News

28th January 2019

CADR instrumental in securing £4.5m of UK funding for Bangor University to carry out new dementia research

Innovative ageing and dementia research at Bangor University will soon be underway, with a team from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research in the School of Health Sciences being the only university in Wales to be awarded funding as part of the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018. Support from Health and Care Research Wales’ funded Centre for Aging…

23rd January 2019

£765,000 Grant for Swansea University-based Biotech Firm

Bionema Ltd, a leading biotech Swansea University-based company, has received a grant award from Innovate UK to further develop technology that could help combat pests which cost the worldwide economy billions every year. The £765,000 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Open Competition and will fund part of a collaborative project with the University of…

22nd January 2019

First use of Speedboat in the US

Creo Medical Group, a medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, has announced the successful first treatment of patients in the US using its Speedboat device powered by the company’s CROMA electrosurgery advanced energy platform. As part of the company’s strategy to establish a training-centric commercialisation programme in the US two…

21st January 2019

Let’s put digitally savvy young people in control of their own health and help heal a nation

Written By Ian Bond Young people growing up in Wales today are digital natives who have never known a world without high-speed internet. Always online and constantly connected, for them digital devices like smartphones and tablets are an integral part of their daily lives. At the same time this generation is facing a number of…

16th January 2019

Medical Education Company Scoops National Award

Learna Ltd, a healthcare education company based at Cardiff Medicentre, has won a Silver Award in the flagship competition for the educational sector. The Learning Technology Awards, which took place in London, saw Learna fight off stiff competition in its sector to come second to the multi-national online language training company, Speexx, in the Best…

16th January 2019

£6.5 Million Boost for Life Sciences Sector set to Bring New Jobs to South Wales

Biocatalysts Ltd, one of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers based at Nantgarw, Cardiff, is certainly a growing business after expanding its enzyme production plant. The £6.5 million investment supported by Barclays has built a 11,000 square foot extension to the existing site together with significant investment in new plant, to treble manufacturing capacity at the…

14th January 2019

Sam gets set to use his success to inspire fellow students

An award-winning Swansea student has pledged to use his experience to help others progress towards success in their future careers. Student nurse Sam Richards won the nurse title at this year’s prestigious Student Leadership Programme Awards run by the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing with judges praising him for demonstrating…

07th January 2019

£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. life-saving early disease detection technology to be developed by new partnership between government and industry using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop the next generation of treatments, including a first-of-its-kind national health programme the second Life Sciences Sector…

07th January 2019

Grant awarded for anti-biofilm interventions

Neem Biotech, a company focused on developing novel solutions to address antimicrobial resistance, together with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and Sheffield Collaboratorium for Antimicrobial Resistance and Biofilms (SCARAB), has been awarded a £50,000 inaugural National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) Proof of Concept grant. This inaugural grant has been awarded to expand the development and…

07th January 2019

Renishaw collaborates with University Dental Hospital of Wales to produce unique surgical implants

Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has collaborated with University Dental Hospital of Wales (UDH), Cardiff, to help overcome some of the challenges associated with surgical implants. UDH has previously used Renishaw’s additive manufacturing (AM) services to manufacture a series of dental products, including cobalt chrome frameworks. However, the hospital has also been using AM to…