Anglia Ruskin University has been recognised for the contribution it makes to life sciences, by becoming the newest Patron of Medilink Midlands.
Medilink Midlands works with life science businesses, academic institutions and the NHS across the Midlands, to help new and existing life science companies to develop and grow.
In addition to the business support programmes it helps to deliver, Medilink Midlands provides a range of valuable benefits for its Members, including profile-raising, special offers from Medilink Midlands Patrons and Members, discounts on exhibition stands and event offers and discounts.
Anglia Ruskin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Yvonne Barnett, is a member of the Medilink Midlands Board and has championed the work of Medilink for many years. Professor Barnett’s introduction has led to both organisations discussing how they might best work together and has resulted in Anglia Ruskin University becoming a Medilink Midlands Patron.
Medilink Midlands Patronage is offered to organisations because of their prominence within the Midlands and their recognition of the importance of life sciences in the region. Patrons also appreciate the positive contribution that Medilink Midlands makes to the sector through its business support activities.
One of the largest universities in the East of England, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has over 20,000 students from 185 countries. Through its Medical Technology Research Centre and ARISE Hubs, ARU develops novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and medical devices to improve health, performance, and wellbeing. They join 29 other leading regional life science organisations as a Medilink Midlands Patron. These include:
- 3M UK PLC
- Adamson Jones
- BHIB Insurance Brokers
- BioCity Group
- Birmingham City University
- Coventry University Enterprises Ltd
- Datalink Electronics Ltd
- De Montfort University
- East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
- HORIBA Medical
- JensonR+ Ltd
- Kallik Ltd
- Kimal plc
- Mills & Reeve LLP
- Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre
- Nottingham Trent University
- Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd
- Potter Clarkson LLP Ltd
- Quotient Sciences Ltd
- Salts Healthcare Ltd
- Shakespeare Martineau LLP
- Source BioScience Ltd
- TBAT Innovation Ltd
- The Binding Site
- The University of Nottingham
- University of Derby
- University of Leicester
Darren Clark, Chief Executive of Medilink Midlands, said: “Medilink Midlands is, first and foremost, a membership organisation. We exist to help life science companies across our area to set up and grow and we believe that collaboration is key to helping companies achieve their full potential. The Midlands is at the forefront of the Life Science industry and our region is a powerhouse for life science businesses.
“I look forward to working with Anglia Ruskin as one of our Patrons. I know that they share our passion for driving life sciences in the region and I believe that they will add a lot of value to Medilink Midlands’ mission going forward.”
Barbara Pierscionek, Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation (Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care) at Anglia Ruskin University said: “We’re committed to growth and we understand the value of having a well-placed, well-informed and effective network. Becoming a Patron with Medilink Midlands and working so closely together will enhance our core values and help us both to grow by benefitting from our shared knowledge and experience.”
For more information on Anglia Ruskin, visit www.aru.ac.uk
For more information on Medilink Midlands Membership and Patronage, visit https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/join-us/membership-benefits/