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13th January 2021

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.
15th December 2020

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
02nd December 2020

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…

03rd November 2020

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
02nd November 2020

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…

14th October 2020

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…

04th September 2020

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…

05th August 2020

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.
28th July 2020

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…

14th July 2020

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.