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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…

23rd February 2020

University’s new course gets set to revive city’s pharmacy training tradition

Plans for the launch of Swansea University’s new pharmacy degree programme are now well under way but it won’t be the first time future pharmacists have been trained in the city The University, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is putting the finishing touches to its new MPharm degree which begins in 2021 – 91…

26th February 2019

Maggots make their primetime TV debut thanks to Swansea University experts

Swansea University experts have been helping to secure a small-screen starring role for the humble medicinal maggot. Saturday night’s episode of BBC primetime hospital drama Casualty saw the introduction of a collection of tiny new cast members. The plot has been developed with assistance from Professor Yamni Nigam who heads the research team behind the…

19th February 2019

ABPI Publish Report on Bridging the Skills Gap in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

ABPI release report following 2018 survey on the skills gap in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has published a report on the skills gaps within the pharmaceutical industry, titled ‘Bridging the Skills Gap in the Biopharmaceutical Industry: Maintaining the UK’s Leading Position in Life Sciences’. The report looks at the…

05th October 2018

European Parliament backs health technology assessments

The new law adopted on Wednesday aims to avoid duplicating national assessments to determine a medicine’s added value that help EU countries decide on pricing.
26th June 2018

Swansea University Medical School appoints Head of Pharmacy to launch new course

Swansea University Medical School has appointed a Head of Pharmacy ahead of launching its new Pharmacy degree programme.
16th March 2018

Swansea University and Pfizer Drive Forward Collaboration at BioWales 2018

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Swansea University are driving forward their vision to improve health and wellbeing for the people of South West Wales, delegates at this year’s BioWales conference were told.
13th March 2018

A flu vaccine in pill form has been created by Welsh scientists

Scientists at Cardiff University have created the world’s first vaccination in pill form – a breakthrough which could “revolutionise” patient care and save the NHS money.