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18th August 2020

Welsh Ultrasonic Cleaning Specialists Provide Sanitising Solution

A Cardiff-based manufacturer of ultrasonic cleaning baths has developed a new sanitising solution for businesses reopening as lockdown restrictions are eased. Ultrawave has launched its Sanitiser range of cleaning baths, giving those operating in customer facing roles the chance to clean and disinfect their equipment in as little as six minutes, with the cleaning baths…

18th August 2020

Mask making facility established in Wales following £1.5m investment

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see a medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales. Expand Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a producer of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to secure product certifications that will allow it to become the first in the UK to produce…

18th August 2020

Welsh Medical Supply Firm Endorsed for for High Quality PPE Gowns

A leading medical supply company in Wales has secured CE marking for its stock of personal protective equipment (PPE). Hospital Innovations specialises in delivering innovative and safe solutions to hospitals and clinics worldwide, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has made sourcing PPE for facilities in the UK a priority. The CE mark, which…

04th August 2020

UK firm starts research on skin patch for COVID vaccines

Innoture has received funding from the Welsh Government to start proof-of-concept research into the use of its next-generation microneedle skin patch for the self-administration of COVID-19 and other vaccines.
31st July 2020

UK’s Leading PPE Producer Creates 150 New Jobs in Port Talbot

When the Port Talbot-based Rototherm Group established the Rotomedical company to produce high-quality Surgical Masks, Face Shields and Goggles, they did more than  ‘just’ take the lead in combating the deadly COVID virus. They grew almost overnight from a 110-strong workforce to a team of 285, working expertly to deliver vital equipment. Just four months…

31st July 2020

Innovate UK backs development of COVID-19 T cell test

Cardiff-based Indoor Biotechnologies has been awarded funding from Innovate UK to develop a COVID-19 test using T cells. 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. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person, and…

24th July 2020

Creo Medical Group Acquires European Manufacturer

Chepstow-based Creo Medical Group has acquired a European healthcare products manufacturer in a deal which could be worth more than €25m. Albyn Medical supplies and produces gastroenterology, urology and endoscopy goods has been acquired for an equity value of €24.8m. This could include an extra €2.7m of performance-related consideration payable over the next two years….

14th July 2020

Roche wins funding to improve early diagnosis in major diseases

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is part of three consortia that have each won government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to take forward projects aimed to revolutionise patient care and improve early diagnosis in key disease areas including cancer, thoracic and liver diseases.  The awards – made under the…

14th July 2020

Focus on Virtual Reality Benefits to Healthcare in Wales Tech Week

VR is Good For You …and For Your Doctor is the title of a panel discussion on July 16 at 16:00, one of over 80 virtual events taking place in the first ever Wales Tech Week July 13-17. VR is Good For You …and For Your Doctor features Rescape Innovation CEO Matt Wordley,  Product Development…

09th July 2020

Ventilator Challenge Hailed a Success as UK Production Finishes

British manufacturers will have helped to produce over 14,000 ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the success of the government’s drive to boost the NHS’s ventilator capacity. Scientific modelling at the start of the coronavirus crisis predicted that the NHS was going to run out of ventilators, so the Government launched the Ventilator Challenge…