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30th September 2019

EKF Diagnostics opens new R&D facility in UK

Special Projects Laboratory opened in EKF’s Cardiff HQ to develop new applications in non-core markets and support other global diagnostics R&D facilities EKF Diagnostics’ new R&D laboratory at its Cardiff headquarters EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitrodiagnostics company, announcesthat it has opened a new Research & Development facility at its Cardiff, UK headquarters. The new…

30th September 2019

New organ donation campaign launched to encourage more Welsh people to sign the register

Welsh Government has unveiled its latest TV advertising campaign during Organ Donation Week (2nd-9th September) in a bid to encourage more people to sign the Organ Donor Register. This is the third advert from the Welsh Government and evolves from last year’s hard-hitting campaign urging people to have the organ donation conversation but also to…

30th September 2019

University partnership provides unique training environment for health students

Health students at Swansea University are now able to learn vital skills at a unique new training facility in the heart of a busy hospital. The Aneurin Bevan Clinical Skills Centre has been created in a former ward at Singleton Hospital and provides an opportunity for nursing and medical students to practise clinical skills in…

30th September 2019

Jellyfish collagen set to revolutionise in vitro cell culture and tissue engineering

Jellagen® launches their first purified jellyfish collagen hydrogel: JellaGelTM Jellyfish’s unique physiology means its collagen has distinct advantages over mammal-derived and synthetic materials Batch-to-batch consistency of jellyfish collagen can greatly improve lab management JellaGelTM, jellyfish collagen hydrogel, suitable for 3D cell culture and tissue engineering launches today to offer a solution to different challenges facing…

19th August 2019

Funding programme to inspire the next generation of age-friendly products is launched

The £98m Healthy Ageing Programme, funded by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, has launched its first tranche of competitions The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), led by UK Research and Innovation, has launched the Healthy Ageing programme.  It will stimulate new ideas for products, services and business models, to help us live healthier, happier…

19th August 2019

Nerve stimulator helps relieve suffering from chronic pain

Development of new neurotechnologies provides non-pharmaceutical alternatives to chronic pain relief. Imagine never being able to hug your loved ones because of chronic, excruciating pain. This was the case for Joan who suffered severe neuropathic pain for over 6 years after a Schwannoma (a nerve sheath tumour) was removed from around her brachial plexus. The entire right…

19th August 2019

Driving Innovation in Medicines Manufacturing – current public sector initiatives to support the sector

Take a look at some upcoming events and initiatives of interest to the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community. Recent days have seen a number of announcements on UK Government initiatives to support innovation and the industrial strategy. Here we summarise those that are most relevant to the medicines manufacturing sector, and highlight some upcoming activities we…

15th August 2019

University diabetes experts share innovative research into elite cycling team

Sport and exercise science experts from Swansea University have shared their world-leading research into how elite cyclists contend with diabetes at an international conference. The researchers presented their findings at the prestigious American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions held in San Francisco and attended by the most eminent academics and health professionals. The team, led by…

05th August 2019

Expert Advice: The Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Approach in Cancer Treatment

Over the past decade, genetic testing has become an essential component of the management of solid and hematologic cancers. It is estimated that 50-90% of tumours bear one or more ‘actionable’ mutations, which could be targeted with either EMA-approved or experimental drugs. As new technologies allow for more and more genes to be tested simultaneously…

05th August 2019

Do you have tattoos? – A discussion around tattoos and MRI scans

By Martin J. Stuart (Cardiff Healthcare Innovation Ltd.)   If you have ever had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, you would have filled out what is known as a screening form. The form asks questions to determine whether or not it is safe for you to be scanned in an environment that combines a…