DO YOU HAVE AN INNOVATION OR SERVICE TO HELP WITH THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK?
MediWales has been supporting the mission to increase the production and creation of essential equipment during this pandemic.
Welsh Government have appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feels they are able to supply or manufacture products, or collaborate with others to develop products or innovative solutions in the following areas:
- Medical Devices
- Infection Control
- Digital Solutions
For any more information or questions please email us.
Digital transformation of NHS Wales’ COVID-19 response and business-as-usual (BAU) service delivery
This is a rapid pilot competition looking to test market-ready technology within NHS environments, with potential for scale-up of technology that’s seen to be transformative. This funding is particularly looking for innovators able to support in the following themes:
- Remote diagnosis and triage of patients.
- Optimising data collection and analysis.
- Tracking, managing, and reporting hospital personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory.
- Remote citizen support and treatment.
Deadline: 8th June
UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19
Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
OTHER SUPPORT AVAILABLE
Understanding CBILS, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Verde Corporate Finance
Furlough leave – the job retention scheme
Impact of Covid-19 on supply chains
Covid-19 VAT Relief – Pay no import duty and VAT on medical supplies, equipment and protective garments (COVID-19)
BACK TO WORK TOOLKIT
We know that you might be thinking about getting your teams back to work and we want to help ensure you have the resources to be safe and protected.
MediWales has been working hard to support the NHS and the life science health tech sector through these difficult times. If you need any help or advice, please get in touch.
Getting your team back to work
Official guidance is being prepared, but in the mean time we have compiled we have compiled a list of some MediWales members who may be able to help you bring your staff back to work safely.
Before you bring your team back to work, it’s worth assessing current arrangements and considering what additional controls may be required. Capital People have created a useful list of considerations to look at before returning from lockdown.
Forth – Antibody Testing
Forth have created a publicly available antibody testing kit, available to order online. The laboratory analysed test can indicate if your body has developed IgG antibodies in response to being infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Find out more here
DTR Medical – Face Visors
DTR Medical have been producing face visors designed to provide face protection from aerosols and minimise airborne cross-contamination.
Find out more here
CellPath – Hand Sanitiser
CellPath have developed hand sanitiser in either a ready-to-use 50ml dropper bottle or 5-litre bulk container. CelliTizer is an Isopropanol-based hand sanitiser, manufactured in-line with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended hand-rub formulation. You can read more and order online here
Cleartech – Temperature Testing & Protective Screens
Cleartech have the Welsh distribution rights for a non contact infrared thermometer, measuring a person’s temperature using infrared and algorithm technology. You can read more about the device in the information pack.
Cleartech are also manufacturing protective screens. Standard size screens (2.4m high x 1m wide / 3m high x 1m wide) are currently available or can be made bespoke to suit your needs.
Contact Cleartech for further information.
GS Verde – Employment & Financial Services Support
Greenaway Scott & Verde Corporate Finance are here to help support the transition from lockdown. Whether you need advice for employment law or financial services, their resources can help provide advice and guidance.
Post lockdown planning for furlough
Preparing your business for post-lockdown life
The status of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Bounce back loans for small businesses
The Coronavirus Future Fund
Red Dot 365 – Wellbeing and Mental Health
Red Dot 365 provide intelligence to support employers and their employees after discovering their workplace wellbeing needs. It involves conducting a discovery survey of staff, analysing the results, then helping the organisation plan a programme of health and wellbeing activities that staff will value and feel appropriate to their needs.
Find out more here