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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…

05th May 2020

Welsh Firm Aims to Launch Therapy that Could Treat Covid-19 Patients

Award-winning entrepreneur Peter Webber is seeking Welsh Government support to manufacture hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers that could be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Mr Webber, founder of Newtown-based, multi-award-winning cancer diagnosis equipment specialist CellPath Ltd, is applying for support from the Welsh Government’s Covid-19 Resilience Innovation Project to make the HBOT chambers. The company has…

23rd April 2020

Ricardo helps Isansys scale up production of its life-saving innovation in healthcare

With a surge of UK and international orders for its advanced patient monitoring system in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Isansys Lifecare is collaborating with Ricardo to scale up production as quickly as possible whilst also building longer-term capacity.  Isansys has developed the Patient Status Engine (PSE), an innovative patient monitoring system which uses…

23rd April 2020

Wales’ Leading Role in ‘Antibody Transfusion’ Treatment for Coronavirus

Wales is playing a leading role in the UK programme for treating coronavirus patients using a blood donation extract taken from people who have recovered from COVID19 – ‘convalescent plasma’. Non COVID19  plasma has been used daily in NHS Wales for a variety of needs for many years. COVID19convalescent plasma will help patients develop immunity…

23rd April 2020

UK Government Launches Vaccine Taskforce to Combat Coronavirus

Rapid development and production of a coronavirus vaccine will be driven by a new UK Government-led vaccine taskforce. The Taskforce, led by Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan van Tam, will support efforts to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible by providing industry and research…

23rd April 2020

Welsh Firm Ramps up Production of Life-saving Devices to Support NHS

Flexicare Medical Limited, in Mountain Ash, is increasing production of lifesaving devices such as ventilator breathing systems, humidifiers, and resuscitators to support the NHS. The company has established a 24/7 operation at its main manufacturing facility to meet the current demand. More production staff have been added to assembly lines, several shift patterns have been…