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25th November 2020

Coordinated industry response to Covid-19 provides major boost to Welsh economy

New figures reveal that Welsh industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated millions of pounds for the Welsh economy and supported the creation and safeguarding of hundreds of jobs across the country. Life Sciences Hub Wales, who were appointed by Welsh Government to support industry engagement with NHS Wales throughout the pandemic, reveal that Welsh…

25th November 2020

Trio Of Hires At Capital Law

Leanne O’Brien Capital Law, which has offices in Cardiff and London, has appointed a trio of commercial property lawyers to bolster its 20-strong real estate division. Hannah Vosper has joined as senior associate specialising in commercial property transactions, while Angharad Jones has been appointed solicitor specialising in real estate finance. David Goodway has also joined…

25th November 2020

Development Bank Invest £137 Million in Welsh Firms

£137 million has been invested in Welsh companies by the Development Bank of Wales during the period from April to September 2020, according to figures published by the Welsh investment company today 23 November 2020 In an extraordinary six months, a total of £137 million has been invested in some 1500 companies with the Covid-19…

25th November 2020

Firm Repays 7-Figure Finance Package from the Development Bank of Wales

Viscose Closures has repaid a 7-figure finance package originally put in place in 2011 with Finance Wales (later to become to the Development Bank of Wales). This substantial investment provided the financial resources to purchase the company via a Management Buy-Out (MBO) and to successfully grow the business, invest in its manufacturing plant and product…

18th November 2020

Success for Genesis Biosciences at the Inaugural Wales STEM Awards

Pioneering natural microbial and anti-microbial manufacturer, Genesis Biosciences, has won two Wales STEM Awards in the event’s inaugural year. The Cardiff based global biosciences company was among 42 innovative businesses to be named finalists in this year’s highly anticipated awards, which celebrated those making a difference to, and championing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)…

18th November 2020

Swansea University Team To Join EU Project That Will Organise And Share Information On COVID-19

A TEAM FROM POPULATION DATA SCIENCE AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY IS TO JOIN A NETWORK OF 41 PARTNERS FROM ACROSS 30 COUNTRIES AS PART OF THE ‘POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE’ (PHIRI), A NEW MECHANISM FOR ORGANISING AND SHARING INFORMATION ON COVID-19. The Swansea team, led by Professor Ronan Lyons, has secured over €220,000 of Horizon 2020…

12th November 2020

Jellagen Boosts Scientific Advisory Board with New Appointments Dr Mike Barbeck and Dr Andy Weymann

Jellagen, a leader in advanced collagen biomaterials from marine sources, announces the appointments of Dr Mike Barbeck and Dr Andy Weymann to their Jellagen Scientific Advisory Board. Mike and Andy will join existing board members Professor Andrew M
11th November 2020

Remote Recruitment Drive Transforms Medtech Firm’s Fortunes

Medtech firm Bond Digital Health has doubled its team in lockdown by recruiting half a dozen new members of staff remotely. The Cardiff-based company hired six new employees in the space of three months to bolster its development team and help it complete and deliver a major client project on time. The entire recruitment and…

10th November 2020

Quay Expands with Second UK Facility

Quay Pharma is further expanding its operations with the purchase of a second UK laboratory and office facility. Located at Newtech Square, close to Quay’s headquarters in Deeside Industrial Park, the new 22,500 sq ft premises will be dedicated to the company’s rapidly expanding analytical and formulation development services. Working with small and large molecules…

10th November 2020

New survey reveals toll Covid-19 is taking on mental health in Wales

Wales faces a wave of mental health problems in the wake of Covid-19, with younger adults, women and people from deprived areas suffering the most. That is the warning contained in new research, led by Swansea University’s Professor Nicola Gray and Cardiff University’s Professor Robert Snowden, which examines the pandemic’s impact on the mental wellbeing…