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21st October 2020

Job Opportunity – Scientist at Cytiva

Cytiva are developing our capabilities in Assay Tool technologies for several areas of the business with a focus in Customised Genomics workflow products (particularly our SeraMag bead and Lyo-Stable (lyophilisation) products). We are looking to enga
20th October 2020

Gwalia Healthcare Shows How to Win Through Diversification

If you have medicine bottles in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet, there’s a good chance they have child proof tops made by a South Wales company. Treforest-based Gwalia Healthcare makes around 20% of the child proof bottle tops in the UK. That, in itself, would be a substantial undertaking. But Gwalia also makes a wide…

20th October 2020

Wales’ Most Promising Scientists Awarded £3.5M Funding

Pioneering researchers in Wales will benefit from a £3.5 million cash boost to convert their innovative ideas to transformational products and services. Tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges, including climate change and terminal disease, one hundred of the UK’s up and coming scientists and researchers will receive a share of over £109 million to…

20th October 2020

Queen’s Birthday Honours: The Welsh heroes honoured for their work in pandemic

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was postponed from June in order to honour those who have made outstanding contributions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recognised the health professionals and members of the community who have made a difference to people’s lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The list was postponed from…

20th October 2020

#ResearchWales20: Our first digital conference reaches largest ever audience

Almost 500 delegates attended our first ever online conference on 7 October – making it our biggest and best yet! Attendees to the conference – Making a difference: the impact of health and care research – enjoyed a packed itinerary that explored themes of research culture and capacity, policy practice, and more. Dr Frank Atherton,…

20th October 2020

UKRI invests £109 million in future leaders

One hundred and one research and innovation leaders of the future have received significant government support to tackle major challenges ranging from cancer treatment to space travel and reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Science Minister Amanda Solloway will today, 15 October 2020, announce the latest next wave of individuals to receive Future Leaders Fellowships through UK Research…

16th October 2020

St Joseph’s Hospital Transformed with £4m Investment

A market leading scanner has been unveiled at St Joseph’s Hospital as part of a £1.3m project – the latest stage in a £4m overhaul, which began in February 2020. The new MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T MRI from Siemens Healthineers is the only one of its kind in an independent hospital within a 100-mile radius of Newport. The…

16th October 2020

New Local Testing Site Opened in Swansea

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at the Grand Theatre, in Swansea, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new,…

15th October 2020

Life Sciences Hub Wales appoints new director for innovation adoption

Rhodri joins the organisation after serving as a member of its’ board for the last three years. He has held senior management roles in the commercial and voluntary sectors and worked extensively with the public sector over a number of years.
15th October 2020

Cytiva expands contract lyophilization capacity with new lab

Cytiva is pleased to announce the official opening of its new manufacturing laboratory to support its Lyo-Stable lyophilization services for genomics and diagnostics assay stabilization, at its Center of Excellence in Cardiff, UK.