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MediWales Annual Review & Directory 2013-14

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Advancement of Human Life Science in Wales

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Structure and Management

MediWales’ Annual Review Summary

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MediWales’ Performance

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Organisations of Interest

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Advisory Group

Life Science Event Calendar

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Members’ Directory

Cover image: Cell Diversity1. Abstract overlay of cell images (Nick Thomas, GE Healthcare)

Introduction Our MediWales Annual Review and Directory provides you with a summary of the successes of our past year as well as an overview of activity for the whole of the life science sector in Wales. The events calendar proved popular with our members last year and once again it highlights the key conferences, trade shows and missions taking place on both the national and international stage to help you successfully plan your year. Useful contacts for business support, funding and international trade can be found on our ‘organisations of interest’ page and after listening to our members we have reorganised our directory to reflect contacts in industry, NHS (contract research & testing), professional services, university departments and charities. Our aim is for this edition to prove an invaluable source of information for those in the life science community. Lucinda Dargavel Editor

CO R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S

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Tel: +44 (0)29 2047 3456 Web: www.mediwales.com Gwyn Tudor Forum Manager: gwyn.tudor@mediwales.com

Lucinda Dargavel Communications Manager: lucinda.dargavel@mediwales.com

Debbie Laubach Operations Manager: debbie.laubach@mediwales.com

Julie Alcock Project Manager: julie.alcock@mediwales.com

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Mission: Advancement of Human Life Science in Wales MediWales will work to: maintain a high level of support for the life science sector support our members’ efforts to trade successfully both in the UK and abroad create opportunities for organisations to promote their products and services, to seek collaborative partners and to share good practice and concerns maintain detailed, up to date, market intelligence about the life science sector in Wales improve access to markets and clinical expertise, for the life science sector in Wales, for the benefit of patients and the economy ensure that the successes of the Welsh life science sector are publicised and celebrated raise the profile of Wales to UK and international audiences as a leading place to do life science business

To effectively manage these objectives we have structured our priorities upon 6 themes which outline the areas we work within in order to successfully deliver to our members. These are:

Communications promoting the strengths of the sector within Wales and beyond

Market Intelligence

the primary source of essential sector knowledge

Clinical Access

Trade Support

The advancement of Human Life Science in Wales

improving access to vital clinical expertise and facilities

Recognition

celebrating success across the life science community

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facilitating access to global trade opportunities

Advocacy

engaging with Government to align support with sector needs


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The MediWales team delivers a core programme of events, produces publications and provides online support and day-to-day assistance to its members. These communications strengthen our relationships within the life science community.

International Trade: International trade has become an increasingly vital part of life science business in Wales. Whether that be with the more established markets of Europe and the US, the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China or the United Arab Emirates; MediWales actively supports international missions through its presence at Advamed, Medica, Bio Chicago, Bio Europe and Hospitalar, as well as briefings and events. Brazil is the largest healthcare market in Latin America and our international trade event in association with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) held on 27 February 2013 focused on the opportunity for UK companies to successfully trade there. Speakers included UKTI’s in market healthcare specialists, Carol Campos

and Daniel Meninelli who focused on opportunities available for healthcare companies and shared case studies of UK companies currently exporting healthcare equipment to the market.

Recognition Although based in Wales, MediWales maintains a UK voice through strong relationships with the Association of British Healthcare Industries, our partnership with Medilink UK and the production of our national publication UK Lifescience Industry Magazine as well as our connections to Academic Health Science Networks nationwide. One of our strategic objectives is to raise the profile of Wales on both the UK and the international stage and our project ‘Picture of Health’ will be one of the factors to help us achieve this. Launched at BioWales 2013, the ‘Picture of Health’ portal allows us to actively illustrate the strength of our life science network to those who are not yet a part of it. It enables us to show not only the depth of our national network but also to demonstrate the strong connectivity between organisations that make Wales uniquely well networked across life science.

Picture of Health can be found at:

www.mediwales.com/pictureofhealth

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On 11 December 2012 we launched the UK HealthTech Conference – Health and Wealth which took place in Cardiff’s City Hall. On 10 December 2013 the conference will be held for the second time. The MediWales team delivered the conference in collaboration with its partners - Welsh Government, the Association of British Healthcare Industries, Medilink UK, the HealthTech and Medicines Knowledge Transfer Network, One Nucleus, UK Trade and Investment, and the UK Lifescience Industry magazine. The latest annual instalment of UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ (BIS) Strength and Opportunity Report was officially launched at the 2012 event, giving delegates a thorough view of the landscape of the UK medical technology, medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. The programme included Baroness Ilora Finlay, Mirella Marlow from NICE, Michael Kreuzer OBE from the Association of British Healthcare Industries, and Helen Kuhlman from the Technology Strategy Board, as well as speakers from Johnson & Johnson, Fusion IP, Excalibur, HealthTech and Medicines KTN, UK Trade and Investment, The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare NHS 24, and Finance Wales.

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Consistent collaboration Events provide a perfect platform to nurture interaction and collaboration. They allow for the promotion of the Welsh life science brand, widen the net of potential investors for our members and increase our sources of intelligence. MediWales delivers a full programme of events throughout the year. On 26 September 2012 a high-profile seminar organised by law firm Geldards and supported by MediWales Cardiff City Stadium attracted more than 150 attendees from across the sector in Wales and further afield, including representatives from a large number of major life sciences companies, SMEs, start-ups, spin outs as well as universities, banks, venture capitalists and the Welsh Government. Guest speakers included Professor Sir Christopher Evans OBE and it was clear from the event that support for life sciences is widespread, across the Welsh Government, Welsh universities and the private sector. In partnership with ABHI, our Regulatory and Procurement event held on 1 July 2013 focused on the landscape in Wales and highlighted the new Medical Device Directive and the implications of implementing UDI systems for manufacturers of medical devices and its implementation in healthcare settings. The seminar also included an update on the procurement landscape. Mike Kreuzer OBE and Andy Taylor from the ABHI alongside Graeme Taylor from the MHRA spoke about medical device regulation and the issues surrounding the revision. These presentations were supported by talks from a representative

of Kodit Database, Craig Story and Peter Dickinson, CEO of Spectrum Technologies. Geldards’ Ceri Delemore then examined the legal framework surrounding procurement. MediWales’ Building Growth seminar held at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science (ILS) on 6 March 2013 focused on the development of infrastructure to support the growth of bioscience in Wales. Professor Marc Clement spoke about ILS’ role as an incubator for early stage and developing life science companies. The event provided a platform for discussions on the wider debate on funding strategy and the economic case around bioscience.

The Life Science Exchange MediWales has partnered with Swansea and Cardiff Universities and NISCHR AHSC to help The Life Science Exchange deliver the Welsh Government funded Life Science Wales project. The project enlists a network of special interest groups comprising academia, representatives from industry, the Welsh Government and NHS Wales; Seven groups in total focused on the following aspects of the Life Science sector:

Diagnostics eHealth n Industrial Biotechnology n Medical Devices n Neuroscience n Pharmaceuticals n Regenerative Medicine n n

The aim is to identify the key strengths and the barriers to wider collaboration and to focus upon maximising existing opportunities and ways in which greater collaboration can be achieved.


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Welsh Government - supporting international trade The Welsh Government Life Sciences’ international trade programme in 2012/13

Event Name

Dates

was extremely successful providing support

Medicon Valley (Visit 1 Denmark) 1-6

for over 100 delegates who represented

Advamed

23-25 September 2013

Washington DC, USA

Medica

20-23 November 2013

Dusseldorf, Germany

ever Welsh Government delegation and

Arab Health

27-30 January

Dubai, UAE

2013 looks set to match that. Announced

Medicon Valley (Visit 2 Sweden) 1-6 February 2014 Malmo/Stockholm, Sweden

over a fifth of all Welsh Life Sciences businesses. Medica 2012 was the largest

recently, Welsh Government is supporting businesses to attend the following missions between 2013 - 2014.

UK Trade Support UK Trade and Investment also has a comprehensive programme of trade missions and trade shows. An extensive support for international trade activities is on offer for 2013/14 from Welsh Government, UKTI and ABHI. MediWales and other support organisations will circulate this information throughout the year. Different levels of subsidy or support are available depending on the event, the level of international trade experience which the company already has and the size and location of the company. For full details of both Welsh Government and UKTI supported missions please refer to our calendar on pages 20-21.

Addressing areas of Unmet Clinical Need: A £4million Welsh Wound Innovation Centre in wound prevention and treatment is to be established in Wales with the dual aim of delivering health and wealth benefits for people in Wales. The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre will have a strong commercial focus on job creation

Bio Europe

10-12 March

and business as well as delivering a full range of clinical research and knowledge transfer services to the NHS and commercial customers.

Funding: n The demand for phase 1 funding from the

Welsh Government’s £30million Economic Growth Fund has exceeded expectation with more than 200 expressions of interest lodged by businesses around Wales to date. n The Wales Economic Growth Fund is a

non-repayable grant fund which has been specifically set up to encourage business and social enterprise. It aims to do this by supporting projects that will stimulate economic growth and create and/or safeguard employment and business to develop and bring forward those projects which are seen to have an economic impact and benefit for Wales. n In March 2012 a £40million Wales SME

Investment Fund opened for business. This four-year SME Investment Fund is managed by Finance Wales. n The £100m Wales Life Sciences

Investment Fund made its maiden investment in Merthyr Tydfil-based

September 2013

Location

2014

2014

Copenhagen, Denmark

Turin, Italy

MediWales member Simbec Research. Two previous directors, Howard Jenkins and Trevor Tanner, acquired the company from its former parent, the Canadian Altasciences Group, to make it an independent Welsh company once more. The deal was the first investment for Wales’ new life sciences fund, which was announced by Professor Sir Chris Evans in March. The fund is managed by Arthurian.

Developments: A Life Sciences Hub is to be established and operational this year. Housed at 3 Assembly square in Cardiff Bay, it will act as a central resource for the whole of the Life Sciences sector in Wales including academic, business, clinical and funding organisations to stimulate interaction, innovation, networking and collaboration. The Welsh Government has committed up to £50 million to the Sêr Cymru programme which is looking to enhance and build upon research capability within Wales. The first Sêr Cymru Research Chair appointment was in Neurobiology and was awarded to Professor Yves-Alain Barde of Cardiff University.

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PICTURE OF HEALTH

Unrivalled connectivity for Welsh life science

Is your company in the picture? Welcome to Picture of Health Wales’ life science sector comprises over 200 companies and contributes significantly to the Welsh economy. Picture of Health seeks to build on that success allowing you to put your business “in the picture.”

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Whether you are looking to source collaborative partners, find out the latest news and developments or focus on international trade, Picture of Health will help keep you in touch with the life science sector . Register today and benefit from an unprecedented opportunity to network with like minded companies and organisations across Wales.

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MediWales Welsh life science sector Annual Review Summary The constituent parts

Welsh life science sector The constituent parts

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72%

Medical Technology and Diagnostics

20%

Medical Biotech

5%

Industrial Biotech

2%

Pharmaceuticals


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Structure and andManagement Management 2013 Structure Directors

The Team

Gwyn Tudor, Forum Manager: Responsible for strategic direction, business planning and representative roles with Welsh and UK bodies.

Debbie Laubach, Operations Manager: Responsible for project management, company liaison, events, the life science advisory group and the clinical access initiative.

Lucinda Dargavel, Communications Manager: Editor of the MediWales Review and UK Lifescience Industry magazine, Lucinda is also responsible for the promotion and running of regular events and conferences.

Julie Alcock Project Manager: Responsible for membership services, supporting our events programme and coordinating the Innovation Awards.

Mr Greg Baily – MediWales Chairman, 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.

Andrew Thomas, Rogue Resolutions Rogue Resolutions provides integrated equipment solutions and services within the field of Neuroscience and Neurology brain research. Its partners are Rogue Research Inc. and neuroConn GmbH and together their portfolio of services and products includes a range of 'best-in-class' devices.

Dr Paul Michael, GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is a world leader in medical diagnostics and life sciences. Focused on enabling molecular medicine, the company works through business areas in diagnostic imaging, protein separations, consumables and cellular technologies.

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.

Andrew Davidson, DTR Medical DTR Medical is an innovative medical device and cleanroom contract manufacturer with the ability to design, CE mark, manufacture and sterilise a wide range of healthcare products. DTR Medical sells and markets its own brand of sterile single-use surgical instruments for ENT, Vascular, Neurology, Orthopaedic and general surgery.

Professor David Ford, College of Medicine, Swansea University The College of Medicine at Swansea University is Wales’ second medical school. It runs as an innovative graduate entry medical programme, and undertakes a wide range of biomedical, clinical and population research, supported by high-performance supercomputing.

Dr Catherine Ramsay, 3M Food Safety 3M Food Safety 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.

Chris Williams, Ig Innovations Ig Innovations is the primary manufacturer of antibodies, offering bespoke contract antibody production and direct antibody sales. Services include antigen design and conjugation, peptide synthesis, antibody purification and labelling, immunoassay design, including lateral flow and ELISA. Customers include diagnostic, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, academic and private researchers.

Observers Welsh Government

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MediWales’ Life Science Expert Advisory Group

Life science represents one of the priority sectors of the Welsh economy. A sector that creates high value manufacturing jobs, has global market potential, and is growing despite current financial conditions. Wales has significant strategic assets beneficial to this

Through the quarterly meetings, the following topics have been raised and resulted in active projects:

sector including excellent research activity, a devolved NHS, access to European markets, and an industry sector that already comprises a large number of global brands.

● Picture of Health – a digital resource to showcase and connect different stakeholders in the Welsh sector ● Procurement – specialist breakout meetings

The Life Science Expert Advisory Group. A

between industry, the NHS and Welsh

consortium of experts and senior personnel within

procurement services to discuss the

the academic, business and clinical life science

problems of innovation uptake

communities in Wales, this group advises MediWales on pressing issues within the sector.

● Funding Opportunities – Horizon 2020 for health

MediWales uses the group’s discussions to facilitate communication between appropriate parties in order to create change, advise Welsh Government, and to shape our own activities in terms of events, international relations, publications and membership support. The group actively improves the networking communications between the academic, business and clinical communities (ABC), identifying and addressing the future threats and opportunities for these stakeholder communities.

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For more information about any of these projects, please contact:

debbie.laubach@mediwales.com


Company / Organisation

Name

Title

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Arjo Huntleigh Rogue Resolutions 3M Food Safety GE Healthcare Mologic DTR Medical Cardiff University Swansea University

Greg Baily Andrew Thomas Catherine Ramsay Paul Michael Chris Williams Andrew Davidson Paul Smith David Ford

Technical Director Managing Director Technical Specialist DFSS Black Belt, Lifecycle & Process Engineering Chief Operating Officer Managing Director Professor of Cancer Biology University Director

LIFE SCIENCE ADVISORY PANEL Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB

Steven Bain

Research & Development Director

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB

Jemma Hughes

R & D Manager

Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Sue Bale

Assistant Nurse Director Research & Development

Bangor University

Mark Baird

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Bangor University

Lindsay Jones

IP Portfolio Manager

Biocatalysts

Stuart West

Managing Director

Biomet

Rob Bigsby

Development Director

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

David Parker

Director of Research & Development

Biomonde

Gareth Kempson

Chief Executive Officer

Biotec Services International

Keren Winmill

Chief Executive

Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust

Jonathan Bisson

Research & Development Director

Cardiff University, RACD

Gareth Evans

Business Development Manager

Cardiff University

Ian Weeks

Deputy Director Innovation

Cardiff University, Wound Healing Research Unit

Keith Harding

Sub Dean of Innovation and Engagement, School of Medicine.

Cardiff University, WAI Judith Hall

Professor, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine,School of Medicine

CEDAR - University Hospital Wales Cellpath Convatec Exopack EKF Molecular Frontier Medical Products Finance Wales Geldards Invacare Kodit Database Norgine Microsemi Microvisk Penn Pharma Princess of Wales Hospital, SMTL NHS Wales Procurement Services Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (J&J) Ruskinn Sony UK Tec Swansea University, College of Medicine Swansea University, Institute of Life Science Synergy Health Tybio Q-chip MediWales MediWales MediWales MediWales

Director Chairman Director Commercial Operations Global Market Manager - Medical Product Manager Group Managing Director Senior Investment Executive Partner Business Development Manager Managing Director Site Director Business and Technology Development Manager Chief Operating Officer Commercial & Manufacturing Director Director Head of Sourcing Director General Manager General Manager Project and Risk Manager Executive Chairman Laboratory Services Senior Technical Associate Chief Financial Officer Forum Manager Operations Manager Communications & Events Manager Project Manager

Grace Carolan-Rees Peter Webber Andy Davies Kevin Schofield Gary Dowthwaite Nick Davis Melanie Goward Richard Moore Huw Roderick Craig Story Roger Jones Martin McHugh Jim Thurlow John Roberts Peter Philips Andy Smallwood Matthew West Greg May Gerald Kelly Bjorn Rodde Marc Clement Caroline Garrett Molly Price-Jones Ian Smith Gwyn Tudor Deborah Laubach Lucinda Dargavel Julie Alcock

LIFE SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP - who’s who?

MEDIWALES DIRECTORS

WG OBSERVERS Life Science National Insitute Social Care and Health Research

Cari-Anne Quinn Beverly Luchmun

Head of Life Science Industry Lead

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MediWales membership 20132013 MediWales membership MediWales Core events

Collaborative Partners

4 events: 30-60 attendees Annual Awards dinner: 632 attendees 453 unique attendees

Association of Healthcare Industries, Health Research Wales, Geldards, NICE, NHS Wales, UK Trade and Investment, Swansea University

50% Welsh Life Science

Life Science Expert Advisory Group Meetings

21%

Allied Sectors

22% Academic &

3 meetings: hosted by Convatec, Sony UK and Huntleigh Healthcare

Industry

Members from industry, academic and clinical organisations throughout Wales

NHS Research

Owned by its members, led by directors drawn from senior members of the sector

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300 ATTENDEES

Performance Increase 2012-2013 Increase 2012-13 Performance

% 71

2013 AWARDS 7% DINNER


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Further MediWales statistics MediWales events

2012 AWARDS DINNER

Life Science Expert Advisory Group Meetings

721 attendees 4 events: 40-60 attendees Annual Awards dinner: 300 attendees

300 ATTENDEES

UK HealthTech Conference: 200 attendees

Online

Collaborative Partners Association of British Healthcare Industries, Health Research Wales, Geldards, NICE, NHS Wales, UK Trade and Investment, Swansea University

3 meetings: hosted by Convatec, Sony UK and Huntleigh Healthcare

Publications

1,875

Average Web visits Per month

TOTERASHLIP

Linked-In

657 followers

UK Lifescience

322 members

Circulation 2 x 3200 Digital readership 39,500

READ

45,583

Review & Annual Directory Circulation 1,100 Digital readership 1,783

Business Support

170

MEETINGS HELD

6

26

64

Collaborations facilitated

Companies assisted**

Companies advised*

*General advice and guidance **Support given amounts to 7 hours or greater

2011-12 Performance Increase 30%

Events Increase

15%

Publication Distribution

17%

Digital Communications

82

67

Companies Supported

Events/ meetings attended 15


Innovation Award Start-up Award

MEDIWALES INNOVATION

Outstanding Achievement Award Export Achievement Award

2012 Last year’s MediWales Innovation Awards celebrated the fantastic achievements of life science companies and individuals from the NHS in Wales. A priority sector in a

Partnership with the NHS/ Academia Award NHS Partnership with Industry Award Judges’ Award Innovation within the NHS Award

tough economy, Welsh industry’s innovative partnerships with the NHS and academic institutions significantly contribute to the health and wealth of Wales.

ehi2 Innovation Award for Digital Technology in Health

DTR Medical Rogue Resolutions Invacare Chromogenex Technologies Kodit

Aneurin Bevan Health Board’s Intellectual Property Group GE Healthcare The North Wales Department of Medical Physics, part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. GP Commissioning Solutions


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Organisations ofInterest Interest Organisations of

International Trade: UK/Regional Partners and Networks: Medilink UK +44 (0)121 452 5630 www.medilinkuk.com HealthTech and Medicines Knowledge Transfer Network Narpal Sihra, Senior Marketing Manager, narpal.sihra@healthktn.org, +44 (0)20 3402 3316 www.innovateuk.org/healthktn Association of British Healthcare Industries Daniel Jones, Communications Director, daniel.jones@abhi.org.uk, +44 (0)20 7960 4360 www.abhi.org.uk

NHS and Research Organisations: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) - Administrator, Abbey Owens, contact-AHSC@wales.nhs.uk, +44 (0)29 2019 6816 www.nischr-ahsc.org.uk Health Research Wales - OfďŹ cer, Cait Myers contact@healthresearchwales.com, +44 (0)29 2023 0457 www.healthresearchwales.com LIFE, The Life Science Exchange Administrator, Rob Garlick lifesciencewales@chi.swan.ac.uk, +44 (0)1792 606 681 www.lifesciencewales.swansea.ac.uk

Welsh Government - Life Sciences Team, lifesciences@wales.gsi.gov.uk, +44 (0)3000 603000 UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) John Lownds, UKTI Life Sciences, john.lownds@ukti.gsi.gov.uk, +44 (0)20 7215 8086

International Missions 2013-14 Medica, www.medica-tradefair.com AdvaMed, www.advamed2013.com Bio, convention.bio.org Arab Health, www.arabhealthonline.com Hospitalar, www.hospitalar.com/ingles Rehacare, www.rehacare.com Zdravo, www.zdravo-expo.ru/en Africa Health, www.africahealthexhibition.com Saudi Health, www.saudihealthexhibition.com

Business Support: Welsh Government - Life Sciences Team, lifesciences@wales.gsi.gov.uk, +44(0)3000 603000 Go Wales - placements, jobs and training. Marketing Team: info@gowales.co.uk, +44 (0)845 225 60 50 www.gowales.co.uk

Funding:

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) www.mhra.gov.uk

Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/i4i

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) www.nihr.ac.uk

Technology Strategy Board National www.innovateuk.org

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) NotiďŹ cations & External Engagement Manager Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Lee Dobson lee.dobson@nice.org.uk +44 (0)161 2193862 www.nice.org.uk/mt

Welsh Government www.wales.gov.uk/funding

Wellcome Trust www.wellcome.ac.uk/funding

National Institute for Social Care and Health Research www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=952 Department of Health/National Institute for Health Research www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk Horizon 2020 www.ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020

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Life Science Event Calendar 2013-14 International September 1-6

Medicon Valley, Copenhagen, Denmark. WG

2014

2-7

Oncology summit - , Chennai, India. UKTI

9-10

UK-Denmark Telemedicine Industry Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark

January

10-12 BioPartnering Latin America, Rio, Brazil

27-30 Arab Health Exhibition and Conference Dubai, UAE. WG Central European Healthcare Event, Austria. UKTI

23-25 Advamed, Washington DC, USA. WG 24-26 HIDA 2013 - Streamlining Healthcare Conference, Washington DC, USA

February 1-6

Medicon Valley - Welsh Government mission, Malmo/Stockholm, Sweden. UKTI

3-7

Oncology mission, Tokyo, Japan. UKTI

24-27 Rehacare, D端sseldorf, Germany

October 8

IPH Open Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland

March

30

Ausbiotech, Brisbane, Australia

(tbc)

Middle East Healthcare Campaign PPP Outward Trade Mission to Brazil. UKTI

10-12 BIO Europe Spring, Turin, Italy

November 4-6

BIO Europe, Vienna, Austria

8-9

13-14 MDI 2013- Medical Device Innovation Conference, Paris, France

May

(tbc)

Biopharma mission, China. UKTI

20-23 Medica, D端sseldorf, Germany. WG

December

22

April

11-13 BIO China Convention, Beijing, China

6-8

BIO Asia, Tokyo, Japan

Africa Health, Johannesburg, South Africa

19-21 Saudi Health, KSA 27-30 Hospitalar 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil. UKTI

8-11

BIO Pacific Rim Summit, San Diego, California

June

9-13

Zdravo 2013- Healthcare conference, Moscow, Russia

23-26 BIO International Convention, San Diego, California


KEY WG: Welsh Government. KTN: HealthTech and Medicines Knowledge Transfer Network. UKTI: UK Trade and Investment

United Kingdom and Ireland September 10-11 Public Health England Annual Conference, Warwick 19

Streamlining Biopharmaceutical Development- Use of Design of Experiments, Cambridge. KTN

October 2

Horizon 2010 for Health, London. KTN

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IPH Open Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland

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Welsh Wound Network Open Meeting: Wrexham, Wales

10-11 Healthy, Happy, Fairer Communities: Welsh Public Health Conference 2013, Cardiff 15-16 ABHI- The MedTech Conference, London 18

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh All Wales Medical Student Research Symposium, Cowbridge, Wales

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Getting the product to the patient, Loughborough. KTN

December 3-4

Biopharmaceutical Innovation- A Vision for the Future: 10th Annual bioProcessUK conference, London. KTN

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UK HealthTech Conference, Cardiff. MediWales

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Innovation Awards 2013, Cardiff. MediWales

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Genesis Conference and Exhibition, London

2014 January (tbc)

Clinical Research Organisation, Regulatory Affairs Event Wales, UK. MediWales

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Seminar: Clinical Unmet Needs, Cardiff, MediWales/KTN

February (tbc)

Bangor University/Betsi UHB collaborative event

March 6-7

BioWales, Cardiff. WG

19-20 Healthcare Informatics Expo, Manchester

April 2-3

Med-Tech Innovation Expo, Coventry

May (tbc)

BioDundee International Conference, Dundee

June 25-26 Med-Tech Innovation Ireland, Athlone, Ireland

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Members’ Directory 2013 Industry

NHS (Contract Research & Testing) Charities

University Departments

Professional Services

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Industry 3M 3M Food Safety Bridgend is part of 3M Healthcare which offers innovative products and solutions for skin & wound care, infection prevention, oral care, health information systems, drug delivery and food safety. Bridgend is the development and manufacturing site for rapid hygiene testing and microbial screening products for use by dairy, food and beverage manufacturers. The products are also used in other applications including hospital hygiene, monitoring The Science Park biocide treatment of industrial waters and in biodetection systems for defence agencies. Technology Drive The Bridgend manufactured products are part of a wider portfolio from 3M Food Safety which includes PetrifilmTM Bridgend CF31 3NA sample ready plates for enumeration of microorganisms, TecraTM pathogen test kits and a range of sample handling +44 (0)1656 641 403 and media products. www.solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/ portal/3M/en_GB/HealthCare/Home/ 3M Healthcare is part of the 3M Company, a diversified technology company with a turnover of $23.1billion and widely cramsay@mmm.com recognised as one of the world’s most innovative organisations. Acuitas Medical Unit 8, Technium One Kings Road Swansea Waterfront Swansea SA1 8PH +44 (0)1792 485 705 www.acuitasmedical.com lharry-thomas@acuitasmedical.com

Swansea-based Acuitas Medical is currently in the final stages of product development of a proprietary Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) based technique – Fine Structural Analysis (fineSA™). Extensive human and animal studies have demonstrated that fineSA will identify non-invasively early changes in anatomical structures which may be associated with the early stages of disease. fineSA is expected to provide an entirely new method in diagnostic imaging, providing information on anatomical scales that cannot be visualized with existing in-vivo methods. fineSA data can be acquired in as little as 15 seconds and can be readily installed on any MRI imaging system, without modifications or additional hardware.

Applied Enzyme Technology The Gwent Group Monmouth House Mamhilad Park Pontypool NP4 0HZ +44 (0)1495 750 505 www.gwent.org guido@gwent.org

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.

Arless William Russell House The Square, Lightwater Surrey GU18 5SS +44 (0)1276 855 777 +44 (0)7932794862 crispin.kirkman@emtechna.com

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Arless develops human therapeutics. The first product is for sleep disorders. The company has strong know-how in thyroid hormone mechanisms and aims to add value to IP and license on.


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Axiom Manufacturing Services Technology Park Newbridge Newport NP11 5AN +44 (0)1495 242 130 www.axiom-ms.com enquiry@axiom-ms.com

Located in South Wales, Axiom Manufacturing Services is a highly flexible, customer focused, UK Contract Manufacturing (CEM) Company delivering to the medical sector. With many years’ experience of PCB assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, full product box-build and other value added services, Axiom delivers value throughout the supply chain helping to lower your total acquisition costs. Whilst being specialists in automated drug delivery systems, laparoscopic surgery and vital signs monitoring equipment Axiom has the capabilities and facilities to offer a complete outsourced manufacturing solution to its medical customers. From design support to after sales, extensive test capabilities, a strong quality culture, whilst supported by our teams ‘can do’ attitude; Axiom typifies a world of excellence in contract manufacturing.

B & V Group Lamport Drive Heartlands Business Park Daventry NN11 8YH 0844 372 7344 +44 (0)1327 871 967 www.bvwater.co.uk enquiries@bvwater.co.uk

Established in 1977 and headquartered in Daventry, UK the B & V Group has a high degree of technical expertise and a real focus on research and development providing technology, equipment, products and services to the life science and water treatment sectors. Our aim is to always provide the best available technology and support to our customers and to work closely with regulatory bodies and Government organisations. The seven divisions within the B & V Group are Life Sciences, Water Treatment, Training Academy, Oil and Gas, Effluent Services, Own Label Products and Engineering. B & V Life Sciences, develops and manufactures technology for the health care sector, from water disinfection to new generation human and animal wound care products via a new ISO 13485/ISO 9001/ISO 14001 certified production plant. The human wound care products have been developed in partnership with a major UK based pharmaceutical company and the animal health products are packaged in North Wales. B & V Training Academy uniquely provides Ofqual accredited courses on legionella control and is working with the NHS and Facilities Management Companies to develop specific courses with formal qualifications on areas such as compliance to HTM 04 -01. B & V Water Treatment has developed the best available technology for water treatment within the health care environment and regulatory factors and increased awareness from hospitals is providing strong demand for such technology. New generation products such as Abulox provide exceptionally high levels of microbial control thus reducing nosocomial infections.

Biocatalysts Cefn Coed Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff CF15 7QQ 01443 843 712 www.biocatalysts.com sales@biocats.com

Biocatalysts is a specialty enzyme manufacturer that focuses on enzyme discovery, development and manufacture for a range of industries including API manufacture, diagnostic enzymes and fine chemicals. We differentiate ourselves by being able to offer anything from small scale laboratory samples through to large scale, long term manufacturing of stabilised product. These products are available in a variety of forms, all suitable for global shipment with the appropriate paperwork for regulatory compliance in its target market. The company has recently invested over £1 million in new equipment which has added another level of flexibility and scale to our current offering. Further expansion plans are now underway.

BioMonde (UK trading name of ZooBiotic) Units 2-4 Dunraven Business Park Coychurch Road Bridgend CF31 3AP +44 (0)845 230 1810 www.biomonde.com enquiries@biomonde.com

BioMonde’s UK manufacturing facility is based in Bridgend, South Wales and produces larval debridement therapy products for the treatment of sloughy and necrotic wounds. All products are produced in accordance with current European ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ (GMP) requirements in a state-of-the-art aseptic facility. ‘Free range’ Larvae300 and BioBag® Dressings are BioMonde’s core products. BioBag® Dressings contain larvae that are enclosed in net pouches with spacing to protect the larvae. The BioBag® products can be left on a wound for up to four days. The ‘free range’ Larvae300 are applied directly to the wound so they can seek out areas of slough or necrotic tissue. They are contained on the wound via a sterile retention net system, which is a CE-marked medical device also produced by BioMonde.

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Biotec Services International Biotec House Central Park Western Avenue Industrial Estate, Bridgend CF31 3RT +44 (0)844 800 8838 www.biotec-uk.com enquiries@biotec-uk.com Twitter: @BiotecServices

With over 15 years’ experience, Biotec has built a global reputation as a company with the commitment to quality and technical excellence required to support your clinical trials from Phase I to IV and onto commercial supply. Our purposebuilt, split-site facility supports multinational trials and the commercial launch of our clients’ products on a daily basis. Our services include: QP and GMP consultancy; clinical supplies; GMP temperature controlled storage; global logistics; Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMPS); commercial services Biotec also handles containment level I and II Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Schedule II to V controlled drugs, in addition to providing storage arrangements such as customs warehousing for a range of controlled temperatures from controlled ambient (15-25°C) down to -196°C. Biotec is relied upon by clients to deliver critical studies of various sizes, on time and on budget. Trust Biotec to be your international partner in clinical trials.

Calon Cardio-Technology Institute of Life Science Swansea University Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 602 811 www.caloncardio.com info@caloncardio.com

Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd (Calon) is developing a new generation of implantable micro-pump for the treatment of heart failure. Current pumps have clinically proven that heart assist pumps are a safe and effective therapy. However, these devices have so far failed to exploit their huge market potential for two reasons: current products are too large (requiring highly invasive surgery) and they are expensive at circ $115,000 per system. Calon’s technology addresses both problems and promises to realise the vision of heart assist pumps becoming the routine method of treatment for heart failure. Calon have assembled a team of world class suppliers and collaborators to take their vision to market, such as Texas A&M, The John Radcliff Hospital Oxford, Swansea University, The Technology Strategy Board and the Welsh Government.

CellPath 80 Mochdre Enterprise Park Newtown Powys SY16 4LE +44 (0)1686 611 333 www.cellpath.co.uk sales@cellpath.co.uk

CellPath Ltd specialise in the manufacture and world-wide supply of products, consumables and services for the histopathology and cytology markets. The Human Tissue Authority licensed archive management solution, CellNass, offers a complete answer to healthcare providers by administering pathological material in a purpose built facility, thus releasing valuable time and space for other uses. CellPath has a state of the art injection moulding capability and manufactures many of the plastic products that are used in the modern histology and cytology laboratories. The recent acquisition of further premises in Newtown has resulted in an expansion process to manufacture more products in-house, including chemicals such as stains and fixatives. The ability to sell direct from manufacture to the end user enables cost-saving without compromise on quality and service. A new development for 2013 is the addition of the CellTec range of small laboratory instruments. CellPath has a continuous improvement process built around a strong desire to maintain a high level of quality, with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 accreditation. Lean techniques are implemented throughout our operations including ‘5S’ philosophy. A recent audit by the HTA declared that the CellNass service is of the highest possible standard.

Chromogenex Technologies Units 1&2 Heol Rhosyn Dafen Park Llanelli SA14 8QG +44 (0)1554 755 444 www.chromogenex.com dgmorgan@chromogenex.com

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Chromogenex Technologies design, manufacture, and service lasers and intense light systems for the health, cosmetic and beauty markets. Our products are: iLipo: a body shaping, fat reduction device without the need for pain, needles or downtime; Phaser EPL: intense pulse light (ipl) for hair removal, skin rejuvenation and pigmentation; Regenlite: a pulse dye laser for vascular, acne, skin pigmentation; Plus Fusion3DLift: for non-invasive skin rejuvenation, including systems for tattoo removal, pigmentation, vascular lesions, psoriasis, cellulite and vitiligo; The company has established direct sales operations in the UK, with a worldwide distribution network.


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ConvaTec Global Development Centre (GDC)

First Avenue Deeside Industrial Park Deeside Flintshire CH5 2NU +44 (0)1244 584 300 www.convatecglobal.com

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies with four key focus areas – ostomy care, wound therapeutics, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. Our global wound therapeutics R&D centre has been based in Deeside, North Wales since 1987, and employs 50 scientists and technical staff. ConvaTec GDC now focuses on innovation in all four areas. Scientists at the Deeside site have a worldwide reputation for excellence in published research on the pathophysiology of chronic wounds such as venous leg ulcers, wound microbiology, and technologies that underpin product innovation. ConvaTec scientists are frequently invited to participate in educational initiatives, international symposia, and industry working groups. Since ConvaTec’s acquisition of the Unomedical company in September 2008, Continence and Critical Care R&D has relocated to GDC, and focuses on innovations to serve the needs of healthcare professionals in the operating room and intensive care units.

ConvaTec - Manufacturing 20 First Avenue Deeside Industrial Estate Deeside Flintshire CH5 2NU +44 (0)1244 584 000 joanne.graham@convatec.com

ConvaTec’s Wales manufacturing sites are part of the GMSC network of 11 plants. The Rhymney facility in South Wales manufactures all fibres that are sent to Deeside for textiling and packaging. The Rhymney facility employs c 100 people and is the Chemical Processing Centre of Excellence for ConvaTec. The Deeside facility employs c 500 people and is the Hydrofiber® Centre of Excellence for ConvaTec®. In addition to Hydrofiber® production, Deeside manufactures chronic care products to support the GMSC network. Furthermore, Deeside houses ConvaTec®’s first Visitor Experience Centre. This centre is a media space designed to interact with patients, employees and commercial partners to share knowledge and continue our drive to make a difference in people’s lives by putting our patients first.

Direct Healthcare Services Unit 8, Withey Court, Western Industrial Estate, Lon-y-Llyn, Caerphilly CF83 1BF +44 (0)845 459 9831 www.directhealthcareservices.co.uk sales@directhealthcareservices.co.uk

Direct Healthcare Services is a rapidly expanding company in the manufacture, distribution and service of pressure care equipment, including high specification foam mattresses, dynamic mattresses, overlays, cushions and beds. During the last 2 years the company has trebled the size of its manufacturing facility based in Caerphilly. The company prides itself on its ability to supply standard products within 24 hours, and bespoke made-to-measure products within 5–10 days.

DTR Medical

17 Clarion Court Enterprise Park Swansea SA6 8RF +44 (0)1792 797 910 www.dtrmedical.com info@dtrmedical.com Twitter: @dtrmedical

DTR Medical is an innovative medical device and cleanroom contract manufacturer, with the ability to design, CE mark, manufacture and sterilise a wide range of healthcare products. DTR Medical’s custom-built facilities include 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, Gynaecology, Vascular Neurology, Orthopaedic and general surgery. DTR Medical sells and markets its own brand of sterile single-use surgical instruments, developing new and innovative products including the new Rotating Cervical Biopsy Punch, winner of the ‘MediWales Innovation Award’ for its overall design and use of advanced manufacturing techniques. The company already contract manufactures a wide range of custom built products for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic industries. Fully equipped to handle flow wrapping, shrink wrapping and vacuum packing. The facility also has specialist expertise in handling liquid filling of medical devices and related products.

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E2L Products 19 White Swan Court Priory Street Monmouth NP25 3NY +44 (0)1600 714 856 www.e2l.uk.com info@e2l.uk.com

Engineering product designers with electronic, mechanical and industrial design skills, providing consultancy design services, joint venture development and proprietary products. Focused on design simplicity, alternative thinking and functional necessity. ISO 9001:2008 certified. Track record of product development collaboration with NHS. Owners of ‘MegaBee’ frequent use writing tablet for extreme motor loss and spinal trauma sufferers. R&D resource for new products/inventions requiring electronic and mechanical engineering inputs, product rescue and ongoing development. Expertise with portable systems, battery operated, low power systems, wireless communications. Products are all sold through third party agents or joint venture partners; consequently non-market sector specific. Actively involved in various health areas including AAC, anaesthesia, urodynamics and orthopaedics.

EKF Diagnostics Avon House 19 Stanwell Road, Penarth Cardiff CF64 2EZ +44 (0)29 2071 0570 www.ekfdiagnostics.com info@ekfdiagnostics.com

EKF Diagnostic Holdings plc specialises in the development, production and distribution of near patient analysers for use in the detection and management of diabetes, anemia, lactate and kidney related diseases.

EKF Molecular Diagnostics Ltd Avon House 19 Stanwell Road Penarth Cardiff CF64 2EZ +44 (0)29 2071 0570 www.ekfdiagnostics.com/EKF_ Molecular_1404.aspx garydowthwaite@ekfmolecular.com

EKF Molecular Diagnostics is introducing new technologies and products with the potential to change current DNA extraction and detection practices. PointMan DNA Extraction kits are now available for KRAS, BRAF and EGFR T790M SNP enrichment. Our pipeline includes a multiple SNP/deletion EGFR kit and kits to enrich for JAK2, PI3K and KRAS codon 61.

Ensinger Precision Engineering Wilfried Way Tonyrefail Mid Glamorgan CF39 8JQ +44 (0)1443 678 500 www.ensinger.co.uk marktipton@ensinger.co.uk

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Ensinger Precision Engineering Ltd (EPE) is at the forefront of precision machining technology in engineering plastics. The Company is highly focused on application engineering and works closely with customers on a technical level assisting in developing applications, specifying materials and optomising parts for manufacture. From our factory in South Wales we offer machining (2-, 3- and 5- axis turning and milling), finishing, kitting, polishing, part marking, assembly, testing and cleaning of plastics to customer specified requirements. EPE are accredited to ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485:2003 standards in addition to holding investors in people status. EPE are part of the Ensinger worldwide group of companies. Specialisms: Machining (2,3,5 axis milling & turning), application engineering, finishing, kitting, part marking (laser & machine), ultrasonic cleaning, assembly, testing.


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Exopack Advanced Coatings Ash Road North Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9UF +44 (0)1978 660 241 www.exopackadvancedcoatings.com geninf@exopack.com

Exopack® Advanced Coatings is a global leader in the coating and laminating of high quality products for use in technically demanding markets including medical, electronics, security and optical. The inspire™ brand is a range of polyurethane film and foam backing materials that are sold into the advanced woundcare market. The brand has become synonymous with high quality products that provide a waterproof but breathable bacterial barrier with excellent conformability and feel. The inspire portfolio extends from simple transparent polyurethanes on a paper or film liner to coloured and/or printed composites of film, foam and pattern coated adhesives. Within the range there are also a number of conductive films for production of electrodes. In addition to the standard products, Exopack Advanced Coatings prides itself on offering a flexible development service and is keen to demonstrate that we are small enough to care whilst having sufficient scale to offer global manufacturing solutions.

Frontier Medical Group Newbridge Road Industrial Estate Blackwood NP12 2YN +44 (0)1495 235 800 www.frontier-group.co.uk info@frontier-group.co.uk

Frontier Medical Group manufactures and markets a range of medical products in three 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. Frontier is based at two factories in Blackwood with facilities for plastic injection moulding and welding. The core market in the UK is the NHS although approximately 50% of production is exported, mostly to the EC.

GE Healthcare GE Healthcare is an Anchor Company in Wales located on a 30-acre Cardiff site, known as The Maynard Centre which is involved in delivering breakthroughs in research & development and in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Cardiff Laboratories Forest Farm Rd Whitchurch Cardiff CF14 7YT +44 (0)29 2052 6421 www.gehealthcare.com/uken paul.michael@ge.com

The Maynard Centre makes approximately 6,000 products every year with a global sales value of around $180m. These consumable products are used to detect, label, purify, amplify & analyse DNA and proteins. Other products include paper and glass fibre used in basic filtration and clean room manufactured plastic encased membranes used in sample preparation, medical diagnostics and research applications. The Maynard Centre is also the global headquarters of GE Healthcare’s Cell BioProcessing business, home to a world-class stem cell laboratory, considered by GE Healthcare to be a Centre of Excellence. The site has helped to develop cellular reagents and assays for high-content screening on automated imaging platforms. This encompasses stem cell extraction and expansion tools including cardiomyocytes used in drug discovery. The company’s 10,000 plus customers include the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, academia, organisations involved in human identification and diagnostics work, and industrial and consumer companies like Coca Cola. The Maynard Centre has a highly skilled global workforce representing one of the most diverse in the area.

Haemair Unit 5, Room 403 ILS Phase 2 Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 602 466 www.haemair.com sbrown@haemair.com

In the UK eight million people suffer from, and 100,000 die from, lung disease annually. The Haemair device takes carbon dioxide directly from the blood and replaces it with oxygen. It is compact, portable and suitable for conscious, active patients. Unlike conventional treatments, the device does not use the lungs. Current treatments that force damaged lungs to work harder through mechanically supported breathing can be ineffective and can result in long-term lung damage in recovering patients. The Haemair device offers more effective treatment with better long-term outcomes. A similar device treats transfusion blood. Conventionally stored transfusion blood loses its ability to transport oxygen and takes over 24 hrs in a patient before it is reactivated. For patients requiring large transfusions this relatively inert blood initially hinders the patient’s recovery and thousands of people die from blood transfusions annually. Haemair aims to make blood transfusions safer and more effective.

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Huntleigh

Diagnostic Products Division Unit 35 Portmanmoor Road East Moors Cardiff CF24 5HN +44 (0)29 2048 5885 www.huntleigh-diagnostics.com sales@huntleigh-diagnostics.co.uk

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 markets its products globally under the ‘Sonicaid’, ‘Dopplex’, and ‘Smartsigns’ brands, covering health care requirements in obstetric care, vascular assessment, and patient monitoring. The ISO13485 accredited site at Cardiff designs, manufactures and distributes a broad portfolio of electronic medical products thanks to its extensive R&D capability. These innovative products include market leading pocket Dopplers used for vascular assessment and fetal heart rate monitoring. The factory also manufactures a comprehensive range of fetal monitors for antenatal, labour and delivery applications, together with a range of patient, bedside and vital signs monitors. To enhance the product ranges and provide a seamless electronic data management solution, a range of clinical information systems have been developed, and are available with full technical and clinical support services.

Ig Innovations

Gernos Maesllyn Llandysul SA44 5LP +44 (0)1239 858 972 www.ig-innovations.co.uk chris.williams@ig-innovations.co.uk

Ig Innovations Ltd offers bespoke antibody production and supply to the research, diagnostic, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors: from antigen design, peptide synthesis, conjugation, through to antibody purification, conjugation and assay development. We can deliver small volumes to the research customer through to large pools to satisfy assay lifetime requirements of in-vitro diagnostic customers. Ig Innovations offers a large catalogue of antibodies from high volume stocks, available in any format that the customer requires. Employing our wealth of experience we can work with customers to advise and consult on specific antibody requirements and assay development, in particular POC. Ig Innovations Ltd is an Alere Company. Experienced and capable partner for grant applications for immunoassay diagnostic projects.

Invacare (UK) Pencoed Technology Park Pencoed Bridgend CF35 5AQ +44 (0)1656 776 222 www.invacare.co.uk uk@invacare.com

Invacare’s UK operations were founded in 1856 and the company now employs over 200 people. Based in South Wales, it is ideally placed to provide the UK healthcare market with a range of products and services that meet the demands of both the public and private sectors. Over the years, Invacare UK has selected and merged with a number of UK manufacturers and now offers a comprehensive portfolio of wheelchairs, scooters, respiratory, beds, mattress and cushion products, lifting, bathing, and walking aids. Invacare’s commitment to product design and quality has resulted in a comprehensive range of solutions for independence and mobility.

Kodit Database Evolution House Lakeside Village St Davids Park Ewloe Flintshire CH5 3XP +44 (0)845 370 7706 www.kodit.com info@kodit.com

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Kodit is an award winning software company with over 21 years’ experience in Healthcare. Using internationally recognised standards, such as GS1, we developed and own a framework - CAREMagic - which allows our partners to rapidly create and deploy enterprise class web enabled mobile data collection and verification applications either locally or in the Cloud. Together with Fujitsu Global Cloud Services and our Welsh based partners we are currently creating a new solution for Medical equipment manufacturers that will enable them to comply with upcoming regulations relating to Unique Device Identification (UDI) and Direct Part Marking (DPM). This solution is crucial for companies that sell, or want to sell, into the US Healthcare marketplace and we are proud of the fact that this global offering has been designed and developed in Wales.


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MedaPhor Suite 16 Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ +44 (0)29 2075 6534 www.medaphor.com stuart.gall@medaphor.com

MedaPhor is the UK’s leading ultrasound education and training company, producing innovative training products for postgraduate medical professionals. MedaPhor’s range of products and services includes the new award winning ScanTrainer Transvaginal Simulator, a virtual ‘real-feel’ ultrasound training simulator, which provides curriculum-based training, independent of a clinical setting. The company also sells a range of e-learning ultrasound modules and organises regular 3-day ‘hands-on’ ultrasound courses in Cardiff for obstetrics and gynaecology. MedaPhor’s 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 for fulfilling their continued professional development (CPD) and for trainers, as an indispensable teaching resource for the classroom and lecture theatre. MedaPhor is committed to creating high-quality ultrasound training systems for worldwide medical healthcare.

Microsemi Phase 2, Castlegate Business Park Portskewett Caldicot Monmouthshire NP26 5YW +44 (0)1291 435 342 www.zarlink.com/zarlink/hs/ AdvancedPackaging.htm martin.mchugh@microsemi.com

Microsemi’s Advanced Packaging Division delivers 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, Microsemi’s Advanced Packaging Division is at the heart of mission-critical projects in such applications as pacemakers, neurostimulators, sensors, hearing aids and patient monitoring. Technology development is underpinned through TSB and FP7 collaborations with leading research organisations and companies where Microsemi 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.

Microvisk Technologies Unit 4 Ffordd Richard Davies St Asaph Business Park Debighshire LL17 0LJ +44 (0)845 956 9900 www.microvisk.com denisearcher@microvisk.com

Microvisk is a medical device company based in St Asaph, North Wales. We have developed a proprietary technology which creates moving parts on the surface of silicon chips. Using this technology we are about to launch an instrument which measures blood thinning for people who take Warfarin, enabling the Warfarin dose to be optimised. In addition to the surgery and hospital, the instrument can be used by the patient at home, removing the need to travel to the surgery on a regular basis. Product validation trials to support CE marking are scheduled to conclude in 2013, with product ready to market in early 2014. The technology has the potential for many more medical applications.

Neem Biotech Unit 1-3 Willowbrook Technical Units St Mellons Cardiff South Glamorgan CF3 OEF +44 (0)29 2079 4796 www.neembiotech.com mgraz@neembiotech.com

A member of the InQ Group of companies, Cardiff, Wales-based Neem Biotech engages in research and development for the discovery of unique, safe, natural compounds that have therapeutic properties in human and animal health or applications in agri- and aquaculture. Neem Biotech specialises in the pilot to industrial scale extraction of high purity, high value, bio-active compounds from plant and marine sources. Together with our sister and partner companies, using the most advanced research techniques, we are able to undertake pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo studies, toxicology and safety trials, clinical trials, product development, and stability studies for our products. Specialisms: life sciences, food supplements, pharma

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Norgine

Tir-y-Berth New Road Hengoed CF82 8SJ +44 (0)1443 812 183 www.norgine.com

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, Mid Glamorgan, 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 daughter companies and distributor partnerships in the UK, Ireland, the Nordic region, the Middle and Far East, South Africa, Australia and Latin America. About 80% of sales derive from products used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal illness. Research and acquisition strategies reflect our interests in gastroenterology and hepatology.

NuPharm Laboratories 2 Newtech Square Deeside Industrial Park Deeside Flintshire CH5 2NT +44 (0)1244 287 940 www.nupharmlabs.com steve@nupharmlabs.com

At the core of the NuPharm Group of companies, NuPharm Laboratories is a pharmaceutical company providing a wide range of services from formulation development through to clinical, stability, ‘specials’ and licensed batch manufacture. NuPharm was founded in 2001 and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of its widening client base. Operating from purpose built facilities in Deeside, North Wales the Group has gathered a world class team of scientists with considerable experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. NuPharm works closely with its clients to complement their own in-house facilities and provides flexible services ranging from full turnkey projects to individual projects. Above all, NuPharm aims to give its customers a competitive edge in the market place. UnLicensed Medicines “Specials” - NuPharm has developed a range of products based on the most commonly prescribed (non-sterile) specials. All our products are supported by a comprehensive data pack.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson

Felindre Meadows Pencoed Bridgend CF35 5PZ +44 (0)1656 778 000 www.orthoclinical.com/en-gb/ Pages/Home.aspx ocduk@ocdgb.jnj.com

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is part of Johnson & Johnson and serves the transfusion medicine community and laboratories around the world. We are a leading provider of total solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases early before they put lives at risk. Our single focus is to help hospitals, laboratories and blood centres worldwide deliver results that help patients experience a better quality of life. The facility at Pencoed, near Bridgend supplies Immunoassay products to markets around the world.

Penn Pharma Units 23-24 Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate Tredegar Gwent NP22 3AA +44 (0)1495 711 222 www.pennpharm.com webenquiries@pennpharm.com

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Penn Pharma 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 manufacturing, labelling, packing, storage, distribution, returns and destruction; specialised contract manufacturing; CMC consultancy; and Qualified Person release services. Penn Pharma also offers High Containment Operations for the formulation development and manufacture of tablets and capsules containing highly potent molecules. Penn’s new state-of-the-art containment facility opens in Q2 2013 for the supply of both clinical and commercial batches of highly potents. Penn manufactures to GMP, is licensed by the UK MHRA, and is FDA inspected.


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Promove UK 72 Geryllan Penrhyncoch Aberystwyth SY23 33HQ +44 (0)1970 820 893 www.promove.uk.com enquiries@promove.uk.com

Promove UK design and manufacture manual handling slings to move incapacitated people when a hoist is not available. Designed by a disabled person the design was a winner in Medical Devices at Geneva International Inventions Salon, 2008. Used by ambulance services, schools and colleges, disabled individuals, airports.

Protherics UK, a BTG International group company Blaenwaun Ffostrasol Llandysul Ceredigion SA44 5JT +44 (0)1239 851 122 www.btgplc.com info@btgplc.com

BTG are an international specialist healthcare company, developing and commercialising products targeting critical care, cancer and other disorders. Our mission is to bring to market medical products that meet the needs of specialist physicians and their patients, and in doing so to build a sustainable, profitable business that delivers superior returns to our shareholders. In January 2011, we completed the acquisition of Biocompatibles International plc. This has expanded our commercial business with the addition of approved interventional oncology products, and has broadened our pipeline of internal development and partnered programmes.

Pulse Medical Technologies Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 606 670 www.pulsemedtech.com www.amethystwoundproject.com francis.cooper@pulsemedtech.com

Pulse Medical Technologies design and manufacture medical devices for pain relief and wound healing. Pulse Medical Technologies was incorporated to design and develop pain relief and wound relief products using the therapeutic and healing properties of Pulse Electro-magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), which has been cleared by the major national international Medical Authorities to treat medical conditions such as non-union bone fractures, wound healing and pain relief. The company is based in the prestigious Institute of Life Sciences in Swansea University and has access to world class research and development facilities and personnel who are currently working on its projects. The company’s main activity currently centres on the FP7 grant funded project called AMETHYST, which stands for: Ambulatory Magneto-Enhancement of Transdermal High Yield Silver Therapy. Coming from a background in producing medical devices for pain relief using PEMF and through the extensive research the company undertook into PEMF for wound healing, it became evident that there was a large unmet need to develop an innovative solution to increase the speed of healing for chronic leg ulcers. The project entails passing an electromagnetic wave through silver to increase the efficiency of wound healing. Results to date have been extremely encouraging and the project is on target to be very successful. The company has been granted a European patent to cover the concept and is in the process of securing worldwide protection.

Q Chip Oddfellows House 19 Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0AA +44 (0)29 2048 0180 www.q-chip.com info@q-chip.com

Q Chip, a drug-delivery company, is developing Q-Sphera™, a tuneable sustained release technology platform for peptide and small-molecule therapeutics. Q-Sphera products are injectable formulations of bioresorbable microspheres containing active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), designed to provide predictable drug-release from a single injection, over several weeks or several months. The Q-Sphera platform enables: Product uniformity, scalability and control; High API loading and encapsulation efficiency for hydrophilic, hydrophobic, cationic and anionic compounds, fast and inexpensive formulation development; low cost aseptic manufacturing at Phase I and Phase III scales with minimal footprint. Q Chip’s lead product is Q-Octreotide, an improved once-monthly formulation of octreotide acetate for the treatment of acromegaly.

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Rogue Resolutions Rogue Resolutions Ltd. provides integrated equipment solutions and services within the field of Neuroscience and Neurology brain research. Sophia House 28 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ +44 (0)29 2066 0198 www.rogue-resolutions.com info@rogue-resolutions.com Twitter: @rogue_resol

Our portfolio of services and products includes a range of “best-in-class” devices in the fields of: Neuronavigation; Neuroimaging; Neuromodulation Rogue Resolutions strongly believe in the importance of developing and maintaining strong links between academia and industry, in order to improve and streamline knowledge transfer between those working in research and those working in industry. In collaboration with our partners Rogue Research Inc. and neuroConn GmbH and in conjunction with our research customers, we are able to remain at the cutting edge of research and product development both in techniques and technologies.

Ruskinn Technology Pencoed Technology Park Pencoed Bridgend CF35 5HZ +44 (0)1656 864 286 www.ruskinn.com ruskinoffice@ruskinn.com

Ruskinn Technology Limited is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of anaerobic and modified atmosphere workstations. Ruskinn has over 1700 workstation installations in more than 40 countries. The company and production centre is located in its own purpose built manufacturing facility in Pencoed, South Wales, UK. Ruskinn’s range of high quality workstations is available worldwide through a global network of carefully selected distributors.

Sharp Clinical Services (UK) Waller House, Elvicta Business Park, Crickhowell, NP8 1DF +44 (0)1873 812 182 www.sharpclinical.com saleseurope@sharpclinical.com

The successful outcome of any clinical trial is dependent on quality, customer service, timely communication and ontime delivery. Sharp Clinical Services (UK) Ltd. provides the necessary core expertise and support to deliver a successful outcome for each and every trial. Over 20 years of expertise in manufacture, comparator sourcing, packaging and assembly (including design, randomisation and label printing), global distribution, QP services, IxRS and retrieval and destruction of Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP). Sharp Clinical Services is your preferred provider throughout the clinical trial lifecycle. MHRA licensed facility conforming to the EU clinical trials directive. Sharp Clinical Services has the capability to: Manage the complete manufacturing and distribution needs for all trial phases; manage solid, semi-solid and large molecule clinical trials materials; import drug under MHRA wholesaler dealers license; support the preparation of the Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier; QP services including supply chain audits and declaration, QP importation and batch certification and clinical batch release to the trial; manage controlled drugs for clinical activity under Home Office CD License; specialised distribution, retrieval and destruction of IMP and clinical material; audited depot network to support global distribution.

Simbec Research Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park Cardiff Road Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4DR +44 (0)1443 694 309 www.simbec.com alan.woodward@simbec.com

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Simbec Research, one of Europe’s longest established CROs, 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’s sister company Algorithme Pharma, also has Phase I and Bioequivalence facilities in Montreal (Canada) and a global capacity to conduct multi-regional and multi-ethnic studies.


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Sony UK Technology Centre

Pencoed Technology Park Bridgend CF35 5HZ +44 (0)1656 860 666 www.sonypencoed.co.uk UKTEC_Biz_enquiries@eu.sony.com

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 including the world famous Raspberry Pi credit card sized computer, offering the complete business solution to various market leading companies. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art SMT facility, Poke Yoke cell assembly, test jig design capability, award winning service and customer call centre and SCM services and DFM engineering support.

Springdew Limited Units 9-12 Woodlands Business Park Ystradgynlais Nr Swansea SA9 1JW +44 (0)1639 849 676 www.springdew.co.uk

Springdew Limited is a family-owned business, specialising in packaging services for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, veterinary and medical device markets. We commenced trading in 1992 and have, over the years, grown to over 60,000 square feet. We are based near Swansea, just off junction 45 of the M4. We are MHRA licensed for the primary & secondary assembly and packing of pharmaceutical products. We also hold ISO 13485 (medical devices) & ISO 9001 accreditations. We undertake full QP release to market and have 2 QPs on site. We pride ourselves on our quality, flexibility, cost-competitiveness and speed-to-market. We are approved by several multi-national healthcare companies and have won several awards for our high levels of customer service.

Sterilin (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) Parkway Pen-y-Fan Industrial Estate Newport NP11 3EF +44 (0)844 844 3737 www.sterilin.co.uk info@sterilin.co.uk

Sterilin, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, 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, healthcare, medical devices and industrial packaging industries. All Sterilin products are manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001:2008-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.

Synergy Health Laboratory Services Gavenny Court Brecon Road Abergavenny NP7 7RX +44 (0)1873 856 688 www.synergyhealthplc.com labservices.info@synergyhealthplc.com

Synergy Health Laboratory Services has over 20 years of experience in the provision of fully accredited analytical services to clients in all industry sectors. 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, water testing and substance identification. Building on this expertise, we also offer consultancy, drug policy implementation, formal training in drug awareness and collection of samples for laboratory analysis on a nationwide basis. We pride ourselves on providing a quality, bespoke service ensuring professional, yet personal attention at all times.

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Synidor Institute of Life Science School of Medicine Swansea University SA2 8PP +44 (0)7721 856 324 www.synidor.com frank@synidor.com

Specialises in patient monitoring for immobility in beds and chairs.

The Magstim Company Spring Gardens Whitland Carmarthenshire SA34 0HR +44 (0)1994 240 798 www.magstim.com info@magstim.com

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.

Theryte William Russell House The Square Lightwater Surrey GU18 5SS +44 (0)1276 855 777 www.theryte.com bill.primrose@theryte.com

Theryte is a cancer drug discovery and development company. Its technology builds on a previously undescribed mechanism of action and is intrinsically selective to cancers whilst sparing normal human cells. Development is currently at the preclinical stage. Theryte’s experimental data suggest that there exists a relatively small number of key proteins which co-operate to exert a novel function in cancer cells, and by so doing re-stabilise the otherwise unstable cancer cell. A recent peptidomimetic compound shows significant anti-cancer activity against a range of solid tumour types and Theryte has embarked on a program of work to achieve in vivo proof of concept. Theryte outsources the majority of its R&D activities, and has requirements for medicinal chemistry, early ADME/Tox. studies, in vivo pharmacokinetics, tolerability and xenografts. In addition, the company is looking for collaborators and partners who can carry out cancer biochemical and genetics experiments to further investigate the novel mechanism of action.

Time for Medicine Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff South Glamorgan CF14 4UJ +44 (0)29 2075 7744 www.timeformedicine.com enquiries@timeformedicine.com

The company is a spin out from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff (UHW). The objective of this business proposition is to develop diagnostic software to replicate the skills of the best clinical consultants and perform the role of the specialist in diagnosing patients’ conditions. The company’s web based diagnostic interface will replace the need for patients to visit specialist consultants in large hospitals, with all the attendant waiting times and costs. Additionally the company is developing mobile platforms for the remote management of many chronic conditions. The company’s products are aimed at both the private market, i.e. direct to consumers over the web, and the public market, through the NHS with the objective of significantly reducing costs while maintaining or improving service provision. The company has the backing of over 50 senior clinical consultants in Cardiff and other parts of the UK, The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Welsh Government.

Ultrawave Eastgate Business Park Wentloog Avenue Cardiff CF3 2EY +44 (0)845 330 4236 www.ultrawave.co.uk admin@ultrawave.co.uk

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Ultrawave is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment and has been supplying the highest quality systems to companies across a wide range of industries since 1990. Accredited to ISO13485 and ISO9001, Ultrawave is a supplier to companies from the healthcare, medical, manufacturing and processing sectors and has developed a broad portfolio of products tailored to different applications. The hygea™ range of HTM compliant, validated ultrasonic cleaners is used in primary care and CSSD environments, decontaminating surgical instruments in both the NHS and the private sector. In addition, Ultrawave is an approved supplier to a number of medical device manufacturers and works closely with renowned companies both in the UK and abroad. Used in almost any application, ultrasonic cleaning improves processing and decontamination results across a wide range of industries and environments.


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UPG Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate North Plateau Mountain Ash RCT CF45 4ER +44 (0)1443 471 200 www.upgintl.com/manufacturing nparsons@upgintl.com

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. UPG manufactures components and assemblies for an array of medical markets and products, Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices. Highly cosmetic and fully functional parts. 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.

NHS (Contract Research & Testing) Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board R&D Department Morriston Hospital Swansea SA6 6NL +44 (0)1792 704 056 abm.rd@wales.nhs.uk

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board provides primary and secondary healthcare services mainly for the 600,000 residents of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. The Health Board has four acute hospitals providing a range of services: Singleton and Morriston Hospitals in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot and the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, and is responsible for providing a number of specialist regional services including cardiac, burns and plastic surgery, and neonatal. Forensic mental health services are provided for the whole of South Wales, while learning disability services are provided from Swansea to Cardiff. A range of community based services are also delivered in patients’ homes, via community hospitals, health centres and clinics. The Health Board contracts independent practitioners in respect of primary care services, which are delivered by GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists. The University Health Board is committed to R&D and is a partner of Swansea University’s ILS and ILS2 developments. We have dedicated clinical trial teams and facilities, enabling collaboration with academic and business partners on research programmes across all clinical specialities.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board - Intellectual Property Group Intellectual Property Group The R&D Dept The Friars Friars Road Newport NP20 4EZ +44 (0)1633 656 353 abb_r&d@wales.nhs.uk

The Aneurin Bevan Health Board wishes to encourage and enable staff to participate in the generation and exploitation of intellectual property as an integral part of its commitment to delivering the best possible standard of patient care. It is the responsibility of the IP Group to manage and protect IP for the Health Board. The Group comprises Dr Chris Edwards, Consultant Medical Physicist (Chair), Prof Sue Bale, Assistant Nurse Director, Dr Tan Mian, Consultant Anaesthetist, and Ms Rosz Howell, R&D Manager. In order to encourage innovation within the Health Board, our IP Policy offers a generous scheme for financing IP protection and sharing royalty or other income with the inventor.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Research & Development Office Holywell Community Hospital Halkyn Road Holywell Flintshire CH8 7TZ +44 (0)1352 718 382 http://www.bcu.wales.nhs.uk/ lona.tudorjones@wales.nhs.uk

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board provides a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 676,000 people across the six counties of North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham) as well as some parts of mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. The Health Board has three acute hospitals; Ysbyty Gwynedd, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The Health Board actively supports a varied and dynamic research agenda and works with local industry to support the national agenda of increasing both health and wealth in Wales. It encourages staff to develop innovative and creative approaches to the delivery of health care that can be further developed with partners in academic, industry and health care settings and with active engagement with the all Wales NISCHR infrastructure. The Health Board provides industry and business partners opportunities to work with mental health, acute, community and primary care services delivered by general practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacists. 35


Cardiff University - Anaesthesia Innovation (AI) Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN +44 (0)29 2074 2575 www.walesanaesthesia.wordpress.com/ ai@cf.ac.uk

AI (Anaesthesia Innovation) is a focus group comprising senior academics and consultant anaesthetists from the joint Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board departmental section Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. We have extensive expertise in evaluating existing medical devices used in anaesthesia and respiratory and intensive care using laboratory-based tests, user assessments and clinical trials. We have formed collaborations with the NHS and industry to develop innovative solutions to particular clinical problems, successfully attracting government grants. We can provide training and educational events incorporating a broad range of simulation scenarios. We offer help and advice to industry during the development of novel products.

Cardiff University - Wound Healing Research Unit (WHRU) School of Medicine Upper Ground Floor Room 18 Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN +44 (0)29 2074 8293 www.whru.co.uk admin@whru.co.uk

WHRU has three core activities: Specialist clinical services, Research, and 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). WHRU offers an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair as well as a range of short courses for healthcare professionals and commercial concerns. The unit collaborates with a number of other departments within the University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University. The target markets include health professionals working with non-healing acute or chronic wounds and health care companies involved in specialist wound care.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board - Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering University Hospital of Wales Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XW +44 (0)29 2074 2014 www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/864 john.maisey@wales.nhs.uk

Our clinical medical physics services include medical imaging, vascular (Doppler) ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone densitometry and body composition determination. We have a dual-head gamma camera system for planar radionuclide imaging and single photon emission tomography; this incorporates an x-ray CT scanner. Other major items of equipment and facilities include a radiopharmacy (for the production of sterile radioactive products), dual-energy x-ray absorptiometers, duplex ultrasound scanners, a niche magnetic resonance imager, a whole body gamma radiation counter and a range of other radiation detectors. We have expertise in protection against both ionising and non-ionising radiation. In clinical engineering we provide a wide range of equipment management services covering the life-cycle of medical and related equipment. Our mechanical engineering section designs, develops and produces medical devices to take forward collaborative research ideas in a variety of medical specialties. We would welcome opportunities for further research and development collaborations in the above areas.

Cedar Healthcare Technology Research Centre Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ +44 (0)29 2074 4771 www.cedar.wales.nhs.uk uhw.cedar@wales.nhs.uk

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Cedar is a Healthcare Technology Research Centre, able to support decision making in healthcare by providing research evidence on the clinical effectiveness and economic impact of emerging health technologies, medical devices, diagnostic tests, healthcare interventions and NHS service configuration. Established in 1977, Cedar is part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) and Cardiff University School of Engineering’s, Institute of Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (IMEMP). Cedar has a contract with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), working in the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP). In addition to its work for NICE, Cedar is able to apply for research grants and undertake bespoke work for other organisations. Recent examples include work for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cardiff and Vale UHB, the NHS in the South West of England and the medical device industry. Cedar works to a quality system that is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Cedar has expertise and experience in: Systematic evidence review – literature searching and critical appraisal; project management; stakeholder engagement; user assessments; developing and validating Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs); standards testing for medical/ consumer health devices; running clinical trials of medical devices; health economics; report writing. Specialisms: biotechnology, clinical organisations, diagnostics, medical technology.


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Health Research Wales 2nd Floor 12 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ +44 (0)29 2023 0457 www.healthresearchwales.com contact@healthresearchwales.com

Health Research Wales has been established to provide a one-stop source of information and support for companies wishing to undertake clinical research in Wales. Our mission is to facilitate the successful delivery of commercial research in the NHS and promote Wales as an effective place to do research. Health Research Wales provides a number of services to facilitate the effective set-up, management and delivery of commercial clinical research in Wales. These include: General Signposting; partnering; costing advice & support; feasibility co-ordination; contracts advice & support; study setup & management; performance monitoring.

Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory Princess of Wales Hospital Coity Road Bridgend CF31 1RQ +44 (0)1656 752 820 www.smtl.co.uk info@smtl.co.uk Twitter: @SMTLab

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: Physical and biological testing of disposable medical devices to national and international standards; dressings testing (fluid handling and affinity, conformability, to BP and BS requirements) and 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 and glove testing to EN 455; microbiological testing, including bioburden, endotoxin, barrier and antimicrobial testing (e.g. silver dressings); environmental monitoring of cleanrooms (to ISO 14644-1 and GMP); surgical instrument evaluations (single use and reusable); test method development, R&D and incident investigation. SMTL is UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 for test laboratories.

Professional Services: Abel & Imray

3 Assembly Square Britannia Quay Cardiff CF10 4PL +44 (0)29 2089 4200 www.patentable.co.uk ai@patentable.co.uk

Abel & Imray is a leading firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys handling all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks 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 imaging technology and medical devices, including mechanical, optical and electronic medical devices. Our professionals can help you protect and exploit your intellectual property relating to those fields, as well as help you manage and develop your intellectual property portfolios.

ARP Associates Glen Rosa Llanellen Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 9HF +44 (0)7713 484 870 arpayne@tiscali.co.uk

Run-Grow-Transform We know from experience that there are many ingredients necessary to create a successful business. We also know that without engaged and knowledgeable people, everything else can be a downward spiral. Specialising in coaching and mentoring for healthcare and life-science businesses, we bring over twenty years practical experience to you, so that your teams (and your business) can grow and develop. We will create bespoke programmes which will challenge and question assumptions - leading to realistic and practical solutions. Our supportive environment is designed to encourage reflection and participation in order to stimulate raised self-knowledge and awareness. 37


Awen Consulting Dylan Thomas Centre 1 Somerset Place Swansea SA1 1RR +44 (0)1792 532 201 www.awenwales.com m.heuberger@awenwales.com

Awen Consulting is the consulting arm of Awen Cymru. We provide a range of project managed services to the medical device community to solve problems at every level and develop prototypes through to market. Intellectual Property (IP) advice; product approval advice; specialist market research.

BDO LLP 8th Floor Helmont House Churchill Wy Cardiff CF10 2HE +44 (0)29 2064 6200 www.bdo.co.uk tim.smith@bdo.co.uk

BDO LLP is a leading firm of accountants with offices in Cardiff. We provide integrated solutions to meet the needs of an organisation at every stage in its development. Best of all, we combine a local presence and personal approach with the experience and confidence of a national firm. We provide financial and commercial services to the SME market place including owner managed businesses, mid to large corporates, medical practices, private clients, charities and professional practices. Our services include: audit and assurance; VAT advice; personal tax services including self-assessment tax returns, capital gains tax advice and inheritance tax; research and development tax credit advice; corporation tax returns; capital allowance reviews; corporate finance including business planning, investment raising, grant funding, exit and retirement planning, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and due diligence; specialist tax planning; employer essentials e.g. rewarding staff, EMI share schemes, payroll; corporate recovery and insolvency.

Bevan & Buckland

Langdon House, Langdon Road, Swansea Waterfront, Swansea SA1 8QY +44 (0)1792 410 100 mail@bevanbuckland.co.uk www.bevanbuckland.co.uk

Bevan & Buckland are a firm of Chartered Accountants based in South Wales. We provide a wide range of accountancy and related services including assistance with the preparation of accounts, statutory audits, corporate finance, grant applications, payroll, VAT and taxation advice. A key focus of our business is providing pro-active tax advice to companies and individuals. We have a particular specialism in the following areas: Research & Development tax relief - Our R&D tax team have assisted many companies maximise their R&D entitlement. This not only includes owner managed businesses, but also university spin outs, FTSE 100 companies and large international groups, and we have a particular specialism in working with companies in the life science sector. The head of our R&D tax team is also a member of HMRC\’s R&D Consultative Committee, and thereby has invaluable insight into the operation of this relief; patent box tax regime - a 10% effective tax rate which can apply for profits derived from qualifying patents; tax incentives for individuals who invest in companies, including EIS and Seed EIS; tax incentives for company employees, including EMI; and succession and exit planning.

Blackwood Embedded Solutions 34 Rhodfa Glascoed Blackwood Gwent NP12 1GW +44 (0)1495 220 809 anthonygiles@blackwoodembedded solutions.co.uk www.blackwoodembedded solutions.co.uk/

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Blackwood Embedded Solutions specialises in full design cycle real-time embedded system design, both electronics and software. With a small team of engineers from graduates to experienced consultants, we can provide services from initial design concepts and prototypes, through specification, design, implementation, risk analysis/FMEA, verification and validation. We can offer 25+ years’ experience in medical device design and our recent projects include drug delivery systems, surgical generators and diagnostic medical products. We provide electronic design services including schematic capture, circuit simulation and PCB layout with Proteus design tools and hand-built engineering build prototypes. We also provide software design services for various microcontrollers: ARM, PIC, Fujitsu, Hitachi / Renesas including real time bare-metal software coding (or with operating systems) and removal of SOUP. Programming languages offered include C, C++, C# and Assembler.


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BIC Innovation Pencoed Technology Centre Bridgend Bridgend CF35 5HZ +44 (0)1656 861 536 www.bic-innovation.com info@bic-innovation.com

As one of Wales’ leading innovation consultancies, we work with our life science clients to help them innovate, exploit and commercialise their ideas. Our innovation methodology is designed to create an innovative culture as well as a pipeline of exploitable ideas which can be taken to market. We use our strong project and quality management skills and techniques, gained in a variety of manufacturing and service organisations, to minimise risk for our clients and reduce time to market. Our life sciences team has worked with leading global companies as well as SMEs, academia and research organisations. From incubating new ideas, to launching new products, BIC Innovation can project manage the whole process, or inject creativity at any point along the way. Our project teams offer a range of specialist skills, helping our clients to achieve their growth ambitions: strategic innovation; new product development; commercialisation of IP; design; supply chain development and management; strategic marketing; marketing communications; marketing research; sales and business development; project management (including Prince 2); management information systems design and implementation; HR development BIC Innovation also run a number of high profile programmes on behalf of Welsh Government and the EU, including the Workforce Development Programme, High Potential Starts and Enterprise Europe Network. BIC Innovation is a partner of PERA and the Wales Lead for the UK Innovation Forum.

Broomfield & Alexander Ty Derw Lime Tree Court Cardiff Gate Business Park Cardiff CF23 8AB +44 (0)29 2054 9939 www.broomfield.co.uk/sectors/lifesciences/ info@broomfield.co.uk

Broomfield & Alexander are Wales’ leading independent firm of accountants and professional advisors, based in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. We provide financial and commercial services to owner managed businesses, mid to large corporates, medical practices, private clients and professional practices. As a company in the life science industry, you are facing unprecedented demands with tighter financial constraints and increased regulatory requirements. These demands take you away from your core focus. Our specialist team at Broomfield & Alexander understand your challenges and can help you at every stage of your company’s development. In securing sufficient capital to grow your company, increasing operational efficiencies and reducing costs, taking your product to market, or meeting increased regulatory demands, we can guide you through the minefield of making the right decisions now and for your future. In addition to the traditional tax and accounting services, Broomfield & Alexander also assists our Life Sciences clients with services spanning the entire development cycle of companies, including: Funding and raising finance, including grant funding; research & development tax relief; tax planning; acquisitions; tax efficient structures; exit / succession planning.

Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ +44 (0)29 2075 7744 www.cardiffmedicentre.co.uk enquiries@cardiffmedicentre.co.uk

Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated medtech and biotech business incubator located on the University Hospital of Wales campus. The latter extends across 53 acres, provides a working base for over 4,000 people and is home to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. The Cardiff Medicentre was officially opened in 1994 and was the first incubator of its kind in the United Kingdom. It provides high quality office and laboratory accommodation comprising of 32 units ranging from 284 sq ft to 1,045 sq ft. Low-cost desk leasing facilities are also available to encourage entrepreneurs to enter the Cardiff Medicentre community whilst writing business plans and raising finance.

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Contact Innovation

7 Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf Cardiff CF10 4DZ +44 (0)29 2047 3456 www.contactinnovation.com gtudor@contactinnovation.com

Contact Innovation, through its dedicated specialists, provides integrated strategic marketing, innovation and graphic design services to SMEs, start-ups and business support organisations. Our services are aimed at reducing financial risk, time to market and improving the quality of products and the chances of success for our clients. We do this by using up-to-date techniques as well as those that are tried and tested, combining them to provide a truly bespoke service for every client. Contact Innovation has extensive experience in the area of knowledge transfer - the transfer and utilisation of knowledge and technology developed by university and public research establishments for the benefit of private sector companies. Contact Innovation has worked for both private sector manufacturers, a university, and a government funded advisory service.

Designworks Windsor Unit 2 The Windsor Business Centre Vansittart Estate Windsor Berks SL4 1SP +44 (0)1753 842 404 www.designworksgroup.net jez@designworkswindsor.co.uk

Designworks is a product design and development company. We have been in business for over twenty years, and specialise in delivering new products from concept through to production in many fields ranging from FMCG items, automotive, child care and medical. Our in house team can develop concepts via the following methods: Insightful discovery work identifying market opportunities, and uncovering consumer usage habits; Concept sketches and computer generated imagery; Styling options and ergonomic studies via computer generated imagery and scale models; Outline CAD layouts of new concepts for feasibility and cost studies; electronics design, prototypes and sampling; working prototypes/models for demonstration and trials. Biocompatible materials available; documented manufacturing suitable information; sssist in clinical trials procedures via DW preferred partners. Designworks is happy to assist in any of the above on an individual basis, or on a complete project solution. We provide fixed prices where possible and assign all IP that is derived from commissioned work to the client.

E2L Products 19 White Swan Court Priory Street Monmouth NP25 3NY +44 (0)1600 714 856 www.e2l.uk.com info@e2l.uk.com

Engineering product designers with electronic, mechanical and industrial design skills, providing consultancy design services, joint venture development and proprietary products. Focussed on design simplicity, alternative thinking and functional necessity. ISO 9001:2008 certified. Track record of product development collaboration with NHS. Owners of ‘MegaBee’ frequent use writing tablet for extreme motor loss and spinal trauma sufferers. R&D resource for new products/inventions requiring electronic and mechanical engineering inputs, product rescue and ongoing development. Expertise with portable systems, battery operated, low power systems, wireless communications. Products are all sold through third party agents or joint venture partners; consequently non-market sector specific. Actively involved in various health areas including AAC, anaesthesia, urodynamics and orthopaedics.

Excalibur Group Berkeley Square House Berkeley Square Mayfair London W1J 6BD +44 (0)20 7887 7642 www.excalibur-group.co.uk info@excalibur-group.co.uk

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Excalibur Group is the medical science investment house founded by Sir Chris Evans. It has â‚Ź0.5bn of funds under management and specialises in investing venture capital in the medical sciences sector.


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Finance Wales Oakleigh House Park Place Cardiff CF10 3DQ +44 (0)800 587 4140 www.financewales.co.uk/earlystage info@financewales.co.uk

Finance Wales can invest up to £1 million seed and early stage development capital in exciting technology-based businesses and we can invest over a number of rounds. Our technology venture investments team has a wealth of industry expertise and experience as well as a strong network of co-investment partners. We can work with you and potential co-investors to structure an investment that’s right for your business. Finance Wales specialises in technology venture investment and has invested more than £15m in our portfolio of life science companies in the last 4 years. So, if you’re developing and commercialising novel IP, talk to Finance Wales.

Fulcrum Direct Cardiff Business Technology Centre Senghenydd Road Cardiff CF24 4AY +44 (0)29 2064 7019 www.fulcrumdirect.co.uk liz@fulcrumdirect.co.uk

Fulcrum’s specialist services facilitate product commercialisation; identify the best routes to market and deliver comprehensive traditional and digital marketing. We specialise 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 to helping you understand your markets, maintain a pipeline of high quality prospects and develop an integrated approach to marketing communications which maximise your sales, whatever channels you choose.

Fusion IP The Sheffield Bioincubator 40 Leavygreave Road Sheffield S3 7RD +44 (0)114 275 5555 www.fusionip.co.uk nataliewilkinson@fusionip.co.uk

Fusion IP owns the rights to 100% of university-owned research generated at two of the UK’s leading universities – The University of Sheffield and Cardiff University. These exclusive partnerships enable us to develop some of the world’s most advanced and exciting science, in fields as varied as clean energy, electronics, engineering and medicine; turning world class research into valuable businesses through the creation of a portfolio of companies.

Geldards LLP Geldards LLP is one of the UK’s leading commercial law firms with offices in Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham providing a full range of legal services to clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Dumfries House Dumfries Place Cardiff CF10 3ZF +44 (0)29 2023 8239 www.geldards.com lifesciences@geldards.com

The firm’s dedicated healthcare and life sciences team has a strong track record in dealing with medical technology, knowhow licensing, research and development collaborations, commercial contracts and commercial and intellectual property disputes. Geldards’ clients include start ups, SMEs, universities, hospitals, medical devices companies and large multi-nationals. What others say: “It’s a huge pleasure to work with such professional guys”. Gerwin Bouillon, Global Head of Product Defense, Bayer CropScience AG. “This Cardiff firm continues to impress with the strength of its IP offering. Its solicitors deal with trade mark and patent protection, brand advice and a variety of transactional and licensing matters on behalf of household names.” Chambers & Partners 2011. “Geldards spent time to ensure that they fully understood our business and our requirements. They provided a highly professional and prompt service which completely met our needs”. Clinical Diagnostix Limited.

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geoFish Medical Marketing Ltd 3 Birch Grove Prestatyn Denbighshire LL19 9RH +44 (0)7920 250 312 www.geofishmedicalmarketing.com geoff@geofishmedicalmarketing.com

Medical marketing consultancy set up by an experienced former Global Medical Affairs Leader in emerging oncology at AstraZeneca with over 20 years experience across clinical development, medical affairs/marketing and communications. Offers a broad range of services centred around development of robust strategy, tactics and communications for drug development and medical marketing activities to deliver high value to patients, clinicians, payers and regulators, based on expertise across a range of therapy areas including oncology (particular expertise in breast, prostate, lung and haematological cancers), anaesthesia, analgesia, intensive care and gastroenterology. Services include: 1) Helping to develop a clear line of sight between emerging drug assets and the market opportunity, through development of validated, future-proof, differentiated target product profiles and target product claims based on a thorough understanding of evolving clinical practice, the competitor environment and customer insight/foresight on future unmet need. 2) Competitive intelligence and analysis. 3) Medical communications activities for emerging and marketed brands including development of science story, publications, key messages, promotional claims, marketing materials and symposia content, and key opinion leader interactions such as advisory boards. geoFish also has an extensive network of commercial experts in the areas of epidemiology, business analysis/insight, forecasting, market research and strategic marketing that can be brought in to support projects, as required.

Grahame Guilford and Company Ty Mawr Pheasant Walk Clos-y-Talcen, Pen-y-Fai Bridgend CF31 4DU +44 (0)1656 667 997 guilfordco@btinternet.com

Consultancy, business planning and development services within the life science sector primarily. Services to the higher education sector on commercialisation of research and technology transfer.

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High Performance Computing (HPC Wales) Ty Menai Ffordd Penlan Parc Menai Business Park Bangor LL57 4HJ +44 (0)1248 675 093 www.hpcwales.co.uk/ info@hpcwales.co.uk

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High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales is an innovative collaboration which gives businesses and researchers access to world-class, secure and easy to use high performance computing (HPC) technology. Our supercomputing infrastructure and service is unique in the UK. In partnership with Welsh universities, Government and Fujitsu, we offer the supercomputing power, high level skills training and customised support necessary to help address global challenges, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and answer long-standing questions.


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Hugh James 114-116 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1DY +44 (0)29 2022 4871 www.hughjames.com lifescience@hughjames.com

Hugh James provides expert corporate legal advice to companies and investors in the life sciences sector. The firm has an established reputation as a market leader having advised major Welsh institutional investors and corporates on numerous life science investments, acquisitions, intellectual property issues and commercial agreements. Our team’s approach is to give commercially focused and practical advice and to understand your business. We can add real value through our comprehensive knowledge of your sector, which we have gained by advising a complete range of companies from start ups and spin-out ventures to major industry leaders and AIM listed international organisations.

IBI Nightingale The Old Convent The Walk Cardiff CF24 3AG +44 (0)29 2044 8900 www.ibi-nightingale.com cardiff@nightingaleassociates.com

IBI Nightingale are an award winning Architectural Practice committed to providing the best possible support to the scientific community by not only designing buildings and laboratory planning which provide the stimulus and capability for undertaking world leading research but also by recognizing global and domestic trends and using this knowledge to influence the shape of future scientific research and manufacturing facilities. We recognise that scientific buildings are highly specialised with very demanding and complex needs. Our team provides a wealth of experience though a network of UK and International studios, giving our clients the confidence that they will always be working with a highly knowledgeable partner with a strong understanding of their values. As members of the IBI Group, we have access to a major international resource. This gives us a unique opportunity to continually benchmark and share ideas on a truly global basis.

inovia 30 Broad Street 41st Floor New York NY, 1000, USA +44 (0)20 3370 4977 www.inovia.com candida.jaco@inovia.com Twitter: @inoviaIP

inovia provides a foreign filing platform, inovia.com, to simplify and reduce the cost of PCT national stage entry, direct Paris Convention filing, European validation and patent translations. Our client base consists of companies, law firms and universities seeking international patent protection.

Isca Healthcare Research HIll House Belmont Hill Caerleon NP18 1JX +44 (0)1633 423 641 pw@iscahcr.co.uk

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 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; and medical and study report writing.

MEDDEV QA 5 Hillside Drive Cowbridge Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7EA +44 (0)1446 774 948 +44 (0)7714 288 232 medicaldevices@aol.com

Product development planning; initial quality and regulatory gap assessments and pre-assessment audits; part-time quality management services; quality systems and capa training; implementation and upgrading of quality systems for iso 9001, iso 13485, fda 21 cfr 820 and the eu medical device directives; device classification queries; preparation of technical files and design dossiers for CE marking; liaison with regulatory bodies; field safety corrective action management, ec vigilance reporting and fda mdr reporting; liaison with notified bodies and other regulatory bodies; internal auditing and vendor quality system auditing; ongoing qa/ra support; eu authorized representative services for non-eu based operations.

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MxPD Quantum House 25 Commercial Road Taibach Port Talbot SA13 1LN +44 (0)1639 864 645 www.mxpd.co.uk joseph@quantumcad.co.uk

MXPD is a leading electronic medical product development consultancy that specialise in producing new and existing technologies which offer real commercial value. Our unique medical product design process delivers a full range of design support from user insight research and analysis, through to product and electronic development, prototyping and design for manufacture.

OSP Healthcare Ashbourne House 33 Bridge Street Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 5GA +44 (0)1291 636 308 www.OSPHealthcare.com Richard@OSPHealthcare.com

OSP Healthcare helps ambitious health and life sciences companies to launch and promote their products and services. We specialise in producing innovative communications which bring science, creativity and faultless execution together to transform the understanding and behaviour of your audience. Proven expertise in compelling communications to motivate and educate — from strategy to execution, across the broad range of external and internal marketing, design, branding, event, exhibition, meetings, digital and online services. EXPERIENCED 20 years’ know-how across a broad range of therapy areas and medical devices. STRATEGIC Joined up thinking from concept to execution. CREATIVE Inspired ideas, beautifully executed. AWARD-WINNING Effective communication to shout about — proof of RoI and creativity. MULTI-NATIONAL 80% of work is outside the UK — we have the expertise to help you compete in a global market.

PIA Commercial PIA Commercial Insurance We are a specialist life science, biotechnology, and healthcare insurance broker. We provide the following insurance products: The Old Fire Station professional indemnity, commercial insurance, employers and public liability, product liability, directors and officers, clinical 69 Albion Street B1 3EA trials, laboratory insurance, business legal expenses, corporate and private medical insurance. +44 (0)121 694 6897 www.piacommercial.com mike.cherrington@piacommercial.com Pharmallaney Chestnuts Cross Ash Abergavenny NP7 8PB www.pharmallaney.com g.mollaney@btinternet.com

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Pharmallaney Ltd was established in 2010 based on a foundation of over 25 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry and supporting medical devices. This experience also includes involvement with clinical trials, commercial and distribution practices within small to large companies. Pharmallaney Ltd’s aim is to provide pragmatic, effective and efficient compliance and strategic management. Core activities include Qualified Person certification, training, audit support and quality system improvement.


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Philtronics Unit 11 Hirwaun Industrial Estate Hirwaun, Aberdare Mid Glamorgan CF44 9UP +44 (0)1685 813 478 www.philtronicsltd.co.uk sharon.cox@philtronicsltd.co.uk

Philtronics is a contract electronic manufacturer offering customers in the Aerospace, Defence, Semiconductor, Medical, Amusement, Automotive and Consumer sectors outsource manufacturing solutions. We offer solutions for PCB assembly, loom and cable harnessing, coil winding and box building. We offer a high standard of quality, competitve pricing and a short lead-time whilst maintaining flexibility. Customer satisfaction and on time delivery are paramount within Philtronics. We believe that we can only satisfy our customers and grow our business by giving exceptional service with built-in continuous improvement. We have a very experienced and loyal workforce. Philtronics is ISO9001 certified.

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7 Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf Cardiff CF10 4DZ +44 (0)29 2047 3455 www.teamworksdesign.com studio@teamworksdesign.com

Teamworks elevates your brand to the levels you aspire to. For 26 years our experienced and skilled design team has been providing strategic creative solutions to public and private sector clients across the UK. We will analyse and improve your organisation’s image, then plan and implement it across various print and digital communication media. branding or rebranding; name and guideline generation; web design and development; publications and reports; online social communities; training & test systems; smart phone and tablet optimisation Our flexibility allows us to work with a variety of clients providing light-touch short-term assistance, or in-depth strategic branding and design consultancy. Returning clients comment on our capable, trustworthy and reliable team.

Teamwork Technology Services Institute of Life Science Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)800 080 3003 www.teamworkict.com info@teamworkict.com Twitter: @teamworkict1

Teamwork Technology Services Limited is an established independent ICT consultancy and managed services company based in South Wales but with its client base spanning the UK. The company is active in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors and has extensive experience working with SMEs across a wide range of sectors advising them of the most appropriate ICT for their business. Teamwork is a principal provider for delivering consultancy services for the Welsh Government via the e-Business ICT programme as well as providing independent consultancy services to growing SMEs. Teamwork is currently developing e-security and e-health areas of the business.

Triteq The Innovation Centre Station Road Hungeford Berkshire RG17 0DY +44 (0)1488 684 554 www.triteq.com angela.hobbs@triteq.com Twitter: @triteq

Triteq is a product design and development company. We use a combination of creativity, collaboration, experience and knowledge to deliver successful products. From concept to prototype and every stage inbetween. Combining knowledge and experience to produce excellent results .We work with entrepreneurs, SME’s, academic institutions and corporations. We invest in understanding behavioural change to ensure that your product provides what your target audience needs to day and tomorrow. Talk to us today. Specialisms: design strategy, research, software development, electronic engineering, user experience design, validation & verification, prototype, manufacturing.

Troup Bywaters & Anders 3 Park Place Cardiff CF10 3DP +44 (0)29 2000 3760 www.tbanda.com t.rees@tbanda.com

For over 50 years TB+A has helped UK and international organizations turn their vision into reality. Our Cardiff office is part of a national network of consulting Mechanical, Electrical and Energy engineers and designers working with institutional and commercial clients across a wide range of market sectors and disciplines, creating award-winning design solutions that bring their buildings to life.

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Tybio The Forge Hendre Pencoed Bridgend CF35 6RA mollypj@tybio.co.uk

Partnering clients to achieve their goals is Tybio’s specialist skill. Past projects have included: integrating acquired businesses to managing business transitions and productivity improvements; mentoring key management personnel to defining product development processes; implementing cost reduction strategies to the timely launch of new products Tybio offer a bespoke service that combines scientific understanding with proven commercial acumen and a depth of board level experience within the life science and food industry sectors. First we listen, so we can fully understand the challenges you face, the resources you have and the constraints on you: only then can we partner with you to help you achieve your goals. Tybio never forget that confidentiality is important and that you will want your ideas to be out there in the market place first!

UK Healthgateway 23 Cae Rex Llanblethian Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7JS +44 (0)7900 570 172 www.ukhealthgateway.com jon@ukhealthgateway.com

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.

Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP Churchill House Churchill Way Cardiff CF10 2HH +44 (0)29 2064 2150 www.udl.co.uk cardiff@udl.co.uk Twitter: @UrquhartDykes

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 one of the largest firms 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 Tom Baker or Michelle Ward.

Waterside Consulting Waterside Consulting Ty Blaenant Ddu Felindre SA5 7ND +44 (0)1792 793 866 www.waterside-consulting.co.uk sueh@waterside-consulting.co.uk

Sue Heatherington of Waterside brings many years of experience as an NHS CEO both in England and Wales. She now has a creative practice in leadership development for leaders and senior teams in life science, medical technology and healthcare organisations. With a passion for healthy leadership as a foundation for innovative organisations and productive collaborations, Sue is a professional coach, thinking partner and facilitator. She particularly relishes working with those who want to step beyond their current boundaries in making a difference to the health and wellbeing of patients. Sue is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Wentwood Medical The Manse Tabernacle Lane Llanvaches Caldicot NP26 3BL +44 (0)1443 482 482 www.wentwoodmedical.com scottforde@wentwoodmedical.com

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Wentwood Medical provides sales and marketing expertise to the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK and Europe. Our services include: start up company sales, marketing and business; operational brand management services; strategic brand planning services; warehousing, storage, distribution services. Wentwood Productions provides a wide range of communication and promotional services to companies and organisations in the UK, Europe and around the world. Our services include: integrated marketing campaigns; concept development for products and services; video and photography; design and print; electronic media; writing; live events.


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Withers & Rogers LLP 1 Redcliff Street Bristol BS1 6NP +44 (0)1179 253 030 www.withersrogers.com admin@withersrogers.com

Withers & Rogers LLP is a leading firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. We represent clients at the European Patent Office, OHIM - the EU trade mark and design office, and the UK Intellectual Property Office. With over 60 client-facing IP professionals spread across four offices, we are able to offer our clients commercially focused intellectual property advice on all aspects of European and international intellectual property law. Our patent, trade mark and registered design attorneys advise on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for inventions, brands, and designs. We have extensive commercial and industrial experience, and our technical expertise spans all major technologies. Withers & Rogers has many long-standing clients both domestic and overseas; we are privileged to represent many prestigious international, brand focused and innovative companies, as well as dynamic SMEs and leading academic institutions. Our Life Sciences & Chemistry principal practice group is one of the largest in Europe, with a depth of expertise and experience in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in academic research. Our highly skilled Medical Device specialist practice group is supported by attorneys from across our principal practice groups.

Wynne-Jones IP Temple Court 13a Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9HA +44 (0)29 2078 6535 www.wynne-jones.com/ ian.lambert@wynne-jones.com

Wynne-Jones IP is a long established firm of Chartered and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, based in Cardiff and Cheltenham, and more recently Telford and Wrexham. We act for a large number of clients locally, nationally and internationally, including private individuals, multi-nationals, large technology-based companies, SME’s and universities. We specialise in intellectual property (IP) services, including a full spectrum of patent services in engineering, life sciences, healthcare, medical devices, medical detection techniques, biotechnology, chemistry and nanotechnology. IP plays a vital role in the modern business environment. Whether it be protecting and realising the value of inventions, proprietary technology, brands or original designs, getting the right advice is key. We provide a quality service and our goal and focus is always on the business needs and objectives of the client. Our attorneys have extensive experience in patents, trade marks, all aspects of IP licensing and enforcement, and IP audits.

Welsh Government - Life Sciences Team Llys-y-Draig Penllergaer Business Park Penllergaer Swansea SA4 9NX +44 (0)300 060 3000 www.business.wales.gov.uk lifesciences@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The focus of the Welsh Government’s Life Sciences Team is on business growth and commercial success. We are co-ordinating a strategy for the life sciences sector in Wales that will enhance and develop our existing clusters of expertise and facilitate the creation of an ecosystem which is vibrant and dynamic. The Life Sciences Team has access to a range of funding mechanisms and related programmes and infrastructure to support the location, development and growth of businesses in Wales. We also have joined up routes across Government Departments to support academia and the NHS to pursue and share research excellence to benefit the economy and the people of Wales.

xénos, the Wales Business Angels Network Oakleigh House Park Place Cardiff CF10 3DQ +44 (0)29 2033 8144 www.xenos.co.uk/ Lisa.Mitchard@xenos.co.uk

xénos–The Wales Business Angel Network brokers deals between business angels (high net-worth private individuals) and businesses and/or entrepreneurs seeking investment. The Network was established in 1997 and has more than 120 registered investors seeking investment-ready opportunities. xénos is able to fund all stages of a business opportunity - from seed-corn and start-up; through to early stage development, expansion, acquisition and turnaround. The Network also assists in the sale of businesses. xénos also runs a programme to assist Universities and HE/FE Colleges with the commercialisation of IP and early-stage academic and student ideas.

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University Departments: Bangor University- Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualisation Unit c/o Bangor University Dean Street, Bangor Gwynedd LL57 1UT +44 (0)1248 388 244 www.medical-imaging.org.uk medvis-info@bangor.ac.uk

The Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualisation Unit was established in 2011 and is one of three Biomedical Research Units funded by the Welsh Government’s National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). It is a partnership between the Research Institute of Visual Computing (RIVIC), the NHS in Wales, and Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. The Unit employs a team of eight research officers to work on projects where imaging and visualisation technologies can provide added value to medical applications.

Bangor University - Research and Enterprise Office The Management Centre College Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2DG +44 (0)1248 388 490 fos604@bangor.ac.uk www.bangor.ac.uk

The Research and Enterprise Office supports two key components of the University’s mission; delivering its aspiration to be a research led institution with an international reputation and contributing to the economic well being of Wales and the wider community. The Research and Enterprise Office supports the delivery of the University’s Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation activities and provides a central contact point for businesses and other external organisations wishing to access expertise and services at Bangor.

Bangor University - School of Chemistry Deiniol Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2UW +44 (0)1248 382 383 www.chemistry.bangor.ac.uk h.tai@bangor.ac.uk

Research in the School of Chemistry at Bangor University has a reputation for excellence and covers a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including nanomaterials, sensors for drugs and explosives, molecular electronics, biological chemistry, polymer chemistry, heterocyclic and carbohydrate chemistry and other synthetic chemistry. A significant proportion of our current research is at the life science interface. For example, we have been developing therapeutic biomolecules and biomacromolecules as intrinsic drugs and/or as carriers/devices for drug delivery and tissue engineering. These include the development of synthetic mycolic acids as potential therapeutic agents in the treatment of asthma and TB, the development of carbohydrate based anti-adhesives as antibiotic-alternatives, and the development of smart photocrosslinkable copolymers as injectable hydrogel materials for drug delivery and wound healing. In addition, our experimental and computational modelling studies on biological interactions and reactions are aimed at deepening the understanding of the underpinning mechanisms on a molecular level, which eventually allows a more rational design and development of pharmaceuticals. We also work on the development of synthetic approaches towards marine natural products with extensive biological activity including potential anti-cancer and anti-viral applications.

Cardiff University - ASTUTE ASTUTE - Cardiff Project Office Cardiff School of Engineering Cardiff University, Queen’s Buildings The Parade Cardiff CF24 3AA +44 (0)29 2087 4173 www.astutewales.com marshjl@Cardiff.ac.uk Twitter : @AstuteWales

ASTUTE is a £27m five year project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, which aims to boost the competitiveness of the Welsh economy through supporting manufacturers and their supply chains within the Welsh Convergence Area. The project provides Welsh industry with ready access to a unique combination of technical and business expertise and specialist facilities available across eight Welsh universities, providing assistance with key industry challenges to facilitate industrial growth and long term sustainability. ASTUTE can assist your business by providing specialist advice and technical assistance through collaborative R&D projects in adopting new technologies, or improving your business processes. ASTUTE’s expertise of direct relevance to bioscience businesses includes: advanced technologies: molecular biology, process chemistry, micromanufacturing, micro/nano-metrology, microcontrollers, master/toolmaking, prototyping & replication; design & innovation: digital design & manufacturing, product & process design; operations management: clean room manufacturing, lean & sustainable manufacturing, supply chain logistics.

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Cardiff University- (CITER)Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair 10 Museum Place Cardiff CF10 3BG +44 (0)29 2087 0129 www.cardiff.ac.uk/citer citer@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) brings together life sciences and clinical expertise from Cardiff University to advance technological developments in the field of tissue engineering and repair, regeneration and rehabilitation and ultimately to improve patient care and quality of life. CITER’s three strands of activity are: interdisciplinary translational 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 interest to representatives in the healthcare sector. CITER’s range of services is potentially attractive to the NHS and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, engineering, devices and biomaterial companies.

Cardiff University - Innovation and Engagement Institute of Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME) Innovation and Engagement is an integrated part of Cardiff University’s core mission – it delivers the impact of our Research and Education excellence. In the School of Medicine it is core to our mission and ethos. The Innovation and engagement team are located in the cross-cutting Institute of Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME). From here the team realise opportunities that will fulfil the University’s vision to be one of the world’s leading universities creating global impact through our academic excellence by: Excellence in effective translation and dissemination of our research; delivery of highly skilled people to the labour market, Cardiff University and effective engagement with our communities. School of Medicine University Hospital of Wales Main Building, 2nd Floor Cardiff CF14 4XN +44 (0)29 2074 6735 www.medicine.cf.ac.uk/translationinnovation-engagement/ innovation-engagement/ hatchs@cf.ac.uk

Cardiff University – Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services 7th Floor, 30-36 Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0DE +44 (0)29 2087 5834 www.cf.ac.uk/for/business business@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University has an ‘Open for Business’ policy which aims to bring academia and business together through collaborations ranging from a few hours of consultancy or contract research to multi-million pound consortium grants involving numerous industrial and academic partners. Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services is the business facing arm of the University’s central administration and supports business by acting as a single point for initial contact and intermediary to connect industry with those academics having the knowledge and expertise to help with their needs. Within the department, the Business Development Team facilitates first meetings, the development of collaborative projects, helps gain funding and supports projects to completion. Similarly, within Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services, the Technology Transfer Team exists to identify and develop novel technologies generated out of the University’s world-leading research activities. These technologies are prepared for their transfer, application and exploitation outside the academic environment, often through patenting, licensing and new company formation. Here’s some of what we can offer: Innovation Network; consultancy and research; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; professional development; technology licensing; spin-out company establishment; investment opportunities; student and graduate recruitment; student resources.

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Cardiff University- Wales Gene Park Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN +44 (0)29 2068 7267 www.walesgenepark.cardiff.ac.uk burgessam@cf.ac.uk

The Wales Gene Park supports medical genetic research and its translation to advances in healthcare, delivers education and facilitates engagement in genetic issues within the NHS and with the wider public. Through its work it seeks to ensure that the many opportunities presented by new genetic knowledge and technologies are capitalised on in Wales.

Cardiff University - Wales Research and Diagnostic PETIC Room 694 Ground Floor ‘C’ Block Cardiff University Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN +44 (0)29 2074 3070 www.medicine.cf.ac.uklen/petic petic@cardiff.ac.uk

PETIC is a cyclotron-based production facility providing radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostics and research utilising both clinical and pre-clinical PETCT scanners. PETIC provides research opportunities across the Schools of Medicine, Bioscience, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Psychology and Optometry, in addition to All Wales Research Networks. The provision of the pre-clinical PET facility will be particularly attractive to the pharmaceutical industry.

PDR (National Centre for Product Design and Development) 200 Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB +44 (0)29 2041 6725 www.pdronline.co.uk jwevans@pdronline.co.uk

PDR is a world renowned design and innovation consultancy and research centre. Our work encompasses the full range of new product development support from original research and human factors through to design, prototyping, trial and New Product Introduction (NPI). PDR has significant and proven experience in medical device development in all classifications from simple disability devices and medical furniture through to complex diagnostic tools and drug delivery systems. Device development at PDR is undertaken through a proven design methodology that employs the latest design and manufacturing analysis tools and technologies to produce robust, compliant and commercially successful solutions. A deep understanding of the user and clinical needs is key and acts as the foundation to a reliable and proven product development and risk reduction process. Usability and human factors; specification and feasibility analysis; conceptual design and visualisation; mechanical engineering and detail design for manufacture; broad manufacturing discipline experience from low to high volume and UK to offshore; regulatory compliance support and technical file construction; design, process and user FMEA’s; in house FEA (including non linear dynamic analysis); in house high fidelity rapid prototyping; in house mouldflow and tooling support;in house low volume rapid manufacturing technology.

Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE) Room 2TB2.23A, 2nd Floor University of Wales Hospital Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN Bristol Office +44 (0)117 331 2046 Cardiff Office +44 (0)29 2074 4190 www.sartre.ac.uk l.sundstrom@bristol.ac.uk / squirecm@cardiff.ac.uk

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The Severnside Alliance for Translational Research (SARTRE) is a partnership created between the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol to combine their efforts in translational research and to provide a focal point for interactions with the BioPharmaceutical industry. SARTRE was established in 2009 to accelerate the translation of research from Bristol and Cardiff Universities and, supported by the MRC and the Welsh Government, has provided a hub to support translational activities, networking and collaboration. The award of the MRC DPFS devolved portfolio allowed SARTRE to build and actively manage a portfolio of translational projects. Recently we have established the BioE programme funded by EPSRC and the Wellcome Trust to connect physical and life sciences and apply new technologies to address clinical challenges. We work closely with university technology transfer organisations, NHS trusts and external stakeholder organisations to provide a seamless pathway to accelerate delivery of projects to agreed milestones and timelines.


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South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP) UHW Main Building Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XW +44 (0)29 2074 5079 www.medicine.cf.ac.uk/sewahsp/ SEWAHSPAdmin@cardiff.ac.uk

The South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP) is an alliance with a mission to cooperate and collaborate strategically and operationally, to integrate high quality research and education and enhance the region’s outputs in developing and applying improvements, innovations and health technologies to benefit the health and wealth of the population of Wales. SEWAHSP was formed by the Higher Education Institutions and NHS organisations in South East Wales to reduce fragmentation in R&D and accelerate health improvement in line with Government policies. It will work closely with industry and funders, and bring together researchers, managers, practitioners, patient groups, planners and policy makers to achieve the mission.

Swansea University - Advanced Professional Training Room 102 Margam Building College of Science Swansea University Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 295 379 www.swansea.ac.uk/aptbioscience info@APTbioscience.swansea.ac.uk Twitter: @APTBioscience

Advanced Professional Training (APT) in bioscience is a new range of Swansea University accredited training courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and businesses in the Welsh bioscience sector. Part of the ESF funded Work-Based Learning Programme, courses aim to equip professional learners with practical skills and specialist knowledge to enhance their existing laboratory or field skills. Courses are flexible and allow learners to select a number of complementary modules to tailor their learning to their professional roles. Our courses are also ideal for those seeking high quality Continued Professional Development. Contact us to find out more about our laboratory-based training, whether you are interested in basic skills or advanced techniques for postgraduates. Training may be free to eligible companies within the Welsh Convergence Region.

Swansea University - Centre for NanoHealth Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 602 983 nanohealth@swansea.ac.uk

The Centre for NanoHealth (CNH) is a unique open access interdisciplinary research centre based on the application of Nanotechnology leading innovations in Healthcare. This is a joint initiative between the Colleges of Medicine, Engineering & Science at Swansea University and the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Health Board. It offers exciting opportunities to work at the interface between engineering biomedical science and clinical delivery, through access to a wide range of academic and clinical expertise and partnerships, as well as state-of-the-art nanotechnology and biomedical R&D facilities. The CNH seeks collaborations with industry in the healthcare, engineering, and biotechnology sectors requiring access to the state of the art facilities in the Centre for NanoHealth or academic partners in the healthcare arena. For more details on the extensive equipment available please visit the facilities and equipment page on our website: www.swan.ac.uk/engineering/nanohealth/facilities/equipment The £21.6 million CNH project is funded through the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government, Swansea University, Welsh Government Department for Health, ABM Health Board, and the private sector.

Swansea University - eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi2) Centre Second Floor Institute of Life Science (Building 2) Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 606 838 www.ehi2.swansea.ac.uk e.l.hughes@swansea.ac.uk

The eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi²) Centre is a business-facing centre for the ehealth industries, supporting the development of the ehealth sector in Wales. ehi² works with companies in creating new, innovative ehealth products and services with global market potential. It provides businesses with opportunities to test, adapt, improve and evaluate ehealth products and services in a safe and reliable environment to maximise their competitive advantage. It advises and assists companies and where needed, facilitates access to clinicians, academic experts, NHS organisations, and national NHS IT and ICT programmes. It works with the NHS and other health systems to identify needs for new products and services.

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Swansea University – Institute of Life Science Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 602 362 www.swan.ac.uk/ils/Home s.y.newman@swansea.ac.uk

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 Government and Swansea University. It is housed in a purpose-built facility on the university’s 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.

Swansea University - School of Medicine

Grove Building Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP +44 (0)1792 513 404 www.swan.ac.uk/medicine d.v.ford@swan.ac.uk

Swansea’s School of Medicine is a dynamic environment dedicated to finding new solutions to old problems in medicine. The School’s research interests include medical genetics, cancer studies, medical epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials, health informatics, reproductive biology, neurological and developmental medicine, molecular medicine & diagnostics, medical microbiology, maxillofacial research, cytochromes P450, bioinformatics, public health, and population science. The EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Centre is now incorporated within the School and in collaboration with IBM, the School has a ‘Blue C’ supercomputer facility for use in medical research. The Centre for NanoHealth (a £21.6 million project announced in February 2009 and supported by The Wales European Funding Office) is a collaboration with the School of Engineering at Swansea that will deliver next generation sensors and devices for the benefit of health. It aims to assist businesses by providing access to its facilities and expertise.

The Life Science Exchange is an ambitious new programme which is all about maximising the potential of the Welsh Life Science sector. Working in partnership with MediWales, we’ve brought together organisations from across Welsh Life Sciences to drive forward the changes they want to see in the sector. We utilise a range of specialist ‘focus groups’ which call upon academics, representatives from industry, the Welsh Government and NHS Wales. Each group focusses on specific sub sectors of Life Sciences and aims to identify the existing facilities, the potential challenges to R&D and any opportunities for further collaboration. Our project provides an excellent opportunity for participants to influence the sector and to exploit a range of identified opportunities. What’s more, we’re fully funded by the Welsh Government, meaning participation in the programme is completely free of charge. If you want to learn more about the project, receive our updates and find out how to get involved, contact us on

01792 606681 or lifesciencewales@chi.swan.ac.uk

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Charities ASH Wales ASH Wales is the only voluntary organisation in Wales with the sole task of tackling the ill health caused by tobacco use. We have been working in Wales since 1976, and since 2007 as a separately devolved charity. Our activity is increasingly with children and young people as Wales has some of the highest numbers of young smokers. 8 Museum Place Cardiff CF10 3BG +44 (0)29 2064 1101 www.ashwales.org.uk john@ashwales.org.uk

Cerebra

2nd Floor Offices Lyric Building, King Street Caramarthen SA31 1BD +44 (0)1792 483 688 www.cerebra.org.uk rossh@cerebra.org.uk

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, design and manufacturing service to design and build specialist equipment and adaptations that are not already available to buy. The Innovation Centre consists of a small team of designers who are able to respond to requests to build bespoke and small production runs of products to help children with neurological conditions. 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.

Tenovus

Gleider House Ty Glas Road Cardiff CF14 5BD +44 (0)29 2076 8850 www.tenovus.org.uk post@tenovus.org.uk

At Tenovus our aims are simple: to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer. In doing that we offer support, advice and treatment for cancer patients, information on cancer prevention and funding for research to improve the outcomes for people with cancer. We do this where it is needed most – right at the heart of the community. Our vision: Tenovus wants a future where: Fewer people get cancer; Everyone with cancer will have equal access to excellent treatment and support. Our mission: We will work in partnership to deliver innovative research-led cancer prevention, treatment and support in the community to people with the greatest need, initially in Wales. Our aims: To deliver this vision, we have agreed a set of 4 strategic aims for the organisation for the next five years. They are: Aim 1 To provide treatment to cancer patients closer to home. Aim 2 To improve equity of access to cancer services. Aim 3 To deliver unique support services to cancer patients and their families. Aim 4 To conduct and fund research to improve cancer outcomes and experience.

Cancer Research Wales

Velindre Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL +44 (0)29 2031 6976 www.cancerresearchwales.co.uk @cancer_wales

At Cancer Research Wales our overriding aim is to reduce the impact of cancer on the people of Wales through supporting world class cancer research and education. We are proud to guarantee that all money raised is spent in Wales. We sponsor pioneering research projects carried out by internationally renowned scientists and PhD students at universities and hospitals across the Principality. We also fund Wales’ only specialist cancer library. The Cancer Research Wales research portfolio includes a range of projects that focus on many site specific cancers, these include amongst others, cancers of the prostate, colon, cervix, kidney, breast, head and neck and blood (leukaemia). We have always been keen to promote and encourage the rapid transition of science from the laboratory to the bedside. We are only able to fund such pioneering cancer research projects because of the wonderful support which we receive from the public.

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