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BioWales 2011 Continuing growth

Awarding Success 2010 MediWales Innovation Award winners

Arab Health Company Directory






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The power of three This spring’s edition of the MediWales Review focuses on three special events, each promoting the innovations and expertise in the life science sectors in Wales: BioWales 2011, The Arab Health Exhibition 2011, and the MediWales Innovation Awards 2010. BioWales 1-2 March 2011, The Vale Hotel, The Vale of Glamorgan BioWales is one of the UK’s largest Bioscience Conferences and BioPartnering events held outside of London and has been running for 9 years. Held at The Vale Hotel near Cardiff, speakers include Wales’ Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor John Harries; Lesley Griffiths AM, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills; and Prof. Paul J. Davis, Chief Scientific Officer for Mologic and founder of Unipath - the maker of the “Clearblue” pregnancy test. Last year almost 400 delegates attended BioWales, including companies and academics, with just short of 500 structured profile meetings taking place in the biopartnering event. Arab Health 24 – 27 January 2011 – Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE. The Welsh Pavillion: Hall 7. The Arab Health exhibition is the premier healthcare event for the Middle East, hosting healthcare manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. It provides these professionals with an arena in which to meet with some of the most important decision makers in the Arab world. With rapid year-on-year growth, Arab Health now has over 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries including over 181 exhibitors from the UK. The show will attract over 60,000 healthcare professionals over the four-day event. This year there will be 11 companies exhibiting from Wales. This is an exciting opportunity for Wales to demonstrate its global potential and build relationships with companies from across the world. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) is the organiser of the Welsh Pavilion at Arab Health, acting as a driving force in establishing alliances between companies in Wales and their counterparts overseas. WAG also actively

encourages inward investment from overseas companies looking to Europe and the UK as a preferred international business location. Exciting times are ahead with a new life sciences team in place this year. MediWales Annual Innovation Awards 2010 Now in its fifth year, the annual MediWales Innovation Awards has become a landmark in the Welsh Life Science calendar. On the 1st December 2010 over 200 guests, including high profile representatives from the life science sector, came together to celebrate the achievements of 2010. During the fantastic evening at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, nine awards were presented: six industry awards and three for NHS personnel.

Contents BioWales 2011


MediWales Innovation Awards 2010


Arab Health 2011 Wales Pavilion Directory


Welsh Medical Technology Wales, despite being one of the four nations within the United Kingdom, makes its mark by having a rich heritage in industrial innovation and achievement. Over 330 companies are operating in the Welsh life science sectors, with a combined turnover of approximately £1.3bn, employing more than 15,000 workers. The sector is still in a state of growth despite the tough economic times. MediWales is the industry-owned forum, established to service its members - the life science and support organisations in Wales. Part funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, over the last seven years MediWales has become the sector representative and central point of contact, influencing Welsh and UK sector development strategies. MediWales works with academics, businesses and clinicians (ABC) to facilitate their collaboration, to improve the healthcare systems in Wales, and to advise government on industry led strategy for more success in the future. Acting as a signposting and business support service for its members, MediWales can assist international contacts in sourcing commercial and collaborative research and development partners in Wales, to build relationships both at home and abroad.


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BioWales 2011 The Welsh Life Science sector is inherently innovative and collaborative with a remarkable survival instinct. UK-wide, the sector is growing and shows no signs of slowing its pace. BioWales 2011, organised by the Welsh Assembly Government, aims to capture these strengths, reflected in a distinct and highly relevant line-up of presentations and seminars. Spanning two days, BioWales plays host to a range of activity: there are presentations from world-renowned speakers, a brokerage session with one-to-one meetings, seminars on dedicated topics, a dinner, and a tradeshow exhibition running throughout. This international conference showcases the successes of the Welsh life science sector but similarly appeals to national and international delegates, covering globally pertinent topics from speakers across Europe.

BioWales 2011 offers an opportunity for bioscience industry professionals, academics and clinicians to promote their efforts, learn about the latest trends and developments in the sector, and make valuable connections. Collaboration between industry, academic and support networks is an important component of the UK’s strength in life sciences. BioWales is the perfect platform to showcase these relationships in a vibrant and intellectual environment that encourages further partnerships. This conference has experienced consecutive growth since its humble beginnings in 2002, and was recently heralded by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, as “exceptionally significant to the country.” BioWales 2010 saw over 400 delegates from over 130 organisations gather at the Vale Hotel near Cardiff and

488 one-to-one meetings took place through the biopartnering event. This commendable matchmaking activity has resulted in many successful collaborations and deals. Up-to-date figures about the UK life science sector’s growth signal an overriding resilience against the background of a global recession, giving BioWales 2011 lots to shout about. Since 2009, local government and support organisations UK-wide have collaborated to create the UK Government’s Bioscience and Health Technology Database. Updated in December 2010, this database and accompanying commentary include detailed information on UK companies active in the Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology sectors. This project not only provides a valuable source of sector intelligence to inform policy and encourage inward investment but is an example of successful collaborations between key stakeholders.

This database reveals the continued strength of the sectors, which currently totals over 4000 companies, spread across the UK, employing approximately 93,500 people and generating a turnover of nearly £19bn. Comparing data between 2009 and 2010, employment has increased by on average 3%, with medical biotechnology posting 18% growth in one year and medical technology achieving a 4% growth.

The Welsh statistics of this database were supplied by MediWales and the Welsh Assembly Government. This research highlighted Wales’s most pioneering sub-sectors – diagnostics, e-health, wound healing, and assisted living – greatly shaping this year’s BioWales speaker programme. The speaker programme is being delivered for the third consecutive year by MediWales, the life science forum for Wales. Debbie Laubach,

MediWales’s Project Manager, discusses how the forum’s activities have influenced the presentation themes. ‘A large part of MediWales’s remit is to facilitate collaboration between academics, businesses and clinicians – what we’ve coined ABC. BioWales has in the past been very bio-focused but this year we also want to reflect the partnerships and best practice coming from collaborations within these groups in the MedTech sector.’

Presentations will cover five themes: e-health (including remote monitoring, electronic and biosensors): the launch of the e-health Industries Innovation Centre in Swansea sees Wales pioneering in e-health support. Presentations will discuss the benefits and issues concerned in using electronic processes and communication to deliver effective healthcare. Diagnostics – another leading sub-sector in Wales. Companies in Wales such as Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, British Biocell International (BBI) and 3M are leading the way in producing in vitro and point-of-care diagnostic products that provide considerable patient and clinical benefits. Clinical Access – this session will showcase successful collaborations between clinicians and industry. A speaker from NICE will discuss the singular evaluation pathway and calls for collaboration and support to bring products to market. The session will be structured partly as a showcase on what’s been done in Wales, and partly focused on UK-wide structures to support procuring innovations into and out of the NHS. Finance – a BioWales favourite. This will largely focus on venture capital investment opportunities. Future Watch – an introduction into what’s hot and new in life science today Building on the introduction and success of seminars in 2010, BioWales 2011 will see the original three seminars increased to six. The inclusion of these new seminars promotes the support of both home-grown and UK-wide companies.

Seminars will include: Finance – led by Finance Wales Procurement - led by Welsh Health Supplies Innovation – led by Welsh Assembly Government DE&T’s Director of Innovation, Steve Cod Clinical Access – led by Sue Bale, Assistant Nurse Director of Aneurin Bevan Health Board KTN and TSB Support – led by Tony Bradshaw, Co-Director of the Health Technologies KTN Register for these seminars online through the website.


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Amongst the confirmed speakers at BioWales 2011 are: Prof. John Harries, Wales’ Chief Scientific Adviser; Lesley Griffiths AM, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills; Mirella Marlow, Programme Director – Devices and Diagnostic Systems, NICE; and Professor Paul J Davis, Chief Scientific Officer, Mologic. John Harries, upon accepting his invitation to present at BioWales 2011 commented, ‘Life sciences represent one of the priority sectors of the Welsh economy. The success of the sector in Wales relies on effective connections and collaborations between the private and public sector; and BioWales promotes and provides the platform for this vital networking year after year.’

The biopartnering portion of BioWales 2011 provides delegates with the opportunity to meet potential partners in pre-arranged, private one-toone meetings to discuss potential collaborations and the take up of new technologies. Meetings are arranged through an ‘accept and decline’ system. It begins with a call for interested parties via online registration that is linked to the EU Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). The EEN facilitates technology transfer throughout the UK and Europe, bringing together those seeking or offering technology opportunities, as well as supporting access to Europeanwide research funding frameworks. Each registered organisation submits a technology profile into a catalogue. Registrants are asked to view the

catalogue and select other organisations that they’d like to meet with, which is then accepted or declined, ensuring every company only has a schedule that is 100% worthwhile to them. BioWales 2011 will be welcoming Welsh and national successes but also the new life sciences team at The Welsh Assembly Government. This new team is the result of the Assembly’s new strategy document, Economic Renewal: a new direction – a plan that identifies the life science sector as one of six major economic drivers worthy of investment. This renewed focus on life sciences, combined with current statistics validating the sector’s worth to the UK economy, is set to make BioWales 2011 a timely and celebratory conference.

BioWales 2011 Conference, Exhibition and Biopartnering Event 1st and 2nd March 2011, The Vale Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort, Hensol near Cardiff, UK BioWales 2011 sessions will feature: • • • • •

Diagnostics E-health (including remote monitoring, electronic and biosensors) Clinical Access Futurewatch Finance

Biopartnering Event at BioWales 2011 The Biopartnering event provides a catalogue of high quality technology profiles and a base allowing one to one meetings to discuss partnering opportunities To make the most of BioWales 2011 register NOW at -

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9th and 10th March 2011 IBIZ (International Business Innovation Zone) 2011 is UKTI’s new flagship Life Sciences event. Up to 300 UK Life Science companies are expected to attend with the potential to meet over 100 international partners and buyers and explore partnering opportunities. IBIZ will be held as part of the Healthcare Innovation EXPO at the ExCeL Centre in London, featuring more exhibitors, visitors and seminars than last year. Visitors to IBIZ will be able to see and take part in:

International partnering: UK Life Science companies

will have the opportunity to meet 100 partners from 30 markets including the USA, China, Germany, UAE and Australia.

Exhibitor showcase: the UK’s most innovative companies will be able to exhibit and showcase their products and services to potential buyers from the UK and overseas. Seminar programme: featuring high-level briefings on market opportunities, aid-funded business, connected health, regenerative medicine and personalised medicine.

IBIZ Invest: a new investment forum hosted by UKTI.

UK Life Sciences companies are invited to apply and if selected will pitch to investors comprising business angels, venture capitalists and corporate venturers. Visitor tickets allow unrestricted access to the Innovation EXPO.

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MediWales Innovation Awards 2010 MediWales’s Annual Innovation Awards ceremony is the chance to celebrate the brightest and best innovations within both Welsh Industry and the NHS. Industry winners were rewarded in the following categories: Innovation; Export Achievement; Start-up; Outstanding Growth; Partnership with the NHS; and the Industry Judges’ Award. For the second year running, the 2010 Awards included three categories for NHS personnel: Innovation within the NHS; NHS partnership with Industry; and the NHS Judges’ Award. The Industry Innovation Award was won by Medaphor Ltd, for developing their ScanTrainer simulator - an advanced virtual ultrasound training system for the healthcare service. The simulator combines the latest ‘realfeel’ haptic simulation techniques with structured interactive learning modules, significantly reducing the need for expert direct supervision and patients to train on. The system enables the user to teach themselves key ultrasound skills through ‘trial and error’ learning. Their performance is automatically reviewed by the system and fed back to the user through the learning management system. This award was sponsored by BIC Innovation Ltd.

The Industry Start-up Award was won by Vital Smile Systems Ltd, for its non-invasive, painless, pulp vitality tester, which aims to assess pulpal health, increase dentist productivity and improve patient care. The innovation is a unique combination of existing opto-electronic technologies, with software upgrades available through service contracts. As the technology is developed, full quantitative diagnostic scanning will be achieved culminating in the generation of real time images of tooth anatomy. This award was supported by Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science.

The Industry Export Award was won by Chromogenex Ltd. Chromogenex create laser and light based systems for medical and cosmetic applications such as acne, psoriasis, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and non-invasive fat reduction and vascular lesions. Brands include Regenlite laser, Phaser Intense Pulsed Light, iLipo laser and Fusion 3D lift. In the last year Chromogenex has achieved over 80% increase in export sales. They have appointed new distributors in Hong Kong, Australia, Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada and achieved FDA approval for their iLipo Laser product. This award was sponsored by Norgine Ltd.

Industry Innovation Award

Industry Start-Up Award

Winner: Medaphor Sponsor: BIC Innovation Presenter: Stephen Minger - Global Director for Research and Development for Cell Technologies at GE Healthcare

Winner: Vital Smile Systems Sponsor: Institute of Life Science - Swansea University Presenter: Ian Mortimer, Eclipse Medical Ltd

Chromogenex Ltd also received a second award in the Growth category, recognising their outstanding financial growth within the last financial year. The company saw an 80% increase in total sales between 2008-2009. During 2009 Chromogenex restructured to reduce costs yet continued to invest in new product development, marketing and international expansion, which greatly contributed to their excellent growth. This award was sponsored by Teamworks Design Ltd.

The Industry Partnership with the NHS Award was won by Home Telehealth Ltd (HTL), for their collaboration with the Tenovus cancer charity, Welsh Local Health Boards and Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. Together they deliver new, mobile and innovative community based cancer services including chemotherapy, health checks and counselling through the implementation of telemedicine services via technology on a specially adapted mobile vehicle. This award was sponsored by Abel and Imray trade mark and patent attorneys.

The Industry Judges’ Award was presented to ConvaTec manufacturing and global R&D facilities in Deeside for their overall outstanding contribution to the Welsh Life Science sector. A Global Medical Devices company, they manufacture products in wound therapeutics, ostomy care, continence & critical care and infusion devices. ConvaTec employs 600 people in Wales at sites in Deeside in the North and Rhymney in the South Wales Valleys. The Company’s UK operations boast a turnover of £238,000,000.

Industry Export Award

Industry Partnership with the NHS Award

Winner: Chromogenex Ltd Sponsor: Norgine Ltd Presented by: Invacare Ltd

Winner: Home Telehealth Ltd Sponsor: Abel & Imray, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Presenter: Paul Williams, Chief Executive of NHS Wales

Industry Growth Award

Industry Judges’ Award

Winner: Chromogenex Ltd Sponsor: Teamworks Design Ltd Presented by: Andrew Davidson, DTR Medical Ltd

Winner: Convatec Ltd Presenter: Haydn Pike, Norgine Ltd


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For the second year running, MediWales has collaborated with National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) to celebrate the successes within Welsh NHS departments, forming three NHS categories:

The Innovation within the NHS Award was presented to the Respiratory Unit, Prince Philip Hospital and the CDM Team, Hywel Dda LHB. The winning project tested the feasibility and safety of home telemonitoring for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using the Docobo™ and Doc@Home system to measure pulse oximetry and temperature in a semi-rural environment. A successful randomised controlled trial of 40 patients, funded by European E-ten monies was expanded into a larger study with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) funding. This award was sponsored by Wynne-Jones, Lainé & James LLP.

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The Psychiatry Department at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff and Vale University LHB, was awarded the NHS Partnership with Industry Award for their collaboration with the Healthcare Learning Company Ltd and the Manic Depression Fellowship in Wales. They have developed a novel internet-based educational treatment for bipolar disorder called “Beating Bipolar”. This is an innovative intervention which teaches patients with bipolar disorder to understand their illness and learn life-long skills for self-management. This project was funded by a National Institute of Health Research postdoctoral fellowship to Dr Smith (funding from the Welsh Assembly Government) and by the Big Lottery Fund’s Mental Health Matters programme. This award was sponsored by Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP.

The last award – the NHS Judges’ Award - was won by the Histopathology Department, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Cwm Taff LHB for their ‘pro align’ model of a breast tissue specimen, developed to enhance training in tissue analysis as a result of breast screening. Many components of breast malignancy are not visible to the naked eye and so intense training is needed in order to correctly treat patients. The model contains pre-assembled carcinoma (yellow) and DCIS (blue) (cancer and pre-cancer), replicating a typical specimen which can be serially sliced to show the natural architectural patterns of breast cancer in 3D. Tissue sampling of the “cancer” and excision margins can be practiced without using real tissue.

NHS Partnership with Industry Award

Innovation within the NHS Award

Winner: Psychiatry Department, UHW, Cardiff and Vale University LHB Sponsor: Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP Presenter: Jane Lewis, Podiatry Department, Cardiff and Vale University LHB

Winner: Respiratory Unit and CDM Team, Prince Philip Hospital, Hywell Dda LHB Sponsor: Wynne-Jones, Laine & James LLP Presenter: Beverly Luchman, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)

NHS Judges’ Award

Winner: Histopathology Department, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Cwm Taf LHB Presenter: Sue Bale, Assistant Nurse Director, Research and Development, Aneurin Bevan LHB

Arab Health 24 – 27 January 2011


Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE. The Welsh Pavillion: Hall 7 B53 The Arab Health exhibition is the premier healthcare event for the Middle East. This event plays host to healthcare manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. It provides these professionals with an arena in which to meet with some of the most important decision makers in the Arab world. With rapid year-on-year growth, Arab Health now has over 2,500 exhibitors from 65 countries including over 100 stands from UK companies. The show will attract over 50,000 visitors over the fourday event.

The Welsh Pavilion Several companies will be exhibiting from Wales, including: BritMed UK Ltd / BawMed UK Ltd Chromogenex DTR Medical Ltd Envirotex Products Limited Flexicare Medical Ltd International Seating and Mobility (ISM) Medaphor Merlin Medical Penn Pharmaceuticals Roma Medical Ltd Ruskinn Technology Ltd

The Welsh Assembly Government is the organiser of the Welsh Pavilion at Arab Health. Formally organised by International Business Wales (IBW) - the international trade and investment arm of the Welsh Assembly Government - Government acts as a driving force in establishing alliances between companies in Wales and their counterparts overseas. Inward investment is actively encouraged, where oversees companies are looking to Europe and the UK as a preferred international business location. The Arab Health section of this Review has been produced in collaboration with The Welsh Assembly Government: it includes a directory of companies visiting and exhibiting at the trade show.

WA L E S PAV I L I O N D I R E CTO R Y AG Solutions

Chris Haines Area Sales Director UAE Mob : +44 (0) 7967 671332

AG Solutions Ag Solutions GB 127 Ty Glas Road Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5EE UK Tel : +44 (0) 29 2000 7525

AG Solutions GB supply innovative anti-microbial solutions on substrates of MDF, HDF and HDL, for use in healthcare settings of hospitals, surgeries, food hygiene and leisure. The technology consists of a dry powder coating, covering the boards in a durable PVC Polymer based coating that kills 99% of microbes with 6 hours, and 50% within 30 minutes, including Listeria, E.Coli, Slamonella, Swine Flu etc.


BritMed UK BawMed UK 6, Great House Meadows, Llantwit Major CF61 1SU, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1446 794567 Fax: +44 (0) 1446 792529 Robin Woods Managing director Email: Barbara Woods Director Email:

Bawmed are one of the largest manufacturers in the world of resuscitation products. We will be exhibiting a unique design resuscitator (bag valve mask) which has a manometer gauge that allows the user to monitor the exact pressure being administered to the patient, while also showing the user when the patient is responding by exhalation. Medication is also able to be administered if required. We manufacture using pure injection molded silicon, which will not discolor after many uses and can be autoclaved (minimum 200 times) and the same design is also available in synthetic TPR which is reusable with cold liquid disinfection and vinyl single patient use. All are available in adult child and infant sizes.  In addition to these items, we also manufacture CPR pocket masks and CPR shields in addition and to complement the range we manufacture a hand held suction unit device. We are looking for agents and distributors within not only the Middle East but world wide to join our many satisfied customers.

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Chromogenex Units 1 & 2 Heol Rhosyn, Dafen Industrial Estate, Llanelli SA14 8QG South Wales Tel: +44 7794517137

Chromogenex is the UK’s leading manufacturer of cosmetic and medical laser systems. Established since 1986 the company designs, develops and distributes a range of laser and light based technology systems for applications in the field of dermatology and aesthetic treatment. The company has a range of patents covering various applications. Its Regenlite laser product has a unique specification and mechanism of action and is clinically proven for a variety of dermatological conditions such as acne, vascular lesions, warts and psoriasis. It became the first laser to receive FDA clearance for wrinkle reduction and acne treatment. ILipo is the latest system which uses 36 laser diodes in one system for non invasive fat reduction and body shaping.

17 Clarion Court, Enterprise Park, Swansea SA6 8RF Telephone: +44 1792 797910 Fax: +44 1792 797955 Email: Website: www/

DTR Medical provides high quality single-use sterile disposables that deliver clinical value combined with exceptional levels of service. The company is a leading provider and has won over 400 UK & International customers. The product range is constantly being developed to meet new market demands, including ENT, neurosurgery, vascular and general surgery, and gynaecological procedures. The emphasis is on consistent and high quality for use by the surgical team in theatres, wards or clinics. The company also supplies lines for sterilisation services including sterile pre-cut silicone tubing which overcomes the need for difficult and expensive validation reprocessing. Objectives Recruit new international distributors to sell our new product range worldwide. Meet existing distributors and suppliers Look for new products

Envirotex Products Limited Newbridge Road Pontllanfraith Blackwood NP12 2AN Telephone: +44 1495 228 838 Fax: +44 845 458 0635 E-mail:

Envirotex Products Limited provides a complete human waste management solution for hospitals and healthcare systems. By implementing our BioGuard system, hospitals become cleaner, safer and greener environments.

Shareen Geers International Sales Manager Email:

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Andrew Davidson Managing Director Mobile: +44 7974 575264 Email: Alex Bremner Sales Manager Mobile: +44 7971 658663 Email:

Envirotex Products

The BioGuard system reduces cross infection, reduces cost by diverting waste from costlier methods of disposal and creates environmentally friendly facilities. Two new additions to our product line are to be featured at Arab Health: the Soap Proof Washbowl and the Hinged Urinal. The soap proof washbowl is a single use paper pulp disposable wash bowl that prevents cross infection. The bowl can withstand the most severe detergents in hot water – up to 50 degrees Celsius. The Hinged Urinal is the world’s first urinal that has a hinged lid. This allows the urinal to be shipped and stored in tight stacks. 5 times as many urinals can be stored and shipped in a given volume than existing urinals.


Flexicare Medical Flexicare Medical Ltd Cynon Valley Business Park Mountain Ash CF45 4ER UK Tel: +44 (0)1443 474647 Fax: +44 (0) 1443 474222 Email: Website:

Flexicare is a leading UK manufacturer of Medical Devices, backed by over 35 years experience in design and development, supported by a modern manufacturing facility. Flexicare has built a world-class reputation for the supply of medical devices. The comprehensive range of anaesthetic devices includes airways such as Laryngoscopes, ET Tubes and Laryngeal Mask Airways. Complimenting the range is a wide choice of Anaesthetic Breathing Systems, Breathing Filters, Catheter Mounts, Anaesthetic Face Masks, Soda Lime Absorbent and other accessories. Flexicare is dedicated in providing Quality, Service and Value throughout its entire manufacturing process. Working with leading teaching university hospitals, Flexicare is able to deliver products designed by clinicians for use by clinicians. For further details please contact our dedicated UK Customer Services Department on 01443 474647 or

International Seating and Mobility (ISM) Unit 2, Westside Cambrian Industrial Estate Coed Cae Lane Pontyclun CF72 9EX Tel:01443 236990 Fax: 01443 239355 Email:

ISM is a leading, independent provider of special Seating and Mobility products and services for the disabled. It will be showing the latest equipment available to seating and mobility service providers and how several different seating techniques can be combined successfully at reasonable cost. It will also demonstrate how the difficulties facing seating professionals, of equipment selection, compatibility, compliance and warranties can be instantly resolved by an informed and prudent choice of both equipment and techniques. ISM also offers training and support services to those countries and organisations providing or planning to provide Special Seating and Mobility Service.

MedaPhor Limited Suite 16, Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4UJ Wales, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)2920 756534 Fax: +44 (0)2920 750239

ScanTrainer’s unique ultrasound simulator provides a realistic, touch-enabled training experience, allowing sonography trainees to literally “feel” what they see on the computer screen in order to gain real life scanning experience in a more cost-effective way. The haptically-enabled computer training modules enable the trainees to develop the complex mix of cognitive skills and eye-hand movement coordination without the need for an ultrasound machine, a patient, or direct supervision by an expert. Trainees have the freedom to learn by trial and error at their own pace, and gain unlimited opportunities to practice prior to exposure to patients – ensuring greater competency when interactive training with patients begins and significantly reducing the amount of direct supervision required. ScanTrainer’s first system is the Transvaginal Simulator and is available with both gynecology and obstetrics ultrasound training modules, as well as a range a pathology modules.


Stuart Gall CEO 07795008967 Nazar Amso Founder and Chairman Nazar.amso@medaphor .com

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Merlin Medical Merlin Medical Limited The Maerdy Industrial Estate Rhymney Gwent NP22 5PY Telephone: 01685 843676 Fax: 01685 843860 Email:

Merlin Medical has built its reputation as a UK-based specialist manufacturer of own-brand emergency manual resuscitators. The company also offers a wide selection of own-brand medical devices, and has an annual turnover of £2.5M and has a presence in over 50 countries around the world and sells its products through distributors based on long-term partnerships. Merlin Medical’s products are excellent value for money and are backed up by customer service which is second to none. The company is part of the Williams Medical Supplies Group, which enjoys the Number One position in the UK for the supply of medical supplies and services into the primary care sector in the UK.

Penn Pharma Corporate Office 23-24 Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate Tredegar Gwent NP22 3AA UK Tel: +44 (0)1495 711 222 Fax: +44 (0)1495 711 225 email: Web:

Penn Pharma offers flexible pharmaceutical development and drug product manufacturing services and solutions to the international health care industry. They achieve this by combining clinical trial and drug development services, including formulation and analytical development and clinical trial supply, storage and distribution, with low volume batch manufacture, packing, storage and QP release. Penn operates quality systems, proven through audit and compliance with GMP. Licensed by the MHRA and also by the FDA for certain drug manufacturing processes and assembly of medical devices, Penn is also licensed by the UK Home Office for the importation, storage and distribution of controlled drugs.

Roma Medical Aids Ltd York Rd Bridgend Industrial Estate Bridgend CF31 3TB Tel. 01656 674488 Fax. 01656 674499

Roma Medical Aids Ltd is recognised as one of the leading UK Manufacturers and suppliers of mobility, medical and rehabilitation equipment. The product range consists of manual wheelchairs, electric scooters, walking aids, rollators, and commodes, bathing aids, toileting aids, shower equipment and homecare equipment.

Nigel Wood Export Sales Manager Telephone: 01685 843676 Mobile: 07789 955745 Email: Davina Williams International Sales Coordinator Telephone: 01685 843676 Email:

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Rob Jones Business Development Director, EU/ROW Email: Paul N. Wituschek Global Sales & Marketing Director


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Simon Dalton Managing Director Email: John Dalton Consultant Email:

At Arab Health, the latest range of Anti-Microbial Sanichairs will be displayed, which have recently introduce3d with great success into the UK hospital market. Incorporating many patented features and manufactured in the UK from the highest quality materials. The RomaChair has been developed with close co-operation with hospital staff, clinicians and infection control managers. Roma Medical’s objectives for Arab Health are to build on existing contacts and establish new contacts in the Gulf region. We look forward to meeting with you at our stand.


Ruskinn Technology Ruskinn Technology Ltd Suite 3, Technium Digital @ Sony Sony Technology Centre Pencoed Bridgend CF35 5HZ UK Telephone - +44 (0)1656 868540 Fax - +44 (0)1656 868541

Samir Patel Managing Director

Ruskinn, founded in 1993, is an established world leading supplier of anaerobic and modified atmosphere workstations for use in medical microbiology and cell research laboratories. Located in its own purpose built manufacturing facility within the Sony Technology Centre, Wales, they share the benefits of Sony’s production know-how and infrastructure. Ruskinn installs in more than 40 countries and serves 3 core markets: • Concept/Bugbox range of anaerobic Workstations: Aimed at Clinical Microbiology laboratories, growing microorganisms at zero oxygen concentration. • Invivo2 range of Hypoxia Workstations: Aimed at Cancer research and Molecular/Cell Biology labs, where the user can define their own accurately controlled closed culture conditions. • SCI-tive: In 2009 RTL launched “SCI-TIVE” its new high-end Hypoxia Workstation featuring hepafiltration and built in microscopy.

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Cardiff Medicentre is the ideal place to locate your medical, healthcare or life-sciences company.

For further information, please contact: Dr Mark Bowman MBA Director of Innovation Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ

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