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Medica 17 - 20 November 2010 – Messe Düsseldorf, Germany

The Welsh Pavilion: Hall 16 Stand F30 This MediWales “Medica Special” Review is your introduction to the thriving medical technology sector in Wales. It includes a directory of all of those companies on the Welsh Assembly Government mission 2010, as well as a snapshot of some of the most exciting products and services being offered by Welsh companies in this sector: Medica is the world’s largest and leading global exhibition for the medical sector, and has been established for over 40 years. It runs alongside the leading international fair for medical manufacturing supplies, Compamed. Together, Medica and Compamed occupy all 18 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre and organisers expect more than 138,000 visitors from over 100 countries. Medica covers the entire range of out-patient and in-patient healthcare, including: electrical medicine, medical devices, laboratory technology, diagnostics, physiotherapy, orthopaedic technology, medical supplies, (essential supplies and consumables) information and communication technology, textiles, medical furniture, furnishings, facility management, building services. At the same time, Compamed addresses all aspects of supplies to the medical manufacturing sector: raw materials, components, parts, packaging, services for use in medical device production. The Welsh Assembly Government is a democratically elected body, which was established in May 1999. It has

devolved powers and is responsible for developing and implementing policies in Wales on a broad range of economic issues, including economic development, education, the environment, agriculture, housing, roads and transport. This year’s Welsh delegates are supported by the Welsh Assembly Government to attend Medica. In spite of the global economic recession, both MediWales and Welsh Assembly Government are confident this mission will benefit the Welsh delegates, ensuring networking opportunities to place Welsh life science companies firmly in the global spotlight once again. MediWales has been active for over eighteen years and is the representative body for the medical sector in Wales. Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, MediWales is owned by its members and led by directors drawn from senior industrialists and academics in Wales. MediWales generates a unique environment for networking, collaboration and communication between industry, higher education and health service members. This is delivered through an active schedule of seminar events and publications, supported by the MediWales website and maintained via constant communication with members and stakeholders. From this pivotal role, MediWales is able to represent both its members and the wider sector to governmental and international partners.

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Breathing life into the economy Now at the heart of a global economic downturn, few countries and sectors are reporting growth. Bucking this trend is the Welsh life science sector, where industry is succeeding, and support is strong. Last year’s Medica Review highlighted how the Welsh life science sector was staying strong in the face of adversity. A year later, global economic concerns continue, there is a new UK government, and the devolved Welsh Assembly Government is restructuring. This latter move includes a total rethink of Wales’ business support, and in July 2010, the Assembly published ‘Economic Renewal: a new direction’. This strategic plan recognises the sector’s economic significance and formally identifies life science as a priority sector for investment. Currently the life science sector in Wales is worth more than £1.3billion to the economy, generated by 323 companies, who employ over 15,000 people. 2/3 of these companies produce medical devices. 80% are SMEs with less than 250 employees. Once public sector and academic jobs are factored in, these figures are considerably greater. Globally, the life science sector’s med tech industry is set to grow by 10% per annum in the next 5-6 years. The drivers behind this are strong: people are ageing, putting pressure on the human body to keep going that much longer. Rates of cancer, dementia, and chronic care come hand in hand with this phenomenon, giving the broader life science industry much more food for thought. Changing demographics however are not the only driver of sector growth. Economic development in China, India and the Middle East and advances in communication technologies, such as the internet, are raising people’s standards and

expectations of healthcare. These developments are creating a pull for modern, efficient medical technologies and this is largely what will drive the growth of the global healthcare market. In Wales, for the sector to continue succeeding, the current wealth of activity must be supported and continue into the new political and financial era. During these frugal times, industry stakeholders will need to invest in themselves, so that the life science industry remains an attractive investment prospect when premium funding opportunities return.

MediWales, the Welsh life science forum, aims to be the driving force behind voicing the need for government support, simultaneously providing a platform for organisations to collaborate. With this sentiment in mind, MediWales has formed the Life Science Advisory Panel. Made up of senior industrialists, leading clinicians and academics, this group of experts gives guidance and sector insight, assisting MediWales to inform and influence Government. This advisory panel is partly the result of MediWales’s initiative to improve access for companies seeking clinical expertise. Meetings have been facilitated with key ABC (academic, business and clinicical) stakeholders in life science to discuss opportunities to improve technology adoption into the NHS.

MediWales gathered evidence for the clinical access initiative from its membership, who were asked to provide case studies for their successes and frustrations experienced developing and selling their products in partnership with the NHS. The resounding reply was that if accessing clinical expertise throughout the product development process could be improved, then companies could financially prosper. The on-going clinical access initiative and the newly established advisory group seek to address these issues, in order to create valuable opportunities for each of the stakeholder communities. For MediWales, the clinical access project has resulted in a much closer relationship with the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). NISCHR is the Welsh Assembly Government department responsible for policy and strategy of health and social care research and development. Recently, NISCHR has initiated discussions with MediWales to ensure that the requirements and capabilities of the medical technology industry are taken into account within the R&D strategy. The development of such relationships and advisory groups highlights another of Wales’s strengths. Key opinion leaders in the Welsh Assembly Government, clinicians (including consultants, procurement nurses and clinical researchers), academics, and industry are able to meet and discuss important issues that affect the sector. The ease with which this occurs is due to good communication networks but


also a by-product of a devolved health service and a relatively small nation, which makes high level access across interest groups that much easier. Interest groups such as these illustrate that Wales is able to communicate with little bureaucracy and create working partnerships harder to achieve in the wider UK. As a result, Wales has a unique opportunity to create successful clinical pathways and systems of its own if it takes advantage of the benefits size and devolution brings. Underpinning the success of strong networks and collaboration, Wales has a vibrant manufacturing base; a large number of innovative medical device companies; world-renowned academic institutions; and academic and clinical centres of excellence.

These strengths, combined with the effects of the sector mapping project, the clinical access initiative and the new Life Science Expert Advisory Panel, has made Wales and the sector an exciting and vibrant environment to work in. Confident and self-aware of its own strengths, there is an understanding of how things currently stand, which helps to set goals and targets for the future. In order to promote what is best for the sector, the sector’s value and position year on year needs to be identified. To this end, MediWales will be updating the Welsh Assembly Government, Department of Technology and Innovation’s 2009 bioscience sector mapping figures, which include information on all the companies and NHS and academic groups that operate within the sector. In times where resources are scarce, and future funding is uncertain, it is more important than ever for industry to have current data to support funding applications.

The Welsh bioscience’s successes have been highlighted, but the sector is also honest about where it needs to improve. The deep-routed networks and willingness by key players to implement change show that the sector is proactive, not just reactive to problems. As Wales takes advantage of its skills and opportunities, there will be a multiple pay-off: enormous potential for improved healthcare, reduced costs, economic benefits, and increased inward investment. The unique and sustained identity of Wales as a small, but clever devolved nation, places the country in a position to push Bioscience as Wales’s strongest sector.

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Welsh Assembly Government Department for the Economy and Transport Plas Glyndwr Kingsway Cardiff CF10 3AH Tel: +44 (0)2920 828 694 Fax: +44 (0)2920 442 696 Email: Jose.Constantino@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK

The Welsh Assembly Government is a democratically elected body, which was established in May 1999. It has devolved powers and is responsible for developing and implementing policies in Wales on a broad range of economic issues, including economic development, education, the environment, agriculture, housing, roads and transport.

Biocatalysts Limited Cefn Coed Parc Nantgarw Cardiff CF15 7QQ Wales UK Tel: +44 (0)1443 843712 Fax: +44 (0)1443 846500 Email: Web:

Biocatalysts Ltd is a specialist enzyme company based in the United Kingdom. Our focus is on providing contract manufacturing services for companies requiring enzyme production and down stream processing (intracellular and extracellular). As part of this business sector, we provide a range of diagnostic kit enzymes. Driven by its obsession with superior customer service, Biocatalysts have gained an enviable reputation in the speciality enzyme market. Please visit our website at

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Boots Centre for Innovation Boots Centre for Innovation Institute of Life Science University of Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales UK Tel: +44 (0)1792 513722 Email: Web:

The Boots Centre for Innovation seeks out innovative health and beauty products at any stage – from concept to shelf-ready – for Alliance Boots pharmacy led stores worldwide. It offers entrepreneurs an array of support services essential to the commercialisation of their ideas. Embracing the principals of Open Innovation, the Centre compliments the established product development resources of Alliance Boots. Sitting at the centre of a dynamic knowledge network, the Boots Centre for Innovation also identifies and evaluates key trends and emerging opportunities in the health and beauty markets and helps bring together expertise from industry, academia and the professions to define the future direction of those markets.

Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4UJ Tel: +44 (0)29 2075 7744 Fax: +44 (0)29 2075 0239 Email: Web:

The Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated business incubator, located on the University Hospital of Wales campus and supporting the development of the medical and life sciences sectors in Cardiff. With office and laboratory space ranging from 284 sq.ft to 1,045 sq.ft, the Cardiff Medicentre offers specialist incubation support and business services for high-growth, early-stage technology companies developing products for the medical and life sciences markets.

Ryan Bamsey, Scientific Advisor

Cardiff Medicentre

Mark Bowman


CellNass Europe 80 Mochdre Enterprise Park Newtown Powys SY16 4LE Tel: +44 (0)1686 611333 Fax: +44 (0)1686 622946 Web:

CellNass is the innovative archive management service arm of CellPath Ltd. For the past 40 years CellPath has been supplying consumables for human tissue sampling to Histology and Cytology departments at hospitals and laboratories (see; from this initial core activity the company has branched out into material archiving, a logical development into the field of services. CellNass offers the first dedicated Human Tissue Association (HTA) licensed offsite storage facility for archiving pathology samples in the UK, which is used by well-known private and public hospitals, pathology laboratories and universities. Objectives at Medica: Seek partners to offer the CellNass service in overseas markets.

80 Mochdre Enterprise Park Newtown Powys SY16 4LE Tel: +44 (0)1686 611333 Fax: +44 (0)1686 622946 Web:

CellPath has established itself as a dynamic innovative company, and has anenviable reputation over 40 years for reliability and customer service in its role as market leading supplier of cellular pathology consumables. In addition to supplying a comprehensive range of pathology consumables, CellPath continues to be at the fore-front of the design and development of new products and services. Objectives at Medica: Increase export market by meeting potential and existing suppliers, distributors and customers.

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Chromogenex Technologies

Peter McGuinness Managing Director

Shareen Geers International Sales Manager

Units 1&2, Heol Rhosyn Dafen Park Llanelli, South Wales SA14 8QG Tel: +44 (0)1554 755444 Fax: +44 (0)1554 755333

Chromogenex design, manufacture and service lasers and intense light systems for the health and beauty market. Key products are: ilipo - a body shaping fat reducing device without the need for pain, needles or downtime. Chromolite/Phaser – intense pulse light (ipl) for hair removal, skin rejuvenation and pigmentation. Regenlite – a pulse dye laser for vascular, acne and skin pigmentation. The company also sells consumables, service contracts and other ancillary goods. The company has established direct sales operations in the UK, French and Canadian markets and makes further export sales via a comprehensive network of distributors.

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DTR Medical DTR Medical Ltd 17 Clarion Court Enterprise Park Swansea, SA6 8RF Tel: +44 1792 797910 Fax: +44 1792 797955 Email: Web:

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

Lyndon Owen Managing Director E2L Products Limited 19 White Swan Court Monmouth Monmouthshire NP25 3NY Tel: +44 (0)1600 714856 Email:

E2L is an design engineering consultancy specialising in medical devices. Established for over 12 years and recognised as ‘Ambassadors for Innovation’ they offer a complete design package taking products from initial concept through to manufacture. Their innovative solutions always focus of simplicity and clarity. Clients range from individuals with the ‘big idea’ through to multinationals and public sector bodies. Joint collaborative ventures or contract design work is undertaken, as well as developing their own products. They have a track record of collaboration with the National Health Service as well as being regular consultant designers for recognised private medical device companies. E2L also have a number of their own medical products in the areas of augmented and assistive communications sector, contamination control, occupational therapies and procedural training devices.  

Andrew Davidson Managing Director +44 (0)7974 575264 Alex Bremner   Sales Manager +44 (0)7971 658663


Lyndon Owen Managing Director

GX Group The Mayfield Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1SY Tel: +44 1291 673437 Fax: +44 1291 673438 Mobile: 07790315250 Email: Web:   

Claire Banks Business Development Manager

Matt Barnett Creative Lead

The GX Group comprises GX Design Engineers, GX Systems, and GX Environmental. GX Design Engineers offers a multidisciplinary design team, experienced in handling projects from conception through to production. Skills include Industrial and Mechanical design, Electronic hardware and software design, Ergonomics including user interfaces, Optronics and Mechatronics. Projects range from precision instrumentation to toys, in fields including Industrial, Consumer, Medical and Military. GX Systems’ skills include specifying, designing, installing and programming industrial PLC, SCADA, HMI, Mobile Workflow and webbased tracking control systems, offering clients bespoke solutions to their specific requirements. GX Environmental specialises in hardware and software for monitoring and managing industrial waste and water.  


Institute of Life Science Institute of Life Science School of Medicine Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP Tel: +44 (0)1792 513723 Email:

The Institute of Life Science (ILS) is Wales’ premier purpose-built medical research facility. It is a collaboration between Swansea University and the Welsh Assembly Government, together with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, IBM and industry and business partners. The vision for the ILS is to advance medical science through multi and interdisciplinary research and innovation. ILS Phase 1 has already delivered a state-of-the-art building, housing specialists in medical research, business incubation and technology transfer.  The second phase, ILS Phase 2 – which has received £28.8 million funding – provides a further 6,000 square metres and is due for completion in autumn 2011. It will also house a new Clinical Research Facility, an Imaging Suite, the Centre for Health Informatics, Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL) and the Centre for NanoHealth.

5-7 Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf Cardiff CF10 4DZ Tel/Fax: +44 (0)29 2047 3456 Email: Web:

MediWales has been active for over eighteen years and is the representative body for the life science sector in Wales. With over 135 subscribed members, we are in regular communication with over 1,500 contacts. Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, MediWales is owned by its members and led by directors drawn from senior industrialists and academics in Wales.

Spring Gardens Whitland Carmarthenshire SA34 0HR Tel: +44 (0)1994 240798 Fax: +44 (0)1994 240061 Email:

Magstim provides the means for neuroscientists to work with the human brain in awake subjects by manufacturing and supplying state-of-theart clinical and research instruments. Magstim and Neurosign products cover the fields of Neurology, Neurophysiology, Psychiatry, Cognitive Neuroscience as well as ENT, Orthopaedic and Neuro-surgery. 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. Products are sold directly to hospitals and clinics in the UK and Ireland and exports account for much of the Magstim business. Our principal markets are in Germany, France, Benelux, Japan, the Far East and the USA.  Magstim enjoys a close and effective relationship with its specialist distributors and provides significant training and after sales service.

The Maerdy Industrial Estate Rhymney Gwent NP22 5PY T: +44 (0)1685 843676 F: +44 (0)1685 843860 E: W:

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

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Deborah Laubach Project Manager


John Scandone Director of Sales & Marketing Sam Jacobs Customer Support Engineer

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Nigel Wood Export Sales Manager

Davina Williams International Sales Coordinator

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Nightingale Care Beds Unit 20, Abenbury Way Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9UZ Tel: +44 (0)1978 661 699 Fax: +44 (0)1978 661 705 Email:

Nightingale Care Beds Ltd is a ISO13485 accredited manufacturer and supplier of Medical Devices including Bariatric Care Systems into the clinical sector. We focus on the design and development of modular products to minimise staff training, ease maintenance and enhance patient care. We have brought together a range of equipment to compliment our ProAxis Plus bariatric bed to enable the care of heavier patients with safety and dignity. We offer a 24/7 rental service with average delivery times of under 4 hours within the UK, this has recently been enhanced with our fixed price Bariatric Package scheme which offers all the equipment required with one call at one price. All products are available for sale, with stock held for immediate delivery.

200 Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0)29 2041 6725 Fax: +44 (0)29 2041 6973 Email: Web:

PDR is an award-winning multi disciplinary design and development consultancy offering genuine leading-edge expertise to medical companies on the full spectrum of activities and processes required to bring new product opportunities to market successfully. For over 16 years, PDR’s talented team has undertaken many projects for medical companies, covering areas such as disposables, medical devices, surgical instruments, safety/waste disposal, hospital seating and beds. Clients vary from small start-up businesses to some of the world’s leading blue chips and medical establishments. Combined with the latest 3D CAD, 3D scanning, prototyping, machining, tooling and batch production technologies, all available in-house, PDR offers a broad spectrum of client support including user observation and reporting; initial idea conception; creative industrial design; mechanical engineering; prototyping and low batch manufacture.

Stuart Reid Business Development Manager


Jarred Evans Commercial Director

Roma Medical Aids York Road Bridgend Industrial Estate Bridgend CF31 3TB Tel: +44 (0)1656 674488 Fax: +44 (0)1656 674499 Email:

John Pitt Director

Lee LeBrocq Business Manager

Roma Medical Aids Ltd, established in 1972, is now recognised as one of the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of Mobility, Medical and Rehabilitation Equipment. The product range consists of Manual Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs, Electric Scooters, Walking Aids, Rollators, Commodes, Bathing Aids, Toileting Aids, Shower Equipment and Homecare Equipment. The latest range of Anti-Microbial Sanichairs will be displayed, which have been recently introduced with great success into the UK hospital market. Incorporating many patented features and manufactured in the UK from the highest quality materials, the RomaChair has been developed with close co-operation with hospital staff, clinicians and Infection Control managers. The RomaChair is truly the most advanced and safest Sanichair on the market, helping combat the spread of MRSA, Salmonella, E-Coli and other hospital acquired infections. Product List: Manual Wheelchairs, Power Wheelchairs, Electric Scooters, Walking Aids, Rollators, Commodes, Sanichairs, Bathing Equipment, Toileting Equipment, Showering Aids, Homecare Equipment


s3 Systems The Studio 8 Pencaerfenni Lane Crofty Swansea SA4 3SD Tel: +44 (0)1792 851744 Email: Web:

S3 Systems is a firm of designers, manufacturers and suppliers of state of the art technology systems for the elderly and disabled. Our product range includes: Powered window and door operators Work surface elevator systems Intelligent lighting control systems Electronic controls State of the art technology for care planning, medication administration in residential care homes and nursing homes Storage solutions for disability scooters and wheelchairs Parking bay protection systems

John Rees


Seward Thackray Instruments Maerdy Industrial Estate Rhymney Gwent NP22 5PY Tel: +44 (0)1685 844983               Fax: +44 (0)1685 846736 Email:

The history of Seward Thackray spans more than 100 eventful years. From modest origins in 1902 the company has grown to become one of Britain’s principal surgical instrument companies. The company provides the highest quality surgical instruments to hospitals throughout the world, all of which carry a life-time guarantee. We also manufacture a range of disposable medical products, which include ComfiSpec disposable vaginal speculum and a full range of Colorectal disposable instruments as well being the distributor for the Haemoband disposable ligator. Seward Thackray - the name that generations have trusted.

Tredegar Business Park Tredegar Blaenau Gwent NP22 3EL, UK Email: Web:

Tonus Europe Limited has been formed to create new business opportunities in Western Europe, Australasia and North and South America. Tonus Europe Ltd is part of the Tonus Healthcare products group whose headquarters is in the Latvian city of Liepaja on the Baltic coast. Formed in 2010 with its new offices in Wales, Tonus are seeking distributors and partners for our existing and future product range. Tonus manufactures a wide variety of elastic medical products, ranging from elastic bandages to complex corsetry. Tonus has established a market leading range of textile support, compression stockings and bandaging products sold through a well established sales channel in Eastern Europe. Managing Director Chris Groves expects that his new base in Wales will lead to opportunities for new business, research and development projects as well as commercial ties between UK and the Baltic’s.     

Simon Rhodes

Tonus Europe

Chris Groves

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TT electronics-ims Tregwilym Industrial Estate Rogerstone Newport South Wales NP10 9YA Tel: +44 (0)1633 892345 Email: Contact TT electronics Email: Contact Human Resources Â

Core capabilities Design services include PCB layout DFx, and test development. Low, medium and high volume SMT placement including the handling of fine pitch QFPs, ÂľBGA, CSP and 01005 packages. Automated PTH assembly. Dedicated system build & high level assembly facility. Aqueous and No-Clean VOC-free processes. Cross functional New Product Introduction (NPI) procedure. Local/ global programme management including transition management. Full turn key procurement services. Product repair and upgrade facility. Customer specific logistics support. RoHS- compliant process.

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Business Development Manager

UWIC 200 Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB Tel: +44 (0)2920 417 052 Email:

The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) engages in research that is at the interface of new knowledge creation and its application. The research, therefore, has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community at large. The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) has a long track record in applied research supported by a strong base of expertise and advanced scholarship. For the prospective student, this translates to an exciting and varied programme of postgraduate study ranging from art and design, education and health sciences to critical management, sport and tourism. For business partners and collaborators, we offer a portfolio of services that includes research and development, consultancy, and training to help enhance performance, improve competitiveness and develop the skills base. Dale Harper will be representing UWIC R&D and will be happy to assist you, whether your needs are for basic advice, research, consultancy, education or training.

Wound Healing Research Unit (WHRU) School of Medicine Cardiff University Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XN Tel: +44 (0)29 2074 2323 Email:

The Welsh Wound Network is a new collaborative organisation dedicated to improving the clinical care of people with wounds in Wales. The network brings together the wealth of academic, clinical and commercial expertise in wound healing in Wales to facilitate the development of new practices and innovations by undertaking high quality collaborative research, audit and other enquiries. There are several well known and internationally respected research and clinical groups located in Wales including the Wound Healing Research Unit, the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, the AllWales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum among several others. In this new venture all of these well established groups have come together to explore areas where collaboration would lead to enhancements in research, practice and commercial innovation. This ongoing communication is supported by a roster of conferences and other networking events throughout the year.

Dale Harper (MSc)

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

Welsh Wound Network

Mike Clark


Welsh Wound Network The Manse Tabernacle Lane Llanvaches Monmnouthshire NP26 3BL Tel: + 44 (0) 7748 637400 E mail: scottforde@

Wentwood Medical Ltd provides sales and marketing expertise to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK and Europe. Our services include: • Strategic brand planning services, strategic marketing formulation and plan development. Integrated customer plan development, customer targeting strategy development, strategy implementation, operational brand management services and brand enhancement programmes. • Pre-launch activities (market assessment, market shaping), brand support programmes, patient programmes and aligning to NHS customers. • Marketing material production, web site design, customer, key opinion leader management and development. NHS funding expertise, NHS liaison, PCT contact

The Maerdy Industrial Estate Rhymney Gwent NP22 5PY Tel: +44 (0)1685 843666 Fax: +44 (0)1685 844725 Email:

Williams Medical is the leading provider of medical products and services to the UK healthcare market. Over 9,000 GP surgeries and other primary care providers have trusted us to supply their medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and everyday consumables and family planning products. Williams provide a range of added-value services including test and calibration, health and safety consultations, HR, utilities supply and infection control advice.

Mark Watkins

Esther Acton

Williams Medical Supplies

Michael Walters

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Category Manager - Equipment +44 (0)1685 846613

Zoobiotic Ltd/Biomonde

Zoobiotic Ltd/Biomonde Laboratories Gmbh Zoobiotic Ltd Dunraven Business Park Coychurch Bridgend CF31 3BG Tel: +44 (0)845 230 1810 Fax: +44 (0)1656 668 047 Email: Contacts:

Gill Davies Gareth Kempson

Biomonde Laboratories Gmbh Kiebitzhörn 33-35 D-22885 Barsbüttel Tel: + 49 (0)40 6710 57-0 Fax: + 49 (0)40 6710 57-10 Email:

Zoobiotic (Wales) and the recently acquired Biomonde (Germany) are producers of larval therapy products for the UK, German and European wound care markets. Based in South Wales and Hamburg both operations manufacture and market a range of larvae products for the treatment of sloughy and necrotic wounds. All products are produced in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Guidelines. Larvae products can take an average of 5 days to achieve debridement compared to approximately 89 days with conventional dressings available in today’s wound care market. Along with a dramatic cost saving per patient to debride a wound the benefits and cost effectiveness of larval therapy are recognised by health care professionals in both the UK and abroad. As of April 2011 both companies will trade under the name Biomonde Gmbh.

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DTR Medical DTR Medical is the rapidly growing manufacturer of sterile single-use surgical instruments. The source of their success is twofold: firstly, they are ready to meet clinicians’ highly specialised requirements; and secondly, the benefits of single-use products speak for themselves. DTR Medical has recently launched its new Shea Ear Specula after surgeons’ feedback called for a new oval design. The company’s ethos ensures that research and new product development are led by the customer, who DTR satisfy with high quality innovative products and exceptional levels of service. DTR Medical believes strongly in customer choice. Recognising potential concerns Trusts may have about changing their instrumentation, the company puts forward the facts about the benefits single-use products can provide. In keeping with their understanding of differentiation in patient and clinical need, DTR Medical manufactures a breadth of different models within each range. For instance, the Shea Ear Specula is the fourth pattern to join their ENT specula range, complementing the Tumarkin, Rosen, and Oval models. Manufactured to surgeons’ specifications and patients’ needs, the new specula’s bevelled oval shape allows it to sit comfortably inside the ear shaft, making it suitable for many procedures, including stapedectomy. It is available in five sizes to meet a range of clinical requirements; its

matt black finish makes it highly visible under microscope; and it is available both sterile for theatres, and nonsterile for clinics. The Shea Ear Specula, like all of DTR Medical’s products, has the benefit of being a cost effective single-use disposable. Single-use instruments require no difficult, time consuming, or costly reprocessing or repairs that hinder patient throughput. In addition, single-use products significantly

reduce the risk of cross-contamination, which minimises surgical site infections and extended hospital stays, subsequently lowering clinical costs and potential litigation. The Shea Ear Specula, from the ENT range, is one of many new sterile single-use products manufactured by DTR Medical. Other specialities served include neurosurgery, vascular and general surgery and gynaecology.

Mainstay products include: crocodile forceps and aspirating dissectors (ENT); Spackman and Tischler biopsy punches (Gynaecology); retractors and tapered suction (Neurosurgery); and Tibbs Cannula and Poole suction handles (Vascular and General). DTR Medical continues to expand its international network of distribution partners who offer excellent service and delivery. Refer to the website or contact DTR Medical directly to determine your local provider.

For further information please contact Andrew Davidson, DTR Medical Ltd T: +44 1792 797 910, E: W:


Merlin Medical Merlin Medical Ltd, formed in the late 1990s, is the trade and export arm of Williams Medical Supplies, the number one supplier of medical products and services to the primary care market in the UK. Since its formation the company has built an excellent reputation for itself through worldwide sales of high quality, value for money manual resuscitation products and accessories. This range includes autoclavable, re-usable and disposable resuscitators and CPR protection. In order to build upon this success, Merlin Medical has recently added an extensive range of own brand medical products to its portfolio, suitable for both primary and secondary care markets. The intention of the company is to develop distribution networks around the globe and Export Sales Manager, Nigel Wood, sees the Medica exhibition as key to meeting potential customers, “Merlin Medical is at a very exciting stage in its growth as a reliable

British supplier of medical products around the world. The company already has excellent relationships with long-standing distributors in lots of countries, but there are still many territories we need to develop, and Medica is an ideal place for us to show our wares and demonstrate what we can offer in terms of added value such as superb customer service.” The range of existing products will be enhanced at this year’s Medica exhibition with items such as the M-Pressure Digital Blood Pressure Monitor and the superb drop-proof M-Pulse Impact Finger Pulse Oximeter. Both products offer exceptional quality at extraordinary value-for-money prices, as is the case for the whole Merlin Medical range. Sales of the company’s M-Trace ECG machine are now on the increase following its launch at last year’s show, and it has since been listed with the NHS in the UK. Its ease of use, large screen, lightweight portability and low price make it a must-have product. Follow-up will, as always, entail a lot of hard work for the Merlin Medical export sales team but will certainly be worth it.

Merlin Medical Limited The Maerdy Industrial Estate Rhymney Gwent NP22 5PY T: +44 (0)1685 843676 F: +44 (0)1685 843860 E: W:

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Nightingale Care Beds Nightingale is a UK based medical device manufacturing company, ISO13485 accredited, having a history of innovative solutions within Bariatrics and Pressure Area Care (PAC).

Nightingale’s seating products will include a Static Chair, Commode plus a Riser-Recliner with a large degree of parts commonality. The Static Chair and Riser Recliner will include ‘high risk’ PAC options as standard. A combined Commode/Chair will also be

Study within the UK Health sector has shown difficulties with current equipment widely used as seating solutions for heavy and ‘at risk’ patient groups. The issues identified include PAC, staff familiarity, manual handling, infection control, equipment compatibility, storage, and robustness.

available. They have been designed for ease of cleaning, and infection control management - on the ward or at home.

To overcome these issues, Nightingale has developed a range of seating products capable of taking a patient weight of 450kg. They are modular in design and construction, specifically designed for the heavier patient, can be used as standard products, and are easily stored until required.

and a sliding footrest to reduce sheer, friction and pressure risk to the patient. These products can all be easily disassembled for deep cleaning and storage. Replacement components can be ordered when necessary, negating a full replacement cost.

The Static Chair has full adjustability plus compatibility with all current mobile and gantry hoists. It can even be used with a transfer board. The Commode has a similar range of adjustments and the ‘seat’ can be fitted for front or rear removal of the ‘carrier’. The Nightingale Riser-Recliner will have all the compatibility mentioned above, plus a tilt-in-space function, weight limit indicator on the foot rest,

Unit 20, Abenbury Way Wrexham Industrial Estate Wrexham LL13 9UZ Tel: 01978 661 699 Fax: 01978 661 705 Email:

GX and Magstim have collaborated on a new Magnetic Coil Stand solution for the Neuroscientists. Welsh companies working together, pushing forward the boundaries of research and design, with the financial support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

GX design engineers offers a multidisciplinary design team, experienced in handling projects from conception through to production. Skills include Industrial and Mechanical design, Electronic hardware and Software design, Ergonomics including user interfaces, Optronics and Mechatronics. Benefits of working with GX include A fresh perspective on your product plans and market place A design team which delivers cost-effective award-winning solutions A fresh perspective on your product plans and market place New products with the edge to unlock your profit potential Confident technical expertise to boost your own team

GX provide a technically creative and commercially aware approach to projects

design engineers

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 in the fields of: Neurology Neurophysiology Psychiatry Cognitive Neuroscience ENT, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Through our machines, users can assess, protect and improve the function of the nervous system in a variety of clinical and research situations.


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MediWales Review - Spring 2010  

Breathing Life into the Economy: Welsh Life Science resisting the downturn Directory of Welsh exhibitors and delegates at Medica 2010

MediWales Review - Spring 2010  

Breathing Life into the Economy: Welsh Life Science resisting the downturn Directory of Welsh exhibitors and delegates at Medica 2010