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01st April 2020

Restructure Underway At Midatech Pharma

Cardiff-based Midatech Pharma is implementing a strategic review of its operations, with the biotechnology company appointing a new chief executive and outlining plans to close a Spanish facility. The business, which is focused on oncology and rare disease products, said the review was required in view of prevailing conditions in the capital markets and the…

24th February 2020

Jellyfish collagen 3D systems support ovarian cancer cell line proliferation, confirming its suitability for advanced cell culturing applications and provides an excellent alternative to mammalian collagen sources for the culture of human cells

Jellyfish collagen sustains and supports ovarian cancer (OvCa) cell attachment, proliferation, morphology and epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers. Jellyfish collagen is tuneable and non-cytotoxic to (OvCa) cells and can be functionalized to mimic the cancer microenvironment. Adopting jellyfish as a collagen source is sustainable and cheaper than the golden standard material sources derived from mammals…

21st January 2020

Global Experts Join Forces to Transform Welsh Health and Wellbeing

Speakers from Amazon, INTEL and Pfizer are set to meet with Welsh innovators this March at an event which promises to reveal the near future technologies that will transform frontline health and social care in Wales and beyond. ‘Tomorrow’s Health 2020’, a major conference organised by Life Sciences Hub Wales, will see health and social…

15th January 2020

Cardiff University to Share in £18.5m Biosciences Boost

Cardiff University is to share in £18.5m funding for postgraduate research training in biosciences. The University has secured funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The partnership will offer fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships and a training programme in…

06th December 2019

Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards

Winners have been announced at the fourteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in NHS Wales and in the Welsh life science and health technology communities.
14th November 2019

New advanced therapy for endometrial cancer granted US patent

Swansea University scientists’ hard work in the fight against endometrial cancer has seen them being granted a US patent for pioneering new therapy. Professor Deya Gonzalez and Professor Steve Conlan, of Swansea University Medical School’s Reproductive Biology and Gynaecological Oncology group, developed a method of treating gynaecological cancer which it is hoped will minimise side…

13th November 2019

Green light for BEACON project boosts Wales’ bio economy

The Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, visited Aberystwyth University today to open the new Bio-refining Centre and Seed Biobank buildings at the University’s Innovation and Enterprise Campus. Mr Miles, who is responsible for EU funding in Wales, announced a £3.7 million EU investment to extend the award-winning BEACON bio economy programme, led by…

22nd October 2019

University highlights global issues at first bioethics conference

Academics, students and health professionals gathered tackle some of today’s most pressing ethical issues at a special conference at Swansea University. Held to mark World Bioethics Day, the event featured a diverse programme of topics on a variety of topical themes including mental health, maternity care, climate change and cultural diversity. Bioethics is the study…

14th October 2019

University gives pupils first-hand experience of nanotechnology

Pupils have been given an unique opportunity to find out more about nanotechnology at a special Swansea University workshop aimed at inspiring scientists of the future. NanoBach brought Year 7 & 8 pupils from across Neath Port Talbot together with students who were able to demonstrate what nanotechnology is and how it can be applied…

30th September 2019

Launch of the World BioProtection Forum signals new era of industry and academic co-operation in agri-biocontrol

The industry body will foster innovation and commercialisation of environmentally friendly super-sector A new non-profit organisation launches today with the goal of furthering innovation and collaboration within the bioprotection market, and to speed the path to commercialisation. Biological solutions for the control ofpests and diseases is a fast-growing segment of AgriTech and offers a sustainable…