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25th October 2011

Flexicare win Insider’s ‘Made in Wales’ Award

Flexicare Medical Ltd based in Mountain Ash, have won the Medical and Life Sciences Award at the Insider’s inaugural Made in Wales Awards 2011 Flexicare devised a set of non-matching connections for hospital treatment tubes to prevent accidents. One judge commented: “This is an area where a Welsh company can influence medical treatment worldwide in very…

25th October 2011

MediWales member Zarlink Semiconductor acquired by Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. (TSX:ZL) today announced that 0916753 B.C. ULC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi, has accepted the tender of and will acquire today 123,438,737 Zarlink shares, representing approximately 96 percent of Zarlink’s outstanding shares, and…

14th October 2011

NHSBT laboratories at the forefront of new developments

NHS Blood and Transplant’s (NHSBT) Advanced Therapy Unit in Liverpool has been granted a Manufacturers’ Authorisation for the production of cell and tissue-based Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP) for clinical trials. This authorisation, granted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), opens the way for NHSBT to work with the regenerative medicine industry to…

10th October 2011

Doctors insist Health Bill will damage NHS

Source: Government health reforms will commercialise and fragment the NHS while causing ‘irreparable harm’ to individuals and society, according to hundreds of public health doctors and specialists. In an open letter to the House of Lords published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper the doctors asked that the Bill be rejected and said proposals set out…

07th October 2011

New law to help protect small businesses

A new law has come into force that will give smaller businesses easier access to justice to protect their copyright and trademarks. The Patents County Court Order No. 2 2011 now clearly defines which copyright and trademark disputes should be heard in the Patents County Court (PCC) and which should be sent to High Court….

07th October 2011

Burnham returns as head of Labour health team

Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham (pictured) has replaced John Healey as shadow Health Secretary as the Party gears up to contest the coalition Government’s NHS reforms. Burnham’s appointment follows Healey’s resignation in the wake of the decision by the Labour Party Conference to abandon cabinet (and shadow cabinet) elections. The shadow cabinet reshuffle comes at…

03rd October 2011

Hyderus: October’s MediWales featured member

English Version Hyderus is a specialised consultancy based in Wales that focuses on four main areas of communications and policy: treatment decisions, development and politics, public health, and issues in Wales. Our expertise also includes knowledge transfer and strategic planning, providing project management for high-level national and global initiatives. Hyderus staff have worked for twenty…

03rd October 2011

The Magstim Company Ltd: October’s MediWales featured member

The Magstim Company Limited has witnessed an extraordinary 12 months, during which it was awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade as well as being identified as one of the top 50 fastest growing company in Wales (see We believe our success is down to our members of staff (virtually all of whom come…

03rd October 2011

Geldards LLP: Licensing Intellectual Property – Top Tips

 Licensing Intellectual Property: Top Tips Before granting a licence of Intellectual Property (IP) there are a number of factors to consider including its objectives and limitations. With that in mind, here are our top tips to consider when granting a licence. 1. What will be licensed ? Consider exactly what IP is to be licensed,…