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30th September 2019

University partnership provides unique training environment for health students

Health students at Swansea University are now able to learn vital skills at a unique new training facility in the heart of a busy hospital. The Aneurin Bevan Clinical Skills Centre has been created in a former ward at Singleton Hospital and provides an opportunity for nursing and medical students to practise clinical skills in…

28th August 2019

AgorIP team members make Swansea University history to achieve RTTP status for second and third time

Two members of staff at AgorIP have become the second and third people in Swansea University’s history to achieve Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) status.  Laurel Jones, a Technology Transfer Manager and Steven Powell, a Technology Transfer Officer, achieved the international professional standard for knowledge transfer and commercialisation through their work within AgorIP and extensive…

19th August 2019

H2020 Calls on Digital Health: Webinar recording and slides now available

On the 7th of August KTN hosted a Briefing Webinar on forthcoming Horizon 2020 Digital Health related calls. The webinar provided background information on various call topics and on support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners. KTN hosted this event on behalf of Innovate…

19th August 2019

Nerve stimulator helps relieve suffering from chronic pain

Development of new neurotechnologies provides non-pharmaceutical alternatives to chronic pain relief. Imagine never being able to hug your loved ones because of chronic, excruciating pain. This was the case for Joan who suffered severe neuropathic pain for over 6 years after a Schwannoma (a nerve sheath tumour) was removed from around her brachial plexus. The entire right…

19th August 2019

Driving Innovation in Medicines Manufacturing – current public sector initiatives to support the sector

Take a look at some upcoming events and initiatives of interest to the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community. Recent days have seen a number of announcements on UK Government initiatives to support innovation and the industrial strategy. Here we summarise those that are most relevant to the medicines manufacturing sector, and highlight some upcoming activities we…

05th August 2019

Cardiff University secures £1 million EU funding for industrial research centre

Counsel General and Brexit minister Jeremy Miles will today announce EU funding of more than £1 millon to advance research into magnetic and electromagnetic materials in Wales. This investment will support Cardiff University’s Magnetic Materials and Applications (MAGMA) project, enabling the university to expand its research and development programmes in areas including electric vehicles, advanced…

29th July 2019

Improvements in waiting times as busy year for emergency departments continues

The Health Minister Vaughan Gething responds to the latest NHS performance statistics published today. The minister said: The busy year for frontline emergency department staff continued in June and the total number of attendees in the first 6 months of 2019 has now passed 520,000. Despite this pressure, I’m encouraged to see the vast majority…

29th July 2019

Wales leading the way on organ donation

The latest figures from the NHS Blood and Transplant published today show the consent rate for organ donation in Wales have increased by 7% from last year. Wales has the highest consent rate of all the UK nations, now 77%, up from 58% in 2015, when the new a soft opt-out system of consent to…

23rd July 2019

Cancer research project making progress

A £2.6 million investment in a project to improve diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer is going from strength to strength. The Cluster for Epigenomic and Antibody Drug Conjugate Therapeutics (CEAT) based at based at Swansea University’s Medical School received £1.2m by the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government earlier this year. Epigenetics…

21st June 2019

£22.7 million funding announced towards delivering A Healthier Wales

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has welcomed progress in delivering the £100 million fund to transform the way health and social care is delivered, as he announced the latest allocation ahead of the first anniversary of A Healthier Wales.