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05th August 2019

Expert Advice: The Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Approach in Cancer Treatment

Over the past decade, genetic testing has become an essential component of the management of solid and hematologic cancers. It is estimated that 50-90% of tumours bear one or more ‘actionable’ mutations, which could be targeted with either EMA-approved or experimental drugs. As new technologies allow for more and more genes to be tested simultaneously…

22nd July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £60,000 funding to aid biomaterial research

A researcher at Swansea University working with AgorIP is the third person in the institution’s history to win funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr Jonathan Widdowson, 26, who is also the CEO of company ProColl, won the funding of £60,000 that will aid their mission to supply biomaterials to help researchers create innovations…

21st June 2019

Cardiff University secures £3.6 million EU funds for new scientific research facility

Cardiff University has secured £3.6 million in EU funds to create a new research facility that will help Welsh industry develop cleaner, greener and lower-cost products.
29th April 2019

Solar investment improves environmental performance and brings energy savings to Sharp Clinical UK

Sharp Clinical UK are delighted to have completed the installation of a 250kWp roof-mounted solar panel project at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK. The solar panel system will generate approximately 20% of the sites total annual electricity requirements, further reducing the company’s carbon footprint and increasing environmental performance. Using the latest…

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….

26th February 2019

Maggots make their primetime TV debut thanks to Swansea University experts

Swansea University experts have been helping to secure a small-screen starring role for the humble medicinal maggot. Saturday night’s episode of BBC primetime hospital drama Casualty saw the introduction of a collection of tiny new cast members. The plot has been developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam who heads the research team behind the…

05th February 2019

University team to play vital role in two global research projects

Swansea University’s reputation for top-level research has been given another major boost after it helped secure two major new grants from the European Commission. The In Vitro Toxicology Group at the University’s Medical School is a partner in a pair of international projects which have been awarded grants totalling 11 million euros from the Horizon…

23rd January 2019

£765,000 Grant for Swansea University-based Biotech Firm

Bionema Ltd, a leading biotech Swansea University-based company, has received a grant award from Innovate UK to further develop technology that could help combat pests which cost the worldwide economy billions every year. The £765,000 grant was awarded under Innovate UK’s Open Competition and will fund part of a collaborative project with the University of…

16th January 2019

£6.5 Million Boost for Life Sciences Sector set to Bring New Jobs to South Wales

Biocatalysts Ltd, one of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers based at Nantgarw, Cardiff, is certainly a growing business after expanding its enzyme production plant. The £6.5 million investment supported by Barclays has built a 11,000 square foot extension to the existing site together with significant investment in new plant, to treble manufacturing capacity at the…

07th January 2019

Grant awarded for anti-biofilm interventions

Neem Biotech, a company focused on developing novel solutions to address antimicrobial resistance, together with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and Sheffield Collaboratorium for Antimicrobial Resistance and Biofilms (SCARAB), has been awarded a £50,000 inaugural National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) Proof of Concept grant. This inaugural grant has been awarded to expand the development and…