Successful crowdfunding campaign for Rescape

Immersive technology in healthcare pioneer Rescape Innovation has hit its £300,000 target through Crowdcube to help the company expand its use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline NHS staff. Insider Media reports the fundraising, launched this week, has hit its target at a pre-money valuation of £3.1m, with significant … Continue reading Successful crowdfunding campaign for Rescape

Wockhardt to provide “fill and finish” services for coronavirus vaccine

The UK’s vaccine manufacturing capabilities will be further boosted today thanks to a new deal to considerably increase capacity in a crucial part of the manufacturing process for Covid-19 vaccines, advancing efforts to ensure a successful vaccine is widely available to the public. Wockhardt has partnered with the UK Government to work on a Covid-19 … Continue reading Wockhardt to provide “fill and finish” services for coronavirus vaccine

EKF’s revenue exceeds expectations due to demand for Covid-19 sample collection

EKF Diagnostics has said it is set to outstrip revised forecasts with the growth largely due to high demand for the PrimeStore MTM Device, which is used for safe Covid-19 sample collection. PrimesStore MTM is manufactured by the business under contract in the US and UK. Back in May EKF set expectations of revenues of … Continue reading EKF’s revenue exceeds expectations due to demand for Covid-19 sample collection

Creo Medical technology helping fight coronavirus

Medical device pioneer Creo Medical has outlined how it will prioritise developing pioneering technology that meets the urgent needs created by Covid-19, including sterilisation of PPE and medical equipment. Insider Media reports the company has welcomed Welsh Secretary Simon Hart to its site where he heard how Creo will use a £2m investment to develop … Continue reading Creo Medical technology helping fight coronavirus

Signum Health meeting the demand for digital diagnostics

Insider Media reports medical technology specialist Signum Health has won six contracts to supply its digital services since the beginning of 2020. Demand for digital diagnostics and social prescribing services by healthcare providers has significantly increased since the Covid-19 pandemic, as the NHS looks at alternative ways of caring for its patients during lockdown. Signum … Continue reading Signum Health meeting the demand for digital diagnostics

Grants to aid coronavirus test development

Bond Digital Health has received more than £200,000 in government grants to help the medical technology business develop its connectivity and data platform for a new Covid-19 test. Insider Media reports the Cardiff based company was awarded two major grants for its Transform technology, including £177,979 from the Welsh Government and £49,796 from Innovate UK. … Continue reading Grants to aid coronavirus test development

Life sciences sector can have bigger impact on Welsh economy says EKF Diagnostics CEO

The chief executive of one of Wales’ leading life sciences companies says the sector has an opportunity to have a much bigger impact on the economy, providing the Welsh Government reaches out more. Penarth born Julian Baines has over twenty years of experience within the life sciences sector, having acquired EKF Diagnostics in 2010 through … Continue reading Life sciences sector can have bigger impact on Welsh economy says EKF Diagnostics CEO

Could taking medicines back to the future beat coronavirus?

Educators from science, engineering and patient advocacy are calling for a change to the way medicines are created. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. The Covid-19 pandemic is showing that the … Continue reading Could taking medicines back to the future beat coronavirus?

The people across Wales producing face shields to protect against coronavirus

There have been growing concerns about the shortage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed to protect health and social care workers. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your national and local authorities. Tanya Palmer, secretary of … Continue reading The people across Wales producing face shields to protect against coronavirus

The gin distillery now making and supplying hand sanitiser for hospitals and care homes

The Gower Gin Company is following World Health Organisation guidelines to create a product called Glan, meaning clean, which is made up of ethanol, glycerol, hydrogen peroxide and water. For accurate and up to date information on coronavirus please go to gov.uk/coronavirus. If you’re outside the UK please see the information on coronavirus from your … Continue reading The gin distillery now making and supplying hand sanitiser for hospitals and care homes

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