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19th December 2014

Chromogenex raises funds from US investor

Carmarthenshire-based Chromogenex Holdings has raised money from a US medical technology investor to execute the next stage in its growth plan. The Llanelli developer and manufacturer of laser and intense pulse light systems received the funding from Squadron Capital, a US investment vehicle headquartered in Connecticut and funded by a Chicago-based trust. The transaction provided…

18th December 2014

TrakCel raises £750,000

Cell therapy business TrakCel has raised £750,000 through a rights issue. The Bridgend-based group has secured the funding through a number of business angels and investors and it will be used to develop its technology platform. TrakCel’s platform is used to safeguard patients being treated with regenerative therapies. It is working in collaboration with GSK…

17th December 2014

MediWales Innovation Awards Gallery

Photos from the MediWales Innovation Awards 2014. The awards celebrated the fantastic achievements of life science companies and individuals from the NHS in Wales. A priority sector in a tough economy, Welsh industry’s innovative partnerships with the NHS and academic institutions significantly contribute to the health and wealth of Wales. The Awards Dinner, sponsored by National…

17th December 2014

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee calls for Wales to have a robust and coordinated approach to medical technology

Assembly Committee calls for Wales to have a robust and coordinated approach to medical technology The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee has found that a number of challenges exist in relation to the adoption of medical technologies in Wales. The role new technology plays in improving the delivery of health and…

17th December 2014

Q Chip acquired by nanomedicine specialist Midatech Pharma

Q Chip, a pharmaceutical company that specialises in the development of cancer therapy and opthalamology products has been acquired by a Europe-wide nanomedicine business. Oxford-based Midatech Pharma announced the completion of the acquisition of Q Chip, based in Cardiff, following its admission to trading on AIM earlier this week. Midatech said it has acquired Q…

11th December 2014

Strength of Welsh connectivity highlighted at MediWales’ Awards

The MediWales Innovation Awards 2014 celebrated the fantastic achievements of life science companies and individuals from the NHS in Wales. A priority sector in a tough economy, Welsh industry’s innovative partnerships with the NHS and academic institutions significantly contribute to the health and wealth of Wales. The Awards Dinner, sponsored by National Institute for Social…

10th December 2014

UK HealthTech 2014 a success for the sector

The UK HealthTech Conference opened its doors for a third time on 4th December at the St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff. MediWales delivered this popular event and with 250 professionals, clinicians and industry specialists, from around the world. Continued support from Health Research Wales allowed all NHS staff to attend the day for free….

05th December 2014

Innovation Nexus: helping industry to do business with the NHS

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network’s Innovation Nexus: helping industry to do business with the NHS The Innovation Nexus brings together information and resource to help guide companies through the complexity of working with the NHS, and enable access to expertise and specialist services offered directly or via our Innovation Nexus Associates, as well as highlighting funding…

03rd December 2014

UK HealthTech 2014 is almost here

The UK HealthTech Conference is set to open its doors for a third time on 4th December at the St David’s Hotel and Spa, Cardiff. MediWales is delivering this popular event and with 250 professionals, clinicians and industry specialists, from around the world, already registered attendance is up by 25% on last year’s figures. Continued…