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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…

05th August 2019

Do you have tattoos? – A discussion around tattoos and MRI scans

By Martin J. Stuart (Cardiff Healthcare Innovation Ltd.)   If you have ever had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, you would have filled out what is known as a screening form. The form asks questions to determine whether or not it is safe for you to be scanned in an environment that combines a…

12th July 2019

Swansea University researcher wins £35,000 funding to improve lung cancer detection

A researcher based at Swansea University has secured £35,000 from the ICURe Awards, Innovate UK. Dr Charles Brilliant, 28, will use the funding to further his research using infrared light to determine the molecular structure of sputum to detect lung cancer. It means that patients could get an initial diagnosis in their GP surgeries, rather…

10th July 2019

Repose confirmed as gold standard for pressure ulcer prevention

New randomised control trial evidence confirms Frontier Medical Group’s Repose® as gold standard for pressure ulcer prevention. Published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, Professor Dimitri Beeckman and his team have compared the effectiveness of the Repose static air support system versus alternating air pressure support surfaces, in a nursing home population at high…

25th June 2019

First orders for listed medical device brand

A medical device manufacturer has received its first commercial orders for its surgical endoscopy device. The first purchase orders come from two US hospitals and follow on from the successful roll out of the company’s Clinical Education Programme in the US which has now trained seven practitioners across six hospitals. According to the company, the…

31st May 2019

Health Hack event turns NHS challenges into technology ventures

At the two-day event, which took place on 23rd and 24th May at the Life Sciences Hub Wales, five successful projects were awarded with Welsh Government funding of £7500 and further support from the Bevan Commission to develop their innovative solutio
21st May 2019

2019 Winners Announced: Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in Association with Med-Tech Innovation

Last night the 2019 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards took place. The sell-out gala dinner was the best yet, with 250 professionals from across the industry coming to celebrate with the winners, network with peers and share their pride in the industry. This year’s awards recognised a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to life…

05th May 2019

Huntleigh Healthcare awarded Queen’s Award for Innovation

The Cardiff based company has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition for their new range of Digital Handheld Dopplers. 
29th April 2019

Minister sets out vision for cutting edge technology in NHS Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething, has set out his vision for cutting edge precision medicine to improve health and deliver a sustainable future for NHS Wales. During, a visit to the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, Mr Gething announced new strategies to transform pathology and precision therapeutics in Wales. He said: To address future challenges from…

29th April 2019

Welsh Health Sector Recycling Specialist Secures £400k Innovate UK Grant

The Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has been awarded £426k by Innovate UK to develop its pioneering work in the recycling of medical waste material which can generate income for the NHS. The award was made through Innovate UK Open Call competition and the £426k is 70% funded by Innovate UK, with 30% invested by TCG….