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The LEADING EDGE in manufacturing technology and product development The Manufacturing Engineering Centre has a history of leading edge research in key areas of advanced manufacturing technology and product development. Its 80-strong team has an enviable track record of collaboration with industry, and has been awarded a number of major prizes. The Centre houses one of the most advanced R&D facilities for manufacturing and IT in Europe, supporting industry throughout Wales, and beyond. Since its opening in 1996, the MEC has invested heavily in a range of prototyping and product development technologies, making them available to Welsh industry.

The MEC offers specialist services

Commercial applications for the Centre’s expertise and

for technology transfer, consultancy

facilities are spread across all aspects of design and

and research in the following areas:

manufacturing. Most recently the MEC has invested £2 million to establish the first R&D facilities in the UK dedicated to the manufacture of micro-tooling & fabrication.

● Rapid prototyping (SLA, SLS, FDM, Jet-modelling) ● Rapid and hybrid tooling

Expertise The MEC has developed an international reputation for its

● Rapid metal casting

leading edge research in areas such as rapid manufacturing,

● CAD modelling and concept refinement

high-speed automation and intelligent control, robotics, quality engineering, and enterprise information management. The MEC has an established professional Project Management system, which it applies to all industrial projects. The system ensures that milestones are achieved and is sufficiently flexible to allow every project to benefit from the entire resources and expertise that is to be found within MEC.

Manufacturing Engineering Centre Cardiff University, PO Box 925, Cardiff CF24 0YF

● Injection moulding ● Micro-fabrication and micro-tooling ● Precision measurement ● Reverse engineering ● State-of-the-art CNC machining ● Laser milling ● Automated visual inspection ● Automation and robotics

T: 029 2087 4641 E:

annual review and directory 2009

Looking Back Now well into a new financial year, our Annual Review and Directory looks back at the year’s activities, and summarises our goals for the future.


This annual edition marks the beginning of the publishing year for the MediWales Review: working hand-in-hand with our events programme, these communications channel vital and current information to our members.

Continued Growth


Events Preview


In the Review we’re able to address issues of importance to everyone in the bioscience and medical technology sectors, exploring the projects and products undertaken by key organisations.

Structure & Management 7

The Review has two main functions: it firstly helps readers to understand this growing and diverse sector from varying perspectives; and secondly, it provides a platform for organisations within Wales to promote their innovations and collaborations.

Members’ Classification 12


Members’ Directory



If you have a product, project, or research activity that you would like to see written up in one of the MediWales Reviews, simply email Jessica Fisher with a few lines describing what you do, and we’ll get in touch to find out more. Alternatively, if you have a product/project that you would like to promote to a larger, national network, please contact Coralie Palmer the editor of the Medilink UK Review. We look forward to hearing from you. Jessica Fisher Coordinator

7 Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4DZ T/F: 029 2047 3456

Email: Web:

Chairman: Greg Baily

Gwyn Tudor, Forum Manager: Responsible for strategic direction, business planning and lobbying roles with Welsh and UK bodies. Debbie Laubach, Project Manager: Responsible for membership services, events, project management and financial administration. Jessica Fisher, Coordinator: Responsible for the MediWales Review, events organising and market research projects. Jane Medley, Administrator: Responsible for management of the MediWales database, the website and related communications. Coralie Palmer, Editor of the Medilink UK Review.


Continued Growth Since the last Annual Review, MediWales has maintained sound and continual growth. This is largely due to a concerted step-up in the quality and consistency of our seminars: the time spent developing relationships with our sector-leading speakers has strengthened our position as the main point of contact for the sector. MediWales gained a new member of staff last September. This increase in man-power has enabled us to dedicate more time to our core activities; a push that is reflected in the positive responses from our members and the wider sector: the number of delegates attending our events has almost doubled from 252 to 438 and membership has significantly increased from 92 to 115 members. These statistics reflect the improved platform MediWales has developed to represent the interests of our members. Our growth is also

highlighted by our continued engagement with Welsh Assembly Government: the Chief Medical Officer was a guest speaker at our 2008 Innovation Awards dinner; Jennifer Frost, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor is now an observer on our board of directors; and our latest event discussing issues on clinical access - received strong support and participation from key Welsh Assembly Government figures. Although our links with government have continued to improve, MediWales continues to mature as a commercial enterprise, thus lessening its dependence on government funds. MediWales now earns more than half its own income, being grant-aided to no more than 38% of its costs. This position encourages us to maintain commercial awareness, which is reflected in the significant increase in sector support contracts completed.

A concomitant result of this independence is the incurred knowledge from research and collaborative engagements with independent consultants and specialists. These new and existing relationships work as a strategic tool in gaining access to wider groups and networks that are important to the Welsh sector. Our close association with International Business Wales and our conviction that international trade represents the future of the sector in Wales, has led to collaboration on two USA and Arab States trade events. Similarly, research with BERR (UK department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) has demonstrated the importance of international markets - especially the US market - to companies in our sector; a theme which runs through our latest issue of the Medilink UK Review. The Medilink UK Review was launched last year. This biannual publication provides a national voice for the medical technology and bioscience sectors. The Review discusses current issues, detailing information about projects and products underway throughout this diverse and active sector. The editorial panel is comprised of senior managers from every one of the UK’s regional medical technology networks. With an audience of 10,000, we hope this publication will become the definitive publication for show-casing medical technology advancements across the UK, whilst discussing sector needs from an industry perspective. Our increase in staff and clearer objectives has helped us meet and largely exceed our targets laid out in the 08-9 business plan. Now preparing for the year ahead, we have identified three key objectives that we wish to pursue: Firstly the issue of market access, both in the UK and internationally, is a topic that has been clearly voiced as a priority by our members and directors.

annual review and directory 2009 5 In light of this, activity that was initiated by our clinical access event in March will be followed up throughout the year. Through dedicated publications on this issue and on-going engagement with key players, we aim to bridge the gap between clinicians and academics with manufacturers looking to have their products evaluated or trialled. A subsidiary result of the clinical access initiative has been a significantly improved level of contact with clinical experts. These valuable connections will be captured within an improved database, reflecting our mantra to improve NHS, academic and industry contact.

As always, we have a promising events calendar, giving a platform for issues such as community healthcare; responding to the current economic situation with a dedicated event on funding and finance; an event exploring clinical trials operations in Wales; and the ever popular ‘Members’ Showcase’. We expect participation and publicity for our 09 Innovation Awards to increase following from the success of 08. And we’d like to congratulate one of our Welsh members - Home Telehealth Ltd – who went on to win the national UK Awards in the same category of ‘Collaboration with the NHS’.

Secondly, we aim to highlight the sector’s successes and financial worth in order to raise bioscience recognition. This objective is largely being achieved through the sector mapping project we are currently completing on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Department of Economy and Transport. This project is the most thorough bioscience mapping exercise ever

undertaken in Wales and will largely be used to guide policy; make a case for greater sector support; and demonstrate the true size and significance of bioscience in Wales. At a wider level, BERR is currently engaged in mapping the entire UK life science sectors; a body of work which is well overdue and integral in developing the importance of the sector to the UK economy. Our third objective is to maintain a high level of communication and engagement with the sector. MediWales is the only forum in Wales dedicated to the bioscience and med tech sector. In light of this, we are committed to developing our role as point of contact and source of market intelligence for the sector. While lobbying the needs of our members will be a priority, we will also continue to produce the MediWales Reviews, mainly designed to promote the Welsh sector, while also developing the Medilink UK Review.

In addition to our core events, we have already assisted the Welsh Assembly Government in delivering the New Technologies in Healthcare conference in May and we have worked with International Business Wales to produce two events to encourage trade with China and East Asia. And of course, we hope to be involved in BioWales 2010 - Wales’s largest med tech conference. MediWales would like to take this opportunity to welcome our 24 new members; our new Director Paul Michael from GE; and our new Observer Owen Crawley, Chief Scientific Adviser (Health), Welsh Assembly Government: we look forward to working with you all.

Gwyn Tudor Forum Manager


Events Preview MediWales events for the coming year are already being discussed and developed with our directors in light of our members’ feedback.

MediWales Innovation Awards Dinner 2009 Our annual Awards dinner has over the last four years grown to become MediWales’s feature event of the year. Application forms for the 2009 Awards will go out at the end of August, with judging being made in early October. As always, winners will then automatically be entered for the Medilink UK National Health Technology Awards – where in 2008, MediWales member Home Telehealth Ltd won the award for best collaboration with the NHS.

MediWales Joint Events Increasingly, MediWales will be working to develop shared events with regular collaborating organisations, such as International Business Wales and The Welsh Wound Network; new ventures are underway with organisations such as the Health Technologies KTN. Similar to last year, MediWales will again be largely involved in the organisation, promotion and presentation of BioWales 2010, a fundamental conference and biopartnering event for the Welsh bioscience and health technology sectors.

MediWales Core Seminars Each of our forthcoming MediWales seminars addresses a topic of fundamental concern to the medical technology sector. Feedback from our own members and from the regional and national networks that we work with have shaped both the content and character of these seminars.

Future Trends: Opportunities in Community Healthcare Community healthcare such as Telecare and Telehealth is providing a growing number of people with primary care within their own homes. This event will discuss this shift in healthcare delivery, detailing technological advances in this area, whilst exploring how companies in the sector are adapting to this new area of technology.

Funding and Finance: a response to the current economic situation Presentations from corporate finance companies, business and economic advisors, and public sector funding bodies will give advice on how SMEs and larger companies can get funding and finance in this current economic climate.

Clinical Trials Operations in Wales (ongoing) Building on from the event in March, MediWales is aiming to develop a clinical trials and product evaluations route map. This map will hopefully give companies in Wales a clearer idea of how to access clinical expertise. Working groups are being established in order to ease communications between clinicians, academics and manufacturers to make the overall process more efficient.

Members’ Showcase This annual event gives MediWales’s member companies an opportunity to promote their products and services to each other.

annual review and directory 2009

Structure and Management The Team: Gwyn Tudor, Forum Manager: Responsible for strategic direction, business planning and lobbying roles with Welsh and UK bodies. Debbie Laubach, Project Manager: Responsible for membership services, events, project management and financial administration. Jessica Fisher, Coordinator: Responsible for the MediWales Review, events organising and market research projects. Jane Medley, Administrator: Responsible for management of the MediWales database, the website and related communications. Coralie Palmer, Editor of the Medilink UK Review.

The Directors: Mr Greg Baily – MediWales Chairman, Arjo Huntleigh (Part of the Getinge Group) Huntleigh designs, manufactures and globally distributes a wide range of medical devices. These include pressure relieving surfaces, wound treatment, bedframes, patient monitors, DVT prevention, lifts and hoists. Mr Andrew Thomas - MediWales Secretary, Magstim Magstim develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art equipment for neurologists, neurophysiologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists, enabling them to assess, protect and improve the functioning of the nervous system in various applications. Dr Catherine Ramsay, 3M Microbiology 3M Microbiology in Bridgend is a leading manufacturer of rapid hygiene testing and microbial screening products for use in a wide range of manufacturers from food to toiletries, and for other applications including hospital hygiene and biodetection systems for defence agencies.

Mr David Ford, Swansea School of Medicine The School of Medicine at Swansea University is Wales’s new second medical school. It runs an innovative graduate entry medical programme, and undertakes a wide range of biomedical, clinical and population research, supported by high-performance supercomputing. Professor Paul J Smith, School of Medicine, Cardiff University The Cancer Biology and Biophotonics group encompasses basic cellular research, systems biology, anticancer drug discovery and leads the UK Optical Biochips Consortium, developing micro- and nanotechnologies for the life sciences. Dr Paul Michael, GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is a world leader in medical diagnostics and life sciences. Focussed on enabling molecular medicine, the company works through business areas in diagnostic imaging, protein separations, consumables and cellular technologies

Observers: Dr Owen Crawley - Observer, Chief Scientific Adviser (health), Welsh Assembly Government. Owen provides professional scientific advice to the Department for Health and Social Services and other departments of the Assembly Government to improve and protect health and promote delivery of effective healthcare. Dr Sharon Thomas – Observer, Welsh Assembly Government Technology and Innovation Group supports and encourages technology transfer between companies, creates links between academia and business and helps those seeking to exploit the commercial potential of research and development.


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Annual Review Summary Mission:


To be the representative body and point of contact for the medical and life science sectors in Wales.

To provide a forum for networking and encourage the exchange of ideas, collaboration and supply chain development between businesses, academia, NHS and government agencies To promote members’ products, services and expertise. To raise awareness of regulatory issues, vendor associations and finance opportunities for members. To aid communication between members and interested organisations worldwide To work with the Welsh Assembly Government and other bodies to identify and address the needs of the sector.

Joint and Collaborative Events

Membership Members:




BioWales Conference, Welsh Assembly Government

Academic/NHS/Business Support:


Medilink UK Health Technology Awards 2009 Promotion of and attendance at Electronics KTN meeting at Zarlink

Website Visits per month:

512 (up from 426) growing year on year.

Welsh mission to Medica, Dusseldorf

Publications MediWales Review:

Welsh mission to Arab Health conference, Dubai

3 x 2000 (2000 = no. people distributed to)

Annual Review and Directory: Medilink UK Review:

MediWales Events

1 x 2000 2 x 10,000

No. of attendees

Future Trends:


Money and Law:


The Academic Advantage:


Clinical Access:


MediWales Innovation Awards: Business in the US & Arab States, IBW supported (x2): Total Event Attendance:

115 78 438

‘Delegate satisfaction recorded as over 95% satisfied or very satisfied.

Representation on UK Boards CRC Cymru industrial advisory panel BERR SME competitiveness working group BERR bioscience sector metrics working group Geible Round CRC Cymru steering group meetings UKTI international trade advisors forum Welsh Wound Network, management team meeting AWMSG Industry Forum Medilink UK directors’ meetings


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Offices in Cardiff and Cheltenham Tel: +44 (0)29 2022 9526

Boots Centre for Innovation was created in April 2007 to work closely with early stage companies or lone inventors to develop innovative new products and technologies for the health and beauty retail market. The principle aim of the Centre is to mentor and support these innovators through each stage of product development and eventually launch exciting new consumer products exclusively on the shelves of Alliance Boots stores. Boots Centre for Innovation welcomes entrepreneurs from around the world to present their health and beauty concepts for consideration. At its base in Swansea University, Boots Centre for Innovation provides: ●

Business knowledge including: product development expertise, marketing skills and general business management

Access to a wealth of scientific expertise

Support in obtaining funding

A gateway to Alliance Boots international retail network comprising more than 3,200 retail outlets and providing access to over 135,000 independent pharmacies

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3M Microbiology Abel & Imray Aberystwyth University Accelero Digital Solutions Ltd Active Signal Ltd Applied Enzyme Technology Ltd AquaHeal Ltd BIC Innovation Ltd Biotec Services International Ltd Biplas Medical Ltd Boots Centre for Innovation Bristol University - Clinical Biotechnology Centre BTG C&G Medicare Ltd Calon-Cardio Technology Ltd Cardiff & Vale NHS Healthcare Trust - Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Directorate Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff University - CBS Cardiff University - CITER Cardiff University - MEC Cardiff University - RACD Cardiff University - Wound Healing Research Unit Catalyst Venture Partners CellPath Ltd Cerebra Chapman Molony ConvaTec Ltd Dentron Ltd Design Reality Ltd Dr Bob Wallis DTR Medical Ltd E2L Products Ltd Egin Cyfnngedig Ensinger Precision Engineering Ltd Excalibur Group Excel Photonix Systems Ltd Exopack Advanced Coatings Finance Wales Firefly Medical Ltd Frontier Medical Fulcrum Direct Ltd Gambit Corporate Finance GE Healthcare Geldards LLP George James Ltd Giles Insurance Ltd GX Design Engineers Haemair Ltd Heritage Medical Ltd Home Telehealth Ltd Huntleigh Hyderus Cyf International Business Wales Invacare Ltd Isca Healthcare Research Jara Consulting Ltd Kinneir Dufort Design Ltd












Krysium Advisors Ltd MA Consulting International Ltd MedaPhor Ltd Medical Device Consultancy Melys Diagnostics Ltd Microbridge Services Ltd MicroPharm Ltd Molecular Light Technology Research Ltd Mr Prashant Murugkar Muscagen Ltd Neem Biotech Ltd Nightingale Care Beds Ltd Norgine Ltd Oncomorph Analysis Ltd OsteoTronix Ltd Ovasort Ltd Patent Seekers Ltd PDR Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd Performance Health Products Ltd Phoenix Medical Recruitment Ltd Procela Partners Qioptiq Ltd Ruskinn Technology Ltd Sarum Biosciences Ltd Shakerscope Ltd Silprotect Ltd Simbec Research Ltd Sleepworks Products Ltd Sony UK Tec St. Davids Assemblies Ltd Sterilin Ltd Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory Swansea University - Centre for Complex Fluids Processing Swansea University - ILS Swansea University - School of Medicine Synergy Health Laboratory Services Teamwork Technology Services Ltd The Magstim Company Ltd Tianhai UK Ltd Trojan Electronics Ltd TT electronics integrated manufacturing services UK Healthgateway Ltd Ultrawave Ltd University of Bristol - Clinical Biotechnology Centre University of Glamorgan - AIDC UPG Global Manufacturing Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP Venalink Welsh Assembly Government - T&I Welsh Assembly Government - Wales Innovators Network Wentwood Medical Ltd Withers & Rogers LLP Wynne-Jones, Laine & James LLP Xenos - the Wales Business Angel Network Ltd XGEN Zarlink Semiconductor

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3M Microbiology The Science Park Technology Drive Bridgend Glamorgan CF31 3NA Tel: 01656 641400 Fax: 01656 768835 Email: Web:

3M Microbiology, Bridgend is a leading manufacturer of rapid hygiene testing and microbial screening products for use by dairy, food and beverage manufacturers, personal care and toiletry manufacturers. The products are also used in other applications including hospital hygiene, monitoring biocide treatment of industrial waters and in biodetection systems for defence agencies. The Bridgend manufactured products are part of a wider portfolio from 3M Microbiology which includes Petrifilm™ sample ready plates for enumeration of microorganisms, Tecra™ pathogen test kits and a range of sample handling and media products.

Abel & Imray 23 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BY Tel: 029 2034 7030 Fax: 029 2066 6637 Web:

Abel & Imray is a leading firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys handling all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trade marks and designs. We have expertise in all fields of medical and related technology. Our team of biotechnology and chemistry specialists has particular experience in diagnostics, gene therapy, drug delivery systems, protein engineering, pharmaceuticals and combinatorial chemistry. We have extensive experience of medical devices, including mechanical, optical and electronic medical devices. Our professionals have particular skills in the protection and exploitation of intellectual property relating to those fields, as well as experience in management and development of intellectual property portfolios.

Aberystwyth University CCS Visualisation Centre Aberystwyth University SY23 3BF Tel: 01970 628504 Email: Web:

Aberystwyth University offers a breadth of research activity of relevance to the healthcare and medical sector. Access to these is provided by the Aberystwyth BioCentre (ABC) which offers an interface to businesses and other external organisations with an interest in research and development opportunities, consultancy, licensing and technology transfer in: plant breeding, animal science & nutrition, pharmaceuticals & agrochemicals, microbiology, parasitology, food quality, diagnostic & analytical sciences, environmental management, proteomics, genomics & metabolomics, visualisation and healthcare imaging.

Accelero Digital Solutions Ltd The Old Mill Abbey Road Ewenny Bridgend CF35 5BN Tel: 01656 648 200 Fax: 01656 648 100 Email: Web:

Accelero Digital Solutions provides software for effective mobile working using a number of technologies. Our current product range includes a solution that implements a digital pen to improve efficiency of processing data captured using traditional pen and paper. Significant cost and process improvements can be made where the data is entered onto one or more computer systems at a later date. Information gathered using a digital pen can be made available to relevant personnel within minutes of being written. The digital pen technology is sector independent and can provide benefits across a wide variety of uses. The digital pen is particularly effective where community based care is provided.

annual review and directory 2009 Active Signal Ltd Mindale House Ffordd Hendre Prestatyn LL19 8PG Contact: Warren Ward Tel: 01754 851111 Fax: 0870 1308342 Email: Web:

15 ActiveSignal is the first company in the world to exploit the new bioscience of exogenous pathway signalling. ActiveSignal technology is a highly intelligent method of activating cell-to-cell signalling for therapeutic purposes. Unlike pharmaceuticals, ActiveSignal products have a biological rather than a chemical action, with little or no risk to the patient. The company has demonstrated the effectiveness of the technology with the Ion Extra supplement capsule for humans and the Equiwinner patch for horses. Cell signalling devices are likely to bring radical and rapid improvements in the treatment or eradication of a number of chronic human conditions. Licences are available for cell signalling against specific conditions. Patents worldwide.

Applied Enzyme Technology Ltd The Gwent Group Monmouth House Mamhilad Park Pontypool Torfaen NP4 0HZ Contact: Guido Drago Tel: 01495 751100 E-Mail: Web:

Applied Enzyme Technology Ltd (AET) was established in 1994 with core expertise and patents in protein stabilisation, which has resulted in the successful stabilisation of many enzymes and antibodies in a number of medical biosensor devices.AET in partnership with Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd are able to develop and manufacture biosensors for diagnostic, healthcare and point of care applications. Sensors being developed for clients include: glucose, cholesterol, creatine, ammonia, pyruvate, organophosphates, alcohol and cardiac markers. The Gwent Group of companies are capable of manufacturing up to 500,000 sensors per annum.

AquaHeal Ltd OpTIC Technium Ffordd William Morgan St Asaph Business Park St Asaph Denbigh LL17 0JD Email: Web: (under construction)

AquaHeal Ltd is a new business spun out from Glyndwr University, Wrexham. Core business is centred around the development of novel hydrogel technologies for use in advanced woundcare. Target applications include postoperative, chronic, pressure sores and burns. AquaHeal’s hydrogel systems also have uses in regenerative medicine and biopolymer separations. Consultancy services in polymer and polymerisation process design and optimisation, polymer characterisation and formulation development are also offered.

BIC Innovation Ltd Pencoed Technology Centre Bridgend CF35 5HZ Tel: 01656 861536 Contact: Dafydd Davies, Prif Weithredwr/Chief Executive Email: Web:

Based in Pencoed Technology Centre, South Wales and Parc Menai, Bangor, BIC Innovation is Wales’ leading innovation services business undertaking wide ranging UK and international project work for clients. An experienced healthcare team in NPD, sales and marketing performance improvement management to help you to drive your healthcare business forward. We offer: • Strategic Innovation and Development • Marketing Research • International Sales & Marketing Management • Technology & IPR Exploitation • NPD Processes and Management • Financial Management Services • Perfromance Improvement (Manufacturing Advisory Service Wales) • Total Project Management


Biotec Services International Ltd Biotec House Central Park, Western Avenue Bridgend Industrial Estate Bridgend CF31 3TY Tel: 01656 750550 Fax: 01656 750569 E-mail: Web:

Biotec Services International Limited is a Bridgend based Clinical Trials Supply company specialising in the import, Qualified Person certification, labelling, assembly, storage and world-wide distribution of clinical trial supplies for Phase I to III trials and licensed medication. Biotec specialize in temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and can store and ship pharmaceutical products at ambient conditions, 2-8째C, -20째C and -80째C. Working to both US and European Quality standards and with regular discussions with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), all of our procedures are managed to the highest possible standards, conforming to cGMP and other relevant regulatory standards.

Biplas Medical Ltd 3/4 Llantrisant Business Park Llantrisant Rhondda Cynon Taff CF72 8LF Tel: 01443 237654 Email: Web:

Innovative design and development company with manufacturing capability in plastic injection moulding. We develop devices using the latest technology in polymer and metallurgy with the required electronics using our associated partner. Offering know-how and expertise based on our engineering and knowledge of a wide range of processes, capable of manufacturing the end product at a cost effective price. We are currently working on single use disposable devices in the field of laparoscopy, gynaecology and urology. We are working with leading clinicians in these areas to enable the use of appropriate technology and processes to develop devices with patient need being the priority.

Boots Centre for Innovation Institute of Life Science University of Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Contact: Louise Bryce Marketing Manager Tel: 01792 513722 Fax: 01792 602679 Email: Web:

Boots Centre for Innovation works closely with early stage companies or inventors to develop innovative new products and technologies within the health and beauty sectors. The principle aim of the Centre is to mentor and support these innovators through each stage of product development and eventually launch exciting new consumer products for the shelves of Boots stores. At its base in Swansea University, Boots Centre for Innovation provides business knowledge, access to a wealth of scientific expertise, advice on obtaining funding and a gateway to 2,600 Boots stores in the UK with an introducing to an international distribution and retail network.

BTG Ffostrasol Llandysul Ceredigion SA44 5JT Tel: 01239 851122 Fax: 01239 858800 Web: Email:

BTG is an international specialty pharmaceuticals company that is developing and commercialising products targeting critical care, cancer, neurological and other disorders. The company is also seeking to acquire new products to develop and market to hospital specialists, and is building a sustainable business financed by revenues from sales of its critical care products and from royalties and milestone payments on partnered products.

annual review and directory 2009 C&G Medicare Ltd Russell House 31 Russell Street Swansea SA1 4HR Tel: 0871 218 1233 Email: Web:

17 We manufacture and market our own innovation to control female incontinence. Incostress controls incontinence, supports the urethra and the bladder neck and at the same time allows natural exercise of the pelvic floor muscles. C&G Medicare Ltd are an International award winner. We are currently looking for distributors for the product with a view to find a company to eventually licence to. We supply to some NHS trusts, which is expanding. Our target market is aimed at women over the age of 18 (majority being 45+)

Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd Institute of Life Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Contact: Kevin Fernquest Telephone: 00 44 (0) 1792 602861 E-mail:

Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd (CCTL) is developing the next generation of implantable micro blood pump for the treatment of heart failure. Current pumps have clinically proven that heart assist pumps are a safe and effective. However, these devices have failed to exploit their market potential for two reasons: Current products are too large requiring highly invasive surgery and they are expensive. CCTL’s technology addresses both these problems and promises to realise the vision of heart assist pumps becoming the routine method of treatment for heart failure. CCTL are collaborating with world leaders such as The Texas Heart Institute, The John Radcliff Hospital, Swansea University, The Technology Strategy Board and Welsh Assembly Government.

Cardiff & Vale NHS Healthcare Trust – Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Directorate University Hospital of Wales Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XW Tel: 029 20742014 Fax: 029 20742489 Email:

The Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Directorate offers a wide range of clinical, scientific and technical services. Clinical services in the Medical Physics area include medical imaging, vascular (Doppler) ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone densitometry and body composition determination. In Clinical Engineering we provide a very wide range of life-cycle equipment management services for medical equipment in our own and neighbouring Trusts. Our Mechanical Engineering section designs, develops and produces medical devices to take forward collaborative research ideas in a range of medical areas. We provide direct clinical services in Rehabilitation Engineering, designing, developing and producing engineering solutions to meet the needs of individual clients.

Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ Tel: 029 2075 7744 Fax: 029 2075 0239 Web:

Cardiff MediCentre is a dedicated innovation and incubation centre supporting the development of the life-sciences sector in Cardiff. With circa 25,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space the centre offers specialist support and business services for high-growth early stage companies developing medical- and lifesciences- related technology. Established in 1987, the centre is governed by a joint venture involving Cardiff Council, the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust, the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff University, providing MediCentre tenants with unique access to public sector organisations geared towards supporting economic growth and encouraging medical development.


Cardiff University - Central Biotechnology Services Cardiff University Henry Wellcome Building School of Medicine Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN Contact: Anna Hurley Tel: 029 2068 7004 Email: Web:

Central Biotechnology Services provides state-of-the-art, high throughput laboratory facilities and highly skilled technical support, enabling the acceleration of research activities, the fostering of collaboration and the realisation of research potential. Academic consultancy and training are also available should your project require it. Based in Cardiff University, CBS aims to provide its customers with an excellent, cost-effective service, offering advice, training and analysis using facilities across the broad spectrum of the life sciences. We offer competitive services to industry and academia in the following fields: Genomics – qPCR, DNA Sequencing, DNA fragment analysis, and Microarraying (Affymetrix and Illumina); High throughput assays using the MesoScale Discovery (MSD) platform; Proteomics; Biacore; Histology; Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting; Imaging; and Laser Capture Microscopy.

Cardiff University - Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair 51 Park Place Cardiff CF10 3AT Contact: CITER Manager Tel: 029 2087 0129 Fax: 029 2087 0129 Email: Web:

CITER brings together life sciences and clinical expertise from Cardiff University to advance technological developments in the field of tissue engineering and repair and ultimately to improve patient care and quality of life. CITER’s three strands of activity are: interdisciplinary research encompassing the biomechanical, regulatory, ethical, physiologic and health service aspects of tissue engineering and repair; the provision and commercialisation of clinical service technologies; and education, training and knowledge dissemination including an MSc in Tissue Engineering, an interdisciplinary postgraduate taught scheme which may be of particular interest to representatives in the healthcare sector. CITER’s range of services is potentially attractive to the NHS, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, engineering, devices and biomaterials companies.

Cardiff University – Manufacturing Engineering Centre Queen’s Building Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0YF Tel: 029 2087 4641 Fax: 029 2087 4880 Email: Web:

The award winning Manufacturing Engineering at Cardiff University has expertise in: • 3D CAD modelling of anatomical structure from CT/MRI data • Manufacturing of biomodels using rapid prototyping techniques such as SLS & SLA • Design and manufacture of personalised implants with biocompatible materials, for cranio-maxillofacial surgery such as cranioplasty and bone tumors • Production of surgical tools to meet specific surgeons’ requirements • Development of surgical training models • Generation of finite element analysis models from CT/MRI data for biochemical research.

Cardiff University - Research and Commercial Division Cardiff University 7th Floor, 30-36 Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0DE Tel: 029 2087 4837 Fax: 029 2087 4189 Web:

The Research and Commercial Division at Cardiff University supports research, consultancy services and technology transfer activities across all academic schools and research centres. Cardiff University spends approximately £100 million on R&D annually, of which approximately 60% is in Biomedical and related technology areas. The Division also supports an active programme of patenting and licensing technology and innovations to companies, the establishment of spin-out companies as well as extensive range of consultancy and other knowledge transfer services.

annual review and directory 2009 Cardiff University – Wound Healing Research Unit (WHRU) Upper Ground Floor School of Medicine Cardiff University Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN Contact: Professor KG Harding Tel: 029 2074 4505 Fax: 029 2074 6334 Email: Web:

WHRU has three core activities: • Specialist clinical services • Research • Education and Training The research work completed at the unit includes conducting clinical trials to ICHGCP standards, biological research (with a particular emphasis on microbiology and material science), physical measurement (the interface of medicine and engineering/electronics) and health services research (including HRQoL and health economics). The unit offers an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair as well as a range of short courses. The unit collaborates with a number of other departments within the University of Wales and is part of the Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair. The target markets include health professionals working with non-healing acute or chronic wounds and health care companies involved in specialist wound care.

Catalyst Venture Partners 2 Queens Parade Bath BA1 2NJ Tel: 01225 331498 Email: Web:

We are a corporate finance and fast-growth advisory firm specialising in the health, environmental, media and telecoms sectors. We work with ambitious and entrepreneurial companies who are at the early and expansion stage of their development and seeking to raise between £500,000 and £5 million. We aim to partner with companies over the long term. Our fees come mainly from success.

CellPath Ltd Unit 80, Mochdre Enterprise Park Newtown Powys SY16 4LE Tel: 01686 611333 Fax: 01686 622946 Email: Web:

CellPath Ltd is a market leading healthcare company, which specialises in the manufacture and distribution of products for use in the cellular pathology disciplines of histology and cytology. CellPath also specialises in pharmaceutical promotion. Our in-house teams are specialists in the following areas: process development; chemistry; analytical chemistry; product development; injection moulding; novel packaging design; artwork design; contract manufacture. CellPath’s latest initiative is CellNass - an archiving service for hospitals to store specimen slides and blocks. CellNass is registered with the Human Tissue Authority for the storage of tissue.

Cerebra 2nd Floor Offices Lyric Building King Street Carmarthen SA31 1BD Tel: 01267 244200 Fax: 01267 244201 E-mail: Web:

Cerebra is a charity helping brain injured children. It set up its Innovation Centre in conjunction with the Swansea Metropolitan University to provide a research and design service to help children, parents and carers find specialist equipment and adaptations that are not already available to buy. The Innovation Centre is made up of a small team of young and talented engineers and designers who are able to respond to requests to adapt or design and build specialist equipment. We have expertise in the areas of electronics, design and engineering, We also work with a range of industry partners and other charities in the development of products.



Chapman Molony Cardiff Business Technology Centre Senghenydd Rd Cathays Cardiff CF24 4AY Tel: 029 2009 9999 Fax: 029 2066 4319 Email: Web:

22 Chapman Molony are Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys with offices in Cardiff and Swansea. They are able to provide advice and assistance relating to the protection, and enforcement of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade marks, copyright and designs. Chapman Molony’s technical expertise lies in the field of engineering, electronic and medical technology but work relating to other technical areas can also be handled. In addition to assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property, Chapman Molony offer in-house consultancy services and can undertake audits to identify protectable intellectual property, including new technology, trade marks, house-styles, brands, designs and copyright.

Clinical Biotechnology Centre University of Bristol Langford House Lower Langford Bristol BS40 5DU Tel: 0117 9289388 Email:

CBC has been producing biopharmaceuticals for clinical trials on behalf of academic and NHS sponsors since 2000. We provide translational research services to our sponsors as they progress from pre-clinical to clinical trials. CBC holds a Manufacturer’s Authorisation (Investigational Medicinal Products) granted by the MHRA in 2004, for the production of recombinant proteins and DNA plasmids. In 2007 this was extended to cover the GMP importation from suppliers outside the EU. As we are core funded by the DH through its allocation of central R&D funds to the NHSBT, our academic and NHS sponsors are charged at cost for our services.

ConvaTec Ltd First Avenue Deeside Industrial Park Deeside Flintshire CH5 2NU Tel: 01244 584000

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions – Ostomy care, Wound therapeutics, Continence and Critical care and infusion devices – ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit

Dentron Ltd Llys Myrddin Efailwen Clynderwen Carmarthenshire SA66 7XG Contact: Jonathan Copus Tel: 01994 419792 Fax: 01994 419796 Email: Web:

Dentron Ltd specialises in innovative medical devices. The best known is the Biogun, a wide spectrum electronic microbicide which kills micro-organisms (including the superbug MRSA) using a concentrated stream of electrically charged air particles applied from a distance of 2-10mm. The device is used by podiatrists, dentists and dermatologists for a variety of conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, periodontitis, athlete’s foot, verrucae and other warts, fungal nail infections and foot ulcers. The method is safe, drug free and in most circumstances painless. Dentron is seeking distributors for the Biogun worldwide and also partners for a subsidised research project on woundcare.

annual review and directory 2009 Design Reality Ltd 94 Bowen Court St Asaph Business Park St Asaph Denbigshire LL17 0JE Tel: 01745 583 356 Fax: 01745 583 356 email: Web:

21 Design Reality is a medium-sized, dynamic and thriving product design consultancy with experience spanning the consumer, medical device, packaging, commercial and industrial sectors. We have successfully teamed experience, knowledge, passion and skill to provide a holistic and comprehensive solution to your design needs, from concept and innovation to development and prototyping. Services: CAD design / Reverse Engineering / Digital visualisation / Production Tooling / Advanced Rapid Prototyping / CNC capabilities / Conceptual sketch work / Graphic design & print production / Marketing Research. Accredited to ISO9001, Investors In People and recently featured in the Hot 100 Companies in Wales.

DTR Medical Ltd 17 Clarion Court Clarion Close Enterprise Park Swansea SA6 8RF Tel: 01792 797910 Fax: 01792 797955 Email: Web:

DTR Medical is an innovative medical device and cleanroom contract manufacturing company, with the ability to design, CE mark, manufacture and sterilise a wide range of medical devices and other healthcare products. Based in Swansea, South Wales, DTR Medical custom built facilities includes a versatile ISO class 7 cleanroom complex operated by a highly trained team. Experienced in the manufacture and packing of many medical devices used in ENT, vascular neurology, orthopaedic and general surgery, DTR Medical can also handle design files and CE marking. The company already contract manufactures a wide range of custom-built products for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic industries.

E2L Products Ltd 19 White Swan Court Monmouth NP25 3NY Contact: Lyndon Owen Managing Director Tel: 01600 714856 Email: Web: Electronic product designers offering

skills in electronic hardware and embedded software, mechanical, biochemical and production engineering. A track record for original thinking and an inhouse philosophy of design simplicity - recognised as ‘Ambassadors for Innovation’ by the Welsh Assembly Government. Customers range from multinationals, NHS to individuals with ‘the great idea’. A flexible commercial approach encompasses fixed price contract, joint venture or even product rescue with licensing arrangements. E2L also has its own products: ‘MegaBee™’ assisted writing tablet for extreme tetraplegic, motor neurone or stroke patients; ‘FAB™’ Frenchay alphabet board for AAT assessment; ‘MegaPhon™’ wireless voice amplifiers. Contract vacuum forming is also offered for small batch runs.

Egin Cyfyngedig Llain Deg Llanddaniel Fab Gaerwen Sir Ynys Mon ˆ LL60 6NN Tel: 01248 848 068 Mobile : 07962 268 461 Email: Web:

Egin Cyfyngedig can help to turn your laboratory instruments and equipment concepts into reality. We offer modelling, simulation, prototyping and development of mechanical, fluidic and electronic systems at reasonable cost. We can help take devices past the approvals stage and into manufacture. With extensive knowledge of the business support infrastructure in Wales we can assist with technology transfer, feasibility studies and finance for innovation.


Ensinger Precision Engineering Ltd Wilfried Way Tonyrefail Mid Glamorgan CF39 8JQ Tel: 01443 678500 Fax: 01443 676777 Email: Web:

Ensinger Ltd is an international organisation and market leader in the manufacture and distribution of thermoplastics for the medical industry, which is supported by the production of precision machined components. We are committed to continued growth and are always at the forefront of technology; Ensinger Precision Engineering offers 3,4 or 5-axis CNC routing; 2,3 and 5-axis turning and 3, 4 and 5-axis milling. Ensinger is constantly looking for new and unique blends of materials that can be developed for specific applications in the medical field. As certain materials become standard commodities, Ensinger intends to continually invest in research and development to lead developments in this exciting industry.

Excalibur Group Sophia House 28 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ Tel: 07971 004424 Email: Web:

Excalibur Group is the medical science investment house founded by Sir Chris Evans. It has €0.5bn of funds under management and specialises in investing venture capital in the medical sciences sector. Excalibur was formed through the combination of Merlin Biosciences and Merchant Ventures and is a group of 19 professionals with considerable commercial, financial and technical experience. Excalibur recently set up an office in Cardiff as part of its wider strategy of focussing on the Welsh market.

Exopack Advanced Coatings Ash Road North Wrexham LL13 9UF Tel: 01978 660241 Fax : 01978 661452 Email: Web:

Exopack Advanced Coatings produces the inspire™ range of films and foams to manufacturers in the wound care, ostomy and medical device sectors. Films, foams and adhesives can be combined in a variety of ways to create novel features or brand identity. Several composites are available as part of the standard inspire™portfolio with an added printing facility if required. Carboncontaining films that can be modified with silver or silver/silver chloride are also part of the inspire™portfolio suitable for a variety of electrode applications including ECG, TNS, biosensors and cosmetic applications. Exopack Advanced Coatings also offers papers, films and specialty substrates for press supplies, electronics and optical technologies.

Firefly Medical Ltd Unit B Cwm Cynon Business Park Mountain Ash CF45 4ER Ian Mortimer General Manager Tel: 01443 475539 Fax: 01443 473379 Email: Web:

Firefly Medical Ltd are an established innovative company, whose design team have over 6 years experience in the Design, Development and approval of Medical Equipment. With expertise that has successfully brought over 100 branded products to the medical market, we are able to identify clients’ milestones in line with ISO 13485:2003, allowing us to develop your product from concept to saleable CE-marked medical devices. Utilising our Solid Edge CAD suite we can quickly turn your concepts into 3D models, prototypes and ultimately full production devices. We have pro-forma regulatory documentation to speed up the development cycle and offer friendly expert advice to assist you in bringing your product to market. We also distribute medical products throughout the U.K with a dedicated sales team. “For the avoidance of doubt, Firefly Medical Limited is in no way connected with Williams Medical Supplies Limited. For further information on Williams Medical Supplies Limited please visit”

annual review and directory 2009 Finance Wales plc

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Finance Wales plc provides commercial funding to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Wales, enabling them to realise their potential for innovation and growth. Managing funds in excess of £280 million, the company has invested over £110 million through more than 2000 investments in businesses and leveraged more than £322 million of private sector investment. A subsidiary of the Welsh Assembly Government, Finance Wales plc adopts a flexible, focussed investment approach and is involved in co-investment and follow-on deals with other commercial funders, including banks, venture capital funds and business angels. Finance Wales makes commercial debt and equity investments from £5,000 to £2 million into startup and early stage businesses, as well as providing investment for more established companies with development capital, management succession or acquisition funding needs. Visit for up-to-date information about the commercial investment opportunities available from Finance Wales plc.

xénos the Wales Business Angel Network, is a business introduction service matching high net-worth individual investors with companies seeking growth funding who are prepared in return to offer an equity share in the business. A subsidiary of Finance Wales plc, xénos has a network of over 120 business angels seeking investment opportunities. Completed deals have involved a variety of sectors including IT, medical devices, environmental and manufacturing, as well as companies at various stages in their growth. xénos has facilitated more than £19.5 million of private sector investment in Wales-based businesses in the past decade through 130 deals. xénos is a member of the British Business Angels Association (BBAA) and the European Business Angels Association (EBAN) xénos business angels are involved in a range of deals, including: • Start-up • Management buy-out/ buy-in • Expansion • Turnaround situations

Finance Wales, Oakleigh House, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DQ T: 0800 587 4140, F 029 2033 8101, E: xénos, Oakleigh House, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DQ T: 029 2033 8144 F: 029 2033 8101 E:

Frontier Medical Newbridge Road Industrial Estate Blackwood NP12 2YN Tel: 01495 235800 Fax: 01495 235808 Email: Web:

Frontier Medical manufacture and market a range of medical products in four broad business streams: • Sharpsafe is Europe’s leading brand of plastic sharps disposal containers • Repose is a range of inflatable polyurethane pressure redistribution devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, manufactured under license from the NHS • eXchange is the brand under which products are made available to organisations for harm reduction purposes amongst the intravenous drug using community • Multigate is the brand of swabs, dressings, bandages and packs sold to healthcare organisations throughout the UK


Fulcrum Direct Ltd Cardiff Business Technology Centre Senghenydd Rd Cardiff CF24 4AY Tel: 029 2064 7019 Email: Web: Fulcrum Direct Limited provides

effective business planning and marketing services designed to help companies achieve tangible results. Specialising in small and SME companies in the Biosciences and Technology sectors, our mission is to provide high quality support using professionally qualified and experienced marketing Associates to ensure profitable business results for our clients. You will benefit from our independent, cost effective approach using our expertise to help you understand your markets, develop workable, practical marketing strategies, carry out effective identification of profitable target markets, maintain a pipeline of high quality prospects and develop an integrated approach to marketing communications which maximises the effectiveness of your messages, whatever channels you choose.

Gambit Corporate Finance Kenneth Pollard House 5-19 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF11 9AQ Tel: 02920 667799 Email: Web:

Gambit Corporate Finance specialises in advising quoted and unquoted companies with turnover up to £200 million on corporate finance transactions with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, fundraising and management buy-outs. Established in 1992, the firm offers a distinctive partner-led service and has built a strong track record of successful transactions in the medical sector in Wales.

GE Healthcare The Maynard Centre Forest Farm Whitchurch Cardiff CF14 7YT Tel: 029 2052 6000 Fax: 029 2052 6348 Web:

GE’s Maynard Centre facility develops and manufactures reagents and reagent systems to support customer research in genomics, proteomics and cell biology. These reagents are frequently designed for use on the company’s instrument platforms. Key target market sectors are the early stages of drug discovery programmes in the major pharmaceutical companies worldwide, in particular high-throughput drug screening, metabolism and distribution studies. The facility also offers a custom manufacturing service.

Geldards LLP Dumfries House Dumfries Place Cardiff CF10 3ZFTel: 029 2034 1740 Fax: 029 2925 6253 Email: Web: Cardiff based law firm Geldards

provides a full range of legal services to clients in both the life and bio-sciences industries. The firm’s dedicated Healthcare Team has a strong track record in medical technology & know how licensing, research and development collaborations, and patent, design and trade mark infringements, which has been built from its prestigious client base including universities, hospitals including medical teaching hospitals, GP and dental practices, pharmacies, manufacturers of life and bio-science products, and medical retailers.

annual review and directory 2009 george james Ltd Hotley Bottom lane Great Missenden Buckingham HP16 9PL Tel: 01858 433 481 Mobile: 07977 192209 Email: Web:

25 george james ltd offers talent management & evaluation, recruitment, fundraising, training, HR and coaching services. We cover biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, instrumentation, scientific software, fine chemicals and chemical technology companies. With a combined experience of over 150 years in the business areas we support and over 50 years as a service provider we have a global reach and work extensively throughout Europe and also network into the US & Canada. We have a keen interest and track record of providing a broad range of cost effective services to SMEs and have a background of strong partnerships with individual senior managers and with their businesses. We work at a wide range of levels of recruitment, at grades from £35K to £200K.

Giles Insurance Ltd Talbot House Talbot Road Llantrisant CF72 8AF Tel: 01443 443925 Fax: 01443 238383 Email: Web:

Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd are specialists in the lifescience sector acting for more than 200 clients in the UK and overseas, from university spin-outs to main market listed companies, including companies involved in the research, development and supply of pharmaceutical and medtech products, CROs and related service providers. We are proud to be sponsors of both OBN and the BIA. We offer a range of specialist insurance products and services, including: • Global clinical trials • Pharmaceutical and medical product liability • Bio-medical errors & omissions / professional indemnity • Medical malpractice • Intellectual property litigation and protection • R&D and supply chain protection • Marine and goods in transit • Directors & Officers indemnity

GX Design Engineers The Mayfield Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1SY Contact: Claire Banks Business Development Manager Tel: 01291 673437 Fax: 01291 673438 Email: Web:

GX Design is Wales’ largest independent design consultancy. Our team has a proven track record of designing, developing and manufacturing high quality instruments, machines and products for the medical sector. As part of the GX Group we deliver creative thinking and cutting edge technology; excellent service and commercially effective solutions. Recent clients include: Bayer Diagnostics, Gyrus Medical, Rhytec, CLP, Pall, Medical Support Systems, Morecare and British Gas.

Haemair Ltd Unit 212 Digital Technium, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP Email: Web:

The Haemair mission is to produce respiratory aids that range from devices that support respiration for patients with deficient lungs via an easily reversible fully external device to a prosthetic device that may replace human lungs. The basis of the device is a blood/air mass exchanger. This exchanger takes carbon dioxide from the blood and transfers oxygen into the blood. It is compact, portable and suitable for conscious, active patients. The devices are aimed at both acute and chronic lung conditions. Unlike most conventional treatments for lung deficiency, the devices do NOT use the lungs; thus they allow deficient lungs to rest and recover, rather than forcing damaged lungs to work harder through mechanically supported breathing. Ultimately our patients should be allowed home.


Heritage Medical Ltd Unit 5 Woodland Way Heolgerrig Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1SQ Contact: Lynn Heritage Managing Director Tel: 01685 720070 Fax: 01685 720079 Email:

Heritage Medical Ltd, has been appointed partner to Memometal in France to provide a full presence for Memometal in the UK. Memometal are the leading company in memory metal implants for hand and foot surgery. Heritage Medical have worked with Memometal for 6 years and this new venture will provide immediate growth for both companies. Heritage Medical is also working with a number of US and Israeli companies to introduce their products into Europe. It is our plan in 2009 to provide job opportunities within South Wales and we are working with IBW to make that a reality.

Home Telehealth Ltd Saint Line House Mount Stuart Square Cardiff CF10 5LR Tel: 029 2044 4795 Fax: 029 2044 4778 E-mail: Web:

HTL is a provider of Telehealth Managed Services dedicated to bringing innovation to Health, Social Care Providers, Industry and Consumers. HTL’s objective is to leverage its experience of working within both the public and private Healthcare markets on the delivery of new value-added services and solutions that deliver new applications generating improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes for our clients. The HTL portfolio of services, products and solutions extends across many segments of Health and Social Care including Health and Wellbeing, Chronic Disease Management, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Telecare, Assistive Technologies, eHealth grouped into three segments: technology solutions, managed services, programme implementation.

Huntleigh Diagnostic Products Division Unit 35 Portmanmoor Road East Moors Cardiff CF24 5HN Tel: 029 2048 5885 Fax: 029 2049 0170 Email: Web:

Huntleigh, a member of the Getinge group of companies is a leading global provider of innovative and high quality medical equipment for healthcare professionals. The Diagnostic Products Division can proudly boast world leading brands such as Sonicaid, Dopplex and Smartsigns, covering healthcare requirements in obstetrics, vascular assessment and patient monitoring. The ISO 9001-accredited site at Cardiff is the largest manufacturer of foetal monitors in the UK and its position has been strengthened with the introduction of portable foetal monitors, monitors with telemedicine capabilities and electronic viewing and archiving systems. The Smartsigns Brand of Patient Monitors compliment the Obstetric and Vascular business enabling us to offer complete solutions to medical professionals world-wide. The site also offers expertise in electronic components and software that support product lines throughout the entire group.

Hyderus Cyf 34 Maindee Road Cwmfelinfach Ynysddu Newport NP11 7HR Tel: 01495 2000321 Fex: 01495 200019 Email: Web:

Hyderus is a strategic communications consultancy specialising in Influencing treatment decisions and patient empowerment across Europe, building specialist and general understanding of public health issues communicating development and developing country health matters to policy makers, specialist audiences and the general public and helping Welsh organisations to communicate with stakeholders in Wales and throughout the World. Within these disciplines we provide strategic consulting, qualitative market research (through a partner company), commissioning and management of quantitative research, stakeholder relations and public affairs in Wales and the UK, internal communications media and public relations in Wales and the UK, media and influencer relations in over 50 countries and crisis planning and management.

annual review and directory 2009 International Business Wales International Business Wales Biosciences and Healthcare Team Trafalgar House 5 Fitzalan Place Cardiff CF24 0ED Tel: 02920 442608 Email: Web:

27 The Bioscience & Healthcare team in IBW focuses on identifying and assisting companies in the bioscience sector to locate and grow their business in Wales. This team consists of three people – Chris Williams (Team Leader), Chris Davies (Business Development Manager) and Katie Weeks (Project Executive) – who are all scientists with track records in the commercial world, and thus able to talk shop knowledgeably with clients and understand their needs, both from a scientific and a business perspective. Through teamwork and collaboration, the IBW team is exploring the business strategies and supply chains of existing bioscience companies in Wales to enable the development of an inward investment strategy that will enhance and grow the current cluster in Wales. IBW also supports companies that wish to participate at international trade fairs and exhibitions such as Medica and Arab Health.

Invacare Ltd South Road Bridgend Industrial Estate Bridgend CF31 3PY Tel: 01656 664 321 Fax: 01656 667 532 Web: Email:

Invacare’s UK operations were founded in 1856 and the company now employs over 200 people on our Bridgend and Treforest sites. The company is ideally placed to provide the UK healthcare market with a range of products and services that the meets both the public and private healthcare sectors. Due to the level of growth we have been experiencing we have recently announced that we will be shortly shutting our Bridgend and Trefoest sites and merging both operations at a new facility in the South Wales area. The products areas that we cover are: • Bathing and Hygiene • Moving and Handling • Beds • Pressure Care: Mattresses and Cushions — made at MSS Treforest • Mobility Aids • Respiratory

ISCA Healthcare Research Hill House Belmont Hill Caerleon NP18 1JX Tel: 01633 423641 Email: Web:

ISCA HEALTHCARE RESEARCH is a specialist consultancy providing expert services in the development of medical devices, pre-clinical / clinical device development, medical device clinical trials and clinical regulatory documentation. This expertise is based on >20years experience of working with medical devices and their clinical validation in the UK, Europe and Internationally. ISCA HEALTHCARE RESEARCH has extensive experience in the following areas: medical device development and clinical validation; medical device pre-clinical / clinical trials and project management; clinical trial documentation; MHRA submissions; clinical literature reviews for regulatory submissions; pre-audit review of clinical regulatory submission documentation; medical and study report writing.


Jara Consulting Ltd 95 Allt-yr-Yn Avenue Newport NP20 5DE Contact: John Cable Tel: 01633 784344 Mobile: 07887944285 Email: Jara Consulting Ltd is a specialist

business-to-business sales and marketing consultancy with a strong presence in technology and engineering markets, providing: • Marketing strategy formulation and implementation • Positioning and branding • New product (service) development • Market entry and channel strategy • Sales strategy development • Sales management – performance, lead generation, qualification and conversion • Key account management programmes • Integration of sales and marketing with other business process • Coaching and mentoring for senior management Jara Consulting - focused sales and marketing support from concept to customer.

Kinneir Dufort 5 Host Street Bristol BS1 5BU Tel: 0117 901 4000 Fax: 0117 901 4001 Email: Web:

Kinneir Dufort is a leading international design consultancy. We are experts in delivering product innovation to the medical sector. Our award-winning team successfully develops projects from research and concept generation through to design development and industrialisation. All of our clients benefit from Kinneir Dufort’s fully resourced, multi-disciplinary team equipped with the latest CAD and prototyping technology. We have 31 years of medical experience demonstrated through a broad portfolio of highly successful projects. Key areas of expertise are research; creativity; mechanical and electronic product design; rapid prototyping and project management. Our clients also benefit from our ISO 13485/9001 accreditation which guarantees fully documented and efficiently managed projects.

Krysium Technologies Ltd P.O Box 16 Leominster HR6 0DD Tel: 01568 610777 Fax: 01568 780477 E-mail:

Services: We assist companies with developing their R&&D efforts into commercial products, primarily for bio-diagnostic and processing instrumentation. Products: Bio-detection systems for detecting organisms in raw milk, food, water and end-product applications.

MA Consulting International Ltd Westfield House Ewenny Road Bridgend CF35 5AP Tel: 0845 087 3288 Fax: 01446 774352 Web:

MA Consulting International Ltd is a management development organisation, with experienced consultants located throughout the UK, all of whom are former CEO’s and MDs of blue chip companies, or have at least 10 years senior management experience, together with a broad spectrum of departmental knowledge. We operate an entrepreneurial structure; our people are team-orientated professionals working together within a culture of trust and mutual cooperation. Few organisations have such a high calibre team as MA Consulting. Our people have chosen to join us and recognise the industry leading service they provide when working as part of a mature and experienced team.

annual review and directory 2009 Medaphor ltd 2 Radnor Court 256 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF5 1GZ Tel: 029 2078 5153 Fax: 029 2039 8101 Email: Web:

29 MedaPhor is a joint venture between medical educationalists, computer/interactive media specialists and Cardiff University. The company produces e-learning ultrasound modules and organises regular 3-day “handson” ultrasound courses in Cardiff for obstetrics and gynaecology and is in the process of developing an innovative virtual reality simulator to provide practical skills training away from the clinic. MedaPhor products and services are suitable for postgraduate students, gynaecologists, obstetricians, radiographers, midwives and nurses to develop critical knowledge and skills as part of their training. They are also suitable for practitioners fulfilling their continued professional development (CPD) and trainers as an indispensable teaching resource for the classroom and workshops. MedaPhor is committed to creating high quality ultrasound training systems for worldwide medical healthcare.

Medical Device Consultancy 6 Bessborough Drive Cardiff CF11 8NE Contact: Trevor Lewis Tel: 029 2022 1640 Fax: 029 2022 1579 Mob: 07739 733177 Email: Web:

The Medical Device Consultancy provides specialist business development assistance for medical device, diagnostic and related companies, including partner search and selection. Associates have particular strengths in quality system establishment, improvement, auditing and regulatory compliance in the US and Europe; marketing, strategic market research and planning. The Medical Device Consultancy can deliver high quality consultancy advice and assist with implementation where appropriate.

Melys Diagnostics Ltd Whitland Abbey Whitland Carmarthenshire SA34 0LG Contact: Prof Dawood Parker Tel: 01994 240265 Fax: 01994 241176 Email: Web:

Melys Diagnostics is a medical devices company specialising in non-invasive technologies. The company has developed an Atrial Fibrillation Screening Monitor which has undergone clinical trials both in the UK and the US. Chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest arrhythmia seen in medical practice. The detection of an abnormal heart rhythm associated with AF can be achieved in a few seconds with this monitor, and at low cost.

Microbridge Services Ltd c/o Manufacturing Engineering Centre Cardiff University Queen’s Building Newport Rd Cardiff CF24 3AA Tel: 029 2087 4641 Mobile: 07940 077 197 Web: Email:

MicroBridge Services Limited is a design, prototyping and batch manufacturing solutions provider using micro engineering and micromachining. Companies developing new and innovative products can gain competitive advantage by incorporating micro technology and micro functional features. Product development and time-to-market can be shortened by MicroBridge’s costeffective and comprehensive range of micro machining and micro moulding services. Typical applications of micro technology are medical and surgical devices, micro drug delivery systems, microfluidic diagnostic and Point-of-Care devices and implantable devices. Technologies and services include micromachining, micro EDM, laser micromachining, micro injection moulding, micro mould tool design and manufacture and micro technology consultancy.


MicroPharm Ltd Station Road Industrial Estate Newcastle Emlyn Carmarthenshire SA38 9BX Tel: 01293 710 529 Fax: 01293 710 529 Email: Web:

MicroPharm has two divisions. The Therapeutics division specialises in the contract filling of pharmaceutical products for systemic use. Both manual and automated systems are available which enable the filling of as few as one hundred to several thousand units (vials or ampoules) in EU Grade A isolators located in pharmaceutical cleanrooms. This division also manufactures immunotherapeutic products on contract, including antivenoms for use in Africa. The Diagnostic division raises antisera on contract for a number of European companies and academic groups. Sheep are the preferred species but some other species may be available by arrangement.

Molecular Light Technology Research Ltd 5 Chiltern Close Cardiff Industrial Park Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5DL Tel: 029 2072 7033 Fax: 029 2074 7118 E mail: Web:

Molecular Light Technology Research Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of GenProbe Incorporated, San Diego, USA, a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid, accurate and cost-effective nucleic acid tests, used primarily to detect human diseases. Molecular Light Technology Research Ltd manufactures these tests for sale in the European market.

Mr Prashant Murugkar 20 Heol Dewi Sant St James Mews Heath Cardiff CF14 4NN Tel: 07983 411193 Email:

I am a plastic surgeon with an interest in devices relating to electrocautery and soft tissue repair. I am looking for help with financing, prototyping and licensing and am also interested in acting as a consultant on projects relating to surgical devices.

Muscagen Ltd 10, North Road Cardiff CF10 3DY Contact: Dr Robin H Davies Tel: 029 2087 5830 Fax: 029 2087 4149 Email: Web:

Muscagen predicts and designs selective therapeutic agents in the G Protein coupled Receptor (GPR) area with special interest in developing alleviating agents in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease, incontinence, cardiovascular disease, obesity and asthma

Neem Biotech Ltd Units 1-3 Willowbrook Technical Units Llandogo Road St Mellons Cardiff CF3 0EF Tel: 029 2079 4796 Email: Web:

Extraction of active compounds from plants and marine life, production, research and process development. Current products and research work: garlic; artemisinin; azadirrachtin; galanthamine; barley; horseradish. Future products: aloe ferox; devil’s claw; hoodia; celery; mussel; blueberries; bluebells; flax; shark liver oil. Relevant targeted market sectors (human and animal): pharmaceuticals; neutreceuticals; OTC. Looking to add to our current commercial relationships with companies and academic institutions, both in the UK and overseas.

annual review and directory 2009 Nightingale Care Beds Ltd Unit 20, Abenbury Way Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9UZ Tel: 01987 661 999 Fax@ 01987 661 705 Web: Email: Nightingale Care Beds Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of Bariatric

31 Care Systems into the clinical sector. We have brought together a range of equipment to compliment our ProAxis Plus bariatric bed to enable the care of heavier patients with safety and dignity. We offer a 24/7 rental service with average delivery times of under 4 hours within the UK, this has recently been enhanced with our fixed price Bariatric Package scheme which offers all the equipment required with one call at one price. All products are available for sale, with stock held for immediate delivery.

Norgine Ltd New Road Tir-y-Berth Hengoed Caerphilly CF82 8SJ Tel: 01443 812183 Fax: 01443 816648 Web:

Norgine Ltd is the UK-based affiliate of Norgine, an independent pan-European pharmaceutical company. With UK headquarters at Harefield, Middlesex and a manufacturing site at Hengoed. Norgine conducts an international business. Norgine employs about 600 people in the UK and a further 400 in its affiliated companies. The company markets a broad range of prescription medicines through a network of companies and distributor partnership throughout Europe, the Nordic region, the Middle and Far East, South Africa, Australia, USA and Latin America. About 80% of sales derive from products used in the treatment of gastrointestinal illness. Research and acquisition strategies reflect our interests in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Oncomorph Analysis Ltd Oncomorph Analysis Ltd c/o Commercialisation and Consultancy Services Aberystwyth University Visualisation Centre Penglais Aberystwyth SY23 3BF Tel: 01970 832 340 Fax: 01970 622959 Email: Web:

Oncomorph Analysis Ltd (a spin out from Aberystwyth University) is a medical imaging software company. We are developing ground-breaking software to assist radiologists in diagnosing and staging prostate cancer. The company’s technology will automate tumour visualisation and classification, to standardise interpretation of Magnetic Imaging Resonance (MRI) scans. Oncomorph is expanding an IP portfolio in image analysis, generated from a successful product development programme, and aims toward a pipeline of clinical imaging technologies designed for FDA approval. Oncomorph’s automatic interpretation of MRI data will improve the diagnostic accuracy of MRI, reduce the numbers of unsuccessful needle biopsies and standardise patient care pathways.

OsteoTronix Ltd 12 Technium One Kings Road Swansea Waterfront Swansea SA1 8PH Tel: 01792 485 705 Web:

OsteoTronix Ltd is a health care company based in Swansea. Our mission is the development and commercialization of a unique magnetic resonance based diagnostic technique for the in-vivo characterization of anatomical structures. Our revolutionary technology has applications in drug development, as well as in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment for a number of important disease states including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, liver cirrhosis, and diabetic wound care. We currently have collaborations underway with researchers in academia as well as pharmaceutical companies, in the UK, Europe, and the US, and are developing both software and hardware products. Our current product is contract research and a research software license for characterizing fine structures in the body.


Ovasort Ltd The Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ Tel: 01404 831 104 Email:

Ovasort Ltd is an SME based in Wales, UK that has developed a patented cell sorting process which has provided it with a novel protein discovery platform at the cell surface when used with various mammalian cell lines. Danish Pig Production (Danish Bacon) have a world-wide licence to use the Ovasort technology for breeding offspring of pre-determined sex in pigs, and a major international cattle breeding partner has been granted a licence for this utility in cattle for part of the world.

Patent Seekers Ltd Imperial Park Newport NP10 8UH Contact: Timothy Parry (MBA, MCIPS) Business & Finance Director Tel: 01633 816608 (Direct Line) Fax: 01633 810076 Email: Web:

Patent Seekers is now the fastest growing exclusive technology research company in the UK. We provide research for many leading patent attorneys, technology companies, universities and trade journal publications in the UK and USA. We have experience in patent and non-patent literature in areas such as: • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, eye diseases, and cardiovascular disease • Treatment of aneurysms • Treatment of various forms of cancer • Wound treatment Our client portfolio has consistently grown and we have maintained our commitment to invest in the most extensive search databases, only employ technically qualified staff and provide flexible services that will be of benefit to you.

PDR – The National Centre for Product Design & Development Research Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB Tel: 029 2041 6725 Fax: 029 2041 6973 Email: Web:

PDR is an award-winning multi disciplinary design and development consultancy offering genuine leading-edge expertise to medical companies on the full spectrum of activities and processes required to bring new product opportunities to market successfully. For over 15 years, PDR’s talented team has undertaken many projects for medical companies, covering areas such as disposables, medical devices, surgical instruments, safety/waste disposal, hospital seating and beds. Clients vary from small start-up businesses to some of the world’s leading blue chips and medical establishments. Combined with the latest 3D CAD, 3D scanning, prototyping, machining, tooling and batch production technologies, all available in-house, PDR offers a broad spectrum of client support including user observation and reporting; initial idea conception; creative industrial design; mechanical engineering; prototyping and low batch manufacture.

annual review and directory 2009 Penn Pharmaceuticals Services Ltd 23-24 Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate Tredegar Gwent NP22 3AA Tel: 01495 711222 Fax: 01495 711225 Email: Web:

33 Penn is a leading provider of integrated pharmaceutical development, clinical trial supply and custom manufacturing services to the international healthcare industry. Our core services include formulation and analytical development, clinical trial manufacture, labelling, packing, storage, distribution, returns and destruction, specialised contract manufacture, CMC consultancy and Qualified Person release services. Penn also offer High Containment Operations for the formulation and manufacture of highly potent substances for use in clinical trials. Penn manufactures to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and is licensed by the UK’s MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and is FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) inspected.

Performance Health Products Ltd Unit 1 West Side Cambrian Industrial Estate Coed Cae Lane Pontyclun CF72 9EX Tel: 01656 745775 Fax: 01656 742835 Email: Web:

PHP is specifically focused on efficacious posture management for wheelchair users. The company coined the phrase ‘posture management’ to clarify the very particular needs of its user profile. It specialises in the design and provision of seating systems which can be configured for the individual characteristics of the varied and complex conditions encountered in the disabled and the elderly. A four year product development programme is extending and refining the current product range. Its products are sold in 22 countries including Japan and Saudi Arabia but are seen in many more as original equipment on wheelchairs from a leading wheelchair manufacturer. Current markets targeted include the former Eastern Bloc countries.

Phoenix Medical Recruitment Ltd The Counting House, Celtic Gateway, Cardiff CF11 0SN Tel: 02920 504040 Fax: 029 2071 0488 Email: Web:

Phoenix Medical Recruitment Ltd was formed in 2000 as a specialist recruitment, search and selection agency dealing primarily with sales positions within the pharmaceutical industry. Based in South Wales, Phoenix has established itself placing sales and marketing candidates with many of the major pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare companies in the UK. The company covers all levels of vacancies from trainee to Director level and is always happy to discuss with clients their current or proposed recruitment needs.

Procela Partners 31 Dean Lane Winchester SO22 5LL Tel: 07767 888 899 Email: Web:

Procela Partners accelerate innovation in all aspects of biopharmaceutical R&D. In the biotechnology field Procela Partners continue to build on their reputation for helping start-ups translate science ideas into commercial realities. Whilst a potential product or service must ultimately stand or fall on it own merits, Procela commits to ensuring that the product proposition achieves the best possible chance of reaching the market. Procela systematically formulates the most compelling market proposition for the technology based on the available scientific and competitive information, then targeting the proposition toward high probability partners in its global pharma and biotech network.


Qioptiq Limited Glascoed Road, St.Asaph, Denbighshire LL170LL. Tel. 01745 588000 WEB Contact. Chris Pye Tel. 01745 588253 Email

The Qioptiq group is a unique, international group of companies addressing defence, aerospace, industrial, medical, and scientific markets with optical -mechanic solutions. Group synergies, proven capabilities, customer base and market knowledge have been utilised to develop our compact automated Micro-plate Viewer. The unit which processes a full 96 well plate in less than 2 minutes giving valuable time, lost in traditional hand/eye labour intensive viewing practices, back to the researcher, is particularly suited to use in medium to high throughput laboratories. Operating in the visual spectrum the non invasive, inverted imaging system is particularly suited to analysing and maintaining record of growth, confluence or other identified criteria in live, low contrast cultures such as found with Stem Cells and Cancer Tissues.

Dennis Jones Tel. 01745 588376 Email dennis.jones

Simple to use the unit offers versatile image presentation of the entire well plate assessment. Software image enhancement and illumination options can be used to view individual wells (flat or round bottomed) in greater detail. Embedded software providing image data storage capability, is ideal for QA/QC through life recording of tasks/project history.

Ruskinn Technology Ltd/ Ruskinn Life Sciences ltd Suite 3 Technium Digital Sony Technology Centre Pencoed Bridgend CF35 5HZ Tel: 01656 868540 Fax: 01656 868541 Email: website:

Ruskinn Technology Ltd and Ruskinn Life Sciences Ltd manufacture and market a range of anaerobic and modified atmosphere workstations to the medical microbiology and research laboratory market, as well as specifically designed new gas-controlled incubated workstations for the IVF and stem cell markets.

Sarum Biosciences Ltd Sarum Biosciences Ltd Room 1.49A, c/o Redwood Building King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3NB Tel: 07733322890 Email: Web:

Sarum Biosciences develops novel antibacterial technologies employing naturally occurring bacterial viruses (‘bacteriophages’) to treat human diseases and conditions. Its lead project is in the field of acne but is addressing other treatment areas including Clostridium difficile which is becoming a greater and greater health threat.

annual review and directory 2009 ShakerScope Ltd c/o Ventures Ltd Digital Technium Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 513219 Fax : 01792 513370 Email: Web:

35 ShakerScope Limited is a spin-out company set up in 2005 by two consultant anaesthetists at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital to develop the ShakerScope®: a unique compact eco-friendly battery-free light source which enables a range of essential medical instruments to be used in developing countries and difficult environments. The ShakerScope® has wide application to general practice, hospital medicine, paramedics, disaster management, veterinary and military use; and has received international awards including the 2008 iF and Red Dot design awards. In November 2008 the directors granted exclusive license for manufacture and distribution to TimesCo Limited. Launch is scheduled for September 2009.

Silprotect Ltd Unit 8 Ystradgynlais Workshops Ystradgynlais Powys SA9 1BS Tel: 01639 841669 Fax: 01639 841669 Email: Web:

Silprotect Ltd manufactures and markets silver ion-based disinfectants for use in medical, food and industrial areas. These simple-to-apply products give long term durable protection against microbial growth on almost any surface. They are available as trigger sprays, aerosols and in fogging format.

Simbec Research Ltd Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park Cardiff Road Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4DR Contact: Alan Woodward Manager, Business Development Tel: +44 (0)1443 694309 Fax: +44 (0)1443 692499 E-mail: Web:

Simbec Research, one of Europe’s longest established CRO, provides clinical and bioanalytical contract services to the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Simbec conducts early clinical trials ranging from First in Human Phase I studies in healthy subjects through to Phase IIa proof of concept trials in patients, with full bioanalytical back up and related services, and particular expertise in studies involving Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Gamma Scintigraphy imaging. Simbec is a division of Algorithme Pharma which also has Phase I and Bioequivalence facilities in Montreal (Canada) and Baltimore (USA) and a global capacity to conduct multi-regional and multi-ethnic studies.

Sleepworks Products Ltd 18, Elwy Road Rhos on Sea Colwyn Bay Conwy LL28 4SB Tel: 01492 541886 Email: Web:

Sleepworks Products Ltd are the manufacturers of Snorekil, an over the counter anti-snoring device manufactured in Wales. Its inventor Paul Cattell has over 35 years’ experience in the dental profession. Snorekil has won four awards since its launch in December 2006 for its innovative design to solve a global problem. The company has a commitment to continued research and development and has recently introduced a smaller model to satisfy the demands of an expanding world market, which enables us to offer customers a choice of size and to accommodate a wider client base.


Sony UK Tec Pencoed Technology Park Pencoed CF35 5HZ Tel no: 01656 860 666 Fax no: 01656 864 906 Email: Web:

We are the only manufacturer of Professional and Broadcast Camera Systems for Sony Corporation with a worldwide customer base located outside of Japan. We also act as a Contract Electronics Manufacturer of professional, industrial and consumer electronic devices offering the complete business solution to various market leading companies. Our facilities include: State of the art SMT facility, Poke Yoke cell assembly, test jig design capability, Award winning Service and Customer Call Centre, EMC / EMI / Safety Approvals Laboratory, SCM services and DFM engineering support. We are also host to Digital Technium @Sony

St Davids Assemblies Ltd Glasfryn Road St Davids Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA62 6RY Tel: 01437 720555 Fax: 01437 725500 Email: Web:

St Davids Assemblies Ltd is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of complex pressings, close-tolerance plastic mouldings and assemblies. The company’s longstanding reputation for innovation and quality combined with the latest production techniques and prototype development makes it an ideal choice for any organisation seeking a manufacturing partner. From a purpose-built modern 33,000 sq ft factory in St Davids, products are distributed world-wide to customers including Bosch Siemens, Flymo, Philips, Glen Dimplex, Jaguar, Kenwood, Moulinex and Russell Hobbs.

Sterilin Ltd Angel Lane Aberbargoed Bargoed Caerphilly CF81 9FW United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 844 844 3737 Fax: +44 (0) 844 844 2373 Email: Web:

Sterilin Ltd specialises in the manufacture of single use laboratory plastics and comprises four established product brands: Sterilin® Single Use Plastics; Iwaki® Tissue Culture Products; Sterilin Silicone Devices and Sterilin Packaging Products. The Sterilin brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and user safety and offers a wide range of products for the pharmaceutical, clinical and healthcare, medical devices and industrial packaging industries. All Sterilin products are manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001:2000 accredited plant in South Wales, UK, where a commitment to the improvement in manufacturing processes and product development and clean room and microbiological research facilities ensures that every item is made to the highest possible quality. Our worldwide distribution network ensures access to the extensive Sterilin portfolio from all areas of the globe.

Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory Princess of Wales Hospital Coity Road Bridgend CF31 1RQ Contact: Pete Phillips, Acting Director Tel/Fax: 01656 752820/30 Web:

The Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, part of the Welsh NHS, provides a range of testing and technical services to the NHS and the medical device industry worldwide, including but not limited to: • Dressings testing (fluid handling and affinity, conformability, to BP and BS • requirements); Bandage testing to BS 7505; • Biological testing (cytotoxicity testing to ISO 10993-5, protein testing to EN455-3); • Hosiery testing to BS 6612, 7672 and 7563; • Glove testing to EN 455; • Microbiological testing, including bioburden, endotoxin and barrier testing, as well as antimicrobial testing (e.g., silver dressings); • Environmental monitoring of cleanrooms (to ISO 14644-1 and GMP); • Test method development, R&D and incident investigation.

annual review and directory 2009 Swansea University – Centre for Complex Fluids Processing School of Engineering Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 295216 Fax: 01792 295676 Email: Web:

Internationally acknowledged research excellence in the areas of process, chemical and biochemical engineering underpins the Centre’s engagement with industry within Wales and on a worldwide basis, in areas such bioprocessing, foods processing, lubrication and filtration, by building on our expertise in colloids, rheometry and advanced surface characterisation techniques. Complementing our existing commercial activities, the Centre is now targeting engagement with the biomedical industrial sector. The Centre has a unique shared laboratory within NHS Hospital Morriston, and is developing new rheometrical approaches to monitoring and understanding blood coagulation, blood clot viscoelasticity and blood clot structure. Other biomedically relevant areas of research include a novel polymer fabrication process that constructs porous polymer scaffolds and a collaborative project with a Welsh SME pioneering the development of an artificial lung.

Swansea University – Institute of Life Science Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 602362 Fax: 01792 513713 Email: Web:

The Institute of Life Science (ILS) is the £52m research institute of Swansea University’s School of Medicine, made possible through a unique collaboration between IBM, the Welsh Assembly Government and Swansea University. It is housed in a purpose-built facility on the University campus, adjacent to Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust’s Singleton Hospital, with state-of-the-art laboratories, a business development suite and IBM supercomputer, Blue C. The ILS houses over 200 specialists, including professor-led research groups, technology transfer experts and dedicated business support, actively seeking research collaboration and commercial engagement. The ILS is also home to the Boots Centre for Innovation.

Swansea University - School of Medicine Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 602362 Fax: 01792 513713 Email: Web:

Swansea University’s School of Medicine is a centre of excellence in medical research and education. Its principal activities include a four-year Graduate Entry Medicine Programme, a range of higher degree programmes and interdisciplinary biomedical and health research housed at the Institute of Life Science. Major initiatives at include the Centre for NanoHealth, a £22m collaboration with Swansea University’s School of Engineering; the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Centre, offering a comprehensive mass spectrometry service for university research groups; and the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) and Health Informatics Research Laboratories, which together form a major centre for UK health informatics activities.

Synergy Health Laboratory Services Gavenny Court, Brecon Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 7RX T: 01873 856688 M: 07793 800729 F: +44 (0) 1873 858982 E: W:

Synergy Health Laboratory Services (formerly JMJ Laboratories) was founded over twenty years ago and provides fully accredited analytical services to clients in all industry sectors. Now a division of Synergy Health plc, we offer occupational health screening, general pathology and workplace drug testing. Our analytical portfolio also extends to MRSA screening, virology and immunology, biochemical and microbiological environmental monitoring, product and raw material bioburden determination, water testing, substance identification. Building on this expertise, we also offer consultancy, formal training in drug awareness, drug policy implementation and collection of samples on a nationwide basis.


Teamwork Technology Services Ltd

38 Tredomen Innovation Centre Ystrad Mynach Hengoed CF82 7FQ Tel: 01443 866311 Fax: 01443 866310 Contact: Keith Stock, Managing Director Email: Web:

Teamwork Technology Services are a leading independent Welsh based provider of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) consultancy and support solutions. We are active in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors and can demonstrate a successful track record of supporting clients through profitable growth. Our independent experienced consultants advise and help implement appropriate ICT solutions and strategies. Our tailored outsourcing service allows clients to focus on their core business, they do not have to worry about the day to day delivery or management of ICT.

The Magstim Company Ltd Spring Gardens, Whitland Carmarthenshire SA34 0HR Tel: 01994 240798 Fax: 01994 240061 Email: Web:

Magstim provides the means for neuroscientists to work with the human brain in awake subjects by manufacturing and supplying state-of-the-art clinical and research instruments. Magstim and Neurosign products cover the fields of Neurology, Neurophysiology, Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience as well as ENT, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery. Magstim maintains a strong commitment to R&D and product improvement. Collaborating with researchers in British and European major centres of expertise (as well as those in North America and Japan) ensures that Magstim remains informed about clinical and medical advances, enabling the company to develop products at the forefront of technology.

Tianhai UK Ltd Regus Cardiff City Haywood House North Dumfries Place Cardiff CF10 3GA Tel: +44-(0)29-20647384 Fax: +44-(0)29-20646101 E-mail: Head office website:

Tianhai UK Ltd, located in Cardiff, is a European subsidiary of ChongQing TianHai Medical Equipment Co. Ltd, a Hi-tech company established in 1995 specialising in R&D; manufacturing; sales and marketing; and after sales service of medical equipment used in hospitals, clinical laboratories, research institutes. Three Main Technology Lines: 1) Clinical Inspection Analysis & Diagnostic Technology: Urinalysis; Blood Analysis; Medical Image; Analysis; Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis 2) Blood Purification Technology: Hemodialysis Machine; Multifunctional Pump 3) LED-based Medical Illumination Technology: LED Medical Illumination Products Tianhai UK Ltd is at its early stage aiming to strengthen the cooperation with ENFIS; to promote medical equipment in UK market; to meet with potential distribution partners; to meet with possible new clients and associates; to seek more partners in the sustainable energy.

Trojan Electronics Ltd Units 8,10 & 11 Garngoch Industrial Estate Gorseinon Swansea SA4 9WG Sales: 0870 787 5667 Factory: 01792 892221 Fax: 01792 891119 Email: Web:

Trojan Electronics specialise in supplying electronic sub-contract services. Whether you require a full turnkey solution or you prefer to free-issue your components Trojan can cater for your needs. Our flexible approach means no job is too big or small: whether it is for a new product launch, internal short term capacity problem or scheduled orders we can cater for your specific requirements. Surface mount & through hole placement. Free-issue or full procurement and full product assembly & test service. Prototype to volume production, lead free & leaded assembly. Quick response & turnaround times and full MRP system offering full traceability - competitive prices.

annual review and directory 2009 TT electronics integrated manufacturing services Tregwilym Industrial Estate Rogerstone, Newport NP10 9YA Tel: 01633 892345 Fax: 01633 895755 E-mail: Web:

Delivering electronic manufacturing solutions. TT electronics integrated manufacturing services is the largest UK-owned provider of comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and product management services. With 3 sites accredited ISO13485, in the UK, USA and China, we offer a complete range of value added services covering design services and process optimisation, turnkey manufacturing, system integration and tailored logistics through to after sales support. We provide product life-cycle cost efficiency combining UK and US-based NPI and low- to mid-volume production with a high volume low cost manufacture from our facilities in China and Malaysia, both supported by local programme management.

UK Healthgateway Ltd 100 Pall Mall St James London SW1Y 5HP Tel: 0207 664 8711 Contact: Jon Wilks, Director Email: Roy Lilley, Director Email:

UK Healthgateway is the specialist UK health market entry expert. We offer: • Distributor search • Regulatory certification (CE all grades) • Market research • Clinical product assessment & trials • Commercial planning • Clinical PR and product advocacy • Legal and financial planning Our network of expert Associates are the best in the business and our clients benefit from an unrivalled contacts network and NHS process understanding. Whether your product is equipment, device, consumable or pharmaceutical, we will make your market entry successful.

Ultrawave Ltd Eastgate Business Park Wentloog Avenue Cardiff CF3 2EY UK Tel: 0845 330 4236 Fax: 0845 330 4231 Email: Web:

Ultrawave are one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment and have been supplying systems to companies across a wide range of industries since 1990. Amongst the extensive Ultrawave product portfolio is the hygea™ range of HTM2030 compliant, validated ultrasonic cleaners for surgical instruments. Used in many sectors from dental and podiatry through to Sterile Service Departments, Ultrawave’s ultrasonic cleaning baths are an essential part of the instrument decontamination process. In edition to catalogue items, Ultrawave can manufacture bespoke cleaning systems designed specifically for the user’s requirements. Ultrawave’s custom ultrasonic systems are widely used in the medical device manufacture and pharmaceutical industries.



University of Glamorgan – National AIDC Centre for Wales Faculty of Advanced Technology University of Glamorgan Pontypridd CF37 1DL Tel: 01443 654542 Fax: 01443 654087 Email: Web:

The National AIDC Centre for Wales (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) is established as a Knowledge Transfer Centre under the A4B scheme run by the Welsh Assembly Government. Its aim is to help organisations take advantage of cost saving technologies such as bar codes, RFID, smart cards etc. We undertake feasibility studies up to three days FOC under the de minimis rules of the EU, which results in an outline specification for system changes. Help in introducing these changes may be via commercial suppliers, or can be via other University backed schemes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

UPG Global Manufacturing Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate North Plateau Mountain Ash RCT CF45 4ER Tel: 01443 471 200 Fax: 01443 475 867 Email: Web:

UPG is an innovative global provider of product development and manufacturing solutions servicing the medical market with tooling design and construction, custom injection moulded plastic components, semi-finished sub-assemblies to multifaceted fully finished final products. This includes minimally invasive surgical devices; respiratory, anaesthesia and catheter devices; infusion, diagnostic instruments and devices; and patient monitoring systems. UPG global expertise and processes are tailored to meet the stringent demands for today’s healthcare products.

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP Churchill House Churchill Way Cardiff CF10 2HH Tel: 02920 642150 Fax: 02920 340600 Email: Web:

In an increasingly competitive world and global market, the protection of Intellectual Property is vital to commercial success. Particularly in the medical sector where many of the major players are based in the US or Japan, Welsh innovators need to keep ahead of the game. UDL is the largest firm of patent and trade mark attorneys in Wales. Through its many years of experience working in the medical field, UDL has the expertise to advise you on all aspects of patents, trade marks and designs. To find out how we can help you protect some of your most valuable assets, visit our website or contact Mark Davies or Michelle Ward.

Venalink Unit 46, First Avenue Zone 2, Deeside Industrial Park Deeside Flintshire CH5 2NU Tel: 01244 287050 Fax: 01244 289175 Email: Web:

Since 1999 Venalink have been at the forefront of Monitored Dosage Systems in Europe. During this time we have amassed a wealth of knowledge in the choice, setting up and use of systems in the community, nursing / care homes and hospitals. All Venalink packs conform to strict FDA regulations and are barrier proofed to a minimum of USP class ‘B’ in terms of moisture and gas permeation. Being a totally disposable system, they are hygienic and require no cleaning or sterilisation between uses.

annual review and directory 2009 Dr Bob Wallis Llwyn Ifan Porthyrhyd Carmarthen SA32 8BP Tel: 01267 275205 Email:

41 My expertise is to add value to research results by targeting future research and exploiting the findings. I can: • Audit intellectual property and scientific expertise. • Draw up realistic and carefully targeted research plans. • Draw up business plans for research based companies. • Help with finding finance for good research projects. • Manage Research & Development projects. • Mentor and facilitate research projects. • Participate in Scientific Advisory Board meetings. • Participate in Management Board Meetings. • Find partners for research collaborations and licence deals. • Carry out technical assessment of research projects for either grant applications or commercialisation. • Provide operational or interim management support.

Welsh Assembly Government – Department for the Economy and Transport Plas Glyndwr Kings Way Cardiff CF10 3AH Tel: 029 2082 8712 Email:

The Technology and Innovation team support individuals in making their businesses more innovative and help those businesses to develop new products, services, processes and embrace technological change. The department works closely with other organisations to help businesses access the whole range of support and expertise that is available to support businesses along their journey of innovation. The assistance provided includes:• Free impartial advice from locally-based specialist advisors • Support for research & development and new product and process development • Professional help to identify, protect and commercialise intellectual property • Access to specialist equipment, facilities and expertise • Networking opportunities • Strategic innovation support for key sectors • Support for innovators • Links to internationally respected academic resources in Wales • E-Business programme (deployment of ICT within and between businesses • at a range of levels, to enhance and improve business operations). The team help deliver the Welsh Assembly Government’s Innovation Action Plan which aims to strengthen Wales as a knowledge based economy, as well as the Nexus Report which aims to maximise the economic potential of our universities and colleges.


Wales Innovators Network Welsh Assembly Government Plas Glyndwr Kingsway Cardiff CF10 3AH Tel: 01745 586236 Email:

The Wales Innovators Network (WIN) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund to provide a free and impartial service devised specifically for individual innovators and inventors living in Wales who are involved in product, process or technology development. WIN provides confidential 1-1 advice through dedicated Innovation Managers on the subjects of Confidentiality and Intellectual Property, Market Research, Design and Feasibility, Prototyping, Access to funding. WIN also offers networking opportunities as it hosts regular evening meetings to bring together its like minded inventors and innovators at regional venues.

Wentwood Medical Ltd The Manse Tabernacle Lane Llanvaches Monmnouthshire NP26 3BL Tel: 07748 637400 E mail:

Wentwood Medical Ltd provides sales and marketing expertise to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK and Europe. Our services include: • Strategic brand planning services, strategic marketing formulation and plan development. Integrated customer plan development, customer targeting strategy development, strategy implementation, operational brand management services and brand enhancement programmes. • Pre-launch activities (market assessment, market shaping), brand support programmes, patient programmes and aligning to NHS customers. • Marketing material production, web site design, customer, key opinion leader management and development. NHS funding expertise, NHS liaison, PCT contact • Communication with policy, formulary, funding & commissioning decision makers and Government lobbying. Sales targeting strategies and sales force re-design • Alliance management - co-promotional activities, start up company Sales, marketing and business development support

Withers & Rogers LLP 1 Redcliff Street Bristol BS1 6NP Tel: 0117 9253030 Fax: 0117 9253530 Email: Web:

Withers & Rogers LLP provides a comprehensive range of services in intellectual Property with strong specialist teams in all important technical and legal disciplines. The firm’s Patent and Trade Mark practitioners are evenly spread across three offices in Bristol, London and the Midlands. We have extensive experience in working in the healthcare sector and have an established multi-disciplinary healthcare practice group. Consequently, the healthcare practice group is technically qualified to work in all areas of the healthcare sector including chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, spinal implant technology, surgical instruments and medical imaging.

Wynne-Jones, Laine & James LLP Essex Place 22 Rodney Place Cheltenham GL50 1JJ Tel: 01242 267 600 Fax: 01242 224 183 Email: Web:

Wynne-Jones, Lainé & James is a long established firm of Chartered and European Patent and Trademark Attorneys, with offices in Cheltenham and Cardiff. We have an excellent reputation locally, nationally and internationally, especially in troubleshooting particularly difficult cases. Our impressive client list includes private individuals, multi-nationals, household names, large technology-based companies and universities. We provide a premium quality service and our goal and focus is always on the business needs and objectives of the client. Intellectual property (IP) plays a vital role in the modern business environment. Whether it be protecting and realizing the value of inventions, proprietary technology, brands or original designs, getting the right advice is the key.

annual review and directory 2009 XGEN 11 Fort Street Cardiff CF24 1QQ Tel: 07799 431 060 Fax: 029 2049 8447 Email: Web:

43 XGEN – a unique amalgamation of the UK’s top micromachining and MNT organisations – has established an international reputation for technical innovation and expertise. Laser Micromachining Limited, MicroBridge and metaFAB, supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, solve complex applications problems. By combining their skills, experiences, know-how and technology, XGEN is able to meet specialised customer requirements and enable the development of practical, successful and cost-effective solutions for large and small businesses alike. XGEN is a one-stop-shop that ensures a streamlined service and increased manufacturing efficiency through collaboration and innovation.

Zarlink Semiconductor Castlegate Business Park Portskewett Caldicot NP26 5YW Tel: 01291 435300 Fax: 01291435291 Email: Web:

Zarlink’s Advanced Packaging Business delivers a competitive advantage for its customers through miniaturising electronic circuits, enabling wireless connectivity and developing novel energy sources for medical devices. With a track record of success in designing and developing miniaturised electronic modules, Zarlink’s Advanced Packaging Business is at the heart of mission-critical projects in such applications as pacemakers, neurostimulators, catheters, sensors, hearing aids and patient monitoring. Technology development is underpinned through TSB and FP6/7 collaborations with leading research organisations and companies where Zarlink plays a leading role in management and exploitation. Current projects include energy harvesting, In/On body wireless communications and embedded components to drive the next generation of 3D miniaturisation.

MediWales Directory 2009  

MediWales Annual Review and Directory 2009

MediWales Directory 2009  

MediWales Annual Review and Directory 2009