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07th July 2020

Innovative Blood Oxygen Monitors Developed for Covid-19 Patients

Researchers at the University of South Wales (USW) have developed an innovative blood oxygen monitor after supplies of this key device became limited as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team of researchers have worked under the instruction of the Welsh Government’s Critical Equipment Requirements Engineering Team (CERET), led by Industry Wales, which was…

07th July 2020

COVID Test Consortium Reaches Major Milestone

BBI Solutions, part of the UK-Rapid Test Consortium (UK-RTC), has reached a ‘major milestone’ in the development of a Covid-19 lateral flow antibody test. The UK-RTC has reached design freeze for the test, which has been designed for people to use in their own homes. The milestone means that the test meets the required performance…

30th June 2020


CITER members Dr Liba Sheeran, Prof Valerie Sparkes, Dr Yulia Hicks, Data Innovation Research Institute (Dr Jeffrey Morgan) and clinicians (Mark Dunford and Elaine Lewis) launched an online low back pain self-management support system BACK-on-LINE
29th June 2020

Project to help health staff using PPE facemasks communicate scoops innovation award

Swansea University’s Healthcare Technology Centre has played a key role in developing an award-winning communication aid for frontline health staff forced to wear face masks during the pandemic. The Centre was part of the Welsh-based team behind MaskComms, a microphone designed to be small enough to fit inside a face mask and transmit voice through…

29th June 2020

Welsh Government Publishes First Results from Major New Covid-19 Survey

New research showing how people across Wales have been affected by the coronavirus crisis has been published for the first time. The new monthly telephone version of the National Survey for Wales asked 3,000 people from across Wales questions on wellbeing and loneliness, employment, finances, food poverty, GP appointments, social care, and education to find…

26th June 2020

Caerphilly company’s sustainable PPE receives global interest

A Caerphilly company has switched up production at its factory to create millions of sustainable face shields that will be used worldwide by frontline staff as well to support employees returning to the workplace. Transcend Packaging, a sustainable packaging specialist and the first company in Europe to produce paper straws for major quick service restaurants,…

26th June 2020

Swansea student’s role helping to ensure hospital staff stay protected

A Swansea University student is playing a key role in managing supplies of PPE at one of the hospitals hit hardest by the pandemic. Simon Cardozo, a first-year student enrolled on the Applied Medical Sciences degree course is now Covid-19 PPE Coordinator at KFM, a wholly owned subsidiary of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…

26th June 2020

NHS staff tackling Covid-19 try out virtual reality to help reduce stress and anxiety

NHS staff tackling Covid-19 on the front line are, for the first time, using virtual reality to help support their mental health and wellbeing. Twenty-one staff working in intensive care units at the Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles hospitals had access to a single-use VR headset for two weeks to evaluate if it was a…

26th June 2020

Expansion Lines Up By Cancer Treatment Centre Firm

Cancer treatment specialist Rutherford Health has entered into a £55m development framework agreement under which it will establish up to five new facilities in the UK to provide diagnostic services to the NHS and to private patients. The agreement is with Equitix, an investor, developer and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure assets in the UK…

16th June 2020

Positive NHS health economics data: Savings of nearly £5,000 per procedure using Speedboat

Creo Medical Group plc (AIM: CREO), the medical device company focused on the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, announces that initial data from the UK’s leading user of the Company’s Speedboat device demonstrates that the use of Speedboat can sa