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14th February 2021

The race for COVID-19 research: applying for funding in a pandemic

Getting your research funding application right is always a challenge. You’ve got to make sure the study strengthens the existing evidence base and uses a robust methodology appropriate to your research question. You’ve got to build your study team, find the right partners and involve the public. It’s already a long to do list, so…

14th February 2021

Welsh researchers contribute to study that finds arthritis drug could help save 1 in 25 severely ill COVID-19 patients

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial, which is running in seven health boards across Wales, has found that a drug used to treat arthritis could save 1 in 25 severely ill patients. The study also showed that the anti-inflammatory treatment, tocilizumab, shortens the time until patients are successfully discharged from hospital and reduces…

11th February 2021

How UV robots are revolutionising the way we disinfect

Swansea-based Evolve Raybotix has launched UVC disinfection robots in the UK in response to the increasing focus on keeping spaces safe.
10th February 2021

How Simply Do Ideas Simply Did, Through the Data Innovation Accelerator

Cardiff University’s Data Innovation Accelerator has been working with Simply Do Ideas, helping them get better insights from their data to shape a critical business change … Cardiff University’s Data Innovation Accelerator (DIA) is continuing to help SMEs in East Wales realise the power of their data. One of these companies is Cardiff-based Simply Do Ideas,…

10th February 2021

Which Incubator Will Be Best for You and Your Business?

Written By: Ben Jones, AberInnovation Ben Jones is from AberInnovation. Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) provides world-leading facilities and expertise within the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. Set in stunning scenery between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea, the £40.5m Campus offers an ideal environment for business and academic collaboration to flourish.…

09th February 2021

Job Opportunity – Lab Technician, Indoor Biotechnologies

Indoor Biotechnologies is a dynamic and innovative company with operations in USA, UK, and India. The company specialises in the development of novel products and methods for investigating allergies and immunological diseases.
06th February 2021

New chance to share experiences of living during a pandemic

As the pandemic continues to dominate our lives, people are being asked to share their experiences as part of ongoing research into how the Welsh are coping with coronavirus. Wales Wellbeing, led by Swansea University’s Professor Nicola Gray and Cardiff University’s Professor Robert Snowden, was launched last June to examine just what impact Covid-19 is having…

06th February 2021

How the Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre aims to find answers to ‘real-life problems’ in the pandemic

Professor Adrian Edwards has been appointed as the Director of the new Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre. The £3 million centre is being created by Health and Care Research Wales on behalf of Welsh Government and will be based at Cardiff University. Here the Cwmbran GP of 25 years, academic researcher and dad of two writes…

01st February 2021

Bridgend Factory Project Backed bY Development Bank Funding

A £2m investment by the Development Bank of Wales is helping to transform a factory in Bridgend that was once a munitions facility in WWII into the new home of global technology company Markes International. The 52,800 sq ft unit on Central Park, Bridgend Industrial Estate is owned by property developers Wendon Ltd and comes…