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15th September 2020

Accelerate supports the development of safer VR experiences in Healthcare

UWTSD’s Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) and Cardiff University’s Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA) are collaborating with Rescape Innovation Ltd to improve the safe deployment of VR for health care staff and patients.   Rescape Innovation Ltd are pioneering the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare to reduce pain, anxiety and improve the patient journey….

15th September 2020

Welsh manufacturer set to double workforce thanks to investment in sustainable PPE

A Welsh company has nearly doubled its permanent workforce to 127 staff in just four months after switching part of its operations to create personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Based in Ystrad Mynach, Transcend Packaging specialises in providing sustainable packaging products to quick service restaurants including McDonalds and Starbucks. Converting…

15th September 2020

One Day Left to Invest in Healthcare Pioneer Rescape Innovation

Cardiff based medical technology business Rescape Innovation is entering its last day on Crowdcube and already raised almost £450k of equity capital to help the company expand its proven use of virtual reality in the treatment of NHS patients and helping frontline staff. Rescape listed on Crowdcube at a pre-money valuation of £3.1m and follows…

12th September 2020

How can we ensure ambulance teams are best equipped to deal with suspected COVID-19 cases?

Researchers at PRIME Centre Wales are trying to find out the most effective way for ambulance services to triage patients with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Not all ambulance services use the same methods to assess calls and prioritise treatment (triage) for suspected COVID-19 patients, so identifying the most effective method could have an impact on how…

04th September 2020

UK’s first medical-grade face mask manufacturing facility set to open in Cardiff

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see the UK’s first medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales, creating over 40 jobs and boosting business opportunities in the region. Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a global leader in the production of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to…

04th September 2020

BBI recruiting to support COVID-19 antibody home test ramp up

BBI Solutions is recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a COVID-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government’s testing strategy. Four months ago, UK government established the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), in which BBI Solutions is a partner, to develop a…

04th September 2020

Study focuses on best way to handle 999 calls from Covid-19 patients

A new Swansea University study examining the best way for ambulance services to deal with suspected Covid-19 999 calls just won major funding support. COVID-19 is new and unpredictable, for communities and individuals. The number of emergency ambulance calls related to COVID-19 increased enormously at points during the coronavirus pandemic. In some areas, the volume…

04th September 2020

Brewin Dolphin Supports Social Entrepreneurs in Wales

Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), has successfully completed the selection of 16 social entrepreneurs from across the UK to the SSE’s Start Up Plus programme. The chosen social entrepreneurs have now embarked on a learning programme to get their fledgling community-focused business off the ground. Among…

04th September 2020

New blood test for coronavirus

A new made-in-Wales antibody test is being introduced throughout the UK to tell whether people have had coronavirus. Wales – and the rest of the UK – will roll out the new-style blood tests, including those produced in Pencoed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho). The company is one of a number to produce the antibody…

02nd September 2020

Over 200 jobs announced as part of the Welsh Lighthouse Lab facility

Welsh Government and Life Sciences Hub Wales are supporting plans to build a 200 strong team of specialists at Wales’ soon to be launched Lighthouse Lab, which is set to create additional capacity for the UK’s Covid-19 testing strategy.