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05th June 2020

Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research Awarded £2.8m Funding

The Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) has been awarded £2.8 million in funding for the next five years. The funding is part of a £44 million investment from the Welsh Government into health and social care research. With a role to improve the quality of care in Wales, Health Technology Wales (HTW)…

05th June 2020

BBI Group Completes Major German Acquisition

BBI Group, a provider of products and services to the healthcare and diagnostics industries, has expanded with the acquisition of a German company. The Crumlin-based business has acquired DIARECT, a supplier of autoimmune antigen products. DIARECT has experienced significant growth for its product lines which are used in a wide variety of tests to assist…

05th June 2020

Welsh distillers answer the call to collaborate to fight Coronavirus

Life Sciences Hub Wales is leading industry efforts to combat COVID-19 by launching a nation-wide drive to get companies from a range of sectors working together on solutions. Support from the Life Sciences Hub Wales is helping to ensure that the thousands of hand sanitiser produced by Welsh distilleries has a direct route to where…

05th June 2020

160-year innovation legacy sees manufacturer return to the frontline

Changing production lines in response to Covid-19 Today, the company has switched productions at its Llanelli-based site, which would normally produce its patented solidified bio-ethanol fuel products, to the creation of high strength alcohol hand sanitiser. In a nod to BCB’s founding father, Dr Brown’s Hand Sanitiser is named after Dr. John Collis Browne, who…

05th June 2020

Wales-based manufacturer to produce Covid-19 antibody tests

In early April, Life Sciences Hub Wales made a national industry call out for companies to support Wales’ work to combat the virus and to which Ortho Clinical Diagnostics responded. A global leader in its field, Ortho has developed a manufacturing base for serological testing in Wales over the past 40 years. Today, the company employs…

05th June 2020

Isansys partners with 42Gears to secure and manage its patient monitoring technology

Global digital health technology company Isansys Lifecare is teaming up with leading management solution provider 42Gears to further secure and manage its advanced patient monitoring system. Isansys has developed the Patient Status Engine (PSE), a fully certified CE Class IIa and FDA Class II patient monitoring platform which uses digital and wireless sensors to enable…

05th June 2020

North Wales has highest number of new coronavirus cases again – and top doctor has this bank holiday warning

A further six people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 1,260. Public Health Wales today recorded 185 new known cases, meaning 13,169 people have tested positive for the disease in Wales, although the actual number is likely to be much higher. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has…

05th June 2020

Coronavirus: 500 volunteers sought for vaccine trials

Scientists developing a vaccine against Covid-19 are seeking 500 volunteers from among NHS workers in south east Wales to take part in trials. The first stage of the Oxford researchers’ trials began in April and with more than 1,000 immunised it is recruiting again. The next stage will enrol up to 10,260 people, with 500…

04th June 2020

GS Verde Group Announces a Series of Appointments

The GS Verde Group has announced a series of appointments, bolstering their team following a year of growth across all parts of the group.  
02nd June 2020

CITER researchers investigate reusing PPE

Respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential tool for protecting healthcare workers from exposure to respiratory pathogens.