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24th March 2016

Diurnal’s AIM listing strengthens Wales medtech sector

In December last year, Diurnal completed a successful £30m IPO on AIM. The Cardiff based company, which develops innovative approaches to drug delivery, became the third company in Finance Wales’ technology ventures portfolio to be listed on AIM. Diurnal follows in the footsteps of MedaPhor and Q-Chip, which listed following its acquisition by Midatech. Rich…

18th March 2016

Rocialle named RCT Best Employer and Business of the Year

On hearing of Rocialle’s success at the RCT annual awards evening, Christine Chapman AM, Assembly Member for the Cynon Valley, commented, “I’m really pleased to be able to offer my congratulations to Rocialle for their success in the RCT Business Club awards. Winning Employer of the Year highlights Rocialle’s commitment to their workforce, and to…

18th March 2016

Broomfield & Alexander analysis of 2016 budget

The Chancellor badged this budget “a budget for the next generation”. In that respect he may be right because some of the changes he announced will take effect either in years to come or specifically for those under 40. Several weeks ago, a large debate ensued on pensions with further changes expected on the amount…

18th March 2016

MediWales nominates MedaPhor for 2016 Medical Device Hotlist from the Council of European BioRegions

MedaPhor has been selected by MediWales for inclusion in the 2016 Medical Device SME Hotlist, published by the Council of European BioRegions asbl (CEBR). As a network of 40 life science clusters across Europe, CEBR is dedicated to supporting cluster and SME development. It developed an online SME Medical Device Directory with its members, which showcases SMEs directly involved…

18th March 2016

Expert Advice: Good Insight – Three keys to releasing the power of strategic conversations

Three keys to releasing the power of strategic conversations Bring people with experience and expertise together and you have a powerful resource. Add motivation and you have huge potential for change. Use it wisely and you release profound strategic impact. So why do we often miss the opportunity and end up with just another meeting?…

17th March 2016

Budget 2016: BIA analysis

Today’s Budget Statement fell at an unwelcome time for the Chancellor. Between global economic headwinds and turmoil closer to home within the Conservative party as the UK heads towards the poll boxes on Europe in June, the pressure was on for the Chancellor to deliver a solid performance. As expected, the overall tone of the…

17th March 2016

Abel & Imray recognised as patent prosecution firm of the year

Abel & Imray has been recognised as UK Patent Prosecution Firm of the year 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The award was presented at a global awards dinner on 10 March 2016 in London. Abel & Imray won the award following in-depth analysis of the IP services sector performed by researchers at Managing IP magazine. Abel &…

17th March 2016

BIA raises more than £30,000 for JDRF the type 1 diabetes charity

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) raised more than £30,000 for its charity of the year JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, at its annual gala dinner at the Natural History Museum at the end of January. Following a moving speech from Simon Vinnicombe, whose young son has type 1 diabetes, the 660 guests took part…

10th March 2016

Digital Health Labs wins over the Dragons

Digital Health Labs is celebrating taking the top spot in a Dragons’ Den-style investment competition. The Cardiff-based healthcare data science consultancy pitched its Metalyst platform to a team of six high-profile investors, including Sir Chris Evans OBE, at this year’s BioWales Conference. There was high praise from the international audience and judging panel for Metalyst’s originality and…

04th March 2016

Microsemi wins 2016 ESTnet innovative product/software application award

Microsemi Corporation (MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has won the 2016 Electronic and Software Technologies Network (ESTnet) Innovative Product or Software Application Award for its MiniSIM ZL70323, a miniaturised radio module for implantable medical devices. Recognised by Wales-based ESTnet during a recent award ceremony, the winning application was…

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