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See & Treat – The Smarter Way Of Working
Over the next few months, we will be highlighting smarter ways of working with our comprehensive “See and Treat” range of products, and how these can benefit your Clinic. This news piece will kick off the series with a focus on our Single-use ENT & Maxillofacial Instruments. This wide variety of products ensure you get…
Fast-growing Welsh Medtech Firm Creates Key Tech Role
Leading medtech firm Bond Digital Health has appointed a Chief Technology Officer to oversee its growing team of developers as they deliver a series of global projects.
Equity funding injection wins deal of the month
A funding injection secured by a rapidly growing Welsh medical technology specialist has been named as Deal of the Month.
EKF introduces accurate quantitative COVID-19 antibody test kit
EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, has introduced one of the first tests to precisely measure levels of COVID-19 neutralising antibodies in individuals. Unlike other antibody tests, the Kantaro COVID-SeroKlir SARS-CoV-2 IgG ant
Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards
Winners have been announced at the fifteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in the Welsh life science and health technology communities. This year, the awards ceremony took place entirely online for the first time, with guests tuning in from across Wales to represent the NHS, industry, academia, government and more. Many companies…
Healthcare firm Forth’s popular Covid-19 antibody testing kits are back online
A 98% accurate home Covid-19 antibody testing kit is once again available from award-winning Chepstow-based healthcare firm Forth. In May this year, Forth won the race to be the first company in the UK to bring home antibody testing kits to the publi
First patient in Wales receives monoclonal antibodies in COVID-19 clinical trial
A patient at University Hospital Llandough has become the first in Wales to receive a transfusion of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19. Melanie James, from the Pontprennau area of Cardiff, received the transfusion as part of the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) clinical trial, after being admitted to University Hospital Llandough with COVID-19. The…
Reacta Biotech Making Progress On Peanut Diagnostic Product
Deeside-based Reacta Biotech is on course to secure a market authorisation for its peanut diagnostic product within the next two years as global activity to treat peanut allergies accelerates. Reacta expects Nestlé Health Sciences’ $2.6bn acquisition of Aimmune to accelerate demand for food allergy diagnostics as the California-based biotech business has already received FDA approval…
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.