News

06th January 2020

Multimillion pound boost for Cystic Fibrosis centre announced

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today announce an extra £4.7m to redevelop and expand the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre at University Hospital Llandough. The centre is the only specialised adult CF centre in Wales and provides a friendly and caring environment for people with CF, ensuring they receive the best possible therapy…

06th January 2020

Health and social services spending to increase by £421m in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has welcomed an extra £421m for health and social services in Wales, including more investment in transformation and buildings. The extra investment announced in the 2020/21 Welsh Government draft budget takes health and social services spending in Wales to over £8bn a year. Despite pressure on our overall budget, I’m delighted…

06th January 2020

New study shows how patients’ health values can impact vital pelvic floor treatment

Researchers and health professionals in Swansea have revealed the value women put on their own health can have a direct effect on the success of medical treatment for pelvic floor problems. Pelvic floor dysfunction affects more than a quarter of all women in the UK.  It can involve incontinence and prolapse, and can be treated…

06th January 2020

Health Technology Wales’ first Annual Report is here!

Health Technology Wales is happy to announce the publication of the Annual Report 2018-2019. It’s the first annual report published by the organisation and highlights what it has achieved since it was launched in November 2017 to improve the quality of care in Wales. Click here to read the HTW Annual Report 2018-2019. Welsh Government…

06th January 2020

Health Technology Wales celebrates second anniversary and sets vision for 2020

Health Technology Wales (HTW) celebrated its second anniversary with an event to showcase the impact it’s making on health and care in Wales. Stakeholders from a variety of sectors joined several key decision makers, who delivered a series of thought-provoking talks about HTW’s role to support a national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption…

06th January 2020

New research shows domestic animals link virus spread among humans and wildlife

Our domesticated animals – both pets and livestock – hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University. However, the study has revealed the patterns of how viruses are shared between humans and wildlife species differs between the two major groups of RNA and DNA…

06th January 2020

Creo raises gross proceeds of £51.9M

Creo Medical Group has raised total gross proceeds of £51.9m with a fundraising. The medical device company has raised the money with an open offer and a placing. Headquartered in Chepstow, Creo is to use finance to help it capitalise on opportunities presented by the emerging field of surgical endoscopy and provide a platform to…

16th December 2019

Simbec-Orion receives the “CRO of the year” Award at 2019 European Lifestars Awards

Celebrating success across life sciences London, UK, November 25th 2019. Simbec-Orion is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as the winner of the CRO of the Year award at the 2019 Lifestars AwardsTM. Lifestars is a celebration of the success stories, innovations, transformational deals and the people, teams and organisations that play such a critical role…

10th December 2019

MediWales Innovation Awards 2019 Photo Gallery

On the 4th of December 2019 we welcomed guests to the 14th annual MediWales Innovation Awards.

09th December 2019

Creo updates on fundraising success

Creo Medical Group has conditionally raised £50m and is proposing to raise a further £6.6m in line with the plan it outlined earlier this week. When unveiling its fundraising plan, the Chepstow-headquartered medical device specialist said the finance would help it capitalise on opportunities presented by the emerging field of surgical endoscopy and provide a…