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23rd June 2021

GeneFirst Awarded €2.8m in Horizon 2020 Grant Funding for Rapid Covid-19 Diagnostic

RedKnight are delighted to have supported GeneFirst with its successful application to Horizon 2020, securing the innovative med-tech start-up and its 4 collaborating partners (two SMEs and two hospitals) over €2.8m in grant funding. In total, 144 applications were submitted to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) competition, of which 8 projects have been selected for funding (6%…

28th May 2021

Welsh Company’s Scientific Instruments Used by Canadian Laboratory

Scientific sampling and analysis equipment designed and manufactured by Bridgend headquartered Markes International is being used by Canada’s very first human ‘decomposition lab’ in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The REST team (Research in Experimental and Social Thanatology) in Quebec are using several of Markes’ ACTI-VOC™ sampling kits and one of the company’s TD100-xr™ automated analysis instruments to…

19th May 2021

New Lettable Wet Lab Space Opens in Cardiff

sbarc | spark, located on the Cardiff Innovation Campus at Maindy Park, will be the front door to innovation at Cardiff University.
05th May 2021

Jellagen® Enhances Scientific Advisory Board with the Appointment of Professor Sheila MacNeil

Jellagen, a leader in advanced collagen biomaterials from marine sources, announces the appointment of Professor Sheila MacNeil to their Scientific Advisory Board.
04th May 2021

Neath pharmacy gets disinfecting robot to help clean during COVID

A pharmacy in south Wales has a new addition to its automated family: a robot that uses ultraviolet rays to deactivate microbes in the air and on surfaces.
29th April 2021

Cytiva – the power of liquid biopsy

Judith, an 86-year-old grandmother from London, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. Through a liquid biopsy, that is, testing blood rather than tissue samples for genetic mutations, Judith was able to receive targeted treatment.
22nd April 2021

Huge new factory to help produce coronavirus vaccine planned for Cardiff

The facility would be operated by Cytiva who make and provide "critical consumables" for the UK and across the world to help manufacture the Covid-19 vaccine.
20th April 2021

Swansea Bay to support new UK trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Swansea Bay University Health Board and Public Health Wales are looking for volunteers to participate in the latest clinical trial studying a vaccine against COVID-19.
14th April 2021

Jellagen signs Research Partnership Agreement with IFREMER – The French Institute of Research and Marine Exploitation

Partnership agreement enables Jellagen privileged access to Ifremer’s proprietary technology on testing new marine derived natural products for medical research.
24th March 2021

Welsh company unmasks solution to global PPE waste problem

A South Wales company has developed an innovative way to recycle single use personal protective equipment (PPE) in a bid to tackle the mountain of waste being produced as a result of the pandemic. Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has become one of the first in the world to create a device to recycle disposable…