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28th May 2020

PODCAST – Producing PPE and Getting it Right

Life Sciences Hub Wales aims to drive transformational systematic change within the health and care sectors to create a better future for the people of Wales. We know that health and economic wellbeing go hand-in-hand. Our role is to inspire innovation and collaboration between industry, health and social care, and research organisations to make a…

28th May 2020

New Made-in-Wales Antibody Test is Being Introduced Throughout the UK

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…

21st May 2020

Creo signs commercialisation agreement

Creo Medical Group has signed a commercialisation agreement with the Department of Health and Social Care to provide NHS Hospitals with access to one its products at preferential rates for a limited period. The medical device company said the agreement relates to its CROMA Advanced Energy Platform and associated devices for use in gastrointestinal therapeutic endoscopy….

21st May 2020

Medical School wins major boost to nanomedicine research

Swansea University Medical School has secured a prestigious funding boost to accelerate the transition from discovery research to development projects in the field of nanomedicine. Building on successful research developed by experts in the University’s Centre for NanoHealth, the 2020 MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) award aims to accelerate discoveries towards translation and ultimately patient…

14th May 2020

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.
12th May 2020

Antimicrobial specialist develops products for virus fight

Hybrisan’s Chris Mortimer and Lee Bridgeman A Welsh antimicrobial specialist has developed a multi-purpose hand sanitiser and surface cleaning product to help combat the coronavirus outbreak and is in the process of creating nanofiber FFP3 face masks to combat the NHS shortage. Developed by Swansea University PhD alumni, Hybrisan’s sanitiser product does not contain alcohol…

12th May 2020

Roche’s COVID-19 antibody test approved for use in the UK

Roche’s antibody test for COVID-19 has been given the CE mark and has been issued Emergency Use Authorisation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Expand Its Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test has a specificity greater than 99.8% and 100% sensitivity (14 Days post-PCR confirmation) and can help assess patients’ immune response to the virus. As more…

05th May 2020

EKF working to help fight against COVID-19

The chief executive of EKF Diagnostics talks about how the healthcare manufacturing business is helping the fight against Covid-19 by supplying an NHS laboratory testing service provider with one of the “safest forms of sample collection and transportation in the world” in a move which is creating jobs. Penarth-based EKF contract manufactures PrimeStore MTM, a sample…

05th May 2020

MedTech firm secures equity funding for development of COVID-19 test

A Cardiff-based MedTech company has secured £700,000 in equity funding to develop the digital element of a new test to support the fight against Covid-19. Bond Digital Health is part of an international consortium that is producing a diagnostic test for patients suspected of having Covid-19. The consortium was set up by Canadian company Sona…

05th May 2020

Wales plays key role in urgent COVID-19 research

Wales is playing a key role in the UK-wide effort to find treatments for COVID-19 patients through research, with 11 urgent public health research studies already taking place and further studies being set up. These studies – set up through Health and Care Research Wales and co-ordinated nationally – are being run right across Wales…