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12th September 2020

How can we ensure ambulance teams are best equipped to deal with suspected COVID-19 cases?

Researchers at PRIME Centre Wales are trying to find out the most effective way for ambulance services to triage patients with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Not all ambulance services use the same methods to assess calls and prioritise treatment (triage) for suspected COVID-19 patients, so identifying the most effective method could have an impact on how…

04th September 2020

UK’s first medical-grade face mask manufacturing facility set to open in Cardiff

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see the UK’s first medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales, creating over 40 jobs and boosting business opportunities in the region. Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a global leader in the production of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to…

04th September 2020

BBI recruiting to support COVID-19 antibody home test ramp up

BBI Solutions is recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a COVID-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government’s testing strategy. Four months ago, UK government established the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), in which BBI Solutions is a partner, to develop a…

04th September 2020

Study focuses on best way to handle 999 calls from Covid-19 patients

A new Swansea University study examining the best way for ambulance services to deal with suspected Covid-19 999 calls just won major funding support. COVID-19 is new and unpredictable, for communities and individuals. The number of emergency ambulance calls related to COVID-19 increased enormously at points during the coronavirus pandemic. In some areas, the volume…

04th September 2020

Brewin Dolphin Supports Social Entrepreneurs in Wales

Brewin Dolphin, the wealth manager, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), has successfully completed the selection of 16 social entrepreneurs from across the UK to the SSE’s Start Up Plus programme. The chosen social entrepreneurs have now embarked on a learning programme to get their fledgling community-focused business off the ground. Among…

04th September 2020

New blood test for coronavirus

A new made-in-Wales antibody test is being introduced throughout the UK to tell whether people have had coronavirus. Wales – and the rest of the UK – will roll out the new-style blood tests, including those produced in Pencoed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho). The company is one of a number to produce the antibody…

02nd September 2020

Over 200 jobs announced as part of the Welsh Lighthouse Lab facility

Welsh Government and Life Sciences Hub Wales are supporting plans to build a 200 strong team of specialists at Wales’ soon to be launched Lighthouse Lab, which is set to create additional capacity for the UK’s Covid-19 testing strategy.
02nd September 2020

BBI Creates New Jobs to Support Next Phase in COVID-19 Home Test Development

BBI Solutions is recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK Government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a Covid-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government strategy on COVID-19 testing.
26th August 2020

Funding for Cardiff Firm to Develop New COVID-19 Immunity Test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a new type of test for COVID-19. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. However, since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person…

22nd August 2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Today is the start of a new chapter for KTN. Not only have we released a new website and brand, but we have laid out a new strategy with a clear set of commitments outlining how we will transform innovative ideas into real-world solutions over the next five years. The world is facing some huge…