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21st December 2015

Finance Wales portfolio company successfully completes £30 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Headquartered at the Medicentre in Cardiff, Diurnal develops innovative approaches to drug delivery and has today successfully completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) raising £30 million. Finance Wales was a cornerstone investor in Diurnal and its investment first attracted the company to Wales. Finance Wales has…

16th December 2015

Roche wins FDA approval for a new lung cancer drug

Roche picked up an accelerated FDA approval for its latest lung cancer therapy, planning to market the treatment for severely ill patients while building the clinical case for wider use.
16th December 2015

Geldards Wins Funding For Expansion

Law firm Geldards has secured funding support from the Welsh Government to help it expand its Cardiff base and recruit staff.
11th December 2015

Rocialle wins ‘Partnership with the NHS’ at MediWales Innovation Awards evening

At the MediWales awards dinner on 8th Dec 2015, Rocialle received the coveted ‘Partnership with the NHS’ award for its work with NHS Wales and particularly ABM UHB, in the development of a national cannulation procedure pack. The award was presented by Professor Keith Harding and received by Stephen Burt, Managing Director of Rocialle, during…

11th December 2015

10th MediWales Innovation Awards are a win for the NHS & life science in Wales

We’ve been celebrating the achievements of Welsh life science for an entire decade and we welcomed hundreds of MediWales members to this popular and prestigious event to honour the tenth anniversary of the MediWales Innovation Awards. Andrew Goodall, Director General of the NHS spoke on clinical collaboration with industry to begin the ceremony, and presented the first…

10th December 2015

Photo Gallery – Innovation Awards 2015

We’ve been celebrating the achievements of Welsh life science for an entire decade and the tenth anniversary celebration of the MediWales Innovation Awards did not fail to impress. Take a look through our photo gallery to see the highlights from the evening.

04th December 2015

UK HealthTech reaches new heights

UK HealthTech opened its doors for the fourth time on 1st December at the St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff. The conference was delivered by MediWales and attracted hundreds of professionals, clinicians and industry specialists from around the world. The programme was comprised of two parallel seminar streams; MedTech and BioPharma, and included an essential…

04th December 2015

Launch of The Collaboration Project

Working together for success Research shows that more than 50% of business partnerships between organisations fail to deliver their objectives. The Collaboration Project has been established to help businesses, academic institutions and other life science agencies to work more effectively in partnerships and alliances. The Collaboration Project launched in Autumn 2015 and is a network…

03rd December 2015

Novel EKF biomarker identifies people likely to develop Diabetic Nephropathy

New data paves way for adoption of sTNFR1 as a routine test for Diabetic Nephropathy management EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that new data has been presented in support of soluble Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor 1 (sTNFR1) as a biomarker to predict progression of Diabetic Nephropathy (also referred to as Diabetic…