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31st July 2020

Greenaway Scott Named as Most Active M&A Legal Team

Corporate law firm Greenaway Scott (part of the GS Verde Group) has been named as Wales’ most active legal team for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of 2020, in a report by Experian Market IQ. The Experian Market IQ report compiles UK, European and Global M&A activity and corporate finance research. The report…

31st July 2020

UK’s Leading PPE Producer Creates 150 New Jobs in Port Talbot

When the Port Talbot-based Rototherm Group established the Rotomedical company to produce high-quality Surgical Masks, Face Shields and Goggles, they did more than  ‘just’ take the lead in combating the deadly COVID virus. They grew almost overnight from a 110-strong workforce to a team of 285, working expertly to deliver vital equipment. Just four months…

31st July 2020

£40m to Support Employment and Training in Wales

The Welsh Government has pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40m skills and jobs fund. The ambitious fund is part of a longer-term plan to help Wales recover from coronavirus; to build back better and ensure no one is left…

31st July 2020

University Alliance to Deliver Economic and Social Benefits to Wales

The Governing Body of the University of South Wales (USW) and the Council of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have agreed to a strategic alliance which will see both universities working closer together. The move signals a significant strategic development for the higher education sector landscape in Wales and enables the two…

31st July 2020

Health Technology Wales and Life Sciences Hub Wales in Strategic Collaboration

Health Technology Wales and Life Sciences Hub Wales have pledged support to their complimentary remits and will explore opportunities to partner on projects. Both organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support technology development and adoption to maximise health benefits for the people of Wales. Health Technology Wales is located at the Life Sciences…

31st July 2020

Innovate UK backs development of COVID-19 T cell test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a COVID-19 test using T cells. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person, and…

28th July 2020

Funding awarded to develop new COVID-19 T cell immunity test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a new type of test for COVID-19. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. However, since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person…

28th July 2020

Med Tech start up, Forth, revealed as finalist in Wales Start Up Awards

Forth is a finalist in two categories – Med Tech and Digital Start Up of the Year
28th July 2020

University innovation team helping to develop high-tech dementia aid

Swansea University innovation experts are helping to refine a high-tech device which is already making a vital difference to people living with dementia and their carers. Staff the Healthcare Technology Centre (HTC) have teamed up with Swansea-based CPR Global Technology to work on its Guardian II smart watch. Worn on the wrist, it contains a…

28th July 2020

Fundraising At Midatech Pharma

Midatech Pharma, a drug delivery technology company focused on improving the bio-delivery and biodistribution of medicines, has raised £5m by way of a placing to investors in the UK. The proceeds, net of fees and expenses, are expected to be approximately £4.6m and will be used to advance Cardiff-based Midatech’s internal pipeline of Q-Sphera products…