16th January 2019

Medical Education Company Scoops National Award

Learna Ltd, a healthcare education company based at Cardiff Medicentre, has won a Silver Award in the flagship competition for the educational sector. The Learning Technology Awards, which took place in London, saw Learna fight off stiff competition in its sector to come second to the multi-national online language training company, Speexx, in the Best…

16th January 2019

£6.5 Million Boost for Life Sciences Sector set to Bring New Jobs to South Wales

Biocatalysts Ltd, one of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers based at Nantgarw, Cardiff, is certainly a growing business after expanding its enzyme production plant. The £6.5 million investment supported by Barclays has built a 11,000 square foot extension to the existing site together with significant investment in new plant, to treble manufacturing capacity at the…

14th January 2019

Sam gets set to use his success to inspire fellow students

An award-winning Swansea student has pledged to use his experience to help others progress towards success in their future careers. Student nurse Sam Richards won the nurse title at this year’s prestigious Student Leadership Programme Awards run by the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing with judges praising him for demonstrating…

07th January 2019

£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. life-saving early disease detection technology to be developed by new partnership between government and industry using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop the next generation of treatments, including a first-of-its-kind national health programme the second Life Sciences Sector…

07th January 2019

Grant awarded for anti-biofilm interventions

Neem Biotech, a company focused on developing novel solutions to address antimicrobial resistance, together with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and Sheffield Collaboratorium for Antimicrobial Resistance and Biofilms (SCARAB), has been awarded a £50,000 inaugural National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) Proof of Concept grant. This inaugural grant has been awarded to expand the development and…

07th January 2019

Renishaw collaborates with University Dental Hospital of Wales to produce unique surgical implants

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has collaborated with University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH), Cardiff, to help overcome some of the challenges associated with surgical implants. UDH has previously used Renishaw’s additive manufacturing (AM) services to manufacture a series of dental products, including cobalt chrome frameworks. However, the hospital has also been using AM to…

17th December 2018

ABHI’s US Accelerator set to target Tennessee

Following the success of ABHI’s work in Texas, which has seen a host of companies forge new business relationships and research partnerships, the US Accelerator programme will now target the State of Tennessee.   Taking place from 24th – 29th March 2019, the mission is part of the ABHI’s broader engagement programme, designed to establish…

12th December 2018

Expert Advice: Keep up to date with payroll changes

Employers need to keep up to date with changes affecting payroll so that all employees have the right amount of tax deducted under PAYE. Here, we highlight some top tips on keeping ahead of the game: 1.    Tax codes are now more refined. Under the new dynamic coding system, HMRC issues an updated tax code…

12th December 2018


Clinical trials, research collaborations, new partnerships and sales are all outcomes from the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) work in Texas. Last week, a cohort of British HealthTech companies and medical institutions took part in the tenth mission to the State to showcase medical devices, diagnostic software and digitally-enabled technologies. Companies met with hospital…

12th December 2018

Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales approved by NHS Wales to provide proton therapy treatment for adults

The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has been approved by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide high energy proton beam therapy to adult patients referred from the NHS in Wales. The Newport centre, which is operated by Proton Partners International, is the first centre in the UK to offer high energy proton beam therapy….