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27th January 2020

University joins philanthropist’s quest to understand why some patients stay free from cancer after treatment

Eminent philanthropist and three-time cancer survivor James Hull has joined forces with six universities across the country to investigate why cancer returns in some people and not others. Focusing on patients who have had successful treatment of advanced cancer and in whom the cancer has not reoccurred for at least five years, researchers from Swansea…

21st January 2020

Global Experts Join Forces to Transform Welsh Health and Wellbeing

Speakers from Amazon, INTEL and Pfizer are set to meet with Welsh innovators this March at an event which promises to reveal the near future technologies that will transform frontline health and social care in Wales and beyond. ‘Tomorrow’s Health 2020’, a major conference organised by Life Sciences Hub Wales, will see health and social…

21st January 2020

Australian hospital leads the world with patient monitoring trial

A patient being monitored by the Isansys Patient Status Engine at the 20-bed Kilcoy hospital in rural Queensland An Australian hospital has become the first in the world to use wireless monitoring technology hospital-wide, revolutionising its approach to the most basic process in healthcare – taking and recording patients’ vital signs. The trial of the…

21st January 2020

Medilink UK appoints new CEO

Medilink UK, the largest representative body for the Health Technology sector in the UK, has appointed Mr Kevin Kiely as its CEO. Kevin was co-founder of the Medilink model over twenty five years ago, which for the first time brought together in a formal regional association, the Health Technology and related Life Sciences industry, the…

15th January 2020

Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables meeting update

Please see below the key updates from the Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables meeting held on the 7th of January 2020. Following the General Election the Government is moving forward to implement the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland Protocol, and negotiate on the future partnership with the EU. In light of the successful vote…

15th January 2020

Industry engage with Health Technology Wales to kick start 2020

We started 2020 by encouraging industry to collaborate with us in our work to increase access to non-medicine health technologies in Wales.
15th January 2020

Cardiff University to Share in £18.5m Biosciences Boost

Cardiff University is to share in £18.5m funding for postgraduate research training in biosciences. The University has secured funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The partnership will offer fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships and a training programme in…

08th January 2020

Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range

Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, is pleased to announce it has secured further investment into the business, to aid the developmen
08th January 2020

Indoor Biotechnologies Expands at Cardiff Base

Cardiff-based allergen testing business Indoor Biotechnologies has expanded its offices and laboratory facility at Vision Court in Pentwyn.
06th January 2020

NHS Wales Bursary extended to 2023

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething today (Friday 29th November) has announced the extension of the NHS Wales Bursary until 2023. The announcement provides clarity on bursary arrangements for the next three academic years to both students and providers. The bursary, which is no longer available in England, will be available for an additional two cohorts…