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29th October 2015

DTR Medical’s sterile single use solution for paediatric cleft palate surgery to launch at MEDICA 2015

Award-winning Swansea-based manufacturer of innovative and high quality single-use surgical instruments DTR Medical, will showcase its new Bone Trephine product at MEDICA – the world’s largest medical trade fair. DTR Medical will exhibit this latest addition to its ENT range in Hall 16 on Stand F42. The Bone Trephine is used for bone grafting, including…

28th October 2015

Blackwood Embedded Solutions embeds new orders following Technology Award win at Made in Wales

A Caerphilly-based software and electronics company, which is part of the Welsh Government’s Advanced Growth Programme, has secured a number of new orders after winning a prestigious manufacturing award. Blackwood Embedded Solutions designs software and hardware used in a number of high-tech products across the medical, retail and security industries. In a record couple of…

27th October 2015

MedaPhor expands into Spain and Portugal

MedaPhor, a spinout from the University of Cardiff which develops ultrasound training systems, is expanding into Spain and Portugal. The company has partnered with medical simulation education expert SEEMSREAL to manage sales of its ScanTrainer product across the region. SEEMSREAL is an established supplier of medical simulation technology in the Iberian Peninsula, with MedaPhor joining…

26th October 2015

Five senior anaesthetists from south Wales are heading to a remote region of southern Africa to provide life-saving training

Five senior anaesthetists from south Wales are heading to a remote region of southern Africa to provide life-saving training. The intensive course in desert-like Oshakati, Namibia, will equip medical officers with vital skills in anaesthetics and critical care. About 16 medical officers, who work in clinics, hospitals and communities, will be trained over two weeks….

23rd October 2015

Revenues break £520m at Grant Thornton

Revenues have grown to more than £520m at business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK, with the amount of distributable profit per partner rising to almost £400,000. The firm said revenues were up by 1.6 per cent to £521m in the year to 30 June 2015. Pre-tax profits during the year were £82m as distributable…

22nd October 2015

BIA publishes new overview document as Patent Box implementation gets underway in the UK

In response to the publication of a new consultation by HM Treasury on Patent Box reform, the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) publishes a new overview document of the forthcoming changes and how they might impact the bioscience sector. Published in partnership with Confluence Tax, whose Partner and Founder Colin Hailey is Chair of the BIA’s…

22nd October 2015

Expert advice from Scinapse® partners GX, Geldards, PwC, and Withers & Rogers

Statistically, start-ups are thriving. If you are starting a business for the first time or looking for support to help you develop a product or a piece of software, you will be gratified by the wealth of supportive networks, specialist groups and organisations that exist to provide advice, share ideas and make valuable contacts. Whilst…

19th October 2015

EKF’s PointMan™ used in successful liquid biopsy research

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that results from a study involving EKF Molecular’s PointMan™ DNA enrichment technology have been published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research which focusses on innovative clinical cancer research studies. The study comparing tumor biopsy with noninvasive blood-based analyses brings…

19th October 2015

The Magstim Company announce the appointment of Dr Linda L. Carpenter, M.D as Chief Medical Advisor

The innovative and award winning medical device manufacturer, The Magstim Company Ltd, has announced the appointment of Dr Linda L. Carpenter, M.D as Chief Medical Advisor, with immediate effect. Dr Carpenter will draw on experience from her roles as Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behaviour (Brown University, Rhode Island) and Chief of the Mood Disorder Program at…

15th October 2015

Blackwood Embedded shortlisted for 2 awards on the company’s 7th birthday

MediWales member Blackwood Embedded Solutions has been shortlisted for 2 categories of the Made in Wales awards on the company’s 7th birthday. Blackwood Embedded Solutions specialise in full design cycle real-time embedded system design, for both electronics and software. With a small team of engineers from graduates to experienced consultants, they can provide services from…