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08th January 2021

Over £200 Million Boost to Upgrade UK labs

New facilities include super computers to track infectious diseases, airborne sensors to monitor greenhouse gas emissions, and a unique floating offshore wind testing lab. UK science facilities to be upgraded with £213 million government investment enabling researchers to respond to global challenges such as COVID-19 and climate change new world class equipment includes supercomputers in…

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
08th December 2020

Prime Minister announces £20m to grow medicines manufacturing in the UK

The new fund will improve medicine supply chains and create thousands of jobs.
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…

10th November 2020

Swansea Expert Helps Shape World’s First Agreed Guidance For People With Diabetes To Exercise Safely

A Swansea University academic has helped draw up a landmark agreement amongst international experts, setting out the world’s first standard guidance on how people with diabetes can use modern glucose monitoring devices to help them exercise safely. The guidance will be a crucial resource for healthcare professionals around the world, so they can help people…

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

Swansea Firm Supports COVID Fight With Disinfection Robots

A Swansea-based firm has been supporting the fight against Covid-19 by supplying robots designed to sanitise a whole building. Evolve Raybotix has supplied hundreds of robots worldwide to businesses such as restaurants, hotels, cinemas, sports centres and offices, as well as clinics and schools. The UV-C Ozone disinfection robots map surroundings and use a combination…

02nd November 2020

EKF Signs COVID-19 Antibody Test Distribution Agreement

Cardiff-headquartered EKF Diagnostics has signed an agreement for the distribution of a Covid-19 antibody test in the UK and Europe. The AIM-listed business has secured a two-year marketing and distribution agreement with Kantaro Biosciences, a joint venture between the Mount Sinai Health System and RenalytixAI, and manufacturing partner Bio-Techne Corporation. EKF will have exclusive rights…

28th October 2020

New animation helps lymphoedema patients recognise symptoms

A new animated video has been developed by Swansea University to raise awareness of lymphoedema and help patients understand more about how their condition will be treated. It is estimated that more than 200,000 men, women and children are living with lymphoedema, also known as chronic oedema, in the UK. Lymphoedema affects around 2 in…

28th October 2020

EKF Secures New Orders For COVID Collection Kits

Specialist manufacturer EKF has received two orders for Covid-19 sample collection kits. The Cardiff-headquartered business has secured two new customers for the PrimeStore MTM COVID-19 sample collection devices – Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland and a national health body in England. The tests will be made at EKF’s facilities in Penarth and Barleben, Germany. The company said…