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06th June 2019

New research helping to reveal more about megaviruses

Swansea University has played a key role in transatlantic research to develop a greater understanding of megaviruses and their potential to cause life-threatening illnesses.
04th June 2019

Health Technology Wales approved Data Accessor for NICE’s new Health Tech Connect resource

Health Technology Wales (HTW) is an approved Data Accessor for the newly launched HealthTech Connect, an online resource provided by NICE.
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…

29th April 2019

Welsh Health Sector Recycling Specialist Secures £400k Innovate UK Grant

The Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has been awarded £426k by Innovate UK to develop its pioneering work in the recycling of medical waste material which can generate income for the NHS. The award was made through Innovate UK Open Call competition and the £426k is 70% funded by Innovate UK, with 30% invested by TCG….

29th April 2019

University of South Wales Joins Photonics Expertise Project

The University of South Wales (USW) has joined a Wales-wide collaborative research project that will encourage industries to embrace photonics technologies. The £5.8m Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) project has been officially launched this week after being announced last December by Mark Drakeford. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the…

28th March 2019

£12m programme to transform delivery of health, care and support in West Wales

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced £12m for an ambitious programme to modernise and improve health and social care in West Wales. The money will support a range of initiatives that shift services from hospital to people’s homes and communities making it easier for people to access the care they need, stay well and keep…

01st March 2019

People in Wales encouraged to suggest technologies to improve care

Health Technology Wales (HTW), an independent and innovative national body, has opened a Topic Call on St David’s Day. People are being encouraged to suggest non-medicine technologies that could improve health and social care in Wales. From clinical commissioners and frontline care providers, to patients and members of the public, anyone can suggest a topicon…

26th February 2019

Welsh Virtual Reality Healthcare Start-up Secures £480k Investment

A Welsh start-up that develops virtual reality technology for healthcare has secured a major investment. A group of Wales-based angel investors and the Development Bank for Wales has closed an equity deal with Rescape Innovation worth £480,000 which will help the company invest in new technology, export and develop new products to support patient recovery…

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…

05th February 2019

Future funding of social care a priority for government – Vaughan Gething

Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething will today outline the ambitious programme of work to explore a social care levy for Wales. He will take over the work of chairing the inter-Ministerial group on paying for social care, which was set up last year to investigate the future funding options and social care models…