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30th March 2012

UK biobank holding data on 500,000 people opens to researchers

30 March 2012 Last updated at 01:07 The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers. It has collated about 20TB (terabytes) of securely stored data, the equivalent of 30,000 CDs-worth, on 500,000 people. The aim of the biobank is to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment…

30th March 2012

£40million Wales SME Investment Fund Opens For Business

Published Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 10:00 by The Information Daily Business Minister Edwina Hart announced today the new £40million Wales SME Investment Fund which is designed to create up to 4,000 jobs is now open for applications. Mrs Hart made the announcement during a visit to Biotec in Bridgend – one of Wales’ leading…

29th March 2012

Self-healing plastic mimics skin

 By JOHN VON RADOWITZ TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2012, The Independent A skin-like plastic that “bleeds” when cut or scratched and then heals has been developed by scientists. The material could provide self-healing surfaces for a multitude of products ranging from mobile phones and laptops to cars, say researchers. When cut, the plastic turns from clear to…

27th March 2012

ASTUTE: Funding for Environmental Management and/or Equality & Diversity

ERDF funded support for developing your organisation’s Environmental Management and / or Equality & Diversity Systems and Strategies   Click here to download the programme flyer Corporate image, financial savings and compliance with legislation are three key aspects influencing competitiveness in a business market. Having an Environmental Management System (EMS) or an Equality and Diversity strategy can improve these three aspects…

26th March 2012

Boots moving its innovation work out of Swansea University centre

By South Wales Evening Post Saturday, March 24, 2012 HEALTHCARE giant Boots is closing a multi-million pound innovation centre at Swansea University. The Boots Centre for Innovation (BCI) will close at the end of next week after five years of working with inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to develop new product innovation for Boots brands. The BCI…

26th March 2012

Oxford Innovation to boost Welsh Lifescience

By Kerry Tailor Smith, Laboratory News, 23 March 2012 The Welsh Government has appointed Oxford Innovation to deliver the High Potential Starts programme, which will assist start-up and early stage life sciences firms with high growth potential to grow more rapidly over the next three years. Oxford Innovation’s team of advisors and coaches based across…

26th March 2012

10% and 44% MediWales member discount on all MedilinkUK products

MediWales can now pass on a 10% discount to its members when purchasing Medilink UK products and services at www.medilinkuk.com, including exclusive healthcare market intelligence and business boosting leads.  For the specific tenders and sales leads services, MediWales members can save a huge £395 when using our specific code – a 44% discount.  If you…

22nd March 2012

Life Sciences company Cyden catches Edwina Hart’s attention

South Wales Evening Post  Wednesday, March 21, 2012 A SWANSEA firm expecting massive growth over the next five years has received a visit from Business Minister Edwina Hart. Cosmetic technology company CyDen recently expanded into larger premises at Technium in Swansea after signing a multi-million pound five-year deal with Procter and Gamble to sell its…

22nd March 2012

UK Budget’s support for Life Science Industry

by Rhodri Evans, Western Mail Mar 22 2012 Business leaders yesterday welcomed the cut in corporation tax, but voiced disappointment over the lack of infrastructure investment for Wales in the Budget. Iestyn Davies, head of external affairs for the Federation of Small Business in Wales, said: “There were no great surprises in the Chancellor’s Budget…

21st March 2012

India – Webinar on Healthcare Opportunities

UK Trade & Investment India healthcare team is organising a free webinar on business opportunities in Indian on Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 10 AM GMT. WHO IS IT FOR UK Healthcare companies interested in entering Indian healthcare market and also for companies already doing business in this market. Agenda 1. Introduction on Opportunities in Indian…

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