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07th October 2019

Medilink UK and Mediwales to give Wales MedTech businesses detailed guidance on how to prepare for Brexit

Medilink UK, a membership organisation representing over 1350 medical technology and life-science companies, and Mediwales, are hosting a free event on 8thOctober in Cardiff at the Village Hotel (29 Pendwyallt Road, Cardiff, CF14 7EF) to help life science businesses prepare for Brexit. There are over 13,000 life science jobs in Wales and over 1800 in…

30th September 2019

EKF Diagnostics opens new R&D facility in UK

Special Projects Laboratory opened in EKF’s Cardiff HQ to develop new applications in non-core markets and support other global diagnostics R&D facilities EKF Diagnostics’ new R&D laboratory at its Cardiff headquarters EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitrodiagnostics company, announcesthat it has opened a new Research & Development facility at its Cardiff, UK headquarters. The new…

30th September 2019

Community Foundation Wales Keeping £10m Investment Local with Brewin Dolphin

Community Foundation Wales have appointed local investment firm Brewin Dolphin to manage £10 million of their charitable funds that support community groups in Wales. The specialist Cardiff-based charity team at Brewin Dolphin have been selected to work with Wales’ independent charitable foundation to help grow their endowment funds. This comes as Community Foundation Wales celebrates…

30th September 2019

New director of Health and Care Research Wales appointed

We are excited to announce that Professor Kieran Walshe has been appointed as the new director of Health and Care Research Wales. Professor Walshe has 25 years of experience in health policy, health management and health services research. He is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of…

30th September 2019

Launch of the World BioProtection Forum signals new era of industry and academic co-operation in agri-biocontrol

The industry body will foster innovation and commercialisation of environmentally friendly super-sector A new non-profit organisation launches today with the goal of furthering innovation and collaboration within the bioprotection market, and to speed the path to commercialisation. Biological solutions for the control ofpests and diseases is a fast-growing segment of AgriTech and offers a sustainable…

30th September 2019

Timely access to GP services a priority for Welsh public

New research published today shows people want better access to GP services and highlights the importance of securing change through the new GP contract for Wales. The research, commissioned by the Welsh Government, also found people agreed with the Choose Well campaign, which asks people to use the most appropriate healthcare services for their condition,…

30th September 2019

New measure for cancer services in Wales is a UK first

For the first time, all cancer patients in Wales are having their waiting time measured from when their cancer is first suspected rather than from when their referral is received in hospital. The new measure, a first in the UK, aims to speed up diagnosis and ensure people with cancer are treated more quickly. It…

30th September 2019

New organ donation campaign launched to encourage more Welsh people to sign the register

Welsh Government has unveiled its latest TV advertising campaign during Organ Donation Week (2nd-9th September) in a bid to encourage more people to sign the Organ Donor Register. This is the third advert from the Welsh Government and evolves from last year’s hard-hitting campaign urging people to have the organ donation conversation but also to…

30th September 2019

Extra £3m a year for Autism services in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a recurrent £3m a year to support autism services in Wales. Mr Gething said the money will be used to continue to fund autism services after the initial £13m funding for the Integrated Autism Service pilots ends in 2021. He also announced plans for a demand and capacity review…

30th September 2019

Quay Pharma partnering this years Microbiome Movement – Drug Development & Nutrition Asia Summit

Quay Pharma is an independent, privately-owned Contract Development Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO). They specialise in the development of innovative new entities for biotech companies, globally. They are proud to be attending and partnering this years event. Part of the globally recognised Microbiome Movement, the 2nd Microbiome Movement – Drug Development & Nutrition Asia Summit will return to…