29th April 2019

University of South Wales Joins Photonics Expertise Project

The University of South Wales (USW) has joined a Wales-wide collaborative research project that will encourage industries to embrace photonics technologies. The £5.8m Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) project has been officially launched this week after being announced last December by Mark Drakeford. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the…

29th April 2019

Welsh House Builder Raises £10,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care

Staff at Pontypridd house builders Davies Homes have been tackling a series of challenges to raise more than £10,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care. The latest will see Managing Director Matthew Davies run the London Marathon at the end of April, before a team of more than 20 staff and sub-contractors attempt the Welsh Three Peaks…

29th April 2019

Pharmaceutical consultancy to expand with Welsh Government support

A Cardiff-based business which advises pharmaceutical companies on how new products may be brought to market is to expand after receiving Welsh Government support. CatSci, based at Capital Business Park in Wentloog, currently employs 31 staff and will create 16 new roles as part of a three year expansion plan. It follows a £125,800 Economy…

18th April 2019

Business space for life sciences in South Wales – Survey

Work is well underway to develop the new £350 million Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran. Adjacent to the hospital, there is potential to develop land for a new Medi Park, envisaged as a new location for higher-value commercial uses in the life sciences sector.   Torfaen CBC has commissioned SQW to consider potential demand for…

15th April 2019

Welsh Biosciences Firm Wins Major Cleaning Innovation Award

Welsh biosciences company Genesis Biosciences has won a major UK cleaning award for its innovative and eco-friendly range of cleaning products. Genesis won the ‘Contract Innovation’ category at the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) Awards 2019 for its ground-breaking ‘Evogen Professional’ range which uses beneficial bacteria and eco-benign® chemistry instead of traditional harsh chemicals….

15th April 2019

Cryogenics specialist brings Angel Investor on board

A Cardiff-based cryogenic storage business has secured fresh investment which will help it meet increasing demand from hospitals, medical research organisations and others. The final tranche of a £150,000 funding round will be used by Cryo Storage Solutions to complete development of a new cryogenic, low temperature sample storage facility. The £87,000 equity investment will…

11th April 2019

Heidi wins top medical education award in recognition of her support for students

Swansea University’s Dr Heidi Phillips has been honoured for her dedication to the next generation of GPs at a top Welsh awards ceremony. Associate Professor for Primary Care at Swansea University Medical School, Heidi Phillips was named BMA Cymru Wales/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding commitment. The judges praised Heidi for…

08th April 2019

Researchers’ breakthrough in tackling challenge of antifungal resistance

Ground-breaking work by university experts in Tennessee, Texas and Swansea is helping develop a better understanding of the growing threat posed by antifungal drug resistance. Invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease caused by breathing in small airborne spores of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and it is a condition where drug resistance has been encountered. In…

08th April 2019

Medical equipment first establishes ‘solid platform’ for growth

A Welsh medical equipment manufacturer believes it has established a solid platform for growth after increasing its framework distribution agreements. In the 18 months to 31 December 2018, Chepstow-based Creo Medical recorded an underlying operating loss of £12.6m, compared with a loss of £5.6m for the 12 months to 30 June 2017, in line with…

04th April 2019

ABHI’s work ensures Texas is the go-to state for UK Healthtech success stateside

Europe’s largest distributor of TENS machines are now setting their sights Stateside, with the help of ABHI’s comprehensive US Accelerator programme. Surrey-based pain relief specialists TensCare, who currently export to 40 countries globally, will be joining ABHI this April on a mission to Texas, to help establish their business in the US. The mission marks…