The Mediwales 7th Innovation Awards were held at the prestigious Cardiff City Hall on Tuesday 11th December 2012. It was a fantastic evening, brilliantly organised by the superb Mediwales team. The Award ceremony followed an excellent UK HealthTech Conference with presentations by leading industry representatives.

The Mediwales Innovation Awards celebrate the impressive achievements of life science companies from the NHS in Wales. This year's event was a glittering occasion with over 300 guests.

 Innovation Award

Sponsored by Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
Winner: ConvaTec Ltd

Start-up Award

Sponsored by the Health Protection Agency
Winner: Microvisk Technologies

Outstanding Growth Award

Sponsored by Teamworks Design and Marketing.
Winner: Biotec Services International

Industry Partnership with NHS/ Academia

Sponsored by the eHealth Industries Innovation (ehi2) Centre.
Winner: Flexicare Medical

 Industry Judges' Award

The Industry Judges' Award was won by Calon Cardio-Technology, a pre-revenue company specialising in the development of low-cost, minimally invasive blood pumps for the treatment of chronic and acute heart failure. The team of seven have developed a haemolysis-free pump currently in line for acute in vivo trials. In just four years, and despite recession, they have raised investment of £2.2million.