Adding value in medical manufacturing

Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by The Manufacturer

A ‘High Value Manufacturing in Healthcare’ event takes place in Sheffield on March 16 to address invention, service provision and supply chain issues around the industry.

The event – part of the Global Manufacturing Festival: Sheffield, running March 14-24 – is being held at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotheram.
Healthcare trade body Medilink Yorkshire & Humber, organizing the event, says supply to the industry is becoming increasingly complex has manufacturers have had to add things like service support, design and supply chain management to their operations in order to add value and that the industry is has to contend with a “huge range” of products, technologies and processes.

This all day event, including speakers from Smith & Nephew, Bayer and the University of Sheffield among others, will provide guidance on innovative process and technology integration, technology commercialisation and how new materials and processes have developed for healthcare or have been adopted from other sectors. There will also be analysis of future developments and anticipated advances for the sector.

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 and materials.

“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 event runs from 9:15 to 16:30. For more information, contact Julia Fu on 0114 232 9278.