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04th April 2019

ABHI’s work ensures Texas is the go-to state for UK Healthtech success stateside

Europe’s largest distributor of TENS machines are now setting their sights Stateside, with the help of ABHI’s comprehensive US Accelerator programme. Surrey-based pain relief specialists TensCare, who currently export to 40 countries globally, will be joining ABHI this April on a mission to Texas, to help establish their business in the US. The mission marks…

26th March 2019

UK Government Financially Support Trade Shows in the Middle East and Africa

Through Medilink’s strong partnership with the Department for International Trade, there are now TAP* grants on offer to support UK companies who wish to exhibit at international trade shows.  These events are fantastic platforms to showcase products and services, meet and do business with dealers, distributors, manufacturers, government officials and local hospitals.  Bookings now open…

20th March 2019

Lecturer helping to shape healthcare in his homeland

A Swansea University lecturer has been sharing his expertise to help improve medical care in his homeland of Iraq. Gastroenterologist Dr Laith Al-Rubaiy, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Swansea University Medical School, he has just returned from a trip back to Basra, where he trained, where he addressed an international conference. He is now working…

12th March 2019

Brexit and the effect on the UK medical device industry – How one company has dealt with the challenge

For a long time the restless elephant in the room, Brexit has now turned into an angry bull, still locked down but ready to erupt and no matter which side of this now existential divide you stand on, this bull, once released will liberate vast amounts of pent up energy. For Brexiteers (supporters of Brexit)…

22nd January 2019

First use of Speedboat in the US

Creo Medical Group, a medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, has announced the successful first treatment of patients in the US using its Speedboat device powered by the company’s CROMA electrosurgery advanced energy platform. As part of the company’s strategy to establish a training-centric commercialisation programme in the US two…

17th December 2018

ABHI’s US Accelerator set to target Tennessee

Following the success of ABHI’s work in Texas, which has seen a host of companies forge new business relationships and research partnerships, the US Accelerator programme will now target the State of Tennessee.   Taking place from 24th – 29th March 2019, the mission is part of the ABHI’s broader engagement programme, designed to establish…

12th December 2018


Clinical trials, research collaborations, new partnerships and sales are all outcomes from the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) work in Texas. Last week, a cohort of British HealthTech companies and medical institutions took part in the tenth mission to the State to showcase medical devices, diagnostic software and digitally-enabled technologies. Companies met with hospital…

11th December 2018

International partnerships offering new opportunities for research students

Swansea University has launched a series of ground-breaking qualifications which will give PhD students the opportunity to study alongside world-leading experts. Collaborations have just been established with the University of Cape Town in South Africa as well as Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. The pioneering…

20th November 2018

Former student Sal helps create new friendship between universities

A new transatlantic academic partnership has been established thanks to a former Swansea University student.   Sal Lalani, who graduated with a degree in Economics in 1967, returned to Swansea along with leaders and key members of staff from Montana State University. They visited the Swansea campus and held talks about forging further links and…

19th October 2018

Creo Medical secures European distribution agreements

Chepstow-headquartered surgical device company Creo Medical has secured framework distribution agreements for four EU countries.