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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.