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25th June 2015

BIA calls for continued political commitment to UK bioscience as it publishes new document celebrating sector excellence

Today the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) hosts its fifteenth annual Parliament Day and publishes a new report, Celebrating UK bioscience: unravelling the stories behind UK bioscience success. The report highlights six case studies of UK bioscience excellence, where UK science and its commercial exploitation have been fundamental to fantastic scientific innovation. Launching the report at…

22nd June 2015

Ultrawave new technology StarStream featured on BBC’s The One Show

We were thrilled to see MediWales member Ultrawave’s product StarStream feature on BBC’s The One Show. If you missed it, you can still watch it on BBC iPlayer here. You’ll find the feature around 23 minutes into the programme. Professor Tim Leighton, who we worked with to develop this pioneering new piece of technology, demonstrated…

12th June 2015

BIA joins showcase of world-leading UK bioscience in second largest international delegation at BIO2015

Next week, over 400 individuals will travel to this year’s BIO International Convention in Philadelphia (15 – 18 June) as part of the UK delegation. In a showcase of the country’s world-leading strength in the biotech sector, this year’s delegation is once again set to be the second largest international delegation at the event and…

11th June 2015

Neem Biotech set to launch its first clinical trial as it expands and creates new jobs

As Neem Biotech opens its new purpose designed facility in South Wales today (Thursday 11 June), the company announced it is on track to launch its first clinical trial for a drug designed to help people with cystic fibrosis. The Singaporean owned company specialises in extracting and manufacturing natural bioactive compounds for health applications. A…

10th June 2015

Official opening of Neem Biotech Ltd’s new facility in Abertillery, Wales

Neem Biotech will officially unveil its new purpose-built facilities in Abertillery, southeast Wales on the 11th of June 2015. Proceedings will be presided over by the Minister of Economy, Science and Transport in Wales, Edwina Hart. The joint CEOs of Zaluvida, Neem Biotech’s parent company, as well as the Group’s Chief Scientific Officer, and a…

09th June 2015

International development through innovation and collaboration: Expert Advice from EEN & BIC Innovation

In Life Sciences, finding new partners for collaboration is a key driver for innovation and growth. Looking for a commercial opportunity is a business basic, but how do you find your new markets, new technology or specific R&D? Even in the age of the information superhighway there is no substitute for those hard miles on…

08th June 2015

Calon Cardio seeks funding for development

Swansea-based medical engineering company Calon Cardio Technologies is looking to secure £1.2m to further develop its range of pumps for heart failure patients. The company is developing a pump to be implanted directly into a failing heart to boost output, driven by an embedded electric motor and powered by a compact battery pack worn by…

01st June 2015

Update from HPC Wales

HPC Wales is recognised as a key part of Wales’ Research and Innovation (R & I) infrastructure and a major component in the delivery of a ‘Digital Wales’ through enhanced connectivity. The venture is acknowledged as a major regional HPC Centre, in the UK (EPSRC), EU and globally, and is a ’first wave’ delivery partner…