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16th June 2021

Lecturer honoured for exceptional contribution to pharmacology teaching

A Swansea University Medical School academic has been honoured for his innovative approach and contribution to teaching. Dr Aidan Seeley, senior lecturer in BSc Medical Pharmacology, won the prestigious Rang Prize (non-Clinical) at this year’s annual awards presented by the British Pharmacological Society. The award, which comes with £1,000 prize, recognises excellence in teaching and…

17th May 2021

Major Health Centre Set For Green Light

Plans for a major new GP surgery and pharmacy in Cardiff have been recommended for approval despite attracting opposition. Assura Aspire is seeking full planning permission for a site at the junction of Rhydlafar Drive and the A4119 Llantrisant Road, approximately 1.8 miles from the centre of Pentyrch, A single/two storey building with a gross…

26th April 2021

New Expertise Added to University Pharmacy Team

Swansea University has welcomed a trio of new staff as the countdown continues to the launch of its first pharmacy programme in September. Sophie Croucher, Dr Rhian Thomas and Dr Suresh Mohankumar are joining the University’s Medical School as it prepares to welcome its first intake of students on its four-year MPharm programme. It will also be…

22nd April 2021

Huge new factory to help produce coronavirus vaccine planned for Cardiff

The facility would be operated by Cytiva who make and provide "critical consumables" for the UK and across the world to help manufacture the Covid-19 vaccine.
20th April 2021

Swansea Bay to support new UK trial for COVID-19 vaccine

Swansea Bay University Health Board and Public Health Wales are looking for volunteers to participate in the latest clinical trial studying a vaccine against COVID-19.
30th March 2021

New expertise added to University pharmacy team

Swansea University has welcomed a trio of new staff as the countdown continues to the launch of its first pharmacy programme in September. Sophie Croucher, Dr Rhian Thomas and Dr Suresh Mohankumar are joining the University’s Medical School as it prepares to welcome its first intake of students on its four-year MPharm programme. It will also be…

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.
21st May 2020

Medical School appoints two Honorary Professors in Pharmacy

Swansea University Medical School has appointed two key members of staff as it prepares to launch its new pharmacy course. Mair Davies, immediate past-Director for Wales for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and Dr Neil Hartman, head of nuclear medicine at Singleton Hospital, have both been given Honorary Professor appointments ahead of the new MPharm degree…

21st May 2020

Medical School wins major boost to nanomedicine research

Swansea University Medical School has secured a prestigious funding boost to accelerate the transition from discovery research to development projects in the field of nanomedicine. Building on successful research developed by experts in the University’s Centre for NanoHealth, the 2020 MRC Confidence in Concept (CiC) award aims to accelerate discoveries towards translation and ultimately patient…

28th February 2020

New Treatment Fund cuts average access time for new medicines from 90 to 13 days

As it hits its three-year milestone, Welsh Government’s £80 million New Treatment Fund has cut the average time it takes for newly-recommended medicines to become available to patients by 85%, from 90 to 13 days. The Fund is speeding up access to life-improving and life-saving new treatments through annual £16 million grants to Wales’ Health…