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25th August 2011

Welsh scientists use print technology to develop biomedical sensors

Welsh scientists intend to use the latest printing technologies to develop a low cost biosensor capable of diagnosing a range of health conditions. The aim is to place living antibodies into a suitable ink which would then be printed onto a compatible substrate or material to form a disposable sensor, capable of being mass produced…

24th August 2011

Welsh universities must target top academics

Prof John Harries says Welsh universities are missing out on millions of pounds in research funding. Welsh universities are being urged to be "predatory" in attracting star academics to boost research funding. The call comes from the Welsh Government’s chief scientific adviser, who is concerned about Wales’ performance in attracting research income. Prof John Harries…

08th August 2011

Industry partnership to engineer respiratory aids which

A collaborative two-year project between Swansea University’s College of Engineering and industry is helping to develop respiratory aids which mimic the performance of healthy lungs.   The project, entitled the Development of responsive control systems for an artificial lung, which will allow immobile patients with lung disease to enjoy a better quality of life, has…

01st August 2011

More collaboration needed between industry and clinicians if UK is to realise the benefits of telemedicine, experts claim

More collaboration needed between industry and clinicians if UK is to realise the benefits of telemedicine, experts claim.  Members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) are today calling for a more collective approach between technologists and clinicians to ensure faster deployment of innovative telemedicine solutions. The comments come after the announcement, last…

01st August 2011

First UK use of abdominal stent

A new abdominal aortic stent, used to repair aneurysms, has been implanted in the UK for the first time reports Medtech Business.   Vascular surgeons at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) have implanted the Ovation abdominal stent graft from TriVascular in four patients, who are all recovering well. The Ovation, the smallest stent available, could make…

01st August 2011

Carwyn announces

by Lisa Jones, Western Mail, Jul 13 2011 MORE than £7m is to be injected into developing new treatments for cancer and mental illness over the next three years, it was announced yesterday. First Minister Carwyn Jones says the funding – from the Welsh Government’s National Institute for Social Care and Health Research – will also…