Yorkshire healthcare companies enhance worldwide export links


A group of Yorkshire healthcare companies are travelling to Germany this month to exhibit at MEDICA 2010 – the largest healthcare exhibition in the world – in a bid to strengthen their export links globally and sell their products into new markets around the world.
With a wealth of healthcare research, development and innovation, Yorkshire is home to some of the world’s most distinguished scientists and innovators and many of these innovations will be on show at the international exhibition.
Held in Düsseldorf, Germany, MEDICA is the leading event for healthcare professionals and attracts over 137,000 trade visitors.  Each year the Yorkshire Pavilion at the show is run by Medilink Yorkshire & Humber (Y&H) – the organisation dedicated to the growth of the Healthcare Technologies sector on behalf of UKTI Yorkshire and Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward.
Charlotte Fraser, International Manager at Medilink Y&H, Regional Sector specialist for UKTI Yorkshire, said: “MEDICA is a fantastic platform for innovation so it is great to see so many regional companies exhibiting their world leading products at the exhibition.   Medilink supports the growth of the sector and by supporting Yorkshire companies at major international shows like MEDICA helps ensure the world’s healthcare sector is talking about Yorkshire’s innovation.”
Jim Farmery, Assistant Director of Business at Yorkshire Forward, said: “The number of businesses Yorkshire and Humber is able to send to MEDICA each year is an excellent indicator of the strong growth of the sector in our region.
“Each of the organisations travelling to Düsseldorf has an excellent opportunity not only to promote their own businesses but also to demonstrate on the international stage that Yorkshire and Humber is a major player in the Healthcare Technologies sector.”
The companies exhibiting at the show include:

  • Halifax based Sidhil, who will be showcasing their advanced acute hospital bed that combines practicality, world-class infection control and advanced ergonomics. The Independence Innov8 has been designed exclusively to meet the needs of hospital teams and patients around the world – making it one of the most comfortable, easy-to-use and practical hospital beds anywhere in the world.

·         Cross Hills based Brenmoor are offering a unique solution to prevent patient’s samples being lost, mislaid or mixed up. The printed wristband specialist will be unveiling their sample identification scanner and printer at the exhibition which duplicates patient’s information from a printed wristband straight onto a label in less than a second.
·         First time MEDICA exhibitors Harvard Healthcare will be showcasing their innovative arthroscopic keyhole surgery system; offering an alternative and less painful option for patients over open invasive hip surgery. With hip arthroscopy surgery growing at a major rate across the globe, Harvard Healthcare’s innovative product range is at the forefront of the sector.
·         Sheffield based Zilico will be showcasing a pioneering hand held product that offers cervical cancer results in real time, removing several weeks of waiting. The product could serve as a vital solution to the falling numbers of women being tested for the potentially curable disease.
·         Leeds based Surgical Innovations will be raising the profile of their pioneering Resposable™ instrumentation – a concept which is saving hospitals around the world thousands of pounds each year. Using Resposable™ devices (a combination of both disposable and reusable components) means that surgeons can benefit from the optimum performance of a disposable instrument, with the cost effectiveness of a reusable. This solution is satisfying both surgeons and procurement managers around the world. 
·         Anetic Aid fromGuiseleywill be at the exhibition to demonstrate the benefits of day surgery, an approach to treatment which has transformed working practices in the UK’s NHS. In the UK, day surgery has been one of the key strategies used to modernise the NHS – addressing the need to reduce waiting times, improve cost efficiency, and most importantly make health services more patient centred.
·         Forsite Diagnosticsfrom York, will be raising the profile of contract manufacture services for lateral flow assays; a bespoke service designed specifically for global medical device companies.Forsite is one of the few independent companies in Europe to offer automated manufacture of lateral flow assays to third parties. 
·         Park House Healthcare, from Birkenshaw, will be at the event to launch their pioneering ‘Park-lite’ range of aluminium hoists; providing the ultimate solution to a variety of lifting situations in any healthcare environment. 
·         MEDICA is also to be given vitamin boost, with Skipton based Principle Healthcare who is showcasing their latest range of vitamins. The Vitarenew® range of products is from their Beauty from Within Range, specially formulated for women using the highest quality ingredients and delivering noticeable results. One exciting product is the Vitarenew® Modele which have a fat burning effect, whilst suppressing the appetite and are ideal to be used if on a diet.
·         Following a successful show last year, Huddersfield based Paxman Ltd will be at the show, providing information on their life changing scalp cooling system that reduces hair loss during chemotherapy. The company will be meeting existing and potential distributors from across the globe; hoping to support cancer sufferers during their devastating treatment.
Other regional companies at the show include Xiros /Neoligaments and Aegis healthcare Ltd.
If you would like to do business with any of the above companies please visit the Yorkshire Pavilion in Hall 16, stand G10 or register your interest by emailing j.price@medilink.co.uk