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09th March 2011

Chromogenex win national Award

Last night at the annual Medilink UK awards ceremony in London, MediWales member Chromogenex Technologies Ltd were awarded the prize for Export after being shortlisted in both the Growth and Export categories. Joining the celebrations were Welsh shortlisters in the Company Start-up catergory, Vital Smile Systems. MediWales congratulates them both for their fantastic achievements, and…

08th March 2011

MediWales on the BBC breakfast radio program Good Morning Wales

Gwyn Tudor, MediWales Forum Manager, comments on the Welsh life science sector. To hear the podcast click here and start listening at 2hrs 55mins. Alternitavely go to

08th March 2011

MediWales members, PDR, launch new patient-specific design centre

    PDR’s new Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) aligns the needs of clinicians, patients and health services with those of manufacturing companies wishing to develop medical devices. The medical device KTC builds on over 12 years experience of working closely with the healthcare community to develop medical devices, prostheses and surgical guides. PDR have particular…

04th March 2011

MediWales member, Prof Judith Hall, invents drug lock safety system

by Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail March 1, 2011 FATAL errors made when injecting drugs into patients could be eradicated by a made-in-Wales invention.   Devised by Professor Judith Hall and manufactured in the South Wales Valleys, the Hall Lock system could become commonplace in hospitals around the world. The failsafe system consists of small pieces of…

04th March 2011

Life sciences sector

by Rhodri Evans, Western Mail Mar 2 2011 THE importance of the life sciences sector to the Welsh economy has been underlined by Lesley Griffiths, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills.   The Deputy Minister was speaking at the BioWales event where she told delegates the Welsh Assembly Government is determined to do everything it…

01st March 2011

Tenovus: April’s Member of the Month

    Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity aims to help prevent, treat and find cures for cancer. They offer support, advice and treatment for cancer patients; information on cancer prevention; and funding for research to improve the outcomes for people with cancer.  Here are just a few of the things Tenovus are up to: Their…

01st March 2011

Sterilin: April’s Member of the Month

    New facilities demonstrate Sterilin’s commitment to the future of single-use laboratory products Sterilin is a global company and market leader in the field of single-use laboratory products. Fifty years on from when the founders of Sterilin introduced the concept of disposable laboratory plastics to the UK market – bringing new levels of convenience,…