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26th March 2014

British UKTI Wound Care Mission to China : 7 – 11 July 2014

Incorporating the China International Wound Care & Product Conference : 10 – 11 July 2014 Save The Date   UK Trade & Investment is organising a wound care focused trade mission to China in July 2014. The mission will encompass active participation in the China International Wound Care and Products Conference, hosted by China Chamber of…

20th March 2014

EKF in £60m acquisition

EKF Diagnostics has bought two hi-tech firms which together could be worth more than £60m. The deals to buy US-based molecular diagnostics developer Selah Genomics and Swedish firm Diaspect Medical follow the acquisition of Florida-based Separation Technology last week. EKF, which is based in Penarth, today confirmed it has raised £22m through two share placings….

19th March 2014

Advancing Regenerative Medicines and Cell Therapies Call of the Technology Strategy Board.

The Technology Strategy Board and the Welsh Government are jointly funding a Call for Collaborative Research and Development proposals. The value of the Call is £7.5m with an additional £500K coming from the Welsh Government’s Life Science Sector. The call is divided into two streams:- Stream 1: support for preclinical and clinical development of novel…

19th March 2014

March’s Expert Advice- Broomfield & Alexander

Research & Development (R&D) tax relief: do you qualify? If you can answer yes or maybe to any of the questions below, your company could be carrying out qualifying R&D activities, and you could be claiming tax relief on them: Are you developing new or improved products? Are you seeking efficiencies by developing your processes?…

17th March 2014

4 MediWales Finalists at Medilink UK Awards 2014

We are delighted to announce 4 MediWales finalists at the Medilink UK Awards which will be held on the first day of the Med-Tech Innovation Expo Conference 2014 which is taking place on April 2nd-3rd at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.   Supported by ABHI and Medilink UK and with the importance of links to…

17th March 2014

EKF’s acquisition of Separation Technology Inc

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (“EKF”, the “Company” or the “Group”)   Acquisition of Separation Technology, Inc.   EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF), the point-of-care diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Separation Technology, Inc. (“STI”), the Florida based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics (“IVD”) devices for the haematology testing market for a cash consideration…

17th March 2014

Life Sciences Sector Panel- Member Appointments

Welsh Government are currently appointing Members to the Life Sciences Sector Panel. Established in 2011, the Life Sciences Sector Panel provides advice and support to Welsh Government in its work to promote and develop the Life Sciences Sector in Wales. Read the full advertisement for more information. This can be found here For further details…

11th March 2014

World Courier opens new facility in Wales to support life sciences companies

World Courier – a specialist, premium, courier company that distributes pharmaceuticals and biological samples under strict temperature controlled conditions to locations around the world – has opened a new facility in Wales. The decision was taken after the company attended Biowales last year and were impressed by the growing infrastructure to support life sciences companies…