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07th July 2020

Antibodies from recovered patients now being trialled as possible treatment in two major COVID-19 research studies in Wales

Antibodies from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are now being trialled as a possible treatment in two urgent public health research studies in Wales. It’s hoped the antibodies, contained within plasma collected from people who have already had COVID-19, could help people who are critically ill in hospital with the disease. This therapy, known…

07th July 2020

COVID Test Consortium Reaches Major Milestone

BBI Solutions, part of the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), has reached a ‘major milestone’ in the development of a Covid-19 lateral flow antibody test. The UK-RTC has reached design freeze for the test, which has been designed for people to use in their own homes. The milestone means that the test meets the required performance…

07th July 2020

Welsh Tech Firm Enables Telemedicine to Treat Most Vulnerable

RWG Mobile recently announced that its global Internet of Things (IoT) platform is being used to provide US healthcare organisation Guardian eHealth with innovative remote patient monitoring (RPM) to serve vulnerable patients suffering long term health problems. In addition, the RPM could be used to remotely detect early signs of Covid-19. This news comes off…

07th July 2020

Project to Help Staff Using Facemasks Scoops Innovation Award

Swansea University’s Healthcare Technology Centre has played a key role in developing an award-winning communication aid for frontline health staff forced to wear face masks during the pandemic. The Centre was part of the Welsh-based team behind MaskComms, a microphone designed to be small enough to fit inside a face mask and transmit voice through…

07th July 2020

Cardiff Capital Region Awards £2m Loan to Creo Medical to Develop Anti-Covid Technology

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has advanced a £2 million loan to Creo Medical to develop its Cool Plasma technology which could provide a valuable weapon in the fight against Covid-19. Chepstow-based medical company, Creo Medical has developed its Cool Plasma technology, which has been shown to be highly effective in killing bacteria, with a 99.99%…

02nd July 2020

Development loan for plasma sterilising product

Creo Medical Group plc (AIM: CREO), the medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, announces that the Group has secured a £2m loan from the Cardiff Capital Region ("CCR") to develop Creo's Cool Plasma technology as a
26th June 2020

Caerphilly company’s sustainable PPE receives global interest

A Caerphilly company has switched up production at its factory to create millions of sustainable face shields that will be used worldwide by frontline staff as well to support employees returning to the workplace. Transcend Packaging, a sustainable packaging specialist and the first company in Europe to produce paper straws for major quick service restaurants,…

26th June 2020

Expansion Lines Up By Cancer Treatment Centre Firm

Cancer treatment specialist Rutherford Health has entered into a £55m development framework agreement under which it will establish up to five new facilities in the UK to provide diagnostic services to the NHS and to private patients. The agreement is with Equitix, an investor, developer and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure assets in the UK…

26th June 2020

Innovative Blood Oxygen Monitors Developed for Covid-19 Patients

Researchers at the University of South Wales (USW) have developed an innovative blood oxygen monitor after supplies of this key device became limited as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team of researchers have worked under the instruction of the Welsh Government’s Critical Equipment Requirements Engineering Team (CERET) led by Industry Wales, who were…

25th June 2020

Jellagen announces £1.9m seed financing to develop products for therapeutic and medical device applications

Jellagen announces seed financing to develop advanced collagen products for therapeutic and medical device applications.