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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…

20th November 2018

Swansea University to Co-Host Inaugural Biopesticide Summit

Swansea University and Swansea University-based company Bionema Ltd are to host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit next year to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical pesticides. The recent banning of chemical pesticides by the European Union (EU) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that there are significant risks to food security, human health…

08th November 2018

Bionema Ltd and Swansea University to host inaugural Biopesticide Summit in 2019

Swansea University and Swansea University-based company Bionema Ltd are to host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit next year to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical pesticides.
23rd October 2018

University think tank ready to share findings on future of health care

Academics at a top think tank are seeking talks with Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething to discuss the future of health and social care in Wales.
10th October 2018

Bionema & Biocatalysts win at Made in Wales Awards

The very best of the country's manufacturing sector have been celebrated at Insider's Made in Wales Awards 2018, with a roof rack maker, an organic pesticides specialist and a potato producer among the winners.