A research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and help the NHS

Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething has said a research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and provide vital medical isotopes. Research reactors are nuclear reactors used for research, development, education and training. They produce neutrons for use in industry and medicine. WalesOnline reports Vaughan Gething said “At Trawsfynydd there is an opportunity, not just … Continue reading A research reactor at Trawsfynydd could create jobs and help the NHS

New chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales has appointed Dr Chris Martin as its new chair. WalesOnline reports he succeeds Professor Sir Mansel Aylward who is stepping down from the role, but will continue as a non-executive director on the board. The hub, headquartered in Cardiff Bay, is an arm’s length body of Welsh Government with the aim … Continue reading New chair of Life Sciences Hub Wales

Five non-executive directors set to join Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales has appointed five non-executive directors to join its board to play a critical role in shaping the organisation’s future strategic direction. The new directors will actively support the organisation in making Wales the place of choice for health and wellbeing innovation through sharing tactical insight and guidance. Each non-executive director brings … Continue reading Five non-executive directors set to join Life Sciences Hub Wales

Specialist nurse scripts short film to improve insulin safety

A Swansea Bay UHB diabetes specialist nurse has shared in an award following her role in improving the insulin safety knowledge and skills of health care providers across the country. Chris Cottrell, ThinkGlucose Lead based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital, collaborated with eHealth Digital Media, a production company based in Swansea, to create short healthcare … Continue reading Specialist nurse scripts short film to improve insulin safety

A coordinated industry response to Covid-19 has provided a major boost to the Welsh economy

New figures reveal that Welsh industry’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated millions of pounds for the Welsh economy and supported the creation and safeguarding of hundreds of jobs across the country. Life Sciences Hub Wales, who were appointed by Welsh Government to support industry engagement with NHS Wales throughout the pandemic, have revealed … Continue reading A coordinated industry response to Covid-19 has provided a major boost to the Welsh economy

Life Sciences Hub Wales appoints new director for innovation adoption

Life Sciences Hub Wales have announced the appointment of Dr Rhodri Griffiths as their Innovation Adoption Director. MediWales reports he joins the Hub after serving as a member of its’ board for the last three years. He has held senior management roles in the commercial and voluntary sectors and worked extensively with the public sector … Continue reading Life Sciences Hub Wales appoints new director for innovation adoption

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 vaccine trial in Wrexham

Volunteers are needed to take part in a clinical trial of a vaccine against coronavirus in North Wales. The BBC reports preliminary testing has been completed and showed promising initial results on antibody levels in healthy volunteers. It will now be tested on nine thousand volunteers across eighteen regions around the UK including Wrexham. Betsi … Continue reading Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 vaccine trial in Wrexham

Genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages in Wales

Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething has issued a written statement on the genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages. He writes “Through SAGE and the Technical Advisory Group, the Welsh Government receives updates on the genetic makeup of the virus that causes Covid-19. The insights that come from studying the very building blocks … Continue reading Genomic analysis of Covid-19 lineages in Wales

Reports show health and care research in Wales brings significant benefits

A report published by Health and Care Research Wales reveals the impact of research for patients living with conditions such as Huntington’s, post traumatic stress disorder and breast cancer as a result of major collaborations in Wales. The report, Making a difference: The impact of health and social care research in Wales, also highlight the … Continue reading Reports show health and care research in Wales brings significant benefits

First person in Wales to receive the same antibody treatment for coronavirus as Donald Trump

Melanie James, from Cardiff, received a transfusion of monoclonal antibodies at University Hospital Llandough as part of the Recovery clinical trial. The BBC reports she was breathless and receiving oxygen but said she felt “much better” after receiving the treatment. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said the trial was in its “very early stages”. … Continue reading First person in Wales to receive the same antibody treatment for coronavirus as Donald Trump

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