Business Minister visits Yorkshire
10 Feb 2010
Innovative Yorkshire companies leading the way in Healthcare Technologies will gain the seal of approval from Business Minister Lord Davies on Friday (12 February), when he visits the region.
The visit, arranged by Medilink Yorkshire & Humber (Y&H), on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will see the Minister meeting a number of leading regional healthcare companies to find out about their business and export experiences and also hear how they are making a real difference to the healthcare industry in the UK and across the globe.
Throughout the day the Minister will also open a state-of-the-art facility at one of Medlink’s members Surgical Innovations, a Leeds based company who specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative devices for use in minimally invasive surgery and industrial markets.
The centre enables surgeons and distributors to practice laparoscopic techniques in a simulated environment and includes two state-of-the-art laparoscopic stacks, complete with high-definition screens, cameras and light sources.
Lord Davies said: “I am delighted to be visiting the region and supporting these important sectors, and I look forward to engaging with local businesses and hearing what we can do to help them expand and export. The Yorkshire and Humber region has a reputation for business excellence and the visit to Surgical Innovations is something I am especially looking forward to in this capacity – officially marking a new chapter for the company.”
The visit is a great opportunity for the region Healthcare Technologies industry, which has recently enjoyed record success at the Arab Health exhibition in Dubai.
Charlotte Fraser, international manager at Medilink Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “Yorkshire and the Humber is at the forefront of the UK’s latest advances in healthcare, making it one of the most important regions for the healthcare technology industry, and one of the fastest-growing nationally.
“As an organisation dedicated to the growth of the healthcare technology sector, we’re delighted Lord Davies has agreed to see first hand companies from our region are making a real difference to the healthcare sector with truly pioneering products.”
The companies taking part in the round table discussion with the Minister include: Anetic Aid, Brenmoor Ltd, Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation (IPI), JRI Ltd, Medcom Ltd. Park House Healthcare, Park House Healthcare , Single Use Surgical Ltd, Surgical Innovations, Viamed Ltd, Zilico Ltd
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