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26th November 2014

Creo Medical announce closure of £3.5m funding round

Creo Medical Ltd, developers of innovative medical devices, has announced closure of a £3.5m funding round, led by Finance Wales, angel investors and the Angel CoFund. The Government-backed Angel CoFund joins existing investors Finance Wales, the Arete Angel syndicate and individual business angels, including lead angel Mark Farmer, bringing the total Creo investment received to…

25th November 2014

Blackwood Embedded Solutions win Innovation Award at Caerphilly Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that Blackwood Embedded Solutions have won the Innovation Award at the Caerphilly Business Awards! The awards took place on Friday 21st November 2014. Blackwood Embedded had competition from the likes of Bomper Studio and Noddlepod in the Innovation Category. The Innovation Award was sponsored by Dell & Excellence IT Congratulations Blackwood Embedded Solutions!

19th November 2014

Finance Wales exceeds investment target to invest £19.8 million in first half of 2014-15

Finance Wales exceeded its investment target for the first half of 2014-15, investing £19.8 million in Wales and attracting £15.9 million additional investment to provide Welsh SMEs with a £35.7 million growth capital injection. “The last financial year was a record year for the Finance Wales Group and I’m pleased Finance Wales’ investments in Wales…

19th November 2014

Wales Quality Centre: Wales Excellence in Innovation Awards

Share Your Innovation Story Does your organisation have an Innovation story to share? We are looking for organisations working in Wales who have an innovation story to share with others in our sector-wide search for innovative working practices, services, people and product innovation. If your business has an innovation to showcase through the Awards Programme, then…

17th November 2014

EKF Diagnostics enters collaborative relationship with Joslin Diabetes Center

EKF Diagnostics enters collaborative relationship with Joslin Diabetes Center  Supporting the ongoing clinical and commercial development of early Diabetic Kidney Disease biomarkers Cardiff, UK – 17th November 2014 – EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, has entered a multi-year, collaborative relationship with Joslin Diabetes Center (“Joslin”) in support of the ongoing clinical and commercial translation…

11th November 2014

B & V Group’s training initiatives recognised as one of the best in the county

B & V Group’s training initiatives recognised as one of the best in the county The Northamptonshire Business Event of the Year is just around the corner and B & V Group are proud to be a finalist for this year’s prestigious award for “Training and Development”. Billed as the most prestigious award ceremony in…

11th November 2014

Geldards: The Cloud & Data Security

Geldards LLP report on: Cloud Computing – Staying Safe Online & Protecting Data The recent hacking of celebrity accounts on the Apple iCloud should give one reason to pause and think, but not panic, when it comes to using cloud computing. Cloud computing is mature, and so security breaches are going to be the exception, not…

07th November 2014

Microvisk at Medica: The future of Point of Care Anticoagulation

Having achieved CE marking of CoagMax® for healthcare professional use, Microvisk is set to attend the world’s largest trade fair for medicine and medical technology – Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany. The CoagMax® PT/INR system, incorporating MEMS technology on a disposable test strip, enables rapid INR testing in an easy-to-use, portable format. To see how this…

06th November 2014

China Economic Focus Update

China Economic Focus Overview – China’s economic slowdown continues. Growth in 2014 Q3 registered 7.3 percent (year-on- year), below 7.5 percent in Q2 and the lowest quarterly growth figure since 2009. On a sequential basis, growth slowed to 1.9 percent, down from 2.0 percent in Q2. – It’s clear why growth is slowing. Fixed investment…

05th November 2014

Swansea University: Access to Masters (ATM) Programme

Access to Masters (ATM) is a major project led by Swansea University on behalf of Welsh Higher Education Institutions, harnessing convergence funding to support the transformation of Wales’ economy into one based on knowledge and skills. This project will deliver a range of Masters level courses to the future workforce creating a direct link with…