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Annual Review 2009-2010 Specialist Support for the Healthcare and Bioscience Sector in the East Midlands

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The key objective of Medilink East Midlands is to help the life science sector develop and grow across the region. In this respect, last year has undoubtedly been the most successful in its history. The influence of the Healthcare and Bioscience iNet, now well established in its supportive role in innovation, is proving very beneficial. However, major events affecting the region I am referring particularly to the impending closure of emda, the regional development agency and AstraZeneca’s Charnwood facility have created an uncertain environment in the sector. In the short term, the Board believes that contracts in place will secure not just continuation but an increase in iNet activities - supported by the European Regional Development Fund as well as emda. The Board and Executive team are very focussed on ensuring long term industry support. The new Government has confirmed its backing for the life sciences industry, which is clearly a priority for the UK economy’s longer term success; although it is not clear how this will be provided. As sources of funding change, we will need to pursue whatever avenues necessary to sustain Medilink’s role. The loss of AstraZeneca’s excellent facilities in Loughborough will be a major economic blow for the region, as will be the loss of so many highly trained people. We will do all we can to support the continuation of the site in any form that will provide business opportunities for the industry, whilst helping people searching for new opportunities.





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Sector initiatives Germinator iNet






International activities 8 Making headlines


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Meanwhile, membership of Medilink has continued to increase, indicating the potentially growing importance of the industry and its need for assistance, especially at the SME level. On this optimistic note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board members for their continuing support in what, I am sure, will be a most challenging year in 2011.

Keith Widdowson Chairman, Medilink EM

BOARD MEMBERS Prof. Yvonne Barnett


Faz Chowdhury

Steve Clark

Dr. Glenn Crocker

Continued CEO reportsupport in a sea of change

During the last year a seismic shift in the entire landscape for our sector has begun; the coalition government has instigated a new age of austerity that includes the abolition of regional development agencies, fundamental changes in the way business support will be provided, as well as in the commissioning of NHS services.

Then there is the formation of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS), Technology Innovation Centres (TICs) and the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), the full implications of which are still unclear - other than the need to start the acronym dictionary all over again......

We remain the leader in developing business networks for life science companies

These are, however, all challenges for the future, and looking back at the last year, it was another record breaking one in which we saw sound and continued growth in both our membership and the range of service offered. The first phase of our innovation programme, the iNet, was successfully completed in March and a not inconsiderable effort went into securing the continuation of the iNet and Phase 2 officially began in April, thanks to funding from emda and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). We remain the leader in developing business networks for life science companies. Our knowledge of industrial opportunities, academic and private research, and clinical developments, keeps on encouraging the commercialisation of new products, the development of new revenue streams, and diversification of activities for the benefit of the sector. We also continue to have a primary role as advocates for small and medium sized life science businesses, and through MedilinkUK, we work with central government, the Department of Health and trade associations to influence national policy. As the testing economic times unfold, there is no room to be complacent; however, Medilink East Midlands is set to continue its support for the life sciences sector in order to provide our companies with the best opportunities to succeed and be at the forefront of the recovery.

Financial Status for the year ended 30th April 2010 Total Income = ÂŁ977,961 Expenditure = ÂŁ1,020,019 Operating Reserves

= ÂŁ137,067

Dr. Darren Clark, Chief Executive, Medilink EM

Prof. Ian Macdonald

Stefan Ogrodzinski

Gary Stapleton

John Wallace


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Sector initiatives

The Germinator programme helping companies of the future to bloom The Germinator Programme is a project aimed at supporting start-up healthcare technology firms and is being delivered by Medilink East Midlands in collaboration with BioCity Nottingham; part-financed by the European Union as part of the European Regional Development Fund. It provides intensive support to businesses that would otherwise miss out because they are at the very earliest stages of development. The programme is being supported by four East Midlands universities; Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester and Loughborough. The Germinator aims to address a common problem for new companies at the cutting edge of technology; namely that the inventors behind the business have excellent technical knowledge, but may lack the business skills needed to make the initiative a commercial success.

Platelet Solutions, one of the Germinator programme companies and winner at The BioPharm 2020 UK-India Biotechnology Business Challenge

Each company receives a package of support including funding for a ‘venture champion’ who will drive forward the commercialisation of their innovative new products and services. The venture champion is carefully selected to meet the specific needs of the company and is a dynamic entrepreneur with a proven business track record. The Germinator has already supported eight companies and there is a strong pipeline of applicants waiting to join the programme.

Richard Hadfield, Project Manager


Phase 1 Success With its small team, the iNet helped over 400 businesses progress their innovation projects and nearly a quarter of these benefited from either the iNet’s own subsidised innovation support or grants from other sources identified by the iNet. Around 25 new products, services and processes have been introduced following iNet involvement. The iNet also helped more than 150 businesses link with the region’s universities. Over 100 jobs were created or safeguarded and in excess of 200 individuals developed new skills resulting from iNet activity.

Support for Orthogem A manufacturer of patented synthetic bone, Orthogem turned to the iNet for help with issues surrounding surgeon acceptance and has since benefited from wide ranging advice and an Innovation Support Grant, as well as help with obtaining regulatory approval and generating publicity. With iNet assistance it has also developed an allin-one sterile blending/delivery device.

With its £750,000 collaborative research and development budget, the iNet supported 13 projects involving 32 teams of collaborators across the region. Ten of an anticipated 25 academic papers have already been published as a result of work undertaken. These established collaborations have gone on to attract additional funding of £6.5m, with even more expected to follow in the near future. Through these activities and its ability to generate publicity, the iNet has helped raise the profile of healthcare and bioscience in general and the region’s businesses in particular to a national level and beyond. Wei-Jen Lo of Orthogem

£750,000 keeps investment fluid The UK’s main manufacturer of dialysis fluids, Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd, needed to secure investment in plant refurbishment. Looking to access grant funding, they approached the iNet. Support from an iNet adviser helped them gain a £100,000 grant from Grant for Business Investment through emda, alongside a company investment of £650,000.

The iNet team from left to right: George Canty, Ros Graves, Ian Barr, Harminder Rai and Max Pulford


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“The help and support we have received from Medilink EM has been vital in enabling our business to move forward and it would be very damaging to lose that support.” Matt Green, Managing Director, Developmedica Ltd.

Helping business to succeed Medilink East Midlands has enjoyed continued success with membership increasing by more than 30 per cent. This growth to over 150 members is thanks to an ongoing commitment to supporting life science companies in the region and the introduction of valuable new benefits. Networking and information services remain core activities delivered both electronically and via personalised one-to-one support. Our newsletter is circulated to over 4,200 contacts and the regular updates on regulatory, clinical and procurement issues continue to increase in popularity. Notification of relevant commercial opportunities are also helping members to meet their full potential. We are committed to providing value-for-money services and new membership benefits introduced this year include:

The Developmedica team

“Medilink provide an invaluable support service that enhances the chance of an idea becoming an innovation. Innovation is one of the main drivers that will enable the UK to strengthen its economy both on a national and international level. In my opinion the “best thing the government can do” is continue its support for the Medilinks so that the UK can benefit from the success of its members” Jonathan Richards, Managing Director, Medibord Ltd.

• Subscription to NHS InfoSource, a weekly newsletter that provides valuable insights and understanding of the NHS ( • pharmaceutical

Access to the Business Insights portfolios for healthcare, drug discovery, drug delivery, outsourcing and diagnostics (

• Continued Professional Development (CPD) certification for delegates attending our events ( Catherine Hadfield Medilink also secured its first corporate sponsor, Office Manager

Berryman, a Nottingham based commercial law firm. Berryman’s sponsorship ensures continued support to Medilink members. Furthermore, Medilink continues to act in an advocacy role for its members by actively working to promote their interests at a national and international level through its own lobbying and the MedilinkUK Forum.

Medibord’s Jonathan Richards with Fiona Wotherspoon of Dialog Devices at Medica 2009


Membership breakdown by sector Medical Technologies 68 44% Pharmaceuticals 27 18% Biotechnology 11 7% Specialist Services 31 20% NHS and Universities 17 11% TOTAL 154 100%


Expanding networks, increasing knowledge The last financial year saw the events programme grow considerably with over two events held per month, averaging 48 delegates per event, and benefiting 1,388 people from 466 different organisations. All this whilst achieving an impressive average quality rating of 84%. The comprehensive events programme has been developed in response to demand from businesses, ensuring it is both practical and relevant. It included events aimed at facilitating the exchange of knowledge between businesses, academia and clinicians, as well as expanding the network of contacts regionally, nationally and internationally. These networking events have been complemented by more intensive training seminars and workshops focused on the latest developments in specialist areas of healthcare. These have proved invaluable to companies wishing to educate and develop their staff and we were delighted to be able to introduce CPD accreditation for our members attending these training sessions.

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The diverse programme included several nationally profiled collaborative events with the support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) and BioCity, as well as multi-national companies such as Boots and 3M. The highlight of the events calendar was once again Innovation Day, which continues to go from strength to Sarah Widdowson and Costa Philippou strength. This year it was staged at Pride Park, Derby and attracted over 225 delegates. The day was rounded off with the awards dinner where members were honoured for their achievements. Key to winners 1. Quadralene Ltd, Outstanding Achievement Award (Joint winner) 2. Peakdale Molecular Ltd, Outstanding Achievement Award (Joint winner) 3. Co-Formulate Ltd, Start-up Award 4. Renfrew Group International, NHS Award 5. Advancis Medical, Innovation Award 6. Pluswipes Ltd, Export Award





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International activities

FDAS sees exports grow

Exploring export opportunities - developing new markets

One company to have benefited from the export expertise offered by Medilink is Nottingham-based Food and Drug Analytical Services (FDAS) Ltd.

Thanks to close collaborative links with a number of organisations in the UK and overseas, and especially UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Medilink East Midlands has played an important role in supporting the region’s life science companies in their efforts to explore opportunities across the globe.

The company provides a range of contract laboratory services and has been exporting for the last four years. As part of a wide range of support from Medilink and UKTI it has seen export sales rise from 2% of turnover to 11%. Exports are expected to increase further as new markets in, India, China, Ireland, the USA and South Africa are explored.

Eric Hilton (FDAS), right, with fellow EM delegates at AAPS

Export sales increase by 1,000% Thanks to support from Medilink and UKTI, Nottingham-based R5 Pharmaceuticals has recently increased its annual export sales by a staggering 1000%. An achievement that saw them take the national honour for export at the Medilink UK awards.


During the last financial year, we have been involved in a wide range of export-related activity, focused on both traditional European and North American markets as well as the emerging markets. Highlights in the traditional markets included helping to showcase the region’s expertise in the healthcare sector at Medica, the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe. Four East Midlands companies, all new to exporting, took part and every one reported increased interest in their products and two have since secured significant contracts from overseas clients as a direct result of exhibiting. Medilink also recruited a record 20 UK companies to attend the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) annual conference in Los Angeles. Activities focused on newer markets included hosting a trade mission from Korea that involved six pharmaceutical companies engaging in oneto-one meetings with East Midlands firms. We also hosted a delegation of nine senior executives from Singapore, along with British Embassy Commercial Officers from the Asia Pacific region who met with more than 20 UK companies. Closer to home, Medilink has forged strong links with healthcare clusters in Poland resulting in the development of several collaborative projects. During the year Medilink also helped to organise the UK Government’s Office of Life Sciences roadshow, working with UKTI, we attracted over 100 delegates to the East Midlands event – the second highest attendance in the UK.

Through business support from Medilink we have been able to access many international markets which would have been impossible otherwise.” John T Kelly, Managing Director, Mediskills Ltd

Making headlines

Our members continue to make headlines as highlighted by this small selection of press articles Monica Healthcare Ltd Helpful gadget for mums-to-be Using wireless technology and a few discreet electrodes, expectant mums can now monitor contraction signals and heart rates from their unborn baby with this new monitoring device. Monica Healthcare now distributes the device worldwide to hospitals and universities. Source BioScience Plc Cancer test deal ‘a vote of confidence’ The company has secured a deal for up to five years with Cervical Screening Wales. The supply agreement is a renewal and involves the testing of automated imaging technology, looking at slides used in cervical screening and carrying out conventional liquid-based cytology screening for the Welsh organisation. Equip-able Ltd A couple see versatile travel bag go global Entrepreneurs Clare and Duncan Edwards have developed an innovative travel bag and lap tray. The Trabasack has a firm flat surface on one side and a removable bean bag cushion on the other. The couple are now selling the product to the US, Germany and New Zealand and thanks to grants obtained through Medilink looking to forge links with many other countries. Attenborough Dental Bite size firm’s big impression Through its pioneering research and developments in digital dentistry, the company has secured two major contracts with leading global players in the dental market. It will be expanding its manufacturing and laboratory facilities in the East Midlands by attracting significant new investment and further developing the laboratory training facility for dental technology students.

Albert UK Ltd Company taps into Uni expertise to launch new urinary drain technology The A Logic Belt, Electronic Remote Tap system tackles the issues of urinary infection and the difficulties of actually emptying the drain. The device replaces the tap with a miniature electronic pump and level detector to determine when the bag needs to be drained. The system has been developed in partnership with De Montfort University, Leicester and nominated for awards nationally. ITS Designs Ltd Jessica’s alarm a real life saver A family have praised an inventor who helped keep their disabled daughter with Epilepsy alive. David Godfrey of ITS invented a monitoring device to detect if the bed started shaking in a certain way which triggered an alarm to a remote failsafe pager. The device can be adapted for many different purposes and is saving lives across the UK and now overseas.


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3M Health Care Limited


4fx Healthcare

BioCity Nottingham Ltd

Accelerate Associates

Biostatus Ltd

Activa Healthcare Ltd

Blue Light Partners LLP

Adamson Jones

BPR Medical Ltd


Bridgehead International

Agora Marketing Communications Ltd

Brightwake Ltd

Albert UK Ltd Allana Smyth Ltd Allocate Software Plc Amies Innovation Andrewson Designs Anne Jury Associates

BSI Product Services Canonbury Products Ltd Cascamed Ltd Catapult Venture Managers CEMMNT Hub Ltd Clean Modules Ltd Co-Formulate Ltd

Annesley Business Consulting

Conformance Limited


Corinthian Surgical Ltd

Archimedia Accountancy Services

Cosworth Ltd

AstraZeneca R&D Charnwood Attenborough Dental Beer & Partners Limited

Critical Pharmaceuticals CrossGen Daray Healthcare Products


De Montfort University Corporate Development

BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Design Cognition Ltd


Specialist Services




Medical Technology

Specialist Services



Medical Technology


Specialist Services




Medical Technology

Specialist Services



Medical Technology



Healthcare Print and Packaging

Dialog Devices Limited

High Edge Consulting

Dr Regenold GmbH

Hillside Medical Supplies Ltd

Eady Project Services

Holman Design


Hospital Aids


IDT Dental Products Ltd

Enterprise Europe Network

In Vivo Health Ltd

Enterprising IT Ltd


Equip-able Ltd



iTs Design Ltd (Alert IT)

Exomedica Ltd

Kinetic ICT Solutions Ltd

Flame Health LLP

LaZouch Technical Services Ltd

Food and Drug Analytical Services Ltd

Loughborough University Enterprises Ltd

Fresenius Medical Care (UK)

Mavenspan Limited

G & H Associates

Medacta UK Ltd

Gamma Technologies Limited

MeddiQuest Ltd

GBPK Consulting Ltd

Medi Microbe UVC Ltd

George James Ltd

Medi Skills Models

Grant Thornton



Medi-Direct International Ltd

Harpum Consulting Ltd


Health Enterprise East

Molecular Profiles Ltd


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NHS Innovations East Midlands

Precision Manufacturing Centre ProspectIP De Montfort University

NHS Nottinghamshire County NHS Procurement Hub -

Quadralene Limited

RE:SOURCE North 51


Quotient Bioresearch Quotient Clinical

Nottingham Trent University School of Science & Technology

R A Labone & Co Ltd

Novozymes Biopharma UK Limited

R&D Tax Advice


R5 Pharmaceuticals


Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd

Regis Fabrics Ltd


Orthogem Ltd


Regulatory CMC Consulting Ltd

P & S Healthcare Ltd


Relisys Medical Devices Limited

Pal International Ltd


Renfrew Group

Patricell Ltd PDS Computer Software Ltd

Rieke Packaging Systems


Riomar Limited


Peakdale Molecular Limited

Saflushmyss Limited

Pennine Healthcare Ltd

Salvestrol Natural Products

Pera Innovation



Savience Ltd

Specialist Services

Pharmaceutical Development Services Ltd Pharmaceutical Equipment Validation Ltd





New Use Therapeutics Limited


Nemaura Pharma Ltd



Medical Technology

Mvue Ltd

Specialist Services



Medical Technology

Monica Healthcare Ltd



Speed Plastics Ltd Spirit Healthcare Stretchline Ltd Sumed International (UK) Ltd Sygnature Chemical Services Ltd Team Consulting Limited TeleMedcare Ltd

Specialist Services

Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd


Source BioScience Plc


Smith Cooper


Medical Technology

Scarlett & George (UK) Ltd

Specialist Services



Medical Technology


University of Northampton School of Health University of Nottingham Research Innovation Services University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy University of Nottingham School of Biomedical Sciences Urgo UK Ltd Vectura Ltd Winward Advantage XCellR8 Ltd

Topping Chair Company TQC Ltd Trudell Medical International University of Derby Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences University of Leicester Enterprise & Business Development University of Leicester Space Research Centre University of Lincoln - Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences


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3M Health Care Ltd uses 3M’s diverse technologies and global strength to safeguard people’s health and wellbeing - today and tomorrow.

Annesley Business Consulting create effective, practical contracts for organisations working in the Healthcare & Bioscience Sector.

4fx Healthcare offer original infant healthcare products that have been recognised with several awards. The company maintain a focus on innovative new designs to help parents.

Ansivia provides flexible and customisable point-of-care testing systems and engineering solutions for all levels of the healthcare continuum.

Accelerate Associates is a marketing and market research management service business for companies operating in the healthcare and science sectors. Activa Healthcare Ltd provide training and product supply of prescription compression hosiery, bandages and wound dressings to UK pharmacies, pharma wholesalers and the NHS. Adamson Jones is a client focused patent and trademark agency, providing advice and services on all aspects of intellectual property, both in the UK and internationally. Advancis Medical is dedicated to the improvement of healthcare, through the development and production of quality medical products for the effective management of clinical conditions. Agora Marketing Communications Ltd is a unique team of strategic and creative marketing communication professionals. Albert UK Ltd is a clinical equipment company, specialised in electro medical urology devices. Allana Smyth Ltd has developed a unique patient gown that ensures the patient’s dignity whilst allowing access to dressing, lines and tubes. Allocate Software Plc is a leading workforce optimisation software applications company, specialising in resource scheduling solutions for the healthcare sector. Amies Innovation is a well established engineering injection moulder specialising in small components for medical and other innovation driven applications Andrewson Designs has produced a medical device to eject a pill from a blister pack. The device is targeted at those with mobility impairments. Anne Jury Associates provide regulatory affairs consultancy services for the medical and diagnostic products industry.


Archimedia Accountancy Services specialise in providing dayto-day book keeping, accountancy and payroll services for life sciences companies. AstraZeneca R&D Charnwood develop pharmaceutical and analytical R&D, process R&D and clinical solutions, predominantly for the respiratory, inflammation and cardiovascular areas. Attenborough Dental is a product stockholder, distributor and manufacturer of custom made medical devices, dental laboratory products and dental laboratory equipment. Beer & Partners Limited is a leading source of investment funding for early stage medical technology companies. Berryman is a law firm specialising in advising start-up businesses and SME’s, offering a first-class service across a wide range of specialisms. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd provides marketing and distribution of Point-of-Care in-vitro diagnostics. BioAstral have developed fluorescence detector technology, based on cryogenic super-conducting tunnel junction devices, to uniquely detect arrival and colour of photons in cells. BioCity Nottingham Ltd is a groundbreaking life science incubation centre, providing ideal facilities for scientists and entrepreneurs. Biostatus Ltd invent, develop and market novel reagents for cell-based research, high throughput screening and healthcare diagnostics. Blue Light Partners LLP is an independent digital marketing consultancy. They help healthcare clients develop and deliver imaginative, effective, and compliant online strategies. BPR Medical Ltd design, manufacture and market medical devices for acute care hospitals; specialising in respiratory care and in particular, the measurement and control of oxygen.

Bridgehead International provide technical and commercial due diligence, planning and pricing strategy for projects or products in the medical device, pharma, diagnostics or biotech industries.

De Montfort University Corporate Development is the commercial arm of the university and provides specialist services to commerce, industry and the public sector.

BSI Product Services provide product testing services for the healthcare sector and have developed private, national and international standards.

Design Cognition Ltd focus on the research and development of products, devices and packaging in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device sectors.

Canonbury Products Ltd is a supplier of a complete range of podiatry products throughout the UK and Europe. Capatex Ltd is a specialist supplier, manufacturer and convertor of technical and industrial textiles and related products. Cascamed are undertaking research in genomic identification of a new cause of angioedema disease. Catapult Venture Managers provide introductions to business contacts, professional advisors and institutional investors to companies across the East Midlands. CEMMNT Hub Ltd (Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies) provides unrivalled measurement, characterisation, analytical and systems engineering services. Clean Modules Ltd design, manufacture, supply and project manage the installation of clean rooms, controlled environments, clean-air and conditioning systems. Co-formulate Ltd provides a comprehensive range of formulation and early analytical development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Conformance Limited is a specialist consultancy advising on all areas of product safety and CE Marking issues. Corinthian Surgical Ltd manufacture, market and support high quality biomaterials for E.N.T. and neurosurgery worldwide. Critical Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company with proprietary drug delivery technologies for injectable sustained release and nasal delivery of challenging drugs including proteins and peptides. Daray Healthcare Products produce a comprehensive range of medical lights including operating theatre, examination and patient lighting that supports the needs of medical practitioners.

Developmedica is a leading provider of books, courses and coaching to individuals wishing to progress their medical career. Dialog Devices’ focused on the design, development and commercialisation of non-invasive bio-medical health technology. Dr Regenolds GmbH is specialised in national and international regulatory affairs, helping clients manage the procedures to gain marketing authorisations. Eady Project Services provides project management consultancy to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. EcoHydra has developed a range of antimicrobial hand sanitisers, handwashes, barrier creams and hand lotions for use in demanding clinical, healthcare and hygiene reliant environments. eminate is a leader in the application of technology for health, providing solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is a support network for business cooperation - providing organisations with access to technology transfer, research, licensing, manufacture and joint venture agreements. Equip-able Ltd have developed and manufactured the ‘Trabasack’, a combined lap tray and travel bag designed specifically to meet the needs of people requiring homecare or specialist education. Eversheds is an international law firm with a full service offering in Nottingham. It advises all sorts of commercial and public sector organisations and has a specialist healthcare practice. Exomedica Ltd assists in the development and funding of medical technology innovation from its earliest stage including patenting, product design, clinical trials and regulation. Flame Health Ltd, incorporating Flame Health and Flame Pharma, are specialist recruiters for the health, medical, scientific and pharmaceutical sectors.


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Food and Drug Analytical Services Ltd (FDAS) offers fast, customer driven analytical testing services, both chemical and microbiological, as an independent contract laboratory.

Hillside Medical Supplies Ltd supply and fit medical equipment and consumables to all healthcare professionals, dentists and veterinary surgeons, training the end user in the equipment provided.

Fresenius Medical Care (UK) is the world’s largest, integrated provider of products and services for individuals with chronic kidney failure, including a wide range of dialysis equipment.

Holman Design specialise in designing and building medical equipment for clinical trials and initial production runs.

Gamma Technologies Limited is developing innovative high resolution imaging technology systems for the healthcare sector. G & H Associates is a specialist consultancy, assisting businesses and other organisations in the acquisition of grant funding for research and development. GBPK Consulting Ltd has extensive experience in the application of clinical pharmacology & pharmacokinetics to drug development. George James is an experienced recruitment consultant and trainer who have also enjoyed success at a senior level in the Science and Technology markets. Grant Thornton is a leading financial and business advisers for the healthcare sector. GxPi provide companies in the BioPharma Sector with cost effective and pragmatic enterprise content management solutions. Haemostatix Ltd is a biopharmaceutical company designing and developing products in the haemostasis area. Harpum Consulting Ltd is a multi-practice consulting firm, specialising in portfolio, program and project management in the life science, engineering, and financial services sectors. Healthcare Enterprise East manages intellectual property from NHS staff in the east of England. Healthcare Print and Packaging supply specialist packaging to pharmaceutical, medical device, and clinical trial manufacturers, creating innovative bespoke solutions for individual High Edge Consulting is a medical device consultancy that ensures manufacturers comply with the relevant national and international standards and European Directives.


Hospital Aids manufacturer evacuation equipment for hospitals, nursing homes and hospices designed to assist carers in the safe removal of patients, in the event of fire or major emergency. In Vivo Health Ltd is a supplier of innovative technology for non-invasive express evaluation of homeostasis or first line diagnostics. IPBC is a pharmaceutical business consultancy, working with early stage biomedical companies in the areas of raising finance, business planning and management development. iTs Design Ltd design, manufacture and sell care alarms for the handicapped, frail and elderly. iQudos provides a nurse led service for management of benign prostate disease. Their urology service consists of an eNurse specialist who will visit the patient in their local GP practice. Kinetic ICT Solutions Ltd is a specialist provider of ICT related products and services to customers throughout the East Midlands. LaZouch Technical Services Limited acts as sales agents for a number of overseas Pharma and Medtech companies. They also offer freelance sales prospecting services for the Healthcare Sector. Loughborough University enterprise office is committed to encouraging entrepreneurship and nurturing high-growth business. Medacta UK Ltd is a subsidiary of a larger Swiss company active in the sale and marketing of orthopaedic implants (hip and knee replacements). Mavenspan Limited provides pragmatic technical, commercial and strategic advice to organisations in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare. Medibord provides new material solutions and products for the healthcare sector, focusing on thermoplastic panel technology.

MeddiQuest Ltd is an international consultancy specialising in regulatory affairs management, finding simple and effective strategies to bring novel and hi-tech healthcare products to market.

North 51 is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to the healthcare sector and is currently working closely with 36 Primary Care Trusts and 5 pharmaceutical companies.

Medi Microbe UVC Ltd is a manufacturer and distributor of disinfection equipment.

Nottingham Trent University School of Science & Technology conducts a wide range of health and social care related research as well as offering an extensive portfolio of relevant teaching courses.

Medi Skills Models has developed models for skills training in urology, interventional uroradiology and other minimally invasive procedures. Medi-Direct International Ltd is a dynamic company dedicated to researching, developing, manufacturing and distributing safe and effective drug free health products. MediPlus is a manufacturer of specialist medical disposables for the hospital market with speciality in urology, gastroenterology, anaesthetics and general surgery. Molecular Profiles Ltd is a contract research organisation providing detailed analysis and understanding of drug related delivery systems across the pharmaceutical sector. Monica Healthcare Ltd has developed a series of innovative wearable devices, utilising the latest sensing and wireless technologies, to herald a new paradigm in foetal monitoring. Mvue provides sales and marketing expertise to the healthcare sector, specialising in customer events, engaging visual presentations and effective people skills. Nemaura Pharma Ltd creates novel drug delivery systems utilising advanced micro electro mechanical and nano electro mechanical systems. New Use Therapeutics Ltd focuses on the discovery and development of drugs that modulate mitochondrial function in cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. NHIS is a specialist business which provides healthcare organisations with insight, understanding and strategy for increasing efficiency and developing outcomes within the NHS. NHS Nottinghamshire County is responsible for managing the local health community by planning and paying for services to improve the health and well being of the people living in Nottinghamshire. NHS Procurement Hub RE:SOURCE supplements procurement activities currently undertaken by Trusts and PCTs by carrying out sourcing, purchasing and strategic supply chain activities.

Novozymes Biopharma UK Ltd delivers scientifically proven recombinant products for mammalian cell culture and protein drug formulation. Nylatex is a leading manufacturer of warp and weft knitted, stretch and non-stretch fabrics, renowned for fabric innovation, service and delivery in technical textile markets. Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd undertakes pharmaceutical research and development focused on three therapy areas: Central Nervous System disorders, Cardiology and Critical Care, and Hormonal therapies. Orthogem Ltd has developed a method for producing a bioactive, artificial bone graft with numerous potential applications. P & S Healthcare Ltd has a wide range of effective solutions for adults and children with different levels of protection requirements in continence care. Pal International Ltd specialises in the marketing and manufacture of disinfectants, speciality wipes and hygiene work wear for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. Patricell Ltd is a direct provider of biotech supplies to research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and universities. Peakdale Molecular Ltd provides custom synthesis, contract research services and unique, patentable, drug-like molecules and intermediates. Pennine Healthcare Ltd is amongst the largest of the United Kingdom’s privately owned manufacturers of single use, sterile, medical devices, specialising in the area of surgical suction. Pera Innovation is a leading European business support organisation, enabling clients to succeed by stimulating sustainable business growth and improving competitiveness through Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) Ltd provides an integrated drug development consultancy service, from the early preclinical stages through to drug registration.


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Pharmaceutical Equipment Validation (PEV) Ltd is a quality service provider that assists its clients with the validation requirements of the regulatory authorities.

Rieke Packaging Systems sets the standard for reliable, userfriendly packaging solutions for both specialty manufacturers as well as the world’s top brands.

Potter Clarkson LLP provides services in patents, trademarks, copyright, registered designs, licensing and related topics.

Saflushmyss Limited has developed and patented several products that together make a completely touch free and surface to surface infection free zone.

Prospect IP – De Montfort University supports companies in identifying, assessing and exploiting their product and process innovation capabilities.

Salvestrol Natural Products specialises in research and the development of technologies from natural products for use in phytotherapy.

Precision Manufacturing Centre is an industry driven facility at the University of Nottingham assisting in new technologies to reduce assembly times and costs, whilst improving quality and productivity.

Savience Ltd has developed products designed to assist and enhance the patient’s journey through hospitals and clinics by providing intuitive computer based systems.

Quadralene Limited is an independently owned company manufacturing a wide range of high quality, specialised cleaning detergents and disinfectants for the healthcare sector. Quotient Clinical Ltd, a business unit of Quotient Bioresearch, specialise in early clinical drug development, with innovative technologies and expertise to optimise drug delivery and performance in the clinic. Quotient Bioresearch Ltd acts as a drug development partner incorporating the specialist expertise of the world class laboratories of BioDynamics, GR Micro and HFL. Quotient is a leading provider of early stage and specialist drug development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients worldwide

Scarlett & George (UK) Ltd has researched and developed effective natural products, using herbal, mineral and vitamin active ingredients. Smith Cooper is one of the Midlands most progressive firms of accountants and business advisors working closely with the healthcare sector. Source BioScience is a highly focused healthcare and biotechnology company providing diagnostic and screening services to the healthcare community. Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd is a specialist provider of evacuation equipment used in hospitals, care homes, hospices, schools and other public buildings for the evacuation of non ambulant people.

R A Labone & Co Ltd manufactures injection mouldings, precision metal pressings and associated assemblies.

Speed Plastics Ltd manufactures a wide range of specialist products from flexible plastics for use in the medical, surgical and furniture industries.

R & D Tax Advice helps businesses within the Healthcare sector obtain funding through R&D tax relief.

Spirit Healthcare is a healthcare product retailer designed to make an impact on patients’ lives and the organisations that they work with.

R5 Pharmaceuticals develops and manufactures new medicines and clinical trial materials for Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials.

Sumed International (UK) Ltd is a specialist in manufacturing and distribution of branded products for healing and maintenance of healthy skin.

Regis Fabrics Ltd manufactures warp knitted fabrics designed for the healthcare sector.

Sygnature Chemical Services Ltd has developed a unique approach to providing integrated medicinal, synthetic and computational chemistry services.

Regulatory CMC Consulting Ltd specialising in chemistry, manufacturing and control aspects of regulatory submissions in order to reduce time to market and minimise Health Authority. Renfrew Group is a design consultants for the development of hospital equipment, diagnostic devices, drug delivery devices, laboratory equipment and laboratory facilities.


Team Consulting Limited is an acknowledged expert in medical and drug delivery device development, working globally with companies in the life science industries. TeleMedCare delivers telehealth solutions across the community that support existing care providers, enhance care provision and improves patients’ quality of life.

Topping Chair Company provides a unique seating solution offering comfort and support to healthcare professionals. TQC Ltd provides innovative turnkey solutions for medical and pharmaceutical industries. Systems successfully supplied include automatic assembly, test equipment and robotic handling solutions. Trudell Medical International develops and manufactures respiratory medical devices and markets related drug delivery technologies.

Vectura Ltd is a dynamic pharmaceutical development company with special skills and competences in developing inhalation drugs especially using dry powder. Winward Advantage manufactures and supplies products designed to improve patient adherence to medication regimes. XCellR8 Ltd aims to maximise the effectiveness of cell culture-based research, by providing easy access to specialist technical support, training courses, and in vitro contract research services.

University of Derby – Faculty of Health, Education & Science aims to develop workforces and provide services for local business, private or public sector organisation. University of Leicester- Enterprise & Business Development Office helps promote the University’s research and consultancy resources and supports the commercialisation of research. University of Leicester- Space Research Centre has developed sensors and optics applicable to interdisciplinary research in life sciences and medicine. University of Lincoln – Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences has health research interests ranging from cognitive neuroscience and forensic science, to health policy and alternative medicine. University of Northampton School of Health is committed to being a leading regional, national and international centre for research and knowledge transfer within the healthcare sector. University of Nottingham School of Biomedical Science hosts a wide range of basic and applied research activities in health and related fields. University of Nottingham - School of Pharmacy is a dynamic, coordinated and forward-looking department with an internationally competitive research profile. University of Nottingham - Research Innovation Services aims to deliver research and knowledge transfer objectives, expertise and guidance across the full spectrum of the University’s research and innovation activities. Urgo UK Ltd offers a wide range of products in the field of wound healing for the treatment of leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and burns.


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