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28th November 2011

Direct Healthcare win Start-Up category of IWA Western Mail Business Awards 2011

Awards ceremony recognises the very best in Welsh business by Rhodri Evans, Western Mail THE very best in Welsh business was celebrated last night at the IWA Western Mail Business Awards 2011. The glittering ceremony, sponsored by business advisory firm PwC was staged at the Cardiff Coal exchange. Seven categories were announced on the night….

28th November 2011

Welsh patients in genetic testing study

WELSH patients are among the first taking part in a pioneering initiative to demonstrate how genetic tests could help match NHS cancer patients to the most appropriate treatment. Cancer Research UK’s Stratified Medicine Programme ultimately aims to establish a world-class NHS genetic testing service for cancer patients in the UK. This means that as and…

28th November 2011

Two MediWales members win IWA Western Mail Business Awards 2011

THE very best in Welsh business was celebrated last night at the IWA Western Mail Business Awards 2011. The Company of the Year (turnover below £10m), sponsored by KLM and Cardiff Airport, was won by Bridgend-based Biotec Services. The business provides international clinical trial services supporting the pharmaceutical industry. New Start-Up Company of the Year,…

23rd November 2011

MedaPhor announces Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen as first European customer for ScanTrainer

Fusion IP plc (AIM: FIP), the university IP commercialisation company that turns world class research into business, is pleased to announce that MedaPhor, the Cardiff based ultrasound simulation company, has announced that Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen is the first European hospital to install its revolutionary Scantrainer ultrasound simulation system. ScanTrainer is a virtual "real feel‟ ultrasound-training…

16th November 2011

UKTI: never a better time for business in Brazil

Brazil is a massive opportunity for UK businesses. With its strong growth rate, population of 200 million and rich natural resources, Brazil is on track to becoming the 5th largest economy in the world over the next decade. An increasing number of Brazilian companies are looking for opportunities overseas and it is opening its financial…

16th November 2011

Lord Green’s Exporting for Growth Initiative

The National Challenge: Exporting for Growth Supported by HSBC and PwC. Government is helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to survive and grow, but we will achieve much more by working in partnership with the whole business community. Encouraging export growth and ensuring businesses are financially fit for growth is critical. The Exporting for…

15th November 2011

Vote for your favourite medical image

  Please support this great initiative from GE Healthcare by voting for your favourite image. These young scientists are all involved in ground-breaking medical research to find cures for diseases like cancer, neurological disorders and heart disease. It will take one-minute of your time. These top 30 finalists have been selected by a scientific judging…

14th November 2011

European stem cell ban

  The ruling by a European court banning patents on inventions derived from stem cell research has been described as ‘devastating’ for biotech researchers and life science companies that depend on their findings. The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that inventions requiring the use of human embryos (at whatever stage of development)…

14th November 2011

New law to help protect small businesses

  A new law has come into force that will give smaller businesses easier access to justice to protect their copyright and trademarks. The Patents County Court Order No. 2 2011 now clearly defines which copyright and trademark disputes should be heard in the Patents County Court (PCC) and which should be sent to High…

11th November 2011

First UK wearer of bionic leg

A 30-year-old property developer has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with an innovative Bluetooth-enabled leg prosthesis. The Genium prosthesis from mobility specialist Otto Bock Healthcare has been launched in the UK, giving wearers the benefit of an ‘intelligent’ artificial limb that can adapt precisely to specialised activities. Property developer Matthew…