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12th January 2021

EKF Momentum continuing into 2021

AIM-listed point-of-care business EKF Diagnostics Holdings has confirmed that continued strong trading will result in its full-year performance for 2020 being “comfortably ahead of already upgraded market expectations”, with the momentum built up continuing into 2021. In an update covering the year to 31 December 2020, trading in EKF’s core business in the final quarter…

12th January 2021

New study concludes continuous wireless monitoring of a mother’s temperature during labor promises to be more effective than manual measurements for indicating the risk of early onset sepsis in newborn babies

A new study has concluded that the use of a continuous wireless patient monitoring platform which monitors a mother’s temperature during labor could aid detection of newborns at risk of the early onset of sepsis (EOS) faster than current practice, enabling earlier and more effective targeted treatment of affected infants. Maternal fever during labor is…

12th January 2021

BMA Cymru Wales Calls for Healthcare Workers to be Vaccinated Urgently

BMA Cymru Wales is calling for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to frontline healthcare workers who have received the first dose, within the maximum 42-day timeline tested in the original trial and in-line with World Health Organisation guidance. The Association is also calling for all remaining vaccinations for staff to…

12th January 2021

Celebrating Achievements of 2021 New Year’s Honours Recipients

Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart has praised people from Wales who have received awards in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. The list recognises the work and achievements of a wide range of remarkable people across the United Kingdom from all backgrounds. Recipients from Wales in 2021 include people who have worked on…

08th January 2021

Over £200 Million Boost to Upgrade UK labs

New facilities include super computers to track infectious diseases, airborne sensors to monitor greenhouse gas emissions, and a unique floating offshore wind testing lab. UK science facilities to be upgraded with £213 million government investment enabling researchers to respond to global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change new world class equipment includes supercomputers in…

06th January 2021

How Can Data Science Help the Eco Sector?

It is clear that energy is changing, with renewable sources, decentralisation and smart grids disrupting how we think about, generate, and consume it. In order to succeed in this changing environment, businesses need to embrace these changes, as well as the data they possess. Data science related techniques, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language…

06th January 2021

Funding boost for community eyecare study

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long-standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, of Swansea University’s Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been awarded a substantial…

06th January 2021

Smart vaccine patch research gets go-ahead

Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world’s first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The research, from the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), is to be funded by the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru…

06th January 2021

Tenovus Cancer Care Chief Executive Judi Rhys Awarded MBE

Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity, is delighted to announce that Chief Executive Judi Rhys has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list 2021, in recognition of her services to the voluntary sector. Judi began her role heading up Tenovus Cancer Care in May 2019. Prior to this, Judi’s career in…

01st January 2021

Funding boost for research collaboration studying provision of eye care in the community

A new project set up to study the best way to care for patients with long-standing eye conditions in the community has secured a major research grant. Dr Pippa Anderson and Dr Mari Jones, of Swansea University’s Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), are part of a multidisciplinary team which has just been awarded a substantial…