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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…
New University spinout company to develop diagnostic tests for human and animal diseases
An innovative collaboration between scientists at Aberystwyth University and industry could lead to a breakthrough in the early detection of chronic diseases in humans and animals.
Funding awarded to develop new COVID-19 T cell 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…
Bond Digital Health Awarded £200,000 Welsh and UK Government Grants
Leading Welsh medtech firm Bond Digital Health has received more than £200,000 in government grants to help it develop its connectivity and data platform for a new Covid-19 test.
Mobile apps at the forefront of the Covid-19 fight
There are many ways in which the current fight against Covid-19 differs from previous global pandemics. One key difference is the availability and use of mobile phone technology, and apps in particular.
New FDA Guidance Allows Use of KardiaMobile 6L to Measure QTc in COVID-19 Patients
AliveCor, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-based, personal ECG technology, and provider of enterprise cardiology solutions, today announced that its KardiaMobile 6L – the world's only six-lead personal ECG – is now allowed for use in the me
BBI Solutions Responds to Call to Help Rollout Millions Of Coronavirus Tests
Crumlin -based BBI Solutions has been announced as part of a consortium of the UK’s top Diagnostic companies to rapidly develop and rollout millions of coronavirus tests. As part of the government’s National Testing Plan, the expertise and resources of the UK’s world-leading life sciences industries are being pooled to build a large British diagnostics…
Automated Coronavirus symptom checker to go live
Inhealthcare has developed an automated symptom checker for the daily screening of thousands of people for signs of coronavirus before their routine outpatient appointments. The system goes live this week. City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) receives around 1,000 patients every weekday at its clinics and typically arranges another 1,000 nurse visits in community settings. The…
Australian hospital leads the world with patient monitoring trial
A patient being monitored by the Isansys Patient Status Engine at the 20-bed Kilcoy hospital in rural Queensland An Australian hospital has become the first in the world to use wireless monitoring technology hospital-wide, revolutionising its approach to the most basic process in healthcare – taking and recording patients’ vital signs. The trial of the…
Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards
Winners have been announced at the fourteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in NHS Wales and in the Welsh life science and health technology communities.