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01st July 2019

New legislation introduced to provide further quality in Welsh health and social care

A new Bill which aims to improve quality and public engagement in health and social care will officially be introduced to the National Assembly for Wales by Health and Social Services Minister Vaughan Gething today. The Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill will embed a system-wide approach to quality in health for…

29th April 2019

Sharp receives MHRA approval for Clinical Services Centre of Excellence

Sharp, part of UDG Healthcare plc, a global leader in contract packaging and clinical supply services, has received approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin production at its Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Rhymney, UK. Following a successful inspection by the MHRA, Sharp can now offer a range of…

12th March 2019

Brexit and the effect on the UK medical device industry – How one company has dealt with the challenge

For a long time the restless elephant in the room, Brexit has now turned into an angry bull, still locked down but ready to erupt and no matter which side of this now existential divide you stand on, this bull, once released will liberate vast amounts of pent up energy. For Brexiteers (supporters of Brexit)…

26th February 2019

Welsh SME Manufacturing Sector Remains Confident About Future Growth

Wales-based companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors remain confident about future growth, despite continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages, according to a new survey. The latest Manufacturing and Engineering Report by UK professional advisory and accountancy network MHA, found that not only are 84% of SME manufacturers in Wales predicting…

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…

30th January 2019

Into 2019: Intelligent Innovation’s Role In The Shape Of Medtech Things To Come

Executive Summary Brexit, the “Implant Files” and the new EU regulations – however large they loom at present, they will in time be seen as mere tactical challenges for a global medtech industry working hard to ensure that it is ready for the massive health-care delivery and service-oriented changes to come. Preparing for the future…

07th January 2019

£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs. life-saving early disease detection technology to be developed by new partnership between government and industry using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop the next generation of treatments, including a first-of-its-kind national health programme the second Life Sciences Sector…

13th November 2018

Gearing Up For Growth – BIC Innovation provide November’s Expert Advice

BIC Innovation is a well-established private consultancy operating throughout Wales and beyond.  Specialising in business innovation to support growth, we have strengths in research and development, manufacturing processes, export, finance and busine
08th August 2018

Expert Advice: Clarity Compliance Solutions – Data Integrity

The issue of Data Integrity (DI) has been with us for several years since the regulatory bodies started to raise concerns.
27th June 2018

Five major UK Life Sciences Membership Associations team up to lobby parliament regarding Entrepreneurs’ Relief

OBN, OneNucleus, BioNow, Medilink Midlands and MediWales have sent an open letter on Friday 22 June to the Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, MP in regard to the recently proposed changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief.