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08th January 2020

Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ImpactAir Range

Pinpoint Scientific, specialist product designers and manufacturers of environmental monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries, is pleased to announce it has secured further investment into the business, to aid the developmen
06th January 2020

Nurse Staffing Levels for Wales extended to benefit more patients

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has today announced plans to extend the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act to include paediatric inpatient wards by April 2021. The extension will require approval by the Senedd before becoming law. The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 places a general duty on all health boards to provide sufficient nurses to…

06th January 2020

Multimillion pound boost for Cystic Fibrosis centre announced

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today announce an extra £4.7m to redevelop and expand the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre at University Hospital Llandough. The centre is the only specialised adult CF centre in Wales and provides a friendly and caring environment for people with CF, ensuring they receive the best possible therapy…

06th January 2020

Health Technology Wales celebrates second anniversary and sets vision for 2020

Health Technology Wales (HTW) celebrated its second anniversary with an event to showcase the impact it’s making on health and care in Wales. Stakeholders from a variety of sectors joined several key decision makers, who delivered a series of thought-provoking talks about HTW’s role to support a national approach to the identification, appraisal and adoption…

13th November 2019

Minister calls on UK government to confirm plans for EU research funding following new £7.5 million science investment

The Education Minister has today called on the UK government to confirm that 2016 Referendum promises on replacing EU funding are honoured and control over investment will remain in Wales following any departure from the EU. Speaking at an event in Cardiff to mark 7 years of Sêr Cymru, Kirsty Williams also announced a £7.5…

05th November 2019

£50 million and new body to transform digital health and care services in Wales

Health and Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to transform digital health and care in Wales. The plans include creating the role of Chief Digital Officer for Health and Care and a new NHS Wales organisation to deliver national digital services, supported by £50 million new funding. The Chief Digital Officer for Health…

04th November 2019

Researcher joins Medical School team after gaining European Fellowship

Swansea University Medical School has welcomed a new researcher under a prestigious European scheme. Dr Rémi Zallot successfully applied for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission and will be hosted by the Medical School’s Centre for Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity for the next two years. His expertise in mining microbial genomes using bioinformatics…

30th September 2019

EKF Diagnostics opens new R&D facility in UK

Special Projects Laboratory opened in EKF’s Cardiff HQ to develop new applications in non-core markets and support other global diagnostics R&D facilities EKF Diagnostics’ new R&D laboratory at its Cardiff headquarters EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitrodiagnostics company, announcesthat it has opened a new Research & Development facility at its Cardiff, UK headquarters. The new…

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…

30th September 2019

New measure for cancer services in Wales is a UK first

For the first time, all cancer patients in Wales are having their waiting time measured from when their cancer is first suspected rather than from when their referral is received in hospital. The new measure, a first in the UK, aims to speed up diagnosis and ensure people with cancer are treated more quickly. It…