Business Minister visits Yorkshire
26 Feb 2010
Innovative Yorkshire companies leading the way in Healthcare Technologies gained the seal of approval from Business Minister Lord Davies when he visited the region earlier this month.
The visit, arranged by Medilink Yorkshire & Humber (Y&H), on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), saw the Minister meet 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.
The Minister also opened 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: “The Yorkshire and Humber region has a reputation for healthcare technology excellence and the visit to Surgical Innovations was something I was especially looking forward to in this regard – providing further evidence of the pioneering work that is pushing UK companies to the fore of international markets,”
The visit was a great opportunity for the region Healthcare Technologies industry to showcase its cutting edge technologies and also for industry to come face-to-face with a Government Minister.
A wide range of companies took part in the round table discussion with the Minister such as 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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