award for HomeFill device

Innovative HomeFill®from Invacare has scooped a ‘platinum win’ at the Nursing Times Product Awards held in London yesterday. Judged in the category of ‘Dignity and Daily Living’, the HomeFill II Oxygen filling system was recognised as making a real difference to the lives of people with COPD and dependent on supplies of oxygen. Judges were highly impressed…

28th January 2011

eHealth Industries Innovation Centre is open for business!

The launch of the eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi2) Centre held last month marks the official opening of the new industry-focussed centre for the eHealth industries of Wales. The launch provided opportunity for delegates to engage with healthcare professionals from the NHS, academia and Welsh Assembly Government whilst expanding their business network with other companies.  …

27th January 2011

The Academy of Medical Sciences Review of Regulation published

Urgent changes are required to the regulation and governance of health research in the UK because unnecessary delays, bureaucracy and complexity are stifling medical advances, without additional benefits to patient safety. A report by the Academy of Medical Sciences sets out a new regulatory and governance pathway that will increase the speed at which healthcare…

18th January 2011

Nigel Edwards from the NHS Confederation speaks on BBC News about NHS changes.

Nigel Edwards from the NHS Confederation speaks on BBC News about NHS changes.

12th January 2011

MediWales Member – Hedley Rees – Launches his new book!

Congratulations to Hedley Rees from Biotech Pharmaflow Ltd, for the launch of his new book titled Supply Chain Management in the Drug Industry: Delivering Patient Value for Pharmaceuticals and Biologics. For those interested in buying the book, this flyer gives a 20% discount using the code displayed.  Below is a short synopsis: "For those who are…

12th January 2011

2 MediWales members short listed for National Medilink UK Innovation Awards!

This week it was confirmed that MediWales members Chromogenex and Vital Smile Systems have been shortlisted for the national Medilink UK Innovation Awards taking place in London on 8th March 2011.  Both these members won Awards at the MediWales Innovation Awards Ceremony on December 1st 2010. The ceremony was sponsored by Geldards LLP, GE healthcare and…

12th January 2011

Finance Wales Invest Bulletin

Early stage investment is a key part of Finance Wales’s strategy and they are building a strong track record investing seed and development capital in young, IP-rich, technology-based businesses.  In the last financial year they have made 30 early-stage investments – 14 of which were co-investments with other venture capital investors.  Overall they invested a record…

04th January 2011

Early menstruation linked to increased risk of depressive symptoms

Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists – January 2011 Girls who begin menstruating at an early age are at greater risk of depressive symptoms in adolescence, according to new research published in the January issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge examined the link between…

04th January 2011

Long-term relationships

Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists January 2011 Lasting relationships are good for people’s mental health – and you don’t have to be legally married to feel the benefits. New research published in the January issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that men and women who are in relationships lasting longer than 5 years…