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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…

12th September 2020

How can we ensure ambulance teams are best equipped to deal with suspected COVID-19 cases?

Researchers at PRIME Centre Wales are trying to find out the most effective way for ambulance services to triage patients with suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Not all ambulance services use the same methods to assess calls and prioritise treatment (triage) for suspected COVID-19 patients, so identifying the most effective method could have an impact on how…

04th September 2020

UK’s first medical-grade face mask manufacturing facility set to open in Cardiff

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see the UK’s first medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales, creating over 40 jobs and boosting business opportunities in the region. Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a global leader in the production of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to…

04th September 2020

BBI recruiting to support COVID-19 antibody home test ramp up

BBI Solutions is recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a COVID-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government’s testing strategy. Four months ago, UK government established the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), in which BBI Solutions is a partner, to develop a…

04th September 2020

New blood test for coronavirus

A new made-in-Wales antibody test is being introduced throughout the UK to tell whether people have had coronavirus. Wales – and the rest of the UK – will roll out the new-style blood tests, including those produced in Pencoed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho). The company is one of a number to produce the antibody…

02nd September 2020

BBI Creates New Jobs to Support Next Phase in COVID-19 Home Test Development

BBI Solutions is recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK Government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a Covid-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government strategy on COVID-19 testing.
26th August 2020

Funding for Cardiff Firm to Develop New COVID-19 Immunity Test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a new type of test for COVID-19. Identifying people who have already been infected with the virus and become immune could have huge benefits for enabling society to safely return to normality. However, since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person…