Proton Partners, IBA and Philips Join Forces in Cancer Care in the Middle East

IBA, Royal Philips and Proton Partners International have announced that they will be collaborating to build the first compact proton therapy system in the Middle East (MediWales, 2017). The proton therapy centre will be part of a large existing hospital, the Gulf International Cancer Center. The proton therapy centre will be the first compact proton … Continue reading Proton Partners, IBA and Philips Join Forces in Cancer Care in the Middle East

MedaPhor and SonoSim settle patent infringement

MedaPhor Group has announced that it has now formalised and executed their agreement on a patent licence and patent infringement settlement with SonoSim Inc. and The Regents of the University of California (MedaPhor, 2017). As a result, the lawsuit between the parties will be dismissed with prejudice. MedaPhor’s unaudited group turnover for the year to … Continue reading MedaPhor and SonoSim settle patent infringement

PCI Clinical Services announce partnership with Suvoda

PCI Clinical Services and Suvoda have announced a partnership for clinical trial IRT solutions (MediWales, 2017). Suvoda’s IRT system with Modularity enables the services team to select modules from a central library, configure them for a specific study, and create new modules to meet unique, study-specific needs resulting in rapid innovation with outstanding quality and … Continue reading PCI Clinical Services announce partnership with Suvoda

140 jobs under threat at Elanco site in Merseyside

Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, has outlined plans to cut costs at its facility in Speke, Merseyside through proposed redundancies of approximately one hundred and forty staff (Insider Media, 2017). Elanco is proposing to embark upon a non-contractual voluntary redundancy programme for permanent employees and a review of contractors’ current … Continue reading 140 jobs under threat at Elanco site in Merseyside

Frontier Medical expands its sharps disposal range

Frontier Medical Group has launched of a new 1.8L drug tariff container designed for the safe disposal of insulin and needle pens, as part of its Sharpsafe range (MediWales, 2017). The Sharpsafe range starts at 0.2L boxes, going up to 30L protected access units. The new 1.8L container can hold twenty five needle pens vertically … Continue reading Frontier Medical expands its sharps disposal range

ConvaTec acquires EuroTec Beheer

ConvaTec has bought EuroTec Beheer, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of ostomy appliances, for €25m (£21.2m), its first acquisition since floating last year (Insider Media, 2017). Eurotec Beheer manufactures one and two piece ostomy systems and accessories and distributes them through its own distribution channels in the Netherlands and Belgium, and through partners in other markets. The … Continue reading ConvaTec acquires EuroTec Beheer

Premaitha Health to buy Yougene Bioscience

Premaitha Health has agreed to buy Taiwanese company Yourgene Bioscience (Manchester Evening News, 2016). Premaitha, based at Manchester Science Park, uses the latest technology in DNA analysis to develop safer, faster non-invasive screening tests for pregnant women. The company said the acquisition of Yourgene Bioscience will enable it expand in Asia, offering cross-selling opportunities and … Continue reading Premaitha Health to buy Yougene Bioscience

Sure Chill signs deal with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Cardiff-based technology firm Sure Chill has signed a deal with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) (WalesOnline, 2016). Sure Chill was one of thirty companies selected to take part in the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The Dubai Government-backed initiative ran for twelve weeks, with companies selected from 2,274 entries. After completing the programme Sure Chill … Continue reading Sure Chill signs deal with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

MedaPhor and SonoSim make patent infringement agreement

MedaPhor Limited and MedaPhor North America Inc. has announced today that MedaPhor and SonoSim Inc. and The Regents of the University of California have reached an agreement in principle on a patent licence and patent infringement settlement (MedaPhor, 2016). As a result, the parties will proceed to formalise their agreement in writing, following which the … Continue reading MedaPhor and SonoSim make patent infringement agreement

Researchers find ageing is reversible in mice

New research suggests it is possible to slow or even reverse ageing, at least in mice, by undoing changes in gene activity, the same kinds of changes that are caused by decades of life in humans (Scientific American, 2016). By tweaking genes that turn adult cells back into embryonic-like ones, researchers at the Salk Institute … Continue reading Researchers find ageing is reversible in mice

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