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31st January 2019

Innovative national body HTW makes impact on NHS Wales

The independent and innovative national body working to improve the quality of care in Wales has launched its first Impact Report. Health Technology Wales (HTW) has achieved substantial success in developing a strategic approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new technologies into health and care settings. Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and…

31st January 2019

Nurses and support workers looking for ‘rewarding roles’ invited to attend Cardiff Open Day

Support workers and mental health and learning disability nurses looking for a “highly rewarding” career are being encouraged attend a leading healthcare provider’s Cardiff recruitment Open Day. Ludlow Street Healthcare, a specialist provider of care for adults with complex mental health problems, autism, learning disabilities, and neurological conditions, is calling on potential applicants to visit…

30th January 2019

Into 2019: Intelligent Innovation’s Role In The Shape Of Medtech Things To Come

Executive Summary Brexit, the “Implant Files” and the new EU regulations – however large they loom at present, they will in time be seen as mere tactical challenges for a global medtech industry working hard to ensure that it is ready for the massive health-care delivery and service-oriented changes to come. Preparing for the future…

30th January 2019

Sarah recognised for her commitment to training the next generation of midwives

Long-standing dedication to training the next generation of midwives has put Sarah Norris and Swansea University’s midwifery team in the running for a top national award. Sarah (above) has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Midwifery Education category in this year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual awards Head of Midwifery Education and Lead Midwife…

28th January 2019

CADR instrumental in securing £4.5m of UK funding for Bangor University to carry out new dementia research

Innovative ageing and dementia research at Bangor University will soon be underway, with a team from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research in the School of Health Sciences being the only university in Wales to be awarded funding as part of the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018. Support from Health and Care Research Wales’ funded Centre for Aging…

23rd January 2019

£765,000 Grant for Swansea University-based Biotech Firm

Bionema Ltd, a leading biotech Swansea University-based company, has received a grant award from Innovate UK to further develop technology that could help combat pests which cost the worldwide economy billions every year. The £765,000 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Open Competition and will fund part of a collaborative project with the University of…

22nd January 2019

First use of Speedboat in the US

Creo Medical Group, a medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, has announced the successful first treatment of patients in the US using its Speedboat device powered by the company’s CROMA electrosurgery advanced energy platform. As part of the company’s strategy to establish a training-centric commercialisation programme in the US two…

21st January 2019

Let’s put digitally savvy young people in control of their own health and help heal a nation

Written By Ian Bond Young people growing up in Wales today are digital natives who have never known a world without high-speed internet. Always online and constantly connected, for them digital devices like smartphones and tablets are an integral part of their daily lives. At the same time this generation is facing a number of…

16th January 2019

Medical Education Company Scoops National Award

Learna Ltd, a healthcare education company based at Cardiff Medicentre, has won a Silver Award in the flagship competition for the educational sector. The Learning Technology Awards, which took place in London, saw Learna fight off stiff competition in its sector to come second to the multi-national online language training company, Speexx, in the Best…

16th January 2019

£6.5 Million Boost for Life Sciences Sector set to Bring New Jobs to South Wales

Biocatalysts Ltd, one of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers based at Nantgarw, Cardiff, is certainly a growing business after expanding its enzyme production plant. The £6.5 million investment supported by Barclays has built a 11,000 square foot extension to the existing site together with significant investment in new plant, to treble manufacturing capacity at the…