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10th November 2020

New funding making a difference to life-saving research projects

Four Swansea University projects aimed at making a life-saving difference to patients’ lives have taken a major step forward. The initiatives, based at Swansea University Medical School’s Centre for NanoHealth, received funding from the Medical Research Council as part of its 2020 Confidence in Concept (CiC) award. This seeks to take nanomedicine projects from the…

10th November 2020

Pfizer and Biotech COVID Vaccine ’90 Per Cent Effective’

Pfizer and BioNTech have announced positive efficacy results from the third phase, late-stage study of their potential Covid-19 vaccine, which was found to be more than 90 per cent effective. Pfizer chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla hailed “a first but critical step” in the project to “deliver a safe and effective vaccine”. However, he…

10th November 2020

Accelerate partner Healthcare Technology Centre honoured for environmental sustainability

The Accelerate Healthcare Technology Centre, led by Swansea University Medical School, has been recognised for its efforts on helping to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the university’s laboratories. The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) is a tool used by Swansea University to reduce the environmental impact from laboratory operations. In total, sixteen laboratories participated…

10th November 2020

Cardiff Artificial Intelligence Specialists Appoint Former Sharp UK MD

The former Managing Director of Sharp UK and General Manager of Marketing at Sony UK is joining Cardiff headquartered Bot-Hive, the world’s largest online platform for robotics and automation technology. Paul Hide’s appointment as Strategic Advisor on the company’s commercial strategy is a significant boost to a firm that was created in 2019, and connects…

10th November 2020

Corporate Lawyer Appointed As Non-Executive Director GS Verde Group

The GS Verde Group has appointed an experienced corporate lawyer as a non-executive director, who joins to support the business’ accelerated growth in Bristol and to work alongside the corporate directors as they continue to develop the group’s presence throughout Wales and the South West. Paul Cooper previously worked as a corporate finance partner at Osborne Clarke in both its Bristol and London offices. During his 20 year spell at Osborne Clarke,…

10th November 2020

New Recruits And Promotion At Capital Law

Capital Law has strengthened its banking and finance team with two hires and a promotion. Reshma Jogia joined the commercial  firm earlier this year and has now been confirmed as a partner. Previously head of the Cardiff banking and finance team at Blake Morgan, she is used to handling the banking aspects of corporate transactions,…

10th November 2020

Volunteers sought for Covid vaccine trial in Wrexham

Volunteers are needed to take part in a clinical trial of a vaccine against Covid-19 in north Wales. Preliminary testing has been completed and showed promising initial results on antibody levels in healthy volunteers. It will now be tested on 9,000 volunteers across 18 regions around the UK including Wrexham. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board…

10th November 2020

Swansea Expert Helps Shape World’s First Agreed Guidance For People With Diabetes To Exercise Safely

A Swansea University academic has helped draw up a landmark agreement amongst international experts, setting out the world’s first standard guidance on how people with diabetes can use modern glucose monitoring devices to help them exercise safely. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals around the world, so they can help people…

10th November 2020

MBO At Ashberry Healthcare

Ashberry Healthcare has undergone a management buyout after securing a £5m funding boost from Cambridge & Counties Bank. Established in 2003, the company operates 320 beds across seven care homes in Surrey, Cheshire, Herefordshire and Carmarthenshire. It specialises in providing both nursing and residential dementia care to elderly residents. The management team is led by managing…

10th November 2020

Firm Wins £130m Contract For Hospital Refurbishment

Interserve Construction has won a £130m contract to refurbish the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, with work set to start this month. The major contract, awarded by the Welsh Government, will include renovations to the ground and first floors of the hospital and follows a number of new business wins for Interserve across the…