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26th August 2020

Funding for Cardiff Firm to Develop New COVID-19 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…

22nd August 2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Today is the start of a new chapter for KTN. Not only have we released a new website and brand, but we have laid out a new strategy with a clear set of commitments outlining how we will transform innovative ideas into real-world solutions over the next five years. The world is facing some huge…

22nd August 2020

EKF Diagnostics invests in digital health platform

Cardiff-headquartered EKF Diagnostics has invested $5m into a resilience-driven digital health service for complex chronic conditions. The investment in the Trellus Health platform will be used to support the newly incorporated company’s work to transform the way chronic conditions are treated, with an initial focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative…

22nd August 2020

More Success for GS Verde Group

The GS Verde Group, an integrated professional services group which specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and advice to scale-up companies, has received a total of 10 shortlisted nominations, across 7 different categories, at the prestigious Wales Dealmaker Awards 2020.  The number of shortlisted entries is the highest number of any organisation in Wales and…

22nd August 2020

Cardiff Researchers Awarded £155k To Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Cardiff University have been awarded £155,000 from the Brain Tumour Charity to develop a standardised way of recording patient-reported outcomes for brain tumour trials. Brain cancer studies traditionally focus on tumour size and maintaining patient survival. But there is growing recognition that studies need to better consider information about outcomes such as quality…

22nd August 2020

Four year delay in getting autism diagnosis, but online tools can cut the wait

Parents concerned that their child may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can wait up to four years for a formal diagnosis, but online assessments can help reduce these delays, two new research studies from Swansea University have shown. In the first study, 200 parents and carers of children with experience of ASD services were surveyed….

18th August 2020

University experts leading the way on pandemic research

Four Swansea University academics are part of major new research project investigating Covid-19 and what it can teach us about coping with future pandemics. Biagio Lucini, professor of physics and head of Mathematics Department, Mike Gravenor, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Swansea University Medical School, and Supercomputing Wales senior research software engineers Dr…

18th August 2020

Centre expert advises on US public health emergency preparedness and response

Professor Jane Noyes, from the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research, was asked to join a US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review of the current state of the evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) in the United States. The lessons learned from responding to public health emergencies…

18th August 2020

Welsh Ultrasonic Cleaning Specialists Provide Sanitising Solution

A Cardiff-based manufacturer of ultrasonic cleaning baths has developed a new sanitising solution for businesses reopening as lockdown restrictions are eased. Ultrawave has launched its Sanitiser range of cleaning baths, giving those operating in customer facing roles the chance to clean and disinfect their equipment in as little as six minutes, with the cleaning baths…

18th August 2020

£1.475m to Power Community Energy Project in Pembrokeshire

The Development Bank of Wales has confirmed a capital loan of £1.475 million for Community Energy Pembrokeshire (CEP), the developers of the Prouts Park Wind Turbine. With a community share offer now open for registration, It is expected that the Prouts Park Wind Turbine project will generate 900kw of renewable energy. The community project was…