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17th April 2015

BIA notes key role of the research councils in the UK life sciences sector

In its response today to the Nurse Review of Research Councils, the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) notes the vital role of the research councils in the UK’s life sciences ecosystem. Fundamentally, the BIA notes that the number and size of the research councils is generally seen by the life sciences industry to be appropriate and…

16th April 2015

Appointment of members to the Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board (WIDAB)

Appointment of two members The current level of remuneration is £198 per day for members for a commitment of 2 days a month. Originally established under the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975, WIDAB advises Ministers and Senior Welsh Government officials on a range of issues relating to the Welsh economy and, through the provision of…

15th April 2015

UDL Expert Advice: IP Issues Every Company Should Consider

Intellectual Property (IP) is generated when we use our minds to be creative in some way.  Companies of all descriptions generate their own IP and also use other people’s.  We are interacting with IP in all sorts of ways every day.  IP rights are complex in terms of their legal issues and also their commercial…

14th April 2015

Glyconics Secures Investment In Medical Technologies Wales Launchpad Competition

Glyconics Secures Investment In Medical Technologies Wales Launchpad Competition Award will be used to complete clinical validation and progress manufacturing Glyconics Limited is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding of £150,000 via the Medical Technologies Wales Launchpad competition run by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. The Wales Launchpad competition aims to…

13th April 2015

Designworks and partners awarded €6 million funding for Ultradian project

MediWales members, Designworks, are partners in the Ultradian project which has just been awarded 6 million euros from the EU’s eight framework programme, Horizon 2020. Only 5% of submitted proposals were awarded funding. Designworks have done incredibly well to achieve this funding as the competition was of top class from all over the EU. Their partners in…

13th April 2015

Designworks win iF design award in the Medicine/Healthcare category for Clarks iPad Foot Gauge

MediWales members, Designworks, have won a coveted 2015 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Medicine/Healthcare category for their work on the Clarks iPad Foot Gauge. After 53 jurors from 20 countries met in Hamburg to assess almost 5,000 entries from 65 countries, Designworks received their award with Clarks at a glamorous ceremony at BMW Welt in Munich…

13th April 2015

Urdd National Eisteddfod: GwyddonLe Science Pavilion

The Urdd National Eisteddfod will be visiting Llancaiach Fawr in Caerphilly County between the 25th and 30th of May 2015. A family orientated festival, the Eisteddfod is a celebration of Welsh language, culture and the wealth of young talent we have here in Wales. Last year, 15,000 competitors and over 86,000 visitors attended the Urdd…

08th April 2015

Neem Biotech in £2m expansion that will triple its workforce over the next 18 months

A biotech company specialising in the extraction and manufacture of natural bioactive compounds from plants for health applications is undergoing a major £2m expansion in South Wales that will triple job numbers as part of an ambitious growth strategy. The investment, which is backed by £225,000 business finance from the Welsh Government, will enable Singaporean-owned…

08th April 2015

Judith Hall blogs about the success of the first Clinical Innovation Wales meeting

Professor Judith Hall OBE blogs about the success of the first Clinical Innovation Wales meeting at the Bill Mapleson Centre: “We’ve done it, we’ve held our first Clinical Innovation Wales meeting at the Bill Mapleson Centre. The Bill Mapleson Centre was supported by Innovation Cardiff and MediWales. Fifty people interested in making a difference for…

07th April 2015

Major audio distributor, Richer Sounds, support E2L’s Simple Music Player for Dementia

The design company, E2L Limited, offer a range of design skills in electronic hardware and embedded software, mechanical, biochemical, and industrial engineering. Formed in 1998, the consultants have decades of experience and a dedication to quality. They have collectively covered a wide spectrum of industry sectors, client profiles, work definitions, technologies and methodologies. The Simple Music…