10/22/2009

Medilink Yorkshire & Humber

MEDICA Exhibitors Offered Pioneering R&D Opportunities

A cutting edge organisation, which specialises in delivering research to help develop innovative new projects, is offering MEDICA exhibitors the chance to benefit from a wide range of R&D opportunities.

Representing leading research centres from across universities in the North of England, METRC is a virtual lab - set up to drive forward the research agenda and stimulate economic growth within the field of molecular engineering.

With the aim of building networks and partnerships, the company provides a unique platform for industry and academia to work together towards a common goal and undertake fundamental and applied R&D projects. As well as setting up partnerships, METRC can also help secure funding to support R&D programmes.

The academic expertise of METRC’s partners covers a broad range of subject areas such as physics, chemistry, biology, materials sciences, and engineering.

Their in-depth industry knowledge also means that they are ideally positioned within the healthcare sector to target markets where technology can make an economic impact and benefit society.

METRC offers a number of key benefits such as the opportunity to work alongside academics to deliver research into new projects and an insight into new commercial opportunities and early access to new technology developments.

It also means a shared risk and reward on translational projects, as well as the chance to work with wider multi-partner projects and networks.

METRC – based in the North of England - has a wide range of research opportunities available for medical device companies and throughout the MEDICA 2009 will be looking for new global organisations to partner with.

Throughout the exhibition the METRC team will be holding open surgeries on the UK Pavilion and are inviting companies to find out more about the opportunities available.
Dr Sam Whitehouse of METRC, said: “Molecular engineering underpins a wealth of existing and new products - from soap to solar cells – and our business is in the science of everyday things.
“We build networks and partnerships that enable people to work together towards a common goal to develop new technologies. Our combined strength from a number of research institutions means that we can tackle challenges and capitalise on opportunities beyond the scope of any one partner.”
MEDICA is the largest medical technologies fair in the world and will be taking place between 18-21 November at 2009 at the Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.
At the show METRC will be located on the UK Pavilion in hall 16, stand G10. To arrange an appointment during the show contact +44 (0) 114 222 9493 or email s.p.whitehouse@sheffield.ac.uk
For more information visit www.molecularengineering.co.uk