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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…

23rd April 2020

Wales’ Leading Role in ‘Antibody Transfusion’ Treatment for Coronavirus

Wales is playing a leading role in the UK programme for treating coronavirus patients using a blood donation extract taken from people who have recovered from COVID19 – ‘convalescent plasma’. Non COVID19  plasma has been used daily in NHS Wales for a variety of needs for many years. COVID19convalescent plasma will help patients develop immunity…

23rd April 2020

UK Government Launches Vaccine Taskforce to Combat Coronavirus

Rapid development and production of a coronavirus vaccine will be driven by a new UK Government-led vaccine taskforce. The Taskforce, led by Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan van Tam, will support efforts to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible by providing industry and research…

21st April 2020

University’s rapid test could be used ‘in weeks’

A rapid test for detecting Covid-19 has been developed by scientists at the University of South Wales.
16th April 2020

Cardiff Scientists Switch Research to Help Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

A team of Cardiff University scientists has switched from researching cancer to work that could help towards a vaccine for coronavirus. The team at the School of Medicine usually work on reprogramming viruses so they can target and kill cancer – but are now focusing their efforts to help in the fight against the new virus which is gripping the…

06th April 2020

Life Sciences Hub Wales Calls for Industry Collaboration to Fight Coronavirus

Wales’ leading organisation for healthcare innovation is calling on companies and innovators from across the country to join the fight against coronavirus. Life Sciences Hub Wales is leading industry efforts to combat COVID-19 by launching a nation-wide drive to get companies from a range of sectors working together on solutions. Having already received interest from…

06th April 2020

Virtual Doctor Appointments Rolled out Across Wales

All GP practices in Wales can now access a new system, which allows people to have online appointments with their doctor and other healthcare professionals. Working together, the Welsh Government and TEC Cymru produced a proposal for the rapid delivery of the video consultation service for all GPs in Wales in response to the Coronavirus…