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09th December 2019

Irish Consul General’s praise for life sciences partnership

The Irish Consul General to Wales has visited Swansea University Medical School for a special briefing about the Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN). Denise Harahan was welcomed to the University by Vice-Chancellor Paul Boyle and CALIN directors Shareen Doak and Steve Conlan and deputy director Gareth Healey. Established in 2016, CALIN is an…

06th December 2019

Winners announced for MediWales Innovation Awards

Winners have been announced at the fourteenth annual MediWales Innovation Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in NHS Wales and in the Welsh life science and health technology communities.
18th November 2019

Welsh University Awarded £1.4m to Develop Cancer-Killing Smart Viruses

Scientists at Cardiff University have been awarded nearly £1.4m in funding by Cancer Research UK to support the development of cancer-killing viruses. “Oncolytic” viruses are widely seen as the next breakthrough in cancer treatment. They destroy cancer cells but leave healthy cells unaffected. Dr Alan Parker, from the university’s School of Medicine, said the funding…

17th November 2019

Wales takes part in global study to save thousands of patients with brain injuries

A hospital in north Wales took part in the largest ever study to be conducted into traumatic brain injury, alongside over 170 other hospitals from 29 countries, which found that a cheap and widely available drug could save thousands of lives a year. Anyone could experience a fall, car crash or assault at any time,…

14th November 2019

New advanced therapy for endometrial cancer granted US patent

Swansea University scientists’ hard work in the fight against endometrial cancer has seen them being granted a US patent for pioneering new therapy. Professor Deya Gonzalez and Professor Steve Conlan, of Swansea University Medical School’s Reproductive Biology and Gynaecological Oncology group, developed a method of treating gynaecological cancer which it is hoped will minimise side…

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…