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30th December 2020

Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start in Wales next week

The rollout of a second Covid-19 vaccine across Wales will begin next week, the Welsh Government has said. The coronavirus vaccine designed by scientists at the University of Oxford was approved for use in the UK on Wednesday. The UK has ordered 100 million doses from the manufacturer AstraZeneca – enough to vaccinate 50 million…

16th December 2020

Cardiff elects Innovation Fellows

Cardiff University has appointed three Innovation Fellows in recognition of their outstanding work to grow lasting University partnerships.
15th December 2020

EKF introduces accurate quantitative COVID-19 antibody test kit

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, has introduced one of the first tests to precisely measure levels of COVID-19 neutralising antibodies in individuals. Unlike other antibody tests, the Kantaro COVID-SeroKlir SARS-CoV-2 IgG ant
11th December 2020

GS Verde Group Announce Partnership with Dragonfly Creative

The GS Verde Group, a multi-discipline professional services business, has announced a formal partnership with marketing and PR agency Dragonfly Creative. Following the recently announced launch of the Elevate investment network, the group has seen a growing need for businesses looking to increase their marketing presence as part of the process of an investment raise….

11th December 2020

Board Appointments At Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales has appointed five non-executive directors to join its board who will help shape the organisation’s future direction. Victoria Bates and Erica Cassin join the organisation with significant industry experience. Cassin has extensive expertise in leading organisational change across multiple sectors, with past roles including the HR director of UK and Ireland for…

09th December 2020

Five Non-Executive Directors set to join Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales has appointed five Non-Executive Directors to join its Board to play a critical role in shaping the organisation’s future strategic direction. The appointments come at an exciting and challenging time for industry, health and
09th December 2020

Researcher to deliver keynote address at unique virtual summit

Swansea University researcher Dr Lewis Francis will share his work with a global online audience at an international online conference next week.  Dr Francis, an associate professor in biomedical sciences based at Swansea University Medical School is a keynote speaker at the SelectScience Virtual Biopharmaceutical Summit. Covering hot topics from across the biopharmaceutical pipeline, this…

09th December 2020

Trailer Firm Creates Bio-Secure Mobile Clinic for Corwen GPs

A big-hearted trailer firm has come to the rescue of a GP practice that desperately needed a separate clinical area to assess patients with Covid-19 symptoms. Ifor Williams Trailers worked with the doctors at Corwen Family Practice to design and build a bespoke mobile clinic that’s now parked outside the town’s health centre in Green…

09th December 2020

£3 million investment into the impact of COVID-19 on Welsh health and social care

Health and Care Research Wales will create the first Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre on behalf of Welsh Government to analyse the impact of coronavirus and use research-based evidence to address new challenges as a result of the global pandemic. The dedicated team at the new Evidence Centre will work closely with leaders in Welsh Government,…

09th December 2020

Welsh Medtech Firm Raises £1.2 Million

Fast-growing Welsh medtech firm Bond Digital Health has received a further £1.2 million in equity funding to cap a hugely successful year. The Cardiff-based company received £1 million from Wealth Club, the high-net-worth investment service, and £200,000 from the Development Bank of Wales. The money will fund further business growth, product development and expansion into…