News > July > 2015

29th July 2015

Finance Wales’ micro loans continue to back businesses in South East Wales

Finance Wales made micro loans totalling £1.54 million in 46 businesses in South East Wales in 2014-15. Rhiannon Brewer, Senior Investment Executive, works with SMEs in the region looking for loans of between £1,000 and £50,000. These loans can be used to start or expand a business, to purchase new equipment or stock or even…

29th July 2015

£600m hospitals revamp plan unveiled for south-west Wales

Radical plans for a £600m transformation of hospital services in south-west Wales have been revealed. Swansea’s Morriston Hospital would double in size and become a regional centre for specialist treatments. The city’s other hospital, Singleton, would be a centre of excellence for diagnostic and same-day care, working with GPs, opticians and dentists. On-the-job training and…

28th July 2015

Caladrius, PCT and TrakCel to Drive Cell Therapy Manufacturing Excellence

Companies will Collaborate on Cell Therapy Management Technology Implementation TrakCel Ltd. today announced a collaboration agreement with Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLBS) and its subsidiary PCT, a Caladrius Company (PCT) to implement its cell therapy process management and supply chain integration technology. TrakCel’s technology integrates and automates the entire cell therapy process end-to-end while providing real-time…

24th July 2015

New bench-top clinical chemistry analyzer launched by EKF Diagnostics at AACC 2015

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces the international launch of the Altair™ 240 clinical chemistry analyzer at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, Ga, 26-30 July. This new bench-top platform represents EKF Diagnostics’ first fully integrated chemistry system designed for the global market….

22nd July 2015

Glyconics Selected To Attend an International Open Innovation Workshop in China on Point of Care Diagnostics

Glyconics Limited has been successful in a competition led by the Yorkshire and Humberside Academic Health Science Network to attend a Workshop on Point of Care Diagnostics in Tianjin, China in July, 2015. The workshop, which is being run in partnership with the University of Bradford, aims to foster collaborations between UK and Chinese companies,…

22nd July 2015

New £7M Swansea Digital Economy Centre taking research to the next stage

Swansea University’s College of Science is to become home to a new digital economy research centre worth in excess of £7M, which will help create and deliver digital innovations with real-world impact. The new CHERISH-DE Centre – or Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy – has received a…

20th July 2015

All Party Parliamentary Group established to raise profile of UK Life Sciences sector

Today the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Life Sciences holds its official launch event in Parliament. The group has been established to raise awareness and understanding of the valuable contribution the life sciences sector provides to the health and the wealth of the nation. Opening the event, Kit Malthouse MP, Chair of the…

16th July 2015

MedaPhor enhances ScanTrainer for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED) (‘MedaPhor’), the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, have announced that it has added new Ovarian Masses modules and enhanced the learning resources throughout its Obstetrics and Gynaecology ScanTrainer module portfolio. The new modules include the first Super Assessment module for Obstetrics and Gynaecology customers. New enhancements…

16th July 2015

MedaPhor adds eFAST to ScanTrainer’s Emergency Medicine portfolio

MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED) (‘MedaPhor’), the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, has announced that it has added eFAST modules to its ScanTrainer portfolio. The new curriculum-based modules, which include Core Skills, Advanced Skills and Super Assessment modules, will teach vital eFAST ultrasound skills to medical practitioners working within Emergency Medicine…

16th July 2015

Finance Wales’ Technology Ventures portfolio goes from strength to strength

Finance Wales’ Technology Venture Investments team invested £8.3 million in 2014-15 through a combination of new and follow-on investments in our portfolio. A number of key portfolio companies made significant progress in commercialising their disruptive technologies over the last 12 months – see below. With £2.9 million invested in the first quarter of 2015-16, our…