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23rd July 2021

Resource Launched to Support Health, Social Care and Industry Innovation

Achieving Innovation is a new resource developed by Life Sciences Hub Wales to inform and guide those working across industry, health and social care innovation. It summarises key research, provides critical insights and delivers fresh perspectives from cross-sector thought leaders. This new digital resource reviews the wealth of knowledge available about innovation in health and social care…

18th July 2021

Work begins in Wales to action an ambitious Implementation Plan for recovery, resilience and growth in clinical research

NHS staff, clinicians and researchers across Health and Care Research Wales attended a webinar this week outlining the key actions that will drive forward the new vision for clinical research in the UK. Following the publication in March of ‘Saving and improving lives: the future of UK clinical research delivery’, the UK government and devolved administrations…

23rd June 2021

GeneFirst Awarded €2.8m in Horizon 2020 Grant Funding for Rapid Covid-19 Diagnostic

RedKnight are delighted to have supported GeneFirst with its successful application to Horizon 2020, securing the innovative med-tech start-up and its 4 collaborating partners (two SMEs and two hospitals) over €2.8m in grant funding. In total, 144 applications were submitted to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) competition, of which 8 projects have been selected for funding (6%…

16th June 2021

Pelican Healthcare Launches New Product

Cardiff-based Pelican Healthcare Ltd has bolstered its position as a manufacturer of disposable stoma products in the UK and Ireland healthcare markets with the launch of a new range on the back of significant investment. The company has released its ostomy pouch range ModaVi after three years of development. The project included a £1m investment…

16th June 2021

Roche receives CE mark for at-home nasal test

Roche has received the CE mark for its SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self-Test Nasal for at-home testing. The test will be available in countries accepting the CE mark through pharmacies and other locations, in packs of five tests.  Expand An early version of the test has already been available as a home-test in a number of European…

16th June 2021

International safety company Bollé announces partnership with Welsh manufacturer to drive international supply of protective eyewear equipment

Production of a new range of safety eyewear for one of the world’s leading names in the industry, Bollé, has begun at a site in Wales. Bollé Safety, a specialist in the development of personal protective equipment (PPE) eyewear, has announced a partnership with Welsh firm, RotoMedical, part of Rototherm Group, which has become the French…

05th June 2021

Sensyne Health signs deal with DHSC on asymptomatic testing

Clinical AI technology firm Sensyne Health has signed a production contract with the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) to use Sensyne’s MagnifEye AI technology for reading COVID-19 lateral flow diagnostic tests as part of the UK government’s asymptomatic testing programme.   The scope of this contract with DHSC is for a phased national roll-out…

28th May 2021

British health tech firm launches innovative AI Female Hormone Mapping™ product

A ground breaking new product has been launched by Forth to help give women a greater understanding of their hormone cycles to improve female wellbeing and provide answers to women who may be entering the perimenopause. The product uses artificial intelligence, gold standard blood sample analysis, and industry leading clinician interpretation and analysis to map…

26th May 2021

Wales Emergency Department Experimental Measures: 6 Months On

Background: Historically one of the few ways to measure Emergency Department performance was to look at the 4 & 12 hour targets. The key challenge here is it doesn’t give any valuable information other than how quickly the patient journey was through the Emergency Department, which creates a challenge when trying to look at improvement…

26th May 2021

How Sustainability Needs Prioritising in Wales’ Med-Tech Sector

Med-Tech and medical manufacturing organisations in Wales have had their fair share of challenges during the recent economic downturn, with perhaps the biggest challenges in supply issues for essential polymers and medical grade plastics in packaging, and not to mention how many organisations have had to quickly adapt to the new trading relationships with the…