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16th October 2020

St Joseph’s Hospital Transformed with £4m Investment

A market leading scanner has been unveiled at St Joseph’s Hospital as part of a £1.3m project – the latest stage in a £4m overhaul, which began in February 2020. The new MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T MRI from Siemens Healthineers is the only one of its kind in an independent hospital within a 100-mile radius of Newport. The…

15th October 2020

Cytiva expands contract lyophilization capacity with new lab

Cytiva is pleased to announce the official opening of its new manufacturing laboratory to support its Lyo-Stable lyophilization services for genomics and diagnostics assay stabilization, at its Center of Excellence in Cardiff, UK.
15th October 2020

Plans unveiled for £23m health and wellbeing village

Plans have been unveiled for a new £23m health and wellbeing village in Bridgend, supported by funding of £18m from the Welsh Government.

08th October 2020

UK Government Orders One Millions COVID Tests From Consortium

Dr Mario Gualano The UK Government has ordered one million Covid-19 tests from a consortium which includes Crumlin-BASED BBI Solutions. This first order of lateral flow antibody tests (AbC-19) from the UK Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC) is part of the UK Government’s plans to roll-out surveillance studies to help build a picture of how the…

06th October 2020

Cardiff Biotech Company Invests £2.5m in Eco-Friendly Solution

A Cardiff-based research company has launched a new range of eco-friendly pond and lake treatments worldwide following two years and £2.5million in innovative research and development, trials and testing. Genesis Biosciences developed its new Evogen Pond and Lake range which works synergistically with both the environment and local ecology to tackle contaminants and degrade organic…

29th September 2020

Jellagen® announces collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Jellagen has entered into a license agreement for an exclusive grant to patent rights with Mayo Clinic  for the development in treatment of vocal cord paralysis.

22nd September 2020

MedTech Develops App For COVID-19 Test

A Welsh medtech specialist has developed a companion app for a Covid-19 test that could soon help world governments and health agencies manage and control the coronavirus pandemic. Cardiff-based Bond Digital Health is part of a global consortium that is producing a rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19. The antigen test, produced by Canadian company Sona…

17th September 2020

Welsh Hospital Upgrade Cost Over £60m More than Approved

Complex £171 million programme of asbestos removal and refurbishment at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was completed successfully only a few months later than planned. An Audit Wales report sets out the key factors contributing to the significant increase in project costs. Following two asbestos-related incidents in 2010, the need for action to strip asbestos from Ysbyty…

15th September 2020

Accelerate supports the development of safer VR experiences in Healthcare

UWTSD’s Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) and Cardiff University’s Clinical Innovation Accelerator (CIA) are collaborating with Rescape Innovation Ltd to improve the safe deployment of VR for health care staff and patients.   Rescape Innovation Ltd are pioneering the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare to reduce pain, anxiety and improve the patient journey….

15th September 2020

Welsh manufacturer set to double workforce thanks to investment in sustainable PPE

A Welsh company has nearly doubled its permanent workforce to 127 staff in just four months after switching part of its operations to create personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Based in Ystrad Mynach, Transcend Packaging specialises in providing sustainable packaging products to quick service restaurants including McDonalds and Starbucks. Converting…