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30th June 2020


CITER members Dr Liba Sheeran, Prof Valerie Sparkes, Dr Yulia Hicks, Data Innovation Research Institute (Dr Jeffrey Morgan) and clinicians (Mark Dunford and Elaine Lewis) launched an online low back pain self-management support system BACK-on-LINE
29th June 2020

Project to help health staff using PPE facemasks communicate scoops innovation award

Swansea University’s Healthcare Technology Centre has played a key role in developing an award-winning communication aid for frontline health staff forced to wear face masks during the pandemic. The Centre was part of the Welsh-based team behind MaskComms, a microphone designed to be small enough to fit inside a face mask and transmit voice through…

29th June 2020

Pilot programme to measure coronavirus prevalence in waste water treatment plants

A pilot programme which will flag early signs of the coronavirus in Welsh communities by monitoring sewage systems, has been awarded almost half a million pounds – the Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed. The frequent monitoring of coronavirus levels at waste water treatment plants can offer a signal of the infection rate in the…

29th June 2020

Welsh Government Publishes First Results from Major New Covid-19 Survey

New research showing how people across Wales have been affected by the coronavirus crisis has been published for the first time. The new monthly telephone version of the National Survey for Wales asked 3,000 people from across Wales questions on wellbeing and loneliness, employment, finances, food poverty, GP appointments, social care, and education to find…

29th June 2020

Pioneering Medical Device Firm Device Eyes Further Growth

The chief executive of a Welsh business behind a range of inflatable medical devices designed to safely lift patients and older people has opened up about the global company’s growth trajectory and future plans. Founded in 1981, Mangar’s devices include inflatable bath lifts and inflatable cushions, often used in ambulances. With an ageing population and…

26th June 2020

Sony Provides Storage Help For Hospital Innovations

Medical supply company Hospital Innovations has been assisted by Sony to securely store thousands of safety gowns at its UK Technology Centre in Pencoed. Hospital Innovations recently secured a deal to supply 100,000 disposable medical gowns to one of the UK’s largest private hospital groups. To fulfil the contract, the Talbot Green-based distributor took an…

26th June 2020

What Welsh Businesses are Doing to Survive and Thrive

The Covid 19 Pandemic has created challenges for the global economy. Essential measures to curb the spread of coronavirus saw a lockdown introduced across the UK on 23 March. Welsh businesses have needed to explore new ways to continue trading. Recent FSB Wales figures show that while half of small businesses closed when lockdown was…

26th June 2020

Global Collaboration Establishes Wales’ National Covid-19 Testing Laboratory

An advanced laboratory dedicated to leading Wales’ national Covid-19 testing has been established in Cardiff, thanks to collaboration between Public Health Wales and one of the world’s leading diagnostics companies. Creating a national Covid-19 testing lab at the University Hospital of Wales is an important part of the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy and…

26th June 2020

Caerphilly company’s sustainable PPE receives global interest

A Caerphilly company has switched up production at its factory to create millions of sustainable face shields that will be used worldwide by frontline staff as well to support employees returning to the workplace. Transcend Packaging, a sustainable packaging specialist and the first company in Europe to produce paper straws for major quick service restaurants,…

26th June 2020

Swansea student’s role helping to ensure hospital staff stay protected

A Swansea University student is playing a key role in managing supplies of PPE at one of the hospitals hit hardest by the pandemic. Simon Cardozo, a first-year student enrolled on the Applied Medical Sciences degree course is now Covid-19 PPE Coordinator at KFM, a wholly owned subsidiary of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…