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26th September 2011

GE Healthcare – healthymagination open innovation challenge

Open Innovation to Save Lives GE announced today a $100 million global open innovation challenge that seeks to identify and bring to market ideas that advance breast cancer diagnostics. The goal is to help health care professionals better understand tumours associated with triple negative cancer, a type of cancer that is less responsive to standard…

21st September 2011

Four MediWales members named within Wales’ Top 50 Fastest Growing Businesses 2011

Congratulations to four of our MediWales members who have been named within the top 50 fastest growing businesses in Wales 2011.  Trojan Electronics Ltd (15) based in Swansea is a manufacturing, refurbishment services and multi-platform solution provider. Founded in 2002, they have seen 151.6% growth between 2008-10. Trojan has three distinct areas to its business….

20th September 2011

Cardiff scientists are developing a test which helps predict prognosis in cancer

EXPERTS hope a test which helps predict prognosis in cancer could save the NHS millions of pounds in treating patients with chronic wounds. Cardiff scientists, already acknowledged as the global leaders in wound healing research, are developing the test in a bid to quickly identify those patients who need to be referred for specialist care….

20th September 2011

Video gamers solve microbiology puzzle

The Telegraph, 20 September 2011 Players of a 3D online computer game have provided the answer to a protein structure puzzle that could lead to new anti-retrovirus drugs. Scientists had been struggling to map the structure of M-PMV, a protein involved in a virus that causes a form of simian Aids, in an experiment called…

07th September 2011

Catalyst in partnership with Japanese financial group to raise new loan funds for UK business projects

The Japanese / UK consortium offers the opportunity for private and professional investors in Asia to participate in, and benefit from, the development of new projects and the expansion of existing businesses in the UK and mainland Europe. The deal comes after a concerted effort on Catalyst’s part to find new sources of capital finance…

01st September 2011

Synergy Health: September’s MediWales featured member

Synergy Health Laboratory Services is a provider of a wide range of medical testing to all industry sectors.   From our base in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, we are perfectly located to provide fast, accurate screening to clients based all over the United Kingdom. Synergy Health Laboratory Services has a Toxicology laboratory suite and a Pathology Laboratory…

01st September 2011

DTR Medical: September’s MediWales featured member

DTR Medical specialises in the manufacture of sterile single-use surgical instruments and provides cleanroom contract work for medical and pharmaceutical companies. Contract Manufacturing: We currently produce over 100 sterile medical devices for a number of contract customers, including class three devices. The high level of accreditation achieved, ISO9001:2008, ISO13485:2003 and the capability to meet the…

01st September 2011

Geldards LLP: Responding to Public Sector Tenders – Top Tips

Responding to Public Sector Tenders: Top Tips When NHS Trusts and other public sector organisations purchase goods, services or works they are often required to carry out competitive tender processes. This could be to demonstrate best value or to comply with public procurement rules. Tender processes regulated by the public procurement rules can seem daunting…

01st September 2011

Finance Wales: second round investment in AssayMetrics

    Drug development company AssayMetrics is embarking on its first international sales drive following Finance Wales’ second investment round. Finance Wales first invested in the company in 2009. AssayMetrics’ new product, a laser-based fluorescence plate reader used in drug screening, has already attracted significant interest from a number of global pharmaceutical companies and other…