News > Medical Technology

23rd April 2020

BBI Solutions Responds to Call to Help Rollout Millions Of Coronavirus Tests

Crumlin -based BBI Solutions has been announced as part of a consortium of the UK’s top Diagnostic companies to rapidly develop and rollout millions of coronavirus tests. As part of the government’s National Testing Plan, the expertise and resources of the UK’s world-leading life sciences industries are being pooled to build a large British diagnostics…

16th April 2020

Renishaw starts mass-production of critical ventilator components

Renishaw has started mass-producing critical components for medical ventilators, as part of a nationwide effort to support the NHS in the fight against COVID-19.  The company has dedicated part of its manufacturing sites in Gloucestershire and South Wales to produce precision-machined components for two different ventilators manufactured by the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, with production at the sites now running…

16th April 2020

COVID-19 and the critical role of medtech

COVID-19 is changing the face of healthcare at an unprecedented pace. Wilmington Healthcare examine the key role medtech has in tackling the virus, how to tackle some of the issues impacting medtech, and its effect on the NHS. The medtech industry is in the frontline here. It is playing a crucial role in ensuring that…

16th April 2020

Medtech Sector Proves its Worth in Coronavirus Pandemic

For every sector of the Welsh economy, the coronavirus pandemic has presented huge challenges. But for one sector at least, it has also presented an opportunity – an opportunity to demonstrate its great importance to Wales as a whole. Wales has hundreds of businesses working in the life sciences and medical technology sectors. In the Cardiff…

16th April 2020

Coronavirus: DIT Offers Support to Exporters and Investors

Guidance on how to help secure export finance to keep trading during the coronavirus outbreak has been set out by the UK Government in direct communication to 160,000 exporters and investors. As well as advice on what financial support is available for companies to manage the impacts of coronavirus, the Department for Internati0nal Trade (DIT) will provide assistance…

16th April 2020

Call for Welsh Firms to Create PPE for Frontline NHS Staff

First Minister Mark Drakeford has issued a call to action for Welsh businesses to create a new Welsh supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS and social care staff. Many Welsh companies and universities are directly engaged in addressing specific challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic. The First Minister is calling for those willing and…

06th April 2020

Urgent Call for People to Support the NHS, Retailers and Manufacturers

The coronavirus outbreak has sparked an urgent call for people to help essential services like the NHS and food retailers meet the intense demands upon them. Recruitment agencies have answered the call by working round the clock to find workers who can fill the gaps. Health boards across the Cardiff Capital Region are in urgent…

06th April 2020

University’s high-tech help to share vital health information

Innovation experts at Swansea University are playing a key role in improving the way hospitals use information about patients. Staff from the Healthcare Technology Centre (HTC) are helping to develop new e-whiteboards which are used to record important health details while a patient is on the ward. Whiteboards are a familiar site near a ward…

30th March 2020

European Commission draws up plans to postpone MDR implementation

The European Commission has announced its intention to postpone the implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) following the Coronavirus outbreak. The new regulation was due to come into force on 26th May this year but in light of the pandemic, and calls from trade bodies, the Commission has confirmed it is working on a…

30th March 2020

Automated Coronavirus symptom checker to go live

Inhealthcare has developed an automated symptom checker for the daily screening of thousands of people for signs of coronavirus before their routine outpatient appointments.  The system goes live this week. City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) receives around 1,000 patients every weekday at its clinics and typically arranges another 1,000 nurse visits in community settings. The…