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27th May 2011

MediWales member Magstim introduce advisory network for techniques for IONM

Neurosign, a division of Magstim, and experts in intra-operative nerve monitoring (IONM) for over 20 years, has introduced a new local support network to provide a free advice service available to anyone keen to find out more on the very latest tools and techniques for IONM. This UK-wide network of Neurosign specialists will provide surgeons…

25th May 2011

NHS urged to review equipment portfolio amid calls for a switch to procurement based on patient outcomes

MEDTECH industry leaders are urging NHS trusts to review their equipment purchasing processes so that procurement decisions are based on patient outcomes, not historic spending patterns.   With a curb on capital spending, and a lack of revenue available, trusts are being warned they can’t just replace equipment across the board and will instead need…

25th May 2011

TSB: R&D into personalised medicine to receive new government investment

May 2011   The Technology Strategy Board (www.innovateuk.org) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) (www.mrc.ac.uk) are to jointly invest over £3.7 million in seven major new research projects that will help to place the UK at the forefront of developments into personalised medicine.    The investment is the first to be made through the Technology…

25th May 2011

Wales facing ‘worst health cuts’

Wales facing ‘worst health cuts’ By Nick TriggleHealth Correspondent, BBC News   Wales is facing the worst NHS cuts in the UK, a review of spending suggests.   The analysis, by Professor John Appleby, of the King’s Fund think tank, suggests the Welsh NHS budget will fall by nearly 11% in the next three years,…

19th May 2011

MediWales member, Sterilin, has been acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is taking over Sterilin, a provider of bioproduction disposables. The company’s revenue for 2010 was approximately $35 million. It serves the microbiology, life science, and clinical markets. Sterilin’s single-use products are leveraged in sample collection, preservation, and processing. It offers a line of tissue culture plastics that complement Thermo Fisher’s line of plastic consumables. Headquartered…

17th May 2011

Top Tips to get the most out of LinkedIn

The shear volume of social media applications can leave us all a little overwhelmed. Twitter and Facebook have their advantages when promoting your company, however LinkedIn, exclusively for businesses, offers that little bit extra.  Click here to view an extremely comprehensive mind map detailing all the tips you need to help your company utilize new…

17th May 2011

Excellence recognised in Medilink East Midlands Business Award

Innovation Day 2011, Wednesday 11th May, East Midlands Conference Centre   Five companies have walked away with coveted prizes in this year’s Medilink East Midlands Business Awards, further highlighting the impact and influence of the healthcare and bioscience business sector across the region.   From fetal monitors to cardiovascular testing, the award winners collected their…

16th May 2011

First Minister for Wales announces new cabinet

First Minister announces Cabinet  13/05/2011 Following his formal appointment on 12th May, the First Minister has announced the members of his Cabinet: Cabinet titles Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AC/AM First Minister of Wales Delivery Unit, Energy, Wales for Africa, Intergovernmental relations, Wales in the World, European Union and Civil Service Reform Edwina Hart AC/AM OStJ…

16th May 2011

Watch tonight – Channel 4 Dispatches: Device Regulations and Medtech Companies Reprimanded

This looks like a must watch programme…   Clinica: High-profile UK investigation lambasts device regulations and medtech companies   Channel 4 Dispatches will air at 8pm UK time tonight. Amanda Maxwell The system that regulates medical devices in Europe is "not fit for purpose", and allows device manufacturers to have ultimate control over the fate of their…

12th May 2011

The Bribery Act – What does it mean for you?

There’s been a huge amount of media interest surrounding the Bribery Act 2010, which after a few false starts finally comes into force on 1st July 2011. Bribery is not a new offence in the UK and in many respects the Act simply consolidates and modernises existing laws. However, the Act has cast wide the…

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