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14th January 2021

Jellagen launches JellaGel™

Jellagen® Limited, a biotechnology company manufacturing high value Collagen Type 0 derived from jellyfish, announce the launch of their JellaGel™ Hydrogel.
06th January 2021

How Can Data Science Help the Eco Sector?

It is clear that energy is changing, with renewable sources, decentralisation and smart grids disrupting how we think about, generate, and consume it. In order to succeed in this changing environment, businesses need to embrace these changes, as well as the data they possess. Data science related techniques, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language…

06th January 2021

Smart vaccine patch research gets go-ahead

Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world’s first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The research, from the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), is to be funded by the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru…

09th December 2020

Trailer Firm Creates Bio-Secure Mobile Clinic for Corwen GPs

A big-hearted trailer firm has come to the rescue of a GP practice that desperately needed a separate clinical area to assess patients with Covid-19 symptoms. Ifor Williams Trailers worked with the doctors at Corwen Family Practice to design and build a bespoke mobile clinic that’s now parked outside the town’s health centre in Green…

02nd December 2020

Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards

Winners have been announced at the fifteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in the Welsh life science and health technology communities. This year, the awards ceremony took place entirely online for the first time, with guests tuning in from across Wales to represent the NHS, industry, academia, government and more. Many companies…

25th November 2020

Coordinated industry response to Covid-19 provides major boost to Welsh economy

New figures reveal that Welsh industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated millions of pounds for the Welsh economy and supported the creation and safeguarding of hundreds of jobs across the country. Life Sciences Hub Wales, who were appointed by Welsh Government to support industry engagement with NHS Wales throughout the pandemic, reveal that Welsh…

10th November 2020

Pfizer and Biotech COVID Vaccine ’90 Per Cent Effective’

Pfizer and BioNTech have announced positive efficacy results from the third phase, late-stage study of their potential Covid-19 vaccine, which was found to be more than 90 per cent effective. Pfizer chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla hailed “a first but critical step” in the project to “deliver a safe and effective vaccine”. However, he…

10th November 2020

Accelerate partner Healthcare Technology Centre honoured for environmental sustainability

The Accelerate Healthcare Technology Centre, led by Swansea University Medical School, has been recognised for its efforts on helping to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the university’s laboratories. The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) is a tool used by Swansea University to reduce the environmental impact from laboratory operations. In total, sixteen laboratories participated…

10th November 2020

Swansea Expert Helps Shape World’s First Agreed Guidance For People With Diabetes To Exercise Safely

A Swansea University academic has helped draw up a landmark agreement amongst international experts, setting out the world’s first standard guidance on how people with diabetes can use modern glucose monitoring devices to help them exercise safely. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals around the world, so they can help people…

02nd November 2020

Swansea Firm Supports COVID Fight With Disinfection Robots

A Swansea-based firm has been supporting the fight against Covid-19 by supplying robots designed to sanitise a whole building. Evolve Raybotix has supplied hundreds of robots worldwide to businesses such as restaurants, hotels, cinemas, sports centres and offices, as well as clinics and schools. The UV-C Ozone disinfection robots map surroundings and use a combination…