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21st January 2021

Revenue And Patient Number Growth Forecast AT Rutherford Health

Cancer care specialist Rutherford Health has said it expects a significant increase in revenue and patient numbers and is continuing to explore potential sources of funding to support its rapid growth. In addition to a framework agreement with NHS England which it announced earlier this month, the group has also recently signed a contract with…

12th January 2021

BMA Cymru Wales Calls for Healthcare Workers to be Vaccinated Urgently

BMA Cymru Wales is calling for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to frontline healthcare workers who have received the first dose, within the maximum 42-day timeline tested in the original trial and in-line with World Health Organisation guidance. The Association is also calling for all remaining vaccinations for staff to…

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…

06th January 2021

Smart vaccine patch research gets go-ahead

Researchers at Swansea University have received £230,000 to develop the world’s first smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The research, from the Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), is to be funded by the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru…

01st January 2021

Wales’ first plasmapheresis donor backs call for more donors in Wales to step forward

The first donor in Wales to donate plasma through the Welsh Blood Service’s new ‘plasmapheresis’ process is calling on other males who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating their plasma to support medical trials. Clinical trials are currently underway to explore if the antibody-rich plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients could be used in the…

30th December 2020

Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start in Wales next week

The rollout of a second Covid-19 vaccine across Wales will begin next week, the Welsh Government has said. The coronavirus vaccine designed by scientists at the University of Oxford was approved for use in the UK on Wednesday. The UK has ordered 100 million doses from the manufacturer AstraZeneca – enough to vaccinate 50 million…

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…

25th November 2020

Coordinated industry response to Covid-19 provides major boost to Welsh economy

New figures reveal that Welsh industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated millions of pounds for the Welsh economy and supported the creation and safeguarding of hundreds of jobs across the country. Life Sciences Hub Wales, who were appointed by Welsh Government to support industry engagement with NHS Wales throughout the pandemic, reveal that Welsh…

02nd November 2020

First patient in Wales receives monoclonal antibodies in COVID-19 clinical trial

A patient at University Hospital Llandough has become the first in Wales to receive a transfusion of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19. Melanie James, from the Pontprennau area of Cardiff, received the transfusion as part of the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) clinical trial, after being admitted to University Hospital Llandough with COVID-19. The…

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…