North West Biomedical Firms Receive Investment

Two biomedical companies, Alchemy Healthcare and Future Medical Technologies, are to each receive £50,000 from the North West Fund for Biomedical, reports

The North West Fund is run by venture capital firm SPARK Impact and supplies debt and equity funding to small and medium sized businesses in the North West of England. Alchemy Healthcare has developed a nasal device for administering treatments in order to avoid injections. The investment they will receive will be used to “complete various elements of tooling and a modest clinical trial,” said Ian Harrison, the firm’s founder. They also hope to receive the results soon and receive further investment.

Future Medical Technologies has developed a polymer to mimic cartilage that is used to help arthritis, improving patient care. The investment will be used to speed development of the product and gain further regulatory approval. Dr Yousef Taktak has called the investment a “great opportunity.”

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Our client provides measurement and analytical services for the Oil & Gas industry. They are looking for a Technical Manager to set the strategic direction and provide technical leadership for all UK OGC sites.


As Technical Manager, you will provide support to Operations and Commercial Managers in developing business opportunities and generating revenue while line managing the team locally. This will involve writing tenders, managing large scale M&I projects, assessing the value of new developments within M&I and perform high level specialist revenue earning measurement consultancy work.


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Our client, a manufacturer of colours and additives for the polymers and plastics industry, is currently looking to recruit a Development Scientist to work at their site based in the North West of England.


This Development Scientist role will involve the development of additives and colours in the manufacture of polymers such as PET and PVC. The position is a temporary role until the end of the year, but you will be invited to apply for a similar permanent position that is due to arise in the new year.


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The ideal candidate for this Development Scientist position will have experience in polymer development from an industrial background, rather than an academic background. You will be immediately available for work and reside in the North West/Merseyside region, as this role could last only 2-3 months. As the role will involve mostly chemical applications it is essential the candidate


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Technical Manager based in the North-Mid Wales/ North West of England Area

Our client, a key player within the Chemical Sector, are currently looking for a Technical Manager to join their team based in the North-Mid Wales/North West of England area.Technical Manager will lead the technical department ensuring it effectively and efficiently meets the current and future needs of the business.

The roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager position will include:

  • Leading and managing the Technical and Laboratory Functions.
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