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25th February 2011

BioWales 2011: Made in Wales drug delivery device set to save lives

Press Office, Welsh Assembly Government      A revolutionary medical device – developed and designed in Wales – is set to save lives and prevent tragic accidents that occur when drugs are incorrectly administered in hospitals.   Hall Lock, developed by Professor Judith Hall, of Cardiff University, School of Medicine, in collaboration with South Wales…

25th February 2011

BioWales 2011: Abllity to produce a diagnosis in minutes

Press Office, Welsh Assembly Government   A fast, easy to use medical device – designed and developed in Wales – that can detect the early on-set of lower limb arterial disease is to be launched to a UK wide audience at BioWales next week.   The Dopplex ABIlity is the result of a successful collaboration…

25th February 2011

MediWales member, Orthos, announces CE approval for new

The UK orthobiologics company, Orthos Limited, has announced CE approval to market its proprietary βGel synthetic bone graft substitute for use as a bone filler in non-structural areas such as in spinal cages to assist fusion, inside acetabular defects caused by osteolysis and alongside pins and plates to assist bone fracture repair. The principal uses will…

17th February 2011

Sir Chris’ fellow life science advisory panel members announced

Announced yesterday, Wednesday 16 February 2011, the following will be joining Sir Chris Evans on the Welsh Assembly Government’s Life Science Advisory Panel: Vice Chair, Gareth Morgan – Professor of Paediatrics and Immunology and Head of the College of Medicine at Swansea University; Dr Grahame Guilford, Dr Penelope Owen and our very own MediWales Forum Manager, Gwyn…

16th February 2011

MedaPhor and Flexicare present to Lord Darzi at Arab Health

Two Welsh companies, Flexicare and MediWales member, MedaPhor, were chosen to be part of Lord Darzi’s exhibition tour at the 2011 Arab Health exhibition in Dubai in January. Both companies were showcasing innovations that were considered highly innovative on an international scale and representative of the quality products and services produced within Wales. MedaPhor, who…

16th February 2011

Sir Chris Evans to head life sciences sector panel

Walesonline.co.uk announcement of Sir Chris Evans as the chairman of the new lifesciences panel for the Welsh Assembly. In a boost to the private sector credentials of the new business support model of Minister for the Economy and Transport, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Port Talbot- born Sir Chris will chair the panel supporting WAG’s life sciences…

08th February 2011

Assembly Government urged to boost Wales

An industry representative explains the opportunity Wales has to take advantage of rising health standards, writes Robert Llewellyn Jones. Wales’ life science industries could miss out on the world’s fast-growing medical technology market without more support from the Assembly Government, according to a leading expert in the field. Gwyn Tudor, Forum Manager for MediWales, said the…

01st February 2011

Pfizer to close UK research site

Drug maker Pfizer is to close its research and development (R&D) facility in Kent, which employs 2,400 people. The move has raised concerns that the UK is losing highly-skilled jobs and about the private sector’s ability to absorb cuts in the public sector. The Unite union said the roles were "exactly the sort of jobs…