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29th May 2015

CoInnovate 2015 Challenges Announced

Exploring and addressing real needs through collaboration. In the first event of its kind, CoInnovate 2015 merges an open innovation conference with engaging workshops to drive new opportunities in Digitalisation, Defence & Security and Healthcare. Airbus, General Dynamics UK and GE Healthcare all have a proven track record in identifying opportunities and delivering innovative products that…

28th May 2015

Best ever year for Finance Wales in 2014-15

2014-15 was Finance Wales’ best ever year as our investment levels increased by 46% in Wales, helping to create or safeguard over 2,800 jobs and have a £104 million impact on the ‘Welsh funding gap’. “We’re continuing to invest at record levels and the last financial year is Finance Wales’ best yet. Our impact on…

18th May 2015

Job Vacancy: Alesi Surgical are seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer

Job Vacancy: Research and Development Engineer Appointment Type: Permanent Location: Cardiff Start date: October 2015 Alesi Surgical (Cardiff, UK) is seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer. The successful candidate will work on the company’s award-winning Ultravision system for minimally invasive surgery and carry out research and development activities leading to new surgical products….

14th May 2015

Wales aims to become ‘centre of excellence’ for research with £18m Welsh Government investment

More than £18m is set to be invested over the next three years in major health and social care research projects, it has been announced. Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed that £6m a year will be ploughed into eight dedicated research centres and units across Wales. Diabetes Research Unit, Swansea University, led by…

14th May 2015

EKF Diagnostics launches a new colon cancer test in the US

New colon cancer test opens up universal molecular testing Launch of the first affordable next generation sequencing test for cancer in the US EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF), the AIM listed point-of-care, central laboratory and molecular diagnostics business, announces the launch of its next generation sequencing (“NGS”) technology PrecisionPath™ in partnership with Greenville Health…

14th May 2015

Magstim Announces FDA (510k) Clearance of rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy System

The Magstim Company Ltd, an innovative and award winning Wales-based medical device manufacturer, has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Magstim Rapid2 Therapy System for the treatment of drug resistant Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in the United States. The clearance enables Magstim to significantly increase access to cutting-edge Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) technology…

12th May 2015

Enterprise Europe Network: Biomedica 2015 Networking – Where Business and Science meet

Enterprise Europe Flanders invites you to participate in the matchmaking event during Biomedica 2015. Biomedica 2015 offers a new and innovative program focusing on Health Innovations. The matchmaking event will be an opportunity for SMEs, larger corporations, research centres, universities and retail chains to identify potential international partnerships and find out about innovative technology in the…

12th May 2015

Record year for Finance Wales investment

Welsh Government subsidiary Finance Wales has invested a “record” £48.2m in Welsh businesses during its 2014/15 financial year. The investment house said this was a rise of 46 per cent over its previous best in 2013-14. A total of £66.5m was invested by the Finance Wales Group, with £48.2m provided by Finance Wales, £16.1m from…

08th May 2015

Expert Advice from Grant Thornton: Are you building value in your business?

In a fast-paced and ever-changing economy where management teams can be understandably preoccupied with the day to day operations of the business; consideration of the ultimate goals of the business’ shareholders and ways to strategically build business value can often be overlooked. At Grant Thornton we like to challenge businesses to think more strategically about…

08th May 2015

GE Innovation Village Launched

Described as a “hothouse” for growing hi-tech life science companies, GE Healthcare’s Innovation Village was unveiled in Cardiff on 27th April. The first phase will have labs and space for 12 small firms but 50 have expressed an interest since the idea was first announced last month. Life sciences – developing new drugs and health technologies…