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28th May 2020

Health Technology Wales Repurposes Skills to Support Response to COVID-19

Health Technology Wales is delivering a strategic, national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption of new technologies into health and care settings. Researchers at the independent body, which was set up in 2017, have repurposed their health technology assessment skills during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to support the response and collaborate with partner…

28th May 2020

Wales to play major role in national trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Wales will play a vital role in finding a way out of the coronavirus pandemic when the next phase of a UK-led study is announced today (May 22nd). Co-ordinated by Health and Care Research Wales, a collaboration between Public Health Wales, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University,…

28th May 2020

PODCAST – Producing PPE and Getting it Right

Life Sciences Hub Wales aims to drive transformational systematic change within the health and care sectors to create a better future for the people of Wales. We know that health and economic wellbeing go hand-in-hand. Our role is to inspire innovation and collaboration between industry, health and social care, and research organisations to make a…

28th May 2020

Coronavirus; Next in a Long Line of Difficulties Facing Residential Landlords in Wales?

Article by Ceris Clift from Greenaway Scott According to the Office for National Statistics in 2018 the percentage of people living in private-rental properties in Wales was lower than the UK average. There was a reported increase from 9% in 2007 to 13% in 2017, however constantly evolving laws together with recent tax changes may…

28th May 2020

£150,000 Competition for Covid-19 Digital Solutions

Welsh Government have announced a new funding competition for digital solutions to help fight Covid-19. The competition is being supported by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and funding is available for between five and eight projects to rapidly pilot products and solutions. How the competition works The competition is open to any UK business who has a digital…

28th May 2020

Ask The Expert: Science Of Sanitisers (SOS)

Andrew Howell, MD of BCB International Ltd, says We now know that hand sanitisers are one of the vital defences in our armoury in the fight against Coronavirus; part of the new “norm” for the future. However, even among professionals, there is much confusion over what hand sanitiser to use. Not all are equal to…

28th May 2020

New Made-in-Wales Antibody Test is Being Introduced Throughout the UK

A new made-in-Wales antibody test is being introduced throughout the UK to tell whether people have had coronavirus. Wales – and the rest of the UK – will roll out the new-style blood tests, including those produced in Pencoed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho). The company is one of a number to produce the antibody…

28th May 2020

New study examines risks facing frontline medical staff during pandemic

A leading Swansea University clinician is among a group of experts calling for the introduction of a risk assessment for frontline health professionals treating coronavirus patients. Their study – Risk stratification for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – examined the demographics of those who had been hospitalised and ultimately died due to COVID-19 compared…

26th May 2020

Fundraising unveiled by Midatech

Midatech Pharma, a drug delivery technology company with an R&D base in Wales, has outlined plans to raise funds in the UK and US.

21st May 2020

Wales takes part in ground-breaking genetics study in the fight against COVID-19

Wales is taking part in a major new genetics study of COVID-19, led by the partnership between the GenOMICC Study Consortium (led by the University of Edinburgh) and Genomics England. The study, announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, on 13 May, will help us better understand the virus’…