25th November 2015

Wales Technology Seed Fund passes £1 million milestone after first year

A Welsh Government fund specifically created to invest in technology start-ups and IP-rich university spin-outs in Wales has invested £1.2 million in nine Welsh technology start-ups creating 28 jobs in just over 12 months. Finance Wales’ investments from the Wales Technology Seed Fund are helping these businesses to commercialise and bring to market innovative products…

25th November 2015

First Minister announces £115 million to boost innovation, create exciting new Welsh products and high-quality jobs

During his first press conference of the new Assembly term, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones will announce a £115 million package of support to boost innovation leading to the creation of hundreds of new products and high quality jobs across Wales. With support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and private sector…

05th November 2015

TrakCel Launches Cell Therapy Partner Services Ecosystem

TrakCel Ltd., a pioneer in cell therapy process management and supply chain integration technology, today announces its ‘Connected Services’ programme, a partner services ecosystem to synergise the organisations that provide essential functions in cell therapy treatments. ‘Connected Services’ will deliver a “single pane of glass” vision giving real-time visibility of the entire Cell Therapy supply…

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…