Archive for March, 2012

Company merger could benefit medical sales jobs

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Cheshire-based dental products supplier, DBG, has made a strategic buyout of a medical equipment testing calibration company, in a move that is likely to support development and sales growth.

DBG, which has its headquarters in Winsford, has successfully acquired TAG Medical for an undisclosed amount, according to the Manchester Evening News.

David Menton, who is managing partner at DBG’s mid-market investor Synova Capital, and a director of DBG, said that the move aligned the work of two mutually-beneficial operations and bodes very well for the future.

He explained, “This transaction will add the GP, hospital and pharmacy markets to DBG’s already-established presence in the dental market, where it accounts for more than 70 per cent of practices as customers.”

DBG has a staff count of 80 and supplies equipment to more than 7,500 dental practices across the country. TAG Medical, which is based in Nottingham, carries out inspection, testing and calibration of medical equipment, working with more than 2,000 GP surgeries, 130 hospitals and 510 pharmacies throughout the UK.

The deal was enabled with a five-year loan from The Co-operative Bank with advice from Alasdair Mackinnon, of north west law firm DWF.

Company calls for dedicated Leeds science park to help retain jobs

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

An innovative developer of medical technology has backed calls to develop a specialist scientific park in Leeds, in order to lure and retain the best candidates for scientific development and medical sales jobs.

Antony Odell, the managing director of University of Leeds spin-off business, Tissue Regenix, said that his company is quickly out-growing its current base at York Science Park, and needs somewhere to go.

“I recognise that these are difficult times but healthcare and life sciences – if you get it right – is a very good thing to build,” he told the Yorkshire Post. “We are looking at premises in York and Leeds. There’s not a dedicated bio park in Leeds.”

He explained that a dedicated science park would allow them to develop as a cluster and to help promote the development of appropriate skills training in the region.

He added, “York Science Park is fine when you’re a small company but when you’re our size it gets a bit more difficult.”

Tissue Regenix is involved in the development of implants that promote the regrowth of body parts, and recently raised £25 million in investment funding to commercialise its technology.

Football clubs could drive medical equipment sales

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Football clubs in Sussex have been urged to invest in emergency medical equipment, after top-notch equipment and fast medical action were seen to save the life of footballer, Fabrice Muamba, last week.

Minister visits unique medical device testing centre

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A unique medical and scientific equipment testing laboratory has been showcased to the Welsh Health Minister, as an example of the rigorous regulation that takes place in the British medical device industry.

Medical bed company expects job-creating growth to continue

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Sidhil, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer of hospital beds, has created 30 jobs since last August, including hospital sales jobs.

Welsh government to spend £50m on scientific research facilities

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Welsh Assembly Government has earmarked some £50 million to spend on developing the nation’s scientific standing on the world stage, including purchasing the best scientific and medical research equipment.

Bath hospital awarded £1.8 million for new medical equipment

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Bath’s Royal United Hospital is to embark on a purchasing drive for medical and hospital equipment, after securing a £1.8 million Government funding allocation.

New laboratory equipment significantly increases IVF success

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Newly-tested laboratory equipment has been found to have increased the success rate of IVF treatments by 40 per cent.

Essex medical equipment to improve sample testing process

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Medical equipment upgrades to hospital services in north Essex worth £2.5 million will allow for millions of test results to be carried out every year.

NHS wants wasted medicine cut back to buy new equipment

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Medical officials in the South West of England are engaged in efforts to cut down on the amount of wasted medicine in the region, in order to be able to spend more on hospital and medical equipment.