Medi Wales Oct.newsletter

 		October 2016

LifeScience Academy Workshops

Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs
8th November, Cardiff
10am - 3pm
Protect your brand and develop an effective trade mark strategy with this interactive workshop.
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MediWales Events

Pharma Special Interest Group
20th October, Merthyr Tydfil
Hosted by Simbec-Orion

Brexit Challenges and Opportunities Event
31st October 2016, Swansea

LifeScience Academy
Trade Marks, Copyright & Designs
8th November 2016, Cardiff

UK HealthTech
6th December 2016, Cardiff

MediWales Annual Innovation Awards
13th December 2016, Cardiff

Partner Events

Collaborate 2016
19th October 2016, Swansea

BIA: UK Bioscience Forum
20th October 2016, London

Wales Cancer Partnership Conference 2016
23rd November 2016, Cardiff

7th RCSEd All Wales Medical and Dental Student Surgical Research Symposium
28th October 2016, Port Talbot

ABHI: UK Market Conference
2nd November 2016, London

Innovate 2016
2nd - 3rd November, Manchester

Genesis 2016
1st December 2016, London

International Events

6th - 9th November 2016
Cologne, Germany
United Life Sciences discount

14th - 17th November 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
Welsh Government support

Arab Health
30th January - 2nd February 2017
Dubai, Arab Emirates
ABHI UK Pavilion and Welsh Government support

MediWales members receive United Life Sciences discount through our partnership with BIA, Bionow, BioPartner UK, and One Nucleus.


Discounted training sessions
MediWales members, Collins & Collins are offering a 20% discount on exhibition, presentation and sales reviews if booked before Christmas. Read more here or contact Julie for information.

Kess II
KESS II is a part funded initiative that supports collaborative research projects between universities and businesses. The scheme is currently open, at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University, for joint applications from companies with a university partner. Find out more here and for help identifying an academic or clinical partner please contact SEWAHSP.

20Twenty Business Growth Programme
This programme is dedicated to helping ambitious organisations in East Wales deliver impressive and sustainable growth by equipping managers with the skills required to deliver improved efficiencies, plan growth strategies and implement expansion goals. Read more about the programme and its benefits here and get in touch with Christopher Byrne to find out more.

Funding Calls

SBRI – Dementia project
Briefing event: 21st October

Antimicrobial resistance
Registration Deadline: 27th October 2016

Innovation in health and life sciences funding competition
Registration Deadline: 9th November 2016

Emerging & enabling technologies
Registration Deadline: 30th November 2016

October update
Final call for Innovation Awards entries and Brexit event registrations

It’s been a busy October for the MediWales team so far.
We hosted the members’ showcase on the 4th of October. The event was a great success with 19 exhibitors, 25 speakers and 70 delegates. It was a fantastic opportunity to introduce new members to existing members with a wide range of organisations attending.

We will be printing a new directory this month to include all of our new members. Keep an eye out for the new version at UK HealthTech along with our new pens and mugs!

Our landmark event is the UK HealthTech Conference which will be on the 6th of December. Keynote speakers include:
John Wilkinson, Director of Devices, MHRA
Peter Groves, Chairman of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, NICE
Bill Cruise, Vice President Western Europe, 3M Healthcare
Dr Naomi Chapman, Clinical Programme Lead/Deputy Chief Nurse, NHS Clinical Evaluation Team, Department of Health
David Sheppard, Head of Life Science for Department for International Trade
Dell Healthcare
Brexit Opportunities and Challenges

On the 31st of October we explore what Brexit means for manufacturing and exporting companies in Wales. We will bring together expert presentations and discussions on:
the potential impact on the regulatory environment
risk management for the exchange rate rollercoaster
essential legal and financial guidance
what this means for exporting companies
support and advice in challenging times
identifying potential opportunities
The draft programme is now available to view on the event page. As this is proving to be a popular event, make sure to register soon as delegate places are limited.
MediWales Innovation Awards
Final Call for Competition Entries
Deadline - Friday 21st October

The 11th annual Innovation Awards will take place on the 13th of December.

MediWales members should have received pink envelopes in the post with their invitation for two free places to the awards ceremony and dinner. Please make sure to register your attendance via the form on the event page.

There are only a few days left to apply for this year’s award categories as the deadline for applications is the 21st of October. For award forms contact Isabelle.

We still have opportunities for your organisation to sponsor an award and the chance to purchase a table of 10 for your team to attend the awards. Get in touch with Isabelle for more information.

Welcoming new members

Centurion VAT Specialists are an award winning, independent VAT Specialist company, which delivers VAT support, advice and training to businesses across the UK and beyond. Their advice supports businesses in the life sciences sector, by developing strategies to ensure VAT as a cost is minimised.

Proton Partners International is a company formed by UK based and international cancer and healthcare specialists. Proton Partners are working with class-leading providers which will equip all the new centres to the highest specifications. The Proton Beam Therapy centres will become hubs of excellence for advanced cancer treatment.

Qimova provide seating and posture support to suit individual needs and requirements. Qimova have been designing and developing comfort and corrective posture management wheelchairs to the highest standards for the last 15 years. They believe in “Comfort without Compromise” and feel strongly that you need to be sitting correctly, in order for you to be comfortable.

The Welsh Government Life Science team aims to grow the sector in accordance with strategic priorities and sub sector opportunities, supporting life science and healthcare companies and encouraging a network to assist and grow the sector in Wales.

Latest news
US private equity firm invests in TrakCel
Alesi Surgical showcases UK healthcare innovation in Texas
Pelican Feminine Healthcare latest innovations in women’s health showcased at MEDICA 2016
Texas welcomes UK healthcare innovators
Welsh firm Sure Chill has been chosen to make the world a better place
BBI Solutions buys joint venture shares
Welsh specialist nurse training will ‘transform care’ in Africa
Geldards recognised as a leading law firm in this year’s Legal 500 report
Swansea now Wales’ top university
Proton Partners International wins life sciences award
Product investment boosts Pelican Healthcare profits
Renishaw opens dedicated healthcare facility at its South Wales site
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Expert advice

This month’s expert advice is written by THAY Medical and focuses on usability within medical devices. Working with designers and developers to integrate usability is vital in gathering data and creating a successful medical device. Read the full article here.

Members of the month

IBI Group is a global design and technology firm. Working alongside our science, health and education partners, we are creating places and spaces that inspire innovation, collaboration and productivity. From intelligent buildings and laboratory planning to furniture design and landscaping, we are developing healthy and sustainable research environments to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

BEAH UK are a committed team focused solely on providing insurance solutions in the wider medical and life science world. As a wholly independent Lloyds brokerage, they have aligned themselves with specialist insurers with extensive experience in life sciences.