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07th July 2020

Innovative Blood Oxygen Monitors Developed for Covid-19 Patients

Researchers at the University of South Wales (USW) have developed an innovative blood oxygen monitor after supplies of this key device became limited as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team of researchers have worked under the instruction of the Welsh Government’s Critical Equipment Requirements Engineering Team (CERET), led by Industry Wales, which was…

07th July 2020

COVID Test Consortium Reaches Major Milestone

BBI Solutions, part of the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), has reached a ‘major milestone’ in the development of a Covid-19 lateral flow antibody test. The UK-RTC has reached design freeze for the test, which has been designed for people to use in their own homes. The milestone means that the test meets the required performance…

07th July 2020

Somerset Expansion For Listed Cancer Care Firm

  A listed cancer care specialist has entered into an £19.1m diagnostic services agreement with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. A dedicated facility, which forms part of a £55m expansion plan, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2021. Rutherford Health is developing and building a network of oncology centres across the UK…

07th July 2020

Senior Appointment At Creo

Chepstow-based Creo Medical Group has appointed a new chief commercial officer. Non-executive director David Woods will start in the role from 1 August 2020. He has extensive experience in the med-tech sector and joins the company in his full-time executive role based in the US. Woods has worked across gastroenterology, general and orthopaedic surgery, pulmonology…

07th July 2020

Listed Healthcare Company Relocates HQ To Cardiff

A listed personalised healthcare company has relocated its headquarters to Cardiff. Concepta, whose shares trade on AIM, has changed its registered office with immediate effect to The Maltings in East Tyndall Street. In a statement, the business said the move had resulted in a 50 per cent cost reduction of its head office overheads, formalising…

07th July 2020

Welsh Tech Firm Enables Telemedicine to Treat Most Vulnerable

RWG Mobile recently announced that its global Internet of Things (IoT) platform is being used to provide US healthcare organisation Guardian eHealth with innovative remote patient monitoring (RPM) to serve vulnerable patients suffering long term health problems. In addition, the RPM could be used to remotely detect early signs of Covid-19. This news comes off…

07th July 2020

Project to Help Staff Using Facemasks Scoops Innovation Award

Swansea University’s Healthcare Technology Centre has played a key role in developing an award-winning communication aid for frontline health staff forced to wear face masks during the pandemic. The Centre was part of the Welsh-based team behind MaskComms, a microphone designed to be small enough to fit inside a face mask and transmit voice through…

07th July 2020

Pembrokeshire MedTech Firm Assisting in Covid-19 Fight

A company based in Wales is helping in the fight against coronavirus after its clinical laboratory diagnostic equipment has been shown to have a key use for medical teams treating Covid-19 patients. Benson Viscometers, based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, designs and manufactures clinical viscometers which are used in the NHS and in the USA to test…

07th July 2020

Calling HR Directors – What’s on Your Agenda?

Grant Thornton’s Cardiff office may no longer be the choice of venue for hosting their programme of events, but the team are continuing to support Welsh business CEOs, FDs and HR Directors with a series of virtual round table events. ‘What does it take to be a highly successful HR Director with an HR team…

07th July 2020

New Funding Support Announced for Universities in Wales

Thousands of highly skilled researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities will receive greater job protection thanks to two significant support packages announced by UK Government. From this Autumn, research-intensive universities across Wales and the rest of the UK that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access a series…