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Midlands' Med Tech Marvel Scoops Award

October 27th 2008
Midlands' Med Tech Marvel Scoops Award

Binding Site, based in Birmingham, has scooped the award for Innovation in MedilinkWM's highly competitive Medical Healthcare Awards, at the Council House in Birmingham and will go on to represent the West Midlands in Medilink UK's national contest.

At a glittering awards ceremony, Binding Site won the Innovation award, sponsored by Chapman Molony, for its development of Freelite®, a technology to help monitor blood cancer using a unique immunoassay to diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma, a cancer of cells in the bone marrow. Created to recognise the most impressive business achievements from the Midlands' thriving medical technology community, the awards are sponsored by Advantage West Midlands and supported by ADF Insurance. Award sponsor Dr Anna Molony of Chapman Molony presented Paul Duncan, CEO, with the prestigious award, which recognises businesses that have achieved exceptional research, innovation, business success, entrepreneurial flair and growth in the sector. Binding Site will now go forward to the national Medilink UK Awards in February.

Paul said: "This is a wonderful recognition of the hard work, vision and dedication of our team. We're very excited about going forward to the national awards and hopefully prove that the best businesses and inventions come from the West Midlands. I think the region's strong medical technology cluster has given us the right backing and a broad network so we've been able to access the support we need and it's played a big part in our success so far." MedilinkWM's CEO, Tony Davis, said: "The Medical Healthcare Awards have been a spectacular celebration of the innovation and enterprise that's on show in the West Midlands and it's great to see so many successful companies taking part this year. The standard has been the highest ever, so it's an amazing achievement to win. "It's testament to the hard work, passion and innovation of companies in this sector that so many important technologies are represented here, many of which now enable medical staff to treat patients even more effectively - they really could help save lives. As a growing sector, medical and healthcare companies are attracting the best brains in the region, which was clear to us tonight as we saw the calibre of finalists and of course, the success of our winners."  

Notes to Editors: MedilinkWM develops business networks for medical and healthcare companies, resulting in commercial ventures and business growth in the region. By bridging the gap between those who innovate and those who manufacture, MedilinkWM increases the viability of companies in the market through technology and knowledge transfer from Universities and the NHS. Sharing advance knowledge of academic and private research, clinical developments and industrial opportunities, MedilinkWM encourages businesses to develop new revenue streams and new products as well as helping diversification from other industries.

Medilink West Midlands Ltd influences and guides public sector initiatives at regional and national level for the benefit of companies, and drives research and development by identifying potential markets for growth and new product commercialisation. Visit

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