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27th February 2019

CBPE Capital acquires majority stake at Simbec-Orion to drive growth

Support will provide funding for investment and expansion Monday February 4, 2019: Simbec-Orion Group Limited (“Simbec-Orion”), a leading European full-service boutique clinical research organisation announced today that CBPE Capital LLP (“CBPE”) has acquired a majority stake in the company. The investment, made through a management buy-out, will provide funding for further international growth and expansion…

26th February 2019

Maggots make their primetime TV debut thanks to Swansea University experts

Swansea University experts have been helping to secure a small-screen starring role for the humble medicinal maggot. Saturday night’s episode of BBC primetime hospital drama Casualty saw the introduction of a collection of tiny new cast members. The plot has been developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam who heads the research team behind the…

26th February 2019

Welsh Virtual Reality Healthcare Start-up Secures £480k Investment

A Welsh start-up that develops virtual reality technology for healthcare has secured a major investment. A group of Wales-based angel investors and the Development Bank for Wales has closed an equity deal with Rescape Innovation worth £480,000 which will help the company invest in new technology, export and develop new products to support patient recovery…

26th February 2019

Welsh SME Manufacturing Sector Remains Confident About Future Growth

Wales-based companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors remain confident about future growth, despite continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages, according to a new survey. The latest Manufacturing and Engineering Report by UK professional advisory and accountancy network MHA, found that not only are 84% of SME manufacturers in Wales predicting…

20th February 2019

Celebrate excellence in health and care across Wales – enter the NHS Wales Awards and win in 2019!

Have you made a change, big or small, that has transformed the experience and outcomes for people in Wales? The Awards are your opportunity to showcase your work – enter today. Your ideas for change can make a difference to the people in your care, your organisation and the health and care system as a…

19th February 2019

ABPI Publish Report on Bridging the Skills Gap in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

ABPI release report following 2018 survey on the skills gap in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has published a report on the skills gaps within the pharmaceutical industry, titled ‘Bridging the Skills Gap in the Biopharmaceutical Industry: Maintaining the UK’s Leading Position in Life Sciences’. The report looks at the…

19th February 2019

NHS Innovators in Wales Celebrated at National Showcase

Health and care professionals who trial and test out innovative ideas on the frontline of the NHS shared their work at a showcase event at the Senedd – National Assembly for Wales last month, sponsored by Dawn Bowden AM. More than 40 Bevan Exemplars were supported over 12 months by the Bevan Commission to turn…

19th February 2019

Companies from across Wales to benefit from cutting edge technologies thanks to EU funding

Project which has seen the development of iPad software to detect sight problems in young children to be expanded. An EU-backed project which has helped businesses in parts of Wales develop cutting-edge technologies and boost productivity is expanding to cover the whole of the country. The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET)…

11th February 2019

Swansea Soapbox Science appeals for volunteer speakers

To mark International Women in Science Day today (Feb 11) Swansea University is appealing for female scientists and engineers to hit the streets to share their passion. The University is preparing to host its sixth Soapbox Science event on Saturday, June 22 and is now on the lookout for volunteer speakers to take part. The…

07th February 2019

New course’s success rewarded with funding for extra places

Swansea University Medical School is so successful at training physician associates it has already been awarded funding to offer extra places. Its first cohort of Physician Associate Studies Master’s students only graduated last summer but now the number of places available on the two-year course is set to rise by 10 to 30 this September….