Sheffield to host event promoting high-value medtech manufacturing
9 June 2011
A national event designed to raise the profile of high-value
manufacturing within the UK’s healthcare technologies industry is being
held in Sheffield on 29 June 2011.
Organised by Medilink Yorkshire & Humber (Y&H) the event, titled
High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare, will engage with
the national healthcare technologies community and the wider
manufacturing sector to look at the issues relating to high-value
In the UK, healthcare manufacturing is extremely fragmented
representing a huge range of products, technologies and processes.
At the same time the role of manufacturing has expanded and
companies, who once just specialised in manufacturing now have to be
inventors, global supply chain managers and service providers in
order to add value to their processes and maintain a competitive
The High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare event will focus on
what high value manufacturing is, why it is important and what the
challenges are within the healthcare sector.
Delegates will learn from case study examples about the
innovative processes and technology integration, how new
technologies have been successfully commercialised and how new
materials and processes have developed for healthcare or adopted
from other sectors.
They will also be given a detailed analysis of future
developments and anticipated advances for the sector.
Speakers on the day will include representatives from Smith &
Nephew Extruded Films & Materials and Engineering Research Institute
(MERI), JRI Orthopaedics, Invibio Biomaterial Polymer Solutions,
Surgical Innovations and the Mercury Centre.
Giles Proffitt from Medilink Y&H said, “The purpose of this event
is to bring people together to share experiences and demonstrate how
the UK is leading the way in High Value Manufacturing through
successfully developing and commercialising new products, processes
“We are delighted that so many key speakers from the industry are
speaking at the event to share their wealth of expertise and
experience across the sector. This collaborative approach will
hopefully highlight best practice and help stimulate manufacturing
companies to add greater value to products.”
The High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare event is taking place
09:15am to 4.00pm at the Advanced Manufacturing Park on the 29th
June 2011. For event or sponsorship opportunities contact Julia Fu,
Health Technologies Network Co-ordinator on 0114 232 9278
Source: Medilink Yorkshire & Humber.