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30th June 2016

Health Technology Exemplars – Call for applications

The Welsh Government, in partnership with the Bevan Commission’s Bevan Exemplars programme, is issuing a call to NHS Wales staff to apply to become Health Technology Exemplars.  The Health Technology Exemplars programme will provide funding and support for NHS Wales staff to work in partnership with industry to implement an innovative health technology (non drug)…

27th June 2016

Two up-and-coming researchers receive prizes to undertake studies from leading Cardiff-based neuroscience company, Rogue Resolutions

Students of Manchester University and University College London win prizes to carry out research into language and mental health care, thanks to innovative Welsh life sciences company. Two neuroscience researchers have won prestigious prizes to advance their studies following an inaugural international competition run by Rogue Resolutions, a life sciences company based in the Creative…

24th June 2016

Orphan Drug Designation granted to Neem Biotech’s lead drug candidate for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections in CF patients

Neem Biotech’s lead candidate NX-AS-401 has recently received Orphan Drug Designation from the United States FDA for treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. This is a significant boost for the ongoing development of Neem’s flagship candidate drug substance. The outcome of an application for Orphan Drug Designation from the European Medicine…

22nd June 2016

BBI Solutions win the Prestigious Made in the UK Export Award

Following on from BBI Solutions’ success of winning the Exporter of the Year Award at the Made in Wales Awards last November, their winning streak has continued having been awarded the Made in the UK Export Award. The Made in the UK Awards, run by Insider Media, were held at the Liverpool International Arena on…

16th June 2016

New BIA report shows UK biotech venture capital hit record high in 2015 with £489m raised

The UK biotechnology sector continues to build on the success of previous years, raising an unprecedented £900m on the London Stock Exchange in 2015 and recording the highest level of venture finance in recent years, according to the latest report Money, momentum and maturity: UK biotech financing and deals in 2015/16 compiled by the UK…

16th June 2016

TrakCel completes rights issue and appoints Jim Langford as US CEO

TrakCel, a provider of supply chain technology to aid in the processing of regenerative therapies, has successfully completed a rights issue leading to significant new hires and appointed a new US Chief Executive Officer with regional responsibility for the company’s fast growing US and Canadian activities. The successful completion of the company’s rights issue follows…

09th June 2016

ARCH Festival of Innovation event gets new Economy Minister’s seal of approval

Innovation is changing the way we live and South West Wales is proving to be leading innovation in health and life sciences. As part of the Welsh Government’s 2016 Wales Festival of Innovation, the ARCH partnership is bringing together an impressive line up of experts who are all helping to shape the future of healthcare…

07th June 2016

PCI Pharma Services’ Hay-on-Wye site launches new 3D camera technology from Scanware

Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing provider PCI Pharma Services is installing specialist, innovative three-dimensional (3D) and high resolution colour camera technology for product inspection and fill control on three of its blister packaging lines at its site in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. The state-of-the-art cameras represent a significant investment from PCI, reflecting a true commitment to delivering the highest…

07th June 2016

Expert advice from Device Access UK: The NHS needs you! How MedTech can engage differently to help the NHS

The NHS needs to build twenty-two new hospitals in the next six years to meet the current systems demand for beds. To help alleviate these unprecedented demands the NHS could adopt new technologies but we all know that’s never been easy. So how can industry engage differently to help the NHS? In 2015 there were…

02nd June 2016

Great Bear Healthcare launches a 3rd product into its GB Soft Skin Range

On the 1st June Great Bear Healthcare announced the launch of a new Medical Adhesive Remover that can assist with the removal of medical adhesive products, such as Sheaths and Stoma Pouches. Repeated removal of medical adhesive products can cause trauma to the skin. GB Soft Skin Adhesive Remover Wipes prevent against this as it…