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28th February 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have been to the following areas since the 19 February: If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February: Iran Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea You…

28th February 2020

Improvements in emergency waiting times and Ambulance Service hits target for January

Welsh Government response to the latest NHS Wales performance statistics. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: It is testament to the hard work of front line staff and robust winter planning that the Welsh Ambulance Service met its target for the most serious “red” patients, and improvements were made against the national 4 hour target for…

28th February 2020

£6.5m for new digital service for cancer care in Wales

On World Cancer Day, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £6.5m for a new digital service for cancer care in Wales. The new system will replace the one currently used by cancer centres in Wales. By integrating with local and national NHS Wales digital services, people in Wales can be assured that their cancer care…

28th February 2020

New Treatment Fund cuts average access time for new medicines from 90 to 13 days

As it hits its three-year milestone, Welsh Government’s £80 million New Treatment Fund has cut the average time it takes for newly-recommended medicines to become available to patients by 85%, from 90 to 13 days. The Fund is speeding up access to life-improving and life-saving new treatments through annual £16 million grants to Wales’ Health…

28th February 2020

Prevention is Better than Cure

Our healthcare system is something that we can all too easily take for granted, something that will always be there for us. However, the reality is our health resources are facing testing times. As our nation grows older, new challenges and increased pressures continue to strain the services we all rely on. Here, Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO…

26th February 2020

Fujifilm offers Wales preview of new global tech

Global tech giant Fujifilm has given Welsh healthcare professionals an exclusive first look at its latest medical innovation ahead of the product’s global clinical launch. The Japanese multinational photography and imaging company, which is a pioneer in medical imaging and diagnostics equipment, previewed its new artificial intelligence (AI) software, which is integrated into a mobile…

24th February 2020

Jellagen® announces the appointment of new Chairman of the Board, Gregg Sando

Jellagen® Ltd, , the leading provider of next generation collagen products from marine sources, announces the appointment of Gregg Sando as Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Director. Gregg replaces Stephane Thiroloix who will remain as a non-executive director at Jellagen®. Gregg founded one of the first cancer immunotherapy biotech companies in 2005 and has…

24th February 2020

Jellyfish collagen 3D systems support ovarian cancer cell line proliferation, confirming its suitability for advanced cell culturing applications and provides an excellent alternative to mammalian collagen sources for the culture of human cells

Jellyfish collagen sustains and supports ovarian cancer (OvCa) cell attachment, proliferation, morphology and epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers. Jellyfish collagen is tuneable and non-cytotoxic to (OvCa) cells and can be functionalized to mimic the cancer microenvironment. Adopting jellyfish as a collagen source is sustainable and cheaper than the golden standard material sources derived from mammals…

23rd February 2020

Double success for University drug resistance research

Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted in two prestigious international journals. Fungal disease now kills more people than malaria or TB and the Centre for Disease Control in the USA recognises emergence of multi-drug resistance in fungi as a high level threat. Dr Josie Parker and Prof…

23rd February 2020

University’s new course gets set to revive city’s pharmacy training tradition

Plans for the launch of Swansea University’s new pharmacy degree programme are now well under way but it won’t be the first time future pharmacists have been trained in the city The University, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is putting the finishing touches to its new MPharm degree which begins in 2021 – 91…