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30th April 2015

Cardiff University’s £44m brain image centre reaches important milestone

A new £44m brain research imaging centre which will help scientists understand the causes of brain conditions has reached a major milestone in its construction. Health Minister Mark Drakeford has marked the completion of the structural frame of the Cardiff University brain research imaging centre (Cubric) building by construction firm BAM. Research carried out at…

28th April 2015

Fulcrum Direct are first tenant signed up for GE Innovation Village

GE Healthcare has signed up the first tenant for its Innovation Village campus in Cardiff, and has received expressions of interest from more than 50 other potential occupiers. Fulcrum Direct, the life sciences marketing and commercialisation agency, will move into the campus at GE Healthcare’s Forest Farm base in May. Jeremy Jones, director of Fulcrum,…

27th April 2015

BIA calls for separate framework to evaluate and commission medicines for rare and very rare diseases

In its response to NHS England (NHSE)’s consultation on investing in specialised services, the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) calls for a separate framework to evaluate and commission medicines and treatments for rare and very rare diseases. NHSE’s consultation document sets out suggested principles and processes for specialised commissioning for stakeholder feedback. Whilst the BIA welcomes…

27th April 2015

Momentum Bioscience Ltd secures CE marking for the first of its range of innovative diagnostic products

Momentum Bioscience Ltd is pleased to announce that it has CE marked Cognitor® Minus, the first in a range of products for the hospital microbiology laboratory utilising ETGA®. ETGA® is a novel technology for the rapid, universal detection of viable bacteria & fungi. Cognitor® products are designed for the rapid detection/exclusion of infection, assisting clinicians…

27th April 2015

The Long Term Care Revolution: Tech Sector to Benefit from Digital Health Boom

A growing revolution in long term health care is opening up new opportunities for social entrepreneurs, innovative tech startups and early stage businesses to take advantage of an emerging market, currently worth over £20 billion to the UK economy and estimated to rise to £30.5 billion by 2020*. London 12th and 13th May and Edinburgh…

23rd April 2015

UK Water Treatment company diversifies into Life Sciences sector

It’s not every day that a provider of traditional water treatment chemicals and services designs and builds a plant to produce a Class 3 medical device; obtains ISO 13485 and  collaborates with a pharmaceutical company to pilot and market a woundcare product. Yet, that is exactly what Water Conditioning Services UK, part of SUEZ environnement…

23rd April 2015

‘Embarrassing Bodies’ consultant microbiologist Professor Valerie Edwards-Jones headlines Antimicrobial event in Swansea

Over 100 delegates from across the UK and Europe are expected to convene in Swansea next week (29th April) to embark on a discussion around ‘The Antimicrobial Challenge’. The event which is being held at the Village Hotel in Swansea, is organised by Swansea University’s Centre for NanoHealth and will be hosted by antimicrobial expert…

21st April 2015

TrakCel Strengthens Board with Addition of Peter Wright

TrakCel, a provider of supply chain management technology for cell therapies, today announced former strategic investment director of Finance Wales, Peter Wright, will join the firm as a non-executive board member. He will help guide the firm through its commercial growth phase as TrakCel strives to acquire further cell therapy development clients in 2015. Mr…

21st April 2015

Opportunity to host medical student for placement

Do you have an exciting project with clinical relevance? MediWales have teamed up with Cardiff University to facilitate a student placement scheme for a 7 week period beginning in May 2016. We are looking for MediWales members from industry to host medical students in their third year of study for a placement during Spring and early Summer….

21st April 2015

TrakCel win Graduate Start-up category at Make Business Happen Awards

The founders of life sciences software start-up, TrakCel, were among the winners at the first Making Business Happen Awards, aimed at encouraging graduate enterprise. Akshay Peer and Matthew Lakelin of Cardiff-based TrakCel took the first prize in the Graduate Start-up category at the awards, which were organised by the University of South Wales. The awards…