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19th May 2020

160-year innovation legacy sees manufacturer return to the frontline

A Welsh manufacturer that can trace its life-saving work to the trenches of the Crimean war is now working to ensure that NHS Wales has the supplies it needs in the battle against Coronavirus.
14th May 2020

Mobile apps at the forefront of the Covid-19 fight

There are many ways in which the current fight against Covid-19 differs from previous global pandemics. One key difference is the availability and use of mobile phone technology, and apps in particular.
12th May 2020

Antimicrobial specialist develops products for virus fight

Hybrisan’s Chris Mortimer and Lee Bridgeman A Welsh antimicrobial specialist has developed a multi-purpose hand sanitiser and surface cleaning product to help combat the coronavirus outbreak and is in the process of creating nanofiber FFP3 face masks to combat the NHS shortage. Developed by Swansea University PhD alumni, Hybrisan’s sanitiser product does not contain alcohol…

12th May 2020

The clinical trials Wales is taking part in to find treatments for coronavirus

Patients are being recruited across the whole spectrum of the illness, including those with symptoms who are well enough to be at home as well as people seriously ill in hospital. Wales is currently taking part in 10 public health research studies in an urgent attempt to find treatments for coronavirus. The studies, set up…

12th May 2020

Coronavirus: Sewage study could predict second Covid-19 peak

Analysing sewage could help scientists predict a second peak of Covid-19 up to two weeks before people become symptomatic. A team from Bangor University has been looking at samples from water treatment works across Wales in a bid to trace how many people have been infected. The team has previously tracked norovirus through the sewage…

12th May 2020

Fresh £5m funding announced for primary and emergency care research in Wales

The Welsh Government is to invest £4.85m over the next five years on research into primary and emergency care in Wales. The funding, through Health and Care Research Wales, will support large-scale, international quality research at Prime Centre Wales, an all-Wales Centre co-led by Cardiff, Bangor and Swansea universities and the University of South Wales….

12th May 2020

Welsh Company’s Sanitiser Proves Effectiveness Against Covid-19

With regular and thorough cleaning of shared spaces essential during the current pandemic, the number of cleaning supplies being sold has surged. However, not all sanitising products are effective at killing the novel coronavirus(SARS-CoV-2) which causes COVID-19. Cardiff-based Genesis Biosciences is one of the few companies in the UK to have gone through rigorous anti-viral…

12th May 2020

Roche’s COVID-19 antibody test approved for use in the UK

Roche’s antibody test for COVID-19 has been given the CE mark and has been issued Emergency Use Authorisation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Expand Its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and 100% sensitivity (14 Days post-PCR confirmation) and can help assess patients’ immune response to the virus. As more…

07th May 2020

Creo Boss Hails Firm’s Prospects After Year of Progress

The chief executive of Creo Medical has hailed the listed company's medium and long-term prospects, despite the challenges and uncertainties created by the Covid-19 pandemic, after posting results covering a year of "considerable progress".
05th May 2020

New FDA Guidance Allows Use of KardiaMobile 6L to Measure QTc in COVID-19 Patients

AliveCor, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-based, personal ECG technology, and provider of enterprise cardiology solutions, today announced that its KardiaMobile 6L – the world's only six-lead personal ECG – is now allowed for use in the me