29/04/2014 Denmark - UK-UN Healthcare Supplier Day
UKTI have partnered with the UN to run a special Healthcare Supplier Day for relevant British companies interested in the exciting business opportunities across the 4 major procurement agencies based in Denmark.
A Portuguese Centre for Neurosciences and Cell Biology has launched a public tender for the acquisition of a Confocal Microscopy System with Laser Microdissection.
Scope for UK companies to enter the supply and service provision chain in Turkey where there is rapidly increasing demand for healthcare services.
The UK Government continues to create a supportive business environment in the UK by incentivising innovation and increase the levels of funding into dementia research.
Overseas companies should join other international and UK businesses in exploiting the Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells market and accessing expertise and opportunities that can facilitate success.
10/03/2014 China – British Week: Kunming (Multi-Sector)
The British Consulate General Chongqing and UK Trade and Investment are pleased to announce a British Week in Kunming, Yunnan, 10 – 16 March 2014, showcasing the best of British culture, commerce and values.
01/03/2014 India – Access India (Multi Sector)
Why India? - Opportunities for North East companies. As the second fastest growing economy after China,and a rapidly expanding consumer class, India cannot be ignored by NE companies seeking to expand and go international.
Join the UKTI mission to Hyderabad and Mumbai in March 2014 to network with industry leaders and prominent buyers, visit key medical projects, and attend India’s biggest medical trade fair.
02/03/2014 Emerging Europe Mega Mission (Multi-Sector)
Join our five day tour encompassing two of the region's most important cities, Krakow and Brno, and then choose either Prague or Bratislava and Budapest.
UKTI Austria’s networking events help prepare UK biotech companies for trade show in Vienna and bring them in contact with Austrian companies.
Sir In Carruthers has been appointed as chair of the Healthcare UK Governance Board
Brazilian distributor looking to expand its portfolio of products
08.11.13 Healthcare UK
The UK is a world leader in healthcare, with unrivalled experience and expertise in meeting the complex health demands of diverse populations.
The UK medical technology sector has rapidly grown over the last 4 years and the number of medtech companies based in the UK increased by 12%.
A Japanese pharmaceutical company is seeking novel drug delivery system technologies in order to extend their product life cycles and generate new pipelines.
16.09.13 Life Sciences in Egypt
With a population of 85 million, expected to double within the next 25 years, life sciences is one of the growing sectors in Egypt.
06.09.13 Give your exports a health check
North East event focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences
Established in Central London in 2009, Alacrita offers strategic, due diligence and operational support for businesses in the life sciences sector.
The UK government recently announced a new package of support for the UK life sciences and healthcare industry.
06.08.13 Life Sciences Sector in Indonesia
As the world’s fourth most populous country with middle class expected to reach 74million by 2013, Indonesia offers large market for the healthcare sector.
28/03/2014 USA – Interphex (Life Sciences)
Interphex is an important event for businesses in the Pharmaceuticals and Biotech sectors looking to enhance their export capability.. TAP support is available for this event.
19.07.13 Life Sciences sector in Canada
Canada maintains 583 core biotechnology development companies and over 200 public sector institutions in the biotechnology field. It is considered the third largest biotechnology market in the world after the US and the UK.
Latest overview of market potential of the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector in Mexico.
iCareHealth was set up in Australia in 2002 to help organise the many aspects of social and domiciliary care and cut down on the amount of time carers spend doing paperwork.
Forward-thinking UK companies are adapting their business models, products and processes to gain traction in overseas markets
The UK is a global leader in stratified medicine, putting the patient first as well as opening up the rich data and research resources of the National Health Service (NHS)
Howard is a highly-qualified healthcare management professional with over 30 years’ experience of public and private sector healthcare throughout the UK and in more than 65 countries worldwide, advising on health services management and strategic health sector reform.
The UK Government is committed to creating the ideal business environment to ensure overseas companies continue to invest in the UK life science industry.
The UK is committed to making clinical study start-up more efficient, introducing the Health Research Authority to streamline approvals for clinical research and new performance metrics for patient recruitment.
The UK Government is committed to ensuring there is a step change in the research activities and adoption of new products into the NHS.
UK science is informed by real world data and information, from bioresources to anonymised patient records, clinical practice, and outcomes data.
The UK has a heritage of life science discovery that has transformed scientific knowledge and continues to unlock clinical and commercial opportunities.
With the increasing cost, risk and complexity of research and development, it has become increasingly challenging for life sciences companies to commercialise medical innovation.
By basing your business in the UK, you gain access to the largest national healthcare system in the world.
In the UK, partners work together to support a research and innovation culture that spans sectors and geographies, and supports the creation of a fully integrated life science and healthcare ecosystem that places the patient at the heart of the system.
07.12.12 Life Sciences
UK healthcare industries include innovators and manufacturers of revolutionary medical devices and healthcare consultants who are exporting
Ministers will announce substantial new funding awards to boost the UK life sciences industry, as UK and international delegates meet in London for the British Business Embassy Life Sciences summit.
Russia will host the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympics Winter Games in February - March 2014 in Sochi. The potential opportunities for UK companies are enormous.
Life Sciences International Trade Advisers
Russia's FIFA World Cup
02.05.12 The Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.
02.05.12 Robotic catheter
Researchers at the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre pioneered the use of a flexible robot inside arteries to repair aneurysms.
UK scientists have played a key role in the development of MRI, a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualise detailed internal structures.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF), a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the body, was developed in the UK in the 1970s.
02.05.12 Sir Robert Edwards
Sir Robert Edwards – known affectionately as the father of IVF – is best known for his pioneering work in reproductive medicine.
02.05.12 Bourn Hall Clinic
Bourn Hall Clinic is the world’s first IVF clinic and a leading centre for the treatment of infertility.
The Institute of Cancer Research’s Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre includes more than 150 scientists working across 12 teams to defeat breast cancer.
02.05.12 Cancer imaging
The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden are world leaders in cancer imaging research.
Abiraterone is a drug for advanced prostate cancer. It was discovered at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, by a team working in the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit.
London’s The Royal Marsden hospital is leading the way in the use of the CyberKnife, a cutting-edge radiotherapy technology.
02.05.12 Robot with a biological brain
In 2008, a multidisciplinary team at the University of Reading, led by Professor Kevin Warwick, developed a robot that is controlled by a biological brain formed from cultured neurons.
24.04.12 Neuro-surgical implantation
British professor Kevin Warwick instigated a series of pioneering experiments involving the neuro-surgical implantation of a device into the median nerves of his left arm in order to link his nervous system directly to a computer to assess the latest technology for use with the disabled.
24.04.12 Scottish Stem Cell Network
Launched in 2003, the Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) aims to bring together scientists and clinicians in order to improve the rate at which laboratory research translates into therapeutic benefits for patients.
DuoFertility is an advanced fertility monitor that helps people maximise their chances of conception by predicting their most-fertile days up to a week in advance.
23.04.12 UK Stem Cell Foundation
The UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF) aims to speed up the process of research into stem cell treatments and therapies for patients.
23.04.12 James D Watson
James D Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick at the University of Cambridge.
23.04.12 Professor Alan Ashworth
Professor Alan Ashworth, CEO of the Institute of Cancer Research, is noted for his work on genes involved in cancer susceptibility.
BBC TV natural history series Earthflight captured some of the world’s greatest wildlife phenomena and natural wonders through the eyes of birds.
20.04.12 Max Perutz
British molecular biologist Max Perutz shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and globular proteins.
20.04.12 Maurice Wilkins
Maurice Wilkins was an English physicist and molecular biologist, best known for his work at King’s College London on the structure of DNA.
20.04.12 John Kendrew
John Kendrew was an English biochemist and crystallographer who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for chemistry with Max Perutz for determining the first atomic structures of proteins using X-ray crystallography.
Headquartered in the UK, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a global healthcare organisation with offices in over 100 countries and major research centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
20.04.12 Dolly the Sheep
Unlike many cloned animals, who often have neonatal problems at birth, Dolly was born a normal vigorous lamb, standing and sucking unaided within minutes.
20.04.12 DNA profiling
DNA profiling, also known as genetic fingerprinting, is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist in the identification of individuals by their respective DNA profiles.
20.04.12 Human Genome Project
UK-based geneticists have played a leading role in the Human Genome Project (HGP).
20.04.12 Eden Biodesign
Eden Biodesign, part of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a British integrated biopharmaceutical development organisation which delivers process and product development; current good manufacturing processes (cGMP) of biologics and quality/regulatory expertise from a custom-designed facility located in Liverpool.
20.04.12 Sir Alexander Fleming
Scottish biologist and pharmacologist Sir Alexander Fleming is best known for the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945.
19.04.12 Baroness Greenfield
Susan Greenfield is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords.
19.04.12 Robert Winston
Robert Winston is an English professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician.
19.04.12 Francis Crick
Francis Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist, most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 together with James D Watson.
19.04.12 Sanger Institute Malaria Programme
The Cambridge-based Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a key centre for research into the debilitating and sometimes fatal illness of malaria.
19.04.12 DNA sequencing
British biochemist Frederick Sanger was a pioneer in the development of rapid DNA sequencing methods in the 1970s.
Cutting-edge medical animations produced by UK company Random42 have proved a major success with the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies and won over 70 industry awards.
19.04.12 Frederick Sanger
British biochemist Frederick Sanger was a pioneer in the development of rapid DNA sequencing methods in the 1970s. Chief among these was the "dideoxy" chain-termination method for sequencing DNA molecules, also known as the "Sanger method". This has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery, including the sequencing of the human genome in the Human Genome Project.
19.04.12 Delcam software
CADCAM software developed and supplied by UK firm Delcam is used to produce bespoke footwear for athletes. Having the right kind of shoe can have a real impact on an athlete’s performance and their chances of success.
19.04.12 Diagnostic ultrasound
The world’s first successful diagnostic ultrasound machine, able to display a clear image of the fetus in the uterus, was pioneered by British physician Ian Donald in 1958. From the early equipment, a new science of fetal diagnostics has emerged, with machines that today show the unborn fetus in increasingly sharp detail.
19.04.12 Joint Medical Visualisation Project
The Joint Medical Visualisation Project is conducted by the Digital Learning Foundation in partnership with the University of Aberdeen.
19.04.12 Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme.
Setting up in Tomsk SEZ, one of the leading centres of science and education in Russia, will offer market access benefits to UK companies.
10.01.12 Matt Newman
Main UKTI Life Sciences Contact
Life science – and the UK’s role in it – is at a crossroads. Behind us lies a great history of discovery, from the unravelling of DNA to MRI scanning and genetic sequencing.
15.12.11 Strategy for UK Life Sciences
The UK has long been a world-leader for innovation in life sciences. That is why many of the most talented scientists from other countries come here to research and develop innovative drugs and technologies.
09.12.11 Strength and opportunity 2011
The UK is home to a world-leading high-tech Life Sciences industry which is crucial to driving social prosperity and economic growth.
UK Business Ambassador Lord Darzi is today attending Arab Health 2011 to promote the UK’s excellence in healthcare manufacturing, services, technology and innovation.
The Despite the current global downturn, UK assistive technologies and rehabilitation companies are flourishing and will this year be out in force on the UK Pavilion at REHACARE 2010.
In 2009, UK imports from Slovenia totalled £245m while UK exports goods and services to Slovenia were worth £171.5m
UK Companies responsible for ingenious surgical, screening and operating theatre equipment were among those on show at a major trade fair in Brazil this week.