08th October 2014

New qualifications to help tackle legionella

A new suite of qualifications has been launched to help organisations prevent the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and the multiplication of legionella bacteria. Created by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (‘HABC’) in partnership with B & V W
06th October 2014

MediWales Innovation Awards – Open for submissions

Competition registration open Application Deadline Friday 24th October MediWales is running its 9th Innovation Awards competition and celebratory dinner on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at The National Museum, Cardiff. The Innovation Awards are a chance to celebrate the successes and advances of life science companies and the NHS in Wales. MediWales’ industry award winners will…

01st October 2014

Quay Pharma’s New Manufacturing Suite in Deeside

At the beginning of 2014 Quay Pharma revealed plans to invest £3 million to build a new 6 room manufacturing suite at its site in Deeside. The target date for completion of the fully validated MHRA approved facility is the end of December 2014. Work is progressing well. The new manufacturing suite will include increased…

30th September 2014

£4m Welsh Wound Innovation Centre launch in Llantrisant

A new £4m research centre to tackle the “silent epidemic” of wound care has been launched. Treating wounds in Welsh hospitals or in the home and at clinics by nurses costs the NHS in Wales around £156m a year. The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC) aims to improve treatments and lower hospital admissions and stays….

30th September 2014

Cytori Consolidates European Operations to Newly Opened Welsh Manufacturing Facility

Cytori Therapeutics has consolidated its EU operations to a new European office combined with a manufacturing facility in Deeside, Wales, UK. Relocation of Cytori’s European offices from Switzerland to Wales and the expansion of manufacturing capabilities to the EU should reduce manufacturing costs over time and may facilitate broader regulatory approvals around the world. Cytori’s…

30th September 2014

Trakcel co-founder named in Welsh national “35 under 35” entreprenuer’s list

TrakCel co-founder and commercial director, Dr. Akshay Peer, has been listed in the WalesOnline “35 under 35” national listing, showing why Wales is a hotbed of entreprenuerial talent. Dr. Peer’s inclusion in the list as “one to watch” highlights the depth of managerial talent within the TrakCel executive team. View the full article here

30th September 2014

SME instrument calls

The dedicated SME instrument encourages for-profit SMEs to put forward their most innovative ideas with an EU dimension. The instrument aims to fill gaps in funding for high-risk innovation and close-to-market activities to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. It targets highly innovative SMEs with a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise. It…

30th September 2014

HORIZON 2020: 2015 Health calls now open

The European Commission has launched the 2015 call for projects under the Horizon 2020 Health, demographic change and wellbeing challenge. Please be aware that the revised versions of the Horizon 2020 work programmes (including the Health one) have been adopted and uploaded onto the Horizon 2020 website, so please ensure that you are working with…

30th September 2014

Expert Advice: Wynne Jones IP

Wynne Jones IP 1 October 2014 sees a number of changes being introduced to UK intellectual property law as a result of the Intellectual Property Act 2014. But are these significant and do UK businesses need to pay attention? Whilst a number of tweaks have been made to some provisions, largely to provide clarity, along…

24th September 2014

EKF Molecular and Massachusetts General Hospital Announce Circulating Tumour Cell Clinical Research Collaboration

Research to confirm clinical utility of PointMan™ and CTC-iChip technologies for non-invasive cancer diagnosis and monitoring   PointMan™ provides a reliable and highly sensitive determination of the presence or absence of a mutation in the DNA sequence.   EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that it has entered into a two year research collaboration…