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31st July 2020

UK’s Leading PPE Producer Creates 150 New Jobs in Port Talbot

When the Port Talbot-based Rototherm Group established the Rotomedical company to produce high-quality Surgical Masks, Face Shields and Goggles, they did more than  ‘just’ take the lead in combating the deadly COVID virus. They grew almost overnight from a 110-strong workforce to a team of 285, working expertly to deliver vital equipment. Just four months…

31st July 2020

Innovate UK backs development of COVID-19 T cell test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a COVID-19 test using T cells. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person, and…

24th July 2020

Creo Medical Group Acquires European Manufacturer

Chepstow-based Creo Medical Group has acquired a European healthcare products manufacturer in a deal which could be worth more than €25m. Albyn Medical supplies and produces gastroenterology, urology and endoscopy goods has been acquired for an equity value of €24.8m. This could include an extra €2.7m of performance-related consideration payable over the next two years….

14th July 2020

Roche wins funding to improve early diagnosis in major diseases

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is part of three consortia that have each won government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to take forward projects aimed to revolutionise patient care and improve early diagnosis in key disease areas including cancer, thoracic and liver diseases.  The awards – made under the…

14th July 2020

Focus on Virtual Reality Benefits to Healthcare in Wales Tech Week

VR is Good For You …and For Your Doctor is the title of a panel discussion on July 16 at 16:00, one of over 80 virtual events taking place in the first ever Wales Tech Week July 13-17. VR is Good For You …and For Your Doctor features Rescape Innovation CEO Matt Wordley,  Product Development…

09th July 2020

Ventilator Challenge Hailed a Success as UK Production Finishes

British manufacturers will have helped to produce over 14,000 ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the success of the government’s drive to boost the NHS’s ventilator capacity. Scientific modelling at the start of the coronavirus crisis predicted that the NHS was going to run out of ventilators, so the Government launched the Ventilator Challenge…

07th July 2020

Antibodies from recovered patients now being trialled as possible treatment in two major COVID-19 research studies in Wales

Antibodies from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are now being trialled as a possible treatment in two urgent public health research studies in Wales. It’s hoped the antibodies, contained within plasma collected from people who have already had COVID-19, could help people who are critically ill in hospital with the disease. This therapy, known…

07th July 2020

COVID Test Consortium Reaches Major Milestone

BBI Solutions, part of the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), has reached a ‘major milestone’ in the development of a Covid-19 lateral flow antibody test. The UK-RTC has reached design freeze for the test, which has been designed for people to use in their own homes. The milestone means that the test meets the required performance…

07th July 2020

Welsh Tech Firm Enables Telemedicine to Treat Most Vulnerable

RWG Mobile recently announced that its global Internet of Things (IoT) platform is being used to provide US healthcare organisation Guardian eHealth with innovative remote patient monitoring (RPM) to serve vulnerable patients suffering long term health problems. In addition, the RPM could be used to remotely detect early signs of Covid-19. This news comes off…

07th July 2020

Project to Help Staff Using Facemasks Scoops Innovation Award

Swansea University’s Healthcare Technology Centre has played a key role in developing an award-winning communication aid for frontline health staff forced to wear face masks during the pandemic. The Centre was part of the Welsh-based team behind MaskComms, a microphone designed to be small enough to fit inside a face mask and transmit voice through…