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27th April 2011

NICE publishes process and methods guides for its Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme

NICE publishes process and methods guides for its Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme By: Chris Ansell April 27, 2011 10:15 AM NICE has published the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme process and methods guides following wide consultation in 2010.  Further information is in the press release.

20th April 2011

MediWales Member Vital Smile Systems gains recognition for new dental tool invention

by Robert Llewellyn-Jones, Western Mail Apr 20 2011 Robert Llewellyn Jones talks to entrepreneur Kelvyn Evans who has returned to Wales to set up a venture with an innovative diagnostic tool he hopes will capture the interest of the dental sector globally.   FROM Sandfields Port Talbot to California’s Silicon Valley is a quantum leap…

20th April 2011

Healthcare advances demand input from professional services

Posted by Tony Davis April 20, 2011   The growth of the UK’s Life Science sector isn’t just good news for healthcare and medical businesses, it’s pulling in skills from many other vertical markets including interiors, furniture, building, construction, architecture, professional services, manufacturing, digital technologies, ITC and retail.    Technological advances within the healthcare sector and an…

18th April 2011

J&J in talks to buy Synthes for $20 billion: source

By Jessica Hall BOSTON | Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:43pm BST   (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is in preliminary talks to acquire Swiss medical device maker Synthes for a price which could be about $20 billion, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday.   A deal at that price would mark an 11 percent premium…

14th April 2011

Introducing iNets South West

The South West Biomedical iNet is a £2.2 million project in receipt of European funding that serves the Biomedical sector, where the sector is defined to cover biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology, food and health technology.  The South West is recognised as having considerable strength within the sector, particularly within higher education and research organisations.  iNet helps to transform…

12th April 2011

Spring into export action (like a gazelle)

UKTI Blog, by Peter Hogarth on April 11, 2011    We’ve all heard of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India and China – but two other export market terms are coming to the fore: CIVETS – Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt and Turkey – and my personal favourite, ‘gazelles’, which is another way to describe these rapidly-growing new markets….

12th April 2011

All together now: Improving cross-sector collaboration in the UK biomedical industry

The biomedical science sector is a rapidly growing sector, and a source of economic growth for the UK, employing 143,000 people and generating over £30 billion in turnover. Encompassing pharmaceuticals, medical technology and medical biotechnology, it is a high-tech and highly innovative sector, closely linked to the research excellence of UK universities. It is an…

11th April 2011

NHS reform: Front-line clinical jobs ‘under threat’

By Nick TriggleHealth reporter, BBC News Front-line clinical jobs in the NHS are under threat in England, a union says. A Royal College of Nursing analysis of 21 NHS trusts where cuts were taking place found more than half of posts under threat were in areas such as nursing and midwifery. The union said the…

11th April 2011

COMMENT: How healthcare IT solutions will be key to helping new GP commissioners make evidence-based decisions

For the NHS to serve patients properly and sustainably, commissioning decisions must be far more evidence-based, according to TOM MULHERN, founder of healthcare business intelligence solutions provider, Ardentia. Here, he explains why, for this is to happen, emerging GP consortia must move fast to gain a far better understanding of the quality, value and outcomes…

08th April 2011

Millions of pounds ‘frozen’ in NHS procurement due to poor purchasing systems, new report claims

Article published by Healthcare Equipment and Supplies (HES)    MORE than £2billion worth of capital is ‘frozen’ in the UK healthcare system as trusts fail to utilise innovative financing techniques to procure the latest medical equipment, a new report reveals.   “with capital budgets squeezed, greater use needs to be made of financing techniques that…