Ace Orthotics expands with Welsh Government support

Ace Orthotics, the only Welsh company specialising in the manufacture of bespoke corrective insoles and the provision of sports biomechanical podiatry services, is expanding with Welsh Government support and creating ten new jobs in Cardiff (Welsh Government, 2017). Backed by £50,000 from the Welsh Government’s Growth and Prosperity Fund, Ace Orthotics is investing in new … Continue reading Ace Orthotics expands with Welsh Government support

Parkinson’s disease walking aid developer told she has fourteen days to leave the UK

A prize winning graduate developing a walking aid that could transform the lives of thousands of people with Parkinson’s disease has been told she must leave the UK after the Home Office refused to renew her visa on a technicality (iNews, 2017). Neha Shahid Chaudhry, 24, has won nearly £100,000 of investment as well as … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease walking aid developer told she has fourteen days to leave the UK

First proton beam therapy machine in the UK arrives tomorrow

The first cancer fighting proton beam therapy machine to be installed in the UK will arrive in Newport tomorrow (WalesOnline, 2017). The ground breaking technology was previously only available overseas, but the arrival of the fifty five ton cyclotron accelerator Proteus ONE machine will complete the final phase of a cancer centre being built in … Continue reading First proton beam therapy machine in the UK arrives tomorrow

PCI Clinical Services begins moving in to its Bridgend Centre of Execellence

PCI Clinical Services has begun to move into its expanded Clinical Services Centre of Excellence in Bridgend (MediWales, 2017). The new storage and distribution facility will provide PCI with a substantial additional space, complementing its existing footprint currently utilised for specialist clinical trial logistics as well as packaging, labelling and qualified person activities for investigational … Continue reading PCI Clinical Services begins moving in to its Bridgend Centre of Execellence

Augmented reality gives surgeons X-ray vision

Augmented reality could soon let surgeons peer inside a patient’s body without needing to make a large incision, helping them to carry out keyhole surgery (New Scientist, 2017). By donning an augmented reality headset, a surgeon will see a virtual 3D map of a patient’s internal organs overlaid directly onto their body as they lie … Continue reading Augmented reality gives surgeons X-ray vision

Robotic exoskeletons could prevent falls in older people

Researchers in Italy and Switzerland have developed a prototype robotic exoskeleton that can detect a slip in progress and help its wearer avoid falling (Science, 2017). If perfected, a system like this could one day help millions of older people and amputees maintain balance and avoid serious falls. Some researchers are trying to take preventive … Continue reading Robotic exoskeletons could prevent falls in older people

EKF issues an update on its demerger plans

EKF Diagnostics has said trading has been “comfortably ahead of budget” in the first quarter of the financial year (Insider Media, 2017). The Penarth-based medical diagnostics business has also issued an update on its plans to demerge its two divisions. In a trading update for the three months to March 31st 2017, the directors said … Continue reading EKF issues an update on its demerger plans

ReNeuron secures £1.8m grant

Cell therapy company ReNeuron has secured a £1.8m grant from Innovate UK (Insider Media, 2017). The Cell2Sell grant has been awarded under Innovate UK’s Cell & Gene Therapies Industrial Manufacture grant scheme. It will fund a programme of work to be led by ReNeuron, working with the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult. The investment will … Continue reading ReNeuron secures £1.8m grant

Bionema launches new insect pest control products

Bionema has launched a unique three component solution of NemaTrident nematode products for natural insect pest control, which boasts 20% more efficiency and up to 95% kill rates (MediWales, 2017). Beneficial insect-parasitic nematodes are applied with water to control soil and foliar insect pests. Enough moisture is necessary for the nematodes to move and find … Continue reading Bionema launches new insect pest control products

Nemesis Bioscience completes funding round

Nemesis Bioscience has completed its latest funding round, taking the total seed funds raised to over £700,000 (Insider Media, 2017). The round was led by the Rainbow Seed Fund, who co-invested alongside Finance Wales and Dr Mark McCamish. Nemesis Bioscience was founded in March 2014 by Dr Frank Massam, Professor Conrad Lichtenstein and Dr Gi … Continue reading Nemesis Bioscience completes funding round

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