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28th May 2020

Wales to play major role in national trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Wales will play a vital role in finding a way out of the coronavirus pandemic when the next phase of a UK-led study is announced today (May 22nd). Co-ordinated by Health and Care Research Wales, a collaboration between Public Health Wales, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University,…

28th May 2020

£150,000 Competition for Covid-19 Digital Solutions

Welsh Government have announced a new funding competition for digital solutions to help fight Covid-19. The competition is being supported by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales and funding is available for between five and eight projects to rapidly pilot products and solutions. How the competition works The competition is open to any UK business who has a digital…

19th May 2020

160-year innovation legacy sees manufacturer return to the frontline

A Welsh manufacturer that can trace its life-saving work to the trenches of the Crimean war is now working to ensure that NHS Wales has the supplies it needs in the battle against Coronavirus.
12th May 2020

Antimicrobial specialist develops products for virus fight

Hybrisan’s Chris Mortimer and Lee Bridgeman A Welsh antimicrobial specialist has developed a multi-purpose hand sanitiser and surface cleaning product to help combat the coronavirus outbreak and is in the process of creating nanofiber FFP3 face masks to combat the NHS shortage. Developed by Swansea University PhD alumni, Hybrisan’s sanitiser product does not contain alcohol…

12th May 2020

The clinical trials Wales is taking part in to find treatments for coronavirus

Patients are being recruited across the whole spectrum of the illness, including those with symptoms who are well enough to be at home as well as people seriously ill in hospital. Wales is currently taking part in 10 public health research studies in an urgent attempt to find treatments for coronavirus. The studies, set up…

12th May 2020

Welsh Company’s Sanitiser Proves Effectiveness Against Covid-19

With regular and thorough cleaning of shared spaces essential during the current pandemic, the number of cleaning supplies being sold has surged. However, not all sanitising products are effective at killing the novel coronavirus(SARS-CoV-2) which causes COVID-19. Cardiff-based Genesis Biosciences is one of the few companies in the UK to have gone through rigorous anti-viral…

05th May 2020

University’s link to Wuhan brings experts together in fight against Covid-19

Swansea University has used its unique connection to Wuhan to bring together health experts from across Wales with some of the first medics to tackle coronavirus. The University played a key role, alongside Swansea Bay University Health Board, in organising a video conference between representatives from Welsh health boards and senior doctors at Wuhan Union…

29th April 2020

EKF Diagnostics signs deal to supply sample collection device

EKF Diagnostics has struck a deal with Source BioScience to supply a patented sample device to be used in the growing Covid-19 testing service.
23rd April 2020

Ricardo helps Isansys scale up production of its life-saving innovation in healthcare

With a surge of UK and international orders for its advanced patient monitoring system in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Isansys Lifecare is collaborating with Ricardo to scale up production as quickly as possible whilst also building longer-term capacity.  Isansys has developed the Patient Status Engine (PSE), an innovative patient monitoring system which uses…

23rd April 2020

Swansea University Lab Producing 5,000 Litres of Hand Sanitiser a Week

A solar tech lab at Swansea University has temporarily switched to producing 5000 litres of hand sanitiser a week, to help the NHS fight the Covid-19 outbreak. The sanitiser, which meets the standard set by the World Health Organization, is already in use in the local NHS. The team is made up of over 30 volunteers from three different Swansea University Colleges and Schools whose mission is to support Wales’ NHS heroes whilst…