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24th October 2013

Invacare: FA cash leaves England powerchair team free to focus on 2015 World Cup

With the FA’s backing, one of the fastest-growing disabled sports can now train its national team at St George’s Park and no longer has to worry about fundraising. In the superb sports hall at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s 25th and newest England team are called together for a post-training pep talk. “I’m pretty…

21st October 2013

October Member of the Month: Protherics UK Ltd

Protherics UK Ltd, based in west Wales, is a BTG International group company. BTG is a growing international specialist healthcare company. Our mission is to bring to market medical products that meet the needs of specialist healthcare physicians and their patients. We are focused on three business areas: Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Interventional Medicine and Licensing &…

16th October 2013

Can you make a difference to kidney disease?

SBRI Healthcare Competition – Kidney Care Briefing Event 23 October – Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, London 28 October  – Royal York Hotel, York 4pm – 6:30pm A new £3.6million fund is being launched in association with The Department of Health and NIHR Devices for Dignity HTC to find innovative technology based solutions in Kidney Care. The Small…

16th October 2013

Penn Pharma officially opens world leading contained manufacturing facility

26-09-2013 A £14 million state-of-the-art facility for the development and manufacture of tablets and capsules containing potent compounds was formally opened today (September 26th 2013) by Penn Pharma. An official representative of the Queen, the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent was in attendance to mark the economic importance of the occasion.   The celebration is the…

11th October 2013

Pressure care manufacturer company named as second-fasted growing firm in Wales

A pressure care manufacturer has been announced as the second-fastest growing firm in Wales on the 2013 Fast Growth 50 list. Direct Healthcare Services, based in Caerphilly, grew by 445.3% from 2010 to 2012. The firm was also named fasted growing firm in health and educational services at the award ceremony held at the Holland…

10th October 2013

£34m Big Data Network Investment – Swansea lead ADRN Wales

Swansea University, in partnership with Cardiff University, is among five grant recipients in the first phase of a £64 million funding investment by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) to support the development of a UK-wide network of innovative centres to strengthen the UK’s competitive advantage in Big Data.   The ADRN Wales will be…

10th October 2013

October’s Expert Advice: GX Group

Thinking around the problem can lead to innovation   Claire Banks, GX Group’s business development manager investigates why you need a design engineering company with an innovative approach to product design.   The course of product design frequently does not run smoothly, during the life of a project the design team is often faced with…

09th October 2013

Rushed deal leaves patients and jobs in second place

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE FOR HEALTH AGREES ON A RUSHED DEAL ON MEDICAL DEVICES LEGISLATION Political groups contradict their election campaign promises to support European innovation and boost jobs as they create a heavy bureaucratic system that lacks the proof in delivering additional safety, brings unnecessarily delays in lifesaving medical devices reaching patients and strangles Europe’s…

09th October 2013

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03rd October 2013

MediWales Innovation Awards- Competition registration open

Competition registration open Application Deadline Friday 25 October EXTENDED FINAL DEADLINE Monday 11 November 12 noon MediWales is running its 8th Innovation Awards competition and celebratory dinner on Tuesday 10th December 2013 at The National Museum, Cardiff. The Innovation Awards are a chance to celebrate the successes and advances of life science companies and the…