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17th August 2016

Denny Bros adds antimicrobial properties in the fight against MRSA

The UK is now reporting the lowest rates of MRSA in its NHS hospitals since 2001. However, despite UK hospitals leading the way in the global fight against Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI), the costs to the country are still estimated to be in the region of £1 billion a year. Denny Bros, is now able…

17th August 2016

KESS PhD available in antimicrobial activity of natural compounds

Application of novel bioactives against commonly isolated wound pathogens This research is a microbiology based project looking at the potential for novel bioactives to inhibit bacteria of clinical relevance. The projected will be jointly hosted by the Infection and Immunity group within Cardiff Metropolitan University department of Biosciences and Neem Biotech Ltd, Abertillery. The PhD…

16th August 2016

Bangor University develops gel for chronic diabetic wounds

Welsh scientists are working on an injectable gel to help heal wounds for people with diabetes. A diabetic patient’s wounds can heal more slowly, worsen rapidly and can even lead to amputation, due to elevated blood glucose levels and poor circulation. Bangor University hopes to create a cutting-edge polymer hydrogel to aid the recovery of such…

11th August 2016

Expert advice from Goodson Thomas: Why succession planning is vital for future success

Expert advice from Sian Goodson, MD and founder of Cardiff and London based executive search business Goodson Thomas. Why succession planning is vital for future success  Whether your organisation is large or small, business continuity is vital, because no matter how secure your future seems unexpected events can and do occur. That’s why succession planning…

08th August 2016

Investment for The Magstim Company supports growth and expansion

Carmarthenshire-headquartered medical technology developer The Magstim Company has invested in new product development and US expansion after it secured backing from a specialist life sciences, medical and healthcare investor. The company, which makes medical devices used in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology, secured investment from US firm Telegraph Hill Partners last year. Since then it has developed…

08th August 2016

Ministerial portfolios confirmed at Department for International Trade

Following the creation of the new Department for International Trade and the appointment of Rt. Hon Liam Fox MP as Secretary of State, the full list of ministerial responsibilities for the department has now been confirmed. The below Ministerial portfolios reflect the key priorities of the integral new department charged with developing trade and investment…

04th August 2016

MedaPhor takes heart from acquisition

Cardiff-headquartered MedaPhor is set for further growth following its £3m acquisition of a fellow medical technology developer. The company has acquired Inventive Medical Ltd, a London-based business behind the HeartWorks brand, for a consideration of £3m in shares. The acquired business, founded by cardiac anaesthesiologists at University College London Hospital and owned by University College…

03rd August 2016

PCI Pharma Services Welcomes Two New Business Development Executives to Support its Growing US Market

Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) has announced the appointment of Sue Ritchie and Fred Schulze to its US sales team, with business development responsibility for PCI’s expanding global development and manufacturing capability. Sue and Fred join PCI to develop clients across the full suite of PCI’s drug development services spanning analytical…