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cellesce announces license agreement with hubrecht organoid technology hubfor the expansion of breast cancer organoids at scale


  Cellesce, who are based at Cardiff Medicentre and Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) have today announced a licence agreement for the expansion of organoids using Cellesce’s own bioprocessing technology and HUB Organoid Technology for the scale up of breast organoids.…

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  Cellesce, who is base at Cardiff Medicentre and Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) have today announced a licence agreement for the expansion of organoids using Cellesce’s own bioprocessing technology and HUB Organoid Technology for the scale up of breast organoids.…

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Medical Education Company Scoops National Award


Learna Ltd, a healthcare education company based at Cardiff Medicentre, has won a Silver Award in the flagship competition for the educational sector. The Learning Technology Awards, which took place in London, saw Learna fight off stiff competition in its sector to come second to the…

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Scientists ready to save lives


  Scientists ready to save lives 8 November 2018     left to right: Danielle Grant (from tenant company, Diurnal Ltd); Dr Justin John; Liz Evans (Welsh Hearts); Sarah Charles (Diurnal Ltd).     A new defibrillator will help protect…

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Funding win for breast cancer research


  Cardiff University and biotech company Cellesce have won funding from Innovate UK in a bid to find new breast cancer therapies. The company, based at Cardiff Medicentre, has pioneered the development of organoids – 3D clusters of cells that grow into minute versions…

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Cardiff Medicentre celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS with 1940 tea party


            Medicentre party A 1940s-style street party helped friends and staff of Cardiff Medicentre celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS in style.   The Rock Choir sang a string of more modern hits to…

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Medicentre hosts EU delegates


    A party of 20 EU delegates met with leading clinical innovators during a tour of Cardiff Medicentre. The delegates took an inspiring tour of the Medicentre as part of a Welsh Government Innovation ‘Learning Journey’ workshop. Welsh Government is…

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Q5 joins Cardiff Medicentre


  Q5 joins Cardiff Medicentre             Q5 Healthcare aims to provide a more efficient way of diagnosing and treating infections. The company has taken up space at the facility which is co-owned by Cardiff University…

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Medaphor starts trial of artificial intelligence system for ultrasound scanning of pregnant women


    Expectant mothers of the future will be scanned using artificial intelligence if a pilot being carried out by a Welsh soitware company in a London hospital proves successful. Cardiff University spinout MedaPhor who is based at Cardiff Medicentre…

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cardiff Medicentre


      L-R: Dr Justin John, Professor Gary Baxter, Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Dr Sharon Hopkins, Professor Keith Harding As the National Health Service approaches 70, much is being said about the power of innovation to transform patients’ lives.…

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Cedar successful in bid for Health Foundation Funding


  Cedar is collaborating with Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust on a study called PROMISE which has received funding from the Health Foundation.  Many people with high levels of frailty and underlying health conditions develop pressure ulcers and these can be difficult…

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MedaPhor installs 500th simulation system


  MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED), the global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals, announces it has sold its 500th simulation system, with the installation of a HeartWorks TTE Mobile echocardiography skills simulator at Penn State Health Milton…

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Alesi Surgical gains crucial FDA product clearance and targets US and Asia Pacific markets


  Alesi Surgical Limited, the leading innovator of minimally invasive surgery technologies, has achieved a significant milestone, receiving United States FDA clearance for its world-first Ultravision Trocar device. This follows last year’s pivotal FDA clearance of the Ultravision technology.his development…

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    Cardiff Medicentre based ultrasound training systems developer MedaPhor is to acquire Intelligent Ultrasound, a University of Oxford spin-out company, in a deal worth up to £3.6m. Intelligent Ultrasound develops image analysis software for ultrasound. MedaPhor said bringing Intelligent…

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US sales recovery boosts MedaPhor


                                                           Cardiff Medicentre-based ultrasound training systems developer MedaPhor has grown turnover by…

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Medical education business joins Cardiff Medicentre


  A company that provides specialist learning and training to the medical profession has taken up office space at leading medtech and biotech incubator, Cardiff Medicentre. Advanced Medical Simulation Online (AMSO) becomes the 18th tenant of Cardiff Medicentre, which is…

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Alesi Surgical raises €6m (£5.2m) to accelerate commercialisation of breakthrough product Ultravision


  Alesi Surgical Limited, the leading innovator of minimally invasive surgery technologies – including the world-first Ultravision device – has successfully raised a further €6m (£5.2m) funding from both new and existing investors. The new investment comes from two leading…

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Alesi Surgical pioneering surgical device gains United States FDA approval


Alesi Surgical Limited, Who are based at Cardiff Medicentre who are a leading innovator of minimally invasive surgery technologies has successfully secured FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for its Ultravision™ system. The Ultravision™ system is a world first that…

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Diurnal appoints industry leading outsourced commercial services providers to support potential product launch in late 2017


  Diurnal Group plc who ae based at Cardiff Medicentre (AIM: DNL), the specialty pharmaceutical company targeting patient needs in chronic endocrine (hormonal) diseases, announces significant progress in its commercial pre-launch activities following its first market authorisation submission for Infacort®to…

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Alesi Surgical Announces Japanese Regulatory Approval for Ultravision and Exclusive Agreement with Adachi Co Ltd.


  Alesi Surgical, a leading innovator of advanced minimally invasive surgery technologies, based at Cardiff Medicentre and Adachi Co., Ltd. today announce regulatory approval of the Ultravision™ visual field clearing system by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare…

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Allergen testing firm with global client base the latest to graduate from Cardiff Medicentre


      Dr James Hindley executive Director of Indoor Biotechnologies     An allergen testing company has become the latest business to graduate from life sciences incubator Cardiff Medicentre. Indoor Biotechnologies launched in 2012 as a specialist life sciences…

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Alesi Surgical showcases UK healthcare innovation in Texas


  A spin-out medical device company from a leading surgical training institute at Cardiff University's Cardiff Medicentre is one of 12 UK companies representing the country’s health and life science industry in Texas next week (15th to 21st October 2016).…

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ScanTrainer Professional modules approved for CPD points


    RNS Reach, ScanTrainer, accreditation, CME, CPD, professional, skills, training, ultrasound </header><section style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: mulilight, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; float: left; width: 640px; color: rgb(128, 130, 133);"> Cardiff,Medicentre based MedaPhor Group plc (AIM:…

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Alesi Surgical announces key appointment to strengthen sales and marketing for its lead product Ultravision


  Alesi Surgical the medical device company based at Cardiff Medicentre are developing novel technologies to enhance outcomes in minimally invasive surgery, announced the appointment of Marcus Dyer as International Sales and Marketing Manager. Marcus has over 15 years’ experience…

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  Primary endpoint met, with Infacort® treatment achieving target cortisol levels in children aged less than six years Major breakthrough in paediatric Adrenal Insufficiency, a condition of high unmet medical need with no currently licensed formulation for young children European…

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  Cardiff-based allergen testing business Indoor Biotechnologies has launched a sister company in India. The company has opened its new laboratory and office in the Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, headed up by former Cardiff University School of Medicine faculty student Dr…

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Diurnal Ltd Float


  The flotation of a Cardiff Medicentre based Diurnal Ltd a specialty pharmaceutical company which raised about £30m. Diurnal raised £28.4m net of expenses through an initial public offering (IPO) on AIM, backed by IP Group and Finance Wales. A total…

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New life sciences start-up at Medicentre


.A business that is pioneering a new approach to tackling the growing threat of antibiotic resistance has chosen Cardiff Medicentre as its base.  Nemesis Bioscience Limited was founded in 2014 by microbiologist Frank Massam and molecular biologists Conrad Lichtenstein and…

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Welsh online training company scoops national award


  A Cardiff-based online clinical training business is celebrating winning an internationally-recognised award.   Learna, which operates out of Cardiff Medicentre, won gold in ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme’ at the 2015 E-Learning Awards for the courses it delivers in…

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A Cardiff Medicentre company which is backed by IP Group and  Finance Wales has outlined its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.   Diurnal Group, a spin-out from the University of Sheffield, is focused on developing products to treat hormone deficiencies,…

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MedaPhor Signs French Reseller Deal With Cardio Systemes


   MedaPhor Group PLC who are based at Cardiff Medicentre,  has signed a reseller partnership in France with Cardio Systemes Sarl. Under the terms of the deal, Cardio Systemes will manage sales of MedaPhor's ScanTrainer, its ultrasound training simulator, in France and other regions. No…

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  Diurnal Limited based at Cardiff Medicentre today announced that it has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Chronocort® in the treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency (“AI”). The designation provides seven years of…

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MedaPhor Signs Deal With SEEMSREAL To Expand In Spain And Portugal


  Ultrasound training simulators provider MedaPhor Group PLC who are based at Cardiff Medicentre has signed a deal with medical simulation education company SEEMSREAL. Under the agreement, SEEMSREAL will manage the sale of MedaPhor's ScanTrainer ultrasound training simulation system in Spain and Portugal. "SEEMSREAL…

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Time for Medicine wins place at UKs largest innovation show


    Time for Medicine, based at Cardiff’s Medicentre, has beaten tough competition from across the country to win a place to showcase its products at the UK’s largest multi-sector innovation event in November. Time for Medicine was one of…

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Medaphor expands into Eastern Europe with new reseller


  EHNOPLUS® MEDICAL S.R.L to drive ScanTrainer sales in Romania and Republic of Moldova  Cardiff Medicentre company  MedaPhor Group plc (AIM: MED) (‘MedaPhor’), the global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals, today announces that it has partnered with medical…

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FDA Grant Orphan Drug Designation to Diurnal Limited for Chronocort a Treatment or Adrenal Insufficiency


Cardiff, Medicentre compny, Diurnal Limited  today announced that it has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Chronocort® in the treatment of Adrenal Insufficiency (“AI”). The designation provides seven years of market exclusivity…

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Time for Medicine and Provide launches new online triage and testing service for sexual health


  A new online triage and testing service has just been launched by Time for Medicine who are based at Cardiff Medicentre and Provide  which will make it easier for people who are worried about a sexually transmitted infection to…

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Pectus Carinatum master class


A UK first in surgery took place at the University Hospital of Wales earlier this week, when world class surgeons took part in a Pectus Carinatum master class which corrects chest deformities. This UK first surgery involves a minimally invasive…

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   Diurnal Limited, who are based at Cardiff Medicentre, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for rare and chronic endocrine conditions, is pleased to announce today that the first patient has been enrolled onto a Phase 3 trial…

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Alesi Surgical secures 2.1m funding to drive commercialisation of Ultravision


              Alesi Surgical (formerly Asalus Medical Instruments Limited) who are based at Cardiff Medicentre announced today that it has secured additional funding of £2.1 million to drive the further commercialisation of its lead product, UltravisionTM, which…

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Cupid Peptide wins Project Award


    Cupid Peptides is pleased to announce a project collaboration with the Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project will investigate the biophysical basis of Cupid peptide cell permeability in…

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MedaPhor targets China and Japan


  Cardiff University spinout MedaPhor based at Cardiff Medicentre has released a version of its ultrasound training system in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. The company said it hoped that this would allow it to target further sales in China and Japan,…

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Cupid Peptide complete confocal 'proof of Principle' study


  Cupid Peptides Ltd have recently completed a confocal 'Proof of Principle' study in living cells for the 'Cupid' cell permeation peptide using the Green Florescent Protein as the cargo.   Please follow the links below to find out more  …

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MedaPhor Launches ScanTrainer Cloud


    MedaPhor has announced the introduction of ScanTrainer Cloud for its range of award-winning ultrasound training simulators. ScanTrainer Cloud will enable all existing and future ScanTrainer users to move their ScanTrainer operating platform and trainee simulation data to the…

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Drug and Alcohol Testing Cansford Leading the Way


  John Wicks and Lolita Tsanaclis opened Cansford Laboratories 3.5 years ago with the intention to “shake things up” in the drug and alcohol testing world by developing and introducing new techniques and procedures to hair drug testing. In their…

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Diurnal announces positive progress in Chronocort Phase 2Diurna


    Diurnal is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the pharmacokinetic part of its Phase 2 CATCH (Chronocort® As Treatment for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) clinical study. Based in Cardiff Medicentre, Diurnal is developing a novel approach to…

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Multiple European distribution deals for Asalus


  Cardiff Medicentre-headquartered Asalus Medical Instruments will launch its new Ultravision technology across Europe after signing a number of distribution deals. The group has enlisted seven distributors which will supply the new laparoscopic surgical smoke handling system to hospitals in…

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MedaPhor announces intention to float on AIM


    MedaPhor Group plc (“MedaPhor”), the global provider of advanced ultrasound education and training for medical professionals, is pleased to announce that it has raised £4.7 million in its planned flotation on the AIM market of the London Stock…

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Diabetes wonderdrug study produced by Pharmatelligence Ltd


  A 10 pence a day “wonderdrug” likened to aspirin could extend millions of lives by up to three years, new research suggests. A study of more than 180,000 people indicates that the medicine which is widely prescribed for type…

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Pioneering Cardiff drug development firm Diurnal boosted with a 6m funding


    Pioneering drug development firm Diurnal based at Cardiff Medicentre has been boosted with a £6m investment round in a deal that will take its innovative products closer to commercialisation. IP Group has committed up to £4.1m of the £6m, which…

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Najran University leads the way in the Middle East


  ScanTrainer<!-- /// MAIN COPY --> MedaPhor is pleased to announce that Najran University, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has become the first medical centre in the Middle East region to integrate the new, revolutionary ScanTrainer Transabdominal ultrasound training…

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New study confirms the power of the ScanTrainer ultrasound training simulator


  A new study into the impact of ultrasound skills training using the ScanTrainer TVS (Transvaginal) simulator has concluded that novices’ performances improved with practice and that their learning curves reached the level of expert performance after between three and…

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Authentic World anounces a new US partnership


  Authentic World are pleased to announce that as of May 1st 2014, all US and Canada sales and customer support activities will be managed through a partnership with US-based SimOne Healthcare Consultants LLC.   Directors of Authentic World Ltd and…

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Ultravision bags three awards in one week


  Asalus Medical Instruments’ revolutionary new product Ultravision has won three prestigious awards in the space of a week. Ultravision was awarded a nationwide prize at the Praxis Unico Impact Awards, as well as both the New Ventures and inaugural…

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And the awards keep coming for WIMAT


  Announcing the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards Steve Mould, science and TV presenter, announced the winners of PraxisUnico’s Impact Awards at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff last night. A solution to the problem of vision-limiting smoke generated in operating…

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CICs invest in innovative medical diagnostic company


    Albion Care Alliance Ltd, a partnership of four not for profit companies that left the NHS between 2010 and 2011, has invested in innovative medical diagnostic company, Time for Medicine, to help transform the delivery of healthcare services…

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Scientists that pioneered drug and alcohol abuse testing technology celebrate 21 year milestone


  Dr Lolita Tsanaclis (Scientific Director) and John Wicks (Managing Director) of Cansford Laboratories Scientists based at Cardiff Medicentre are celebrating the 21st anniversary of their pioneering technique for detecting drug and alcohol use. Dr Lolita Tsanaclis and John Wicks began testing…

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UltravisionTM awarded prestigious surgical innovation prize


    UltravisionTM was awarded the Cutlers’ Surgical Prize at a special dinner at the Cutler’s Hall in London.   The product, which received its CE mark in January 2014, is a highly innovative means of handling the surgical smoke…

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Cedar Researchers Staff Gain Recognition Awards


Congratulations to Cedar Researchers, Kathleen Withers and Dr Judith White, who were nominated in the category of Research & Development at Cardiff and Vale UHB's Annual Staff Recognition Awards. Judith went on to be awarded the runner-up prize.

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Cedar publishes article on pressure ulcer services


  Megan Dale (Cedar Researcher) and colleagues have written an article in the British Journal of Community Nursing on the cost effectiveness of Salisbury Pressure Ulcer Outreach Service. The full citation is: Dale M., Cox-Martin B., Shaw P., Carolan-Rees G.…

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MedaPhor launches US subsidiary


      MedaPhor has launched a US subsidiary to drive exports of its ultrasound education and training tools in North America. The company, which spun out of Cardiff University in 2004, and is based at Cardiff Medcientre at the University Hospital…

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Asalus Medical Instruments awarded CE mark for laparoscopic surgery invention


  Asalus Medical Instruments, the company established to commercialise the inventions of the Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT), has been awarded the CE mark for UltravisionTM. Ultravision is the first product to be launched by the Cardiff University…

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Cedar invited to give evidence on access to medical technologies


  Dr Grace Carolan-Rees and Dr Susan Peirce have been invited to give evidence at the inquiry into access to medical technologies in Wales. The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee is undertaking an inquiry into access…

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                                  The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from the University of South Wales is one of the first online postgraduate diplomas in the world to be recognised by the International Diabetes Federation. The course, delivered by the University of South…

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Diurnal launch as a virul enterprise


    Launched as a virtual enterprise to address the lack of lifelong treatments for diseases caused by hormone imbalances, Diurnal is now set to access a worldwide market worth over £200 million a year.   Diurnal will soon enable patients…

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Secretary of State visits Cardiff Medicentre


    Staff and tenants at Cardiff Medicentre were delighted to be paid a visit by the Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, on his latest trip to Cardiff.   Accompanied by Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UKTI, Mr…

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Funding boost for innovative medical devices firm


    Funding boost for innovative medical devices firm Cardiff-based The Electrode Company has secured a £400,000 funding package Mark Hislop (left) of Advantage and Dr Geoff Mathews of The Electrode Company with the firm's Lightman device A breakthrough by…

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Business is blooming at Cardiff Medicentre


  Business is blooming at Cardiff Medicentre     Cardiff Medicentre is experiencing an surge in demand for space from new and existing tenants. The occupation level is now at 94% let, the highest its been for 10 years.  …

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Diurnal, announces European Medicines Agency approval of Paediatric Investigation Plan


  Based in Cardiff Medicentre, Diurnal  Ltd is developing a novel approach to drug delivery that will help patients suffering from reduced levels of the key hormone cortisol (hydrocortisone). Its lead drug Chronocort® is currently in a Phase 2 study…

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Finance Wales deal to back University Companies.


Finance Wales has entered in to a new agreement with Fusion IP who have an office at Cardiff Medicentre Heath Park Cardiff to back spin-out firms from Cardiff and Swansea University with growth finance. Following on from successful memorandum of…

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MedaPhor expands sales into China


  MedaPhor is pleased to announce that is has expanded both its sales and global distribution, with the announcement of a new, exclusive distribution agreement with Tellyes Scientific Inc (“Tellyes”) to sell its ScanTrainer range of ultrasound simulators into mainland…

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MedaPhor participated in the stunningly successful Academy of Emergency Ultrasound’s Sonogames 2013


  MedaPhor was pleased to participate in the stunningly successful Academy of Emergency Ultrasound’s Sonogames 2013, the finale of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s (SAEM) Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 150 American emergency medicine residents from almost…

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Mobile Skills Lab to visit Cardiff


  On Wednesday 17 July 2013, Cardiff Medicentre will host a state-of-the-art training day for orthopaedic surgeons based in the South Wales area.   Parked up in the Medicentre grounds (a stone’s throw from UHW) will be a bus. Inside…

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Pioneering keyhole bowel surgery training to go on


  There is hope a pioneering programme to train doctors in Wales in keyhole bowel surgery will be able to pay its own way when funding runs out. Access rates in Wales to this type of specialist surgery are amongst…

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PTSD Its not just a problem for the Military


  Although post-traumatic stress disorder affects up to 30% of people who go through a traumatic event in their life, there is still lack of knowledge of the condition.  Now a partnership between Healthcare Learning Smile-on Ltd based at Cardiff Medicentre and…

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Global food allergy study calls on Welsh business


      A biotech company with UK operations in Cardiff has been appointed one of the key players in the world’s biggest ever study of food allergies.   US-headquartered Indoor Biotechnologies which operates out of Cardiff Medicentre was invited…

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Cardiff Medicentre wins a 2nd Small Worklplace Health Award


  Cardiff Medicentre are please to announce that they have achieved their 2nd Small Workplace Health Award. The Welsh Government  Small Workplace Health Award is a key element of their Health Working Wales programme, which aims to improve the health and…

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Ultrasound simulator for Bristol University


  The ultrasound team at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol has taken delivery of a ScanTrainer ultrasound scanning simulator from Cardiff Medicentre company Medaphor. This will enable Students to practice scanning technique at the beginning of…

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Hair Analysis presented to Lawyers, Professors and Academics at the British Council São Paulo


  Brazil is addressing the problems of drug addiction and initiating plans to get addicts off the streets and into treatment. A recent study by the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa de Politicas Publicas do Alcool e Outras Drogas, (INPAD) demonstrated…

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Trading with BRICS


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Swansea University Team with Fusion IP plc


  Swansea University have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fusion IP plc who are based at Cardiff Medicentre (AIM: FIP), the university Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation company, which allows Swansea University to offer University owned intellectual property to Fusion IP…

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Placing to raise £20 million, new university agreements and Notice of General Meeting


  Fusion IP plc based at Cardiff Medicentre (AIM: FIP), the university IP commercialisation company that turns world class research into business, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £20 million through an issue of 36,363,637 ordinary shares of 1p…

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New ScanTrainer Transabdominal ultrasound simulator announced at IMSH in Orlando, Florida


  MedaPhor, the UK based ultrasound simulation company based at Cardiff Medicentre, announced its new Transabdominal ScanTrainer system at IMSH 2013, to an excellent reception. The new simulator, which is the second ScanTrainer system to be launched, will be available…

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Asalus Medical Instruments completes 'first-in-man' trial


The Cardiff Medicentre based business, which earlier this week raised £1.25m to get its products ready for market, said the completion of the 'first-in-man' trial for Ultravision along with the funding will enable it to complete product development and apply…

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Asalus Medical Instruments raises new VC round


David Frederick, who previously led a sales force of 700 staff, has joined as non-executive chairman. Fusion IP, the commercialisation company, said this morning that it had joined a £1.25m funding round for Asalus alongside Finance Wales and IP Group.…

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Medaphor cited by UK Government for IP best practice


Universities can now access a tool to help develop and manage their intellectual assets. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a strategy guide called ‘Intellectual Asset Management for Universities. The guide provides advice and information to universities to help…

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Diurnal enrols first patient in Phase 2 trial


The CATCH trial is a Phase 2 study in patients suffering from Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and is being run by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Maryland, US under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). Martin Whitaker, Chief Executive…

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Theryte wins Welsh Government RD&I award


Combined with the recent announcement of fresh investment in the company by its investors, this grant will allow Theryte to advance its most promising candidate, THR-93, through a series of tests culminating in a proof-of-concept experiment to demonstrate an effective…

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WIMAT offers first Welsh EBUS lung cancer course


On Tuesday 11th December 2012, WIMAT, Cardiff University, who are based at Cardiff Medcientre will be hosting the first Introduction to EBUS course in to ever be held in Wales. The course, to be held at University Hospital, Llandough, will…

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MedaPhor appoints experienced US based Chairman


Mr Pigliucci has over 30 years experience of running and guiding private and publicly listed high technology companies. He has a wide range of experience in sales, marketing, operations, financing, acquisitions and public offerings within the medical sector. Pigliucci named…

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Cardiff Medicentre receives UKBI Inspire award


The UKBI accreditation recognises the achievements and incubation infrastructure in place at Cardiff Medicentre, which is home to over 20 biotech and medtech startups. Dr Bowman receives the Inspire Accreditation from UKBI Chairman David Rowe Medicentre gains top status for…

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New guide to successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


Wales Business Insider has published a guide to maximising the benefits that companies can secure from entering into Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Cardiff Medicentre's Director of Innovation, Dr Mark Bowman, was asked to contribute his experience of the pitfalls and effectiveness…

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WIMAT launches ground breaking COPD course


This specialist course will teach surgeons how to perform a non-invasive technique to treat the debilitating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). During the course, a live surgical procedure will be filmed at the University Hospital of Wales, which…

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Cansford founder joins Prime Minister's trade mission to Brazil


Cansford Laboratories which is based at the medtech and biotech incubator Cardiff Medicentre was invited to join the business delegation, led by Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green, accompanying the Prime Minister on his visit to strengthen links between Britain…

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Learna Ltd joins Cardiff Medicentre


The business, which provides professional development courses to medical students, general practitioners and other healthcare, has a team of four developers. Learna take space at Cardiff Medicentre. Online clinical training firm takes new lease. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of…

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AssayMetrics and Cambridge Research Biochemicals collaborate


This collaboration involves Cambridge Research Biochemicals making key peptide substrates labelled with AssayMetrics’ Fluorescence Lifetime dyes. The peptides can then be used to screen novel drugs using AssayMetrics’ Fluospec FL reader. Assaymetrics and CRB collaborate. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director…

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Cedar due to launch clinical trial on wound healing device


Cedar will be working with Cardiff University's Wound Healing Research Unit to deliver the study on the use of the MIST Therapy system. MIST Therapy is a painless, non-contact, low frequency ultrasound delivered through a saline mist to the wound…

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MedaPhor raises further venture capital to boost growth


MedaPhor successfully raises £1m to accelerate US sales and new product development. Medical equipment company, MedaPhor raises £1m equity investment. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "I am delighted to learn of this latest successful…

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Diurnal to collaborate with US National Institutes of Health


The NIH research will investigate the use of Diurnal's Chronocort in patients who suffer from these rare diseases. Diurnal enters into agreement with the NIH. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "Following on from Diurnal's…

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Diurnal completes Phase I trial and secures further venture capital


Diurnal, successfully completes Phase I trials and raises £1.2m to complete Phase II trials. Diurnal raises £1.2m for trials. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "This is really fantastic news for the Welsh life sciences…

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INDOOR Biotechnologies launches Cardiff laboratory


From left to right: Dr Mark Bowman, Dr James Hindley and Dr Martin Chapman US allergen company to open Cardiff lab. INDOOR Biotechnologies opens new lab in Cardiff Medicentre. Commentary Welcoming the arrival of INDOOR Biotechnologies at Cardiff Medicentre, Dr…

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Diurnal announces involvement in large EU research programme


The programme will create a regulatory approved paediatric version of hydrocortisone, specifically for neonates and infants who suffer from the rare disease adrenal insufficiency. Diurnal announces involvement in new €4.2 million EU research programme. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of…

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Cardiff Medicentre's role in University's startups recognised


He said of Cardiff Medicentre "There are presently 18 tenant companies, employing some 120 people, half with some connection to Cardiff University, either as spin-out companies or enterprises by our graduates." University view with Hywel Thomas. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman,…

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Oxford Innovation holds Greenhouse event at Cardiff Medicentre


The workshop attracted biotech and medtech startup companies from across Wales to find out more about how coaching, access to finance services and business planning advice can boost their chances of success. Greenhouse Event Boosts Prospects for Welsh Life Sciences…

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Cansford attracts Business Minister and Brazilian Ambassador


Since arriving last year, the company has set up a state-of-the-art drug & alcohol testing laboratory at the Cardiff Medicentre. Cansford has already set up an partnership with a laboratory in Sao Paulo, Brazil and plans a further international joint…

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Cardiff Medicentre hailed for role in nurturing university startups


The article highlights Cardiff Medicentre's important role as a business incubator caterting for early-stage companies.  Several case studies of Cardiff University startups are included.  These businesses have either successfully 'graduated' into local follow-on space or are currently tenants at the…

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Diurnal targets Phase 2 trials with venture capital investment


Diurnal is a Fusion IP portfolio company and is developing a novel approach to drug delivery that will help patients suffering from reduced levels of the key hormone cortisol. Chronocort is a modified release therapy that deliversthe hormone in a…

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WIMAT startup Asalus grabs first slice of new investment


The £292,000 first closing includes contributions from existing investors Fusion IP, Finance Wales and IP Group. The investors have an option to invest a further £392,000, subject to investor approval and the achievement of milestones. The funds will be used…

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Diurnal clinches successful Chronocort clinical trial


Diurnal is developing a novel approach to drug delivery that will help patients suffering from reduced levels of the key hormone cortisol. Chronocort is a modified release therapy that delivers the hormone in a manner mimicing the body’s normal circadian…

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Oxford Innovation to run High Potential Starts Programme


Oxford Innovation has opted to base itself at Cardiff Medicentre, the business incubator for biotech and medtech startups, for the duration of the project, although a series of workshops and events will be held at a number of venues across…

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Cardiff Medicentre hosts Stanwell Sixth Form Visit


The students were given the opportunity to take part in a broad range of interactive product and service demonstrations by our tenants MedaPhor, Pharmatelligence and WIMAT.  To round off the visit, Dr Chris Pepper, Reader in Haematology at Cardiff University's…

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Media highlights Cedar role in evaluating new medical technology


Cedar's work is vital in establishing whether a new medtech innovation is clinically effective and cost effective. Identifying the innovations to help patients. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "I am very pleased to see…

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Cardiff Medicentre hosts visit by Julie Morgan AM


Mrs Morgan was given a demonstration of our tenant MedaPhor ScanTrainer product by the company's founder Professor Nazar Amso. ScanTrainer is used for medical ultrasound training, with the company recently announcing its first European and US sales. Mrs Morgan later…

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Cardiff Medicentre recognised for growing biotechs and medtechs


The article highlights the services available to startups located at the Cardiff Medicentre and describes examples of our highly successful 'graduates' from the Cardiff Medicentre. Cardiff Medicentre helps grow biotech companies. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff…

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Q Chip signs agreement with leading pharma company


The agreement stipulates that all costs of preclinical and clinical development will be borne by Q Chip's partner. Q Chip will also receive substantial success based payments in future, and will provide the manufactured product after regulatory approval. Q Chip…

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MedaPhor announces first European customer


Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen announced as first European customer for ScanTrainer. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "MedaPhor has rapidly followed up its recent US success with securing a first European sale." He added "This is fantastic…

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MedaPhor announces first US customer in Seattle


Washington Medical Centre in Seattle announced as first US customer for ScanTrainer. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "It is difficult to underestimate the importantance for Welsh medtech startups of securing a broad range of…

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AssayMetrics announces instrument sale to Merck Serono


The Fluospec FL plate reader system acquired by Merck is a dual laser version, capable of running screening assays based on both AssayMetric's proprietary PURETIME14 and PURETIME22 dye chemistries in 1536 well formats. Innovative Fluospec® FL plate reader sold to…

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Surge in new occupants at Cardiff Medicentre


Surge in new occupants at life sciences base Medicentre. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "After a lot of very hard work by the team here, I am delighted to see Cardiff Medicentre filling up…

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AssayMetrics completes second funding round


AssayMetrics launched its laser-based fluorescence plate reader in early 2011 and the device has already attracted significant interest from a number of global pharmaceutical companies and other high-profile customers. AssayMetrics secures new investment from Finance Wales. AssayMetrics’ second investment round…

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Pharmatelligence founder wins ISPOR Award


This award recognizes internationally outstanding practical application of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in health care decision-making. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "This award is very well deserved. As well as being a serial entrepreneur,…

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Q Chip completes major investment round


Q Chip Ltd is developing sustained release injectable depot formulations. Q Chip’s proprietary encapsulation technology platform Q-Sphera represents a paradigm shift in bioencapsulation technology for the production of drug loaded microspheres. $6m to expand drug formulation portfolio and establish European…

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AssayMetrics announces US launch of Fluospec FL


The product was launched at the recent 17th SBS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. AssayMetrics US launch at SBS 2011 annual conference. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "AssayMetrics continues to make significant progress…

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Successful preclinical studies for Q Chip


Q Chip Ltd is developing sustained release injectable depot formulations. Q Chip’s proprietary encapsulation technology platform Q-Sphera represents a paradigm shift in bioencapsulation technology for the production of drug loaded microspheres. Preclinical studies with therapeutic cancer peptides using innovative drug…

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MedaPhor at Arab Health


As part of the Welsh Government pavilion, MedaPhor’s innovative new ScanTrainer ultrasound training simulator was selected as an excellent representative of the quality products and services produced within Wales. MedaPhor is a Fusion IP portfolio company, MedaPhor demonstrates revolutionary ultrasound…

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WIMAT spinout Asalus attracts new investment


This investment will enable the company to further develop its first three products: Clearvision, Snugport and Surehold. Asalus, a Fusion IP portfolio company, is developing three innovative medical devices that will improve the safety and efficiency of laparoscopic surgery. Asalus…

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Cardiff Medicentre tenants win MediWales awards


MedaPhor, a Fusion IP portfolio company, won the Industry Innovation Award for developing their ScanTrainer simulator. Smile-on's collaboration with the Psychiatry Department at the University Hospital of Wales was recognised through the NHS Partnership with Industry Award. Smile-on is a…

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Diurnal raises further investment


This investment will enable the company's lead product, Chronocort, to complete its Phase 1 trials and initiate its Phase 2 trials. Diurnal is developing a novel approach to drug delivery which will help patients suffering from reduced cortisol and testosterone…

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MedaPhor launches in USA


This non-exclusive agreement with Florida based Rotherfield Technologies LLC will enable ScanTrainer to access the vast US market for ultrasound training. ScanTrainer launched in the US. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “It is very…

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AssayMetrics announces AstraZeneca trial for Fluospec FL


AssayMetrics announces that AstraZeneca is evaluating the FluospecTM FL reader. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “This announcement is another major step forward for AssayMetrics." He added "The involvement of a global pharmaceutical company in…

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AssayMetrics announces second tranche of equity funding


The investment follows hot on the heels of the launch of their new fluorescence plate reader instrument. The Fluospec FL fluorescence lifetime plate reader was launched at MipTec 2010 in Basel Switzerland, Europe's biggest drug discovery and development conference and…

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Cardiff Bioanalytical Services acquired by LGC


Cardiff Bioanalytical Services is a leading provider of External Quality Assessment schemes for clinical and forensic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring. LGC is an international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic , biotechnology, diagnostic and product services and…

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AssayMetrics expands to build Fluospec FL


Cardiff-based discovery tools company AssayMetrics moves into expanded facilities. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “AssayMetrics' decision to expand is a natural next step after the successful launch of its Fluospec FL plate reader." He…

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OnExamination moves to larger offices in Cardiff


OnExamination was acquired by BMJ Group in December 2007. Since then, the company has continued to launch a range of innovative on-line resources for medical revision. OnExamination graduates from the Cardiff Medicentre. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at…

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Smile-on holds official launch for Cardiff Medicentre base


The establishment of a Cardiff base builds upon a long-standing relationship with Cardiff University. Learning company opens offices. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “I was delighted to see the official launch of Smile-on in…

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AssayMetrics launches Fluospec FL


The launch follows four years of development bringing together scientists and engineers from various spheres and disciplines to produce one world-beating technology. AssayMetrics launches new platereader instrument. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said “AssayMetrics is…

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Q Chip secures new investment


These funds will be invested in scaling-up its Q-Sphera technology to meet current Good Manufacturing Practice standards for the production and manufacture of its sustained release peptide and protein therapeutics. Q Chip raises £2m in funding round to boost production.…

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Western Mail hails TrichoTech success


The business, now located at Cardiff's Pentwyn Business Park, was acquired by Concateno plc in January 2007 and has subsequently continued its rapid growth trajectory. Piecing together a history of drug use from a few strands of hair. Commentary Dr…

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MedaPhor backed by Capital Cardiff Fund


The investment, which also includes money from private investors, aims to support the sales of MedaPhor’s new ScanTrainer simulator in the UK and to sign up overseas distributors. Capital Fund backs health business. Commentary Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation…

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Cardiff Medicentre appoints Director of Innovation


Dr Bowman joins the team having previously worked as a venture capital investor in early-stage technology companies.  Prior to this, Mark held senior commercial positions at a number of UK universities.  Dr Bowman originally trained as a chemist at the…

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Finance Wales and Business Angels back AssayMetrics


The funding will be used to develop the company's prototype plate reader for use in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Finance Wales backs AssayMetrics' biotech plate-reader prototype. AssayMetrics Ltd secures equity investment from Finance Wales. For all Cardiff Medicentre media…

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MedaPhor raises further venture capital


The company has announced that it has raised £325,000 to commence sales of its new ScanTrainer simulator in the UK and sign up overseas distributors. MedaPhor is a Fusion IP portfolio company. MedaPhor raises £325k to commence sales of its…

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MedaPhor wins Innovation Network Impact award


MedaPhor wins 2010 Innovation Network Impact Award. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups. The facility…

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MedaPhor launches ultrasound training simulator


MedaPhor launches ultrasound training simulator. Medaphor launches new Scantrainer simulator. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech…

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WIMAT's medtech startup Asalus raises investment


Asalus Medical Instruments raises £0.45m in first round funding. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups.…

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Deputy Minister hails Cardiff Medicentre's role


In an article in the Western Mail, Mr Griffiths has hailed the rapid progress in Welsh life science sector. According to the Deputy Minister, the sector has grown by over 19% in the past three years and employs around 15,000…

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WIMAT expertise yields medtech startup Asalus


New Medical Devices Start-up Asalus Medical Instruments. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups. The facility…

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MedaPhor raises venture capital investment


Following significant product development progress this year, the funds will enable Medaphor to complete development of the ScanTrainer prototype and move it into commercialisation. University firm wins huge investment for its product. £190k investment in Medaphor. For all Cardiff Medicentre…

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TrichoTech wins Wales Innovation Award


The company, now based at the Pentwyn Business Centre, has seen turnover hit £8 million this year and is planning to hire 10 new staff in 2010. TrichoTech was acquired by Concateno plc for £11.25 million in January 2007. Award…

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Cardiff Research Consortium moves to larger offices in Cardiff


The company now has 13 employees and has re-located to larger office space in Cardiff to continue its development. Cardiff Research Consortium, taken over by Capita, graduates from Cardiff Medicentre. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips…

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Cardiff Research Consortium acquired by Capita Group


This transaction is part of its £11.6m acquisition of informatics group CHKS from Healthcare Knowledge International, an Inflexion Private Equity portfolio company. Capita acquires healthcare informatics specialist CHKS. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815…

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New Managing Director for OnExamination


Nicola Rylett was previously Head of Marketing for Nelson Thornes, an educational publisher specialising in curriculum resources and exam support services for the schools market. She has a wealth of experience across senior sales and marketing roles, which include appointments…

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OnExamination hailed during BMJ Group India visit


Two senior executives from BMJ Group are visiting India this week to explain how doctors can benefit from the evidence based medical information which is already provided to doctors in the UK, other European countries, the United States, Australia, New…

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MedaPhor receives VC funding and SMARTCymru Award


The combined funds will be used to develop the company's ultrasound simulator technology for commercial launch in 2009. University venture receives cash injection for medical training product. Medaphor raises £250k to bring ultrasound training simulator to market. For all Cardiff…

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OnExamination launches resource for Gastroenterology KBA


The gastroenterology exam is the first of several speciality KBAs being introduced by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK. KBAs will be used to verify that certified specialists have sufficient knowledge of their speciality to…

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OnExamination launches UKCAT revision course


Aimed at sixth-form students taking the UK Clinical Aptitude Test preparation course, this new resource seeks to prepare students for the key elements of this medical school entrance test. The exam has been adopted by the majority of UK medical…

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OnExamination launches BNF safe-prescribing tool


This will be achieved by allowing students to assess and diagnose common clinical conditions while using the British National Formulary. OnExamination launches online BNF safe-prescribing revision aid for medical students. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips…

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OnExamination launches online pharmacy revision resource


This will help trainee pharmacists prepare for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain registration exam which they must pass in order to become registered practising pharmacists. launches online revision resource for preregistration pharmacists. For all Cardiff Medicentre media…

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BioDynamics acquired by Quotient BioResearch


Founded over 15 years ago, BioDynamics Research is a leading, specialist provider of metabolism, bioanalytical and radiochemistry services to the world-wide pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. BioDynamics Research has annual revenues of over £7.0 million and 100 employees. Further expansion for…

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OnExamination acquired by BMJ Group

03/12/2007 was formed by two doctors (Stephen Davis and Dean Jenkins) from Cardiff University who saw the potential of the internet to help doctors prepare for examinations. Since its launch in 2000, the site has expanded to cover the principal…

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Synexus Clinical Research to be taken private


This offer values the company, which now occupies offices in Llanishen, at just over £18 million. Lyceum Capital announces recommended offer to take Synexus private. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes…

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Biobank Cymru launched by First Minister


Biobank looks for 250,000 to give health data. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups. The…

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Q Chip raises significant new funding round


One of the key new investors is Finance Wales. Existing shareholders E-Synergy , Fusion IP and Jon Moulton also participated. Shareholders Q up to help raise funds. Finance Wales and Biofusion partnership first investment. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries,…

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TrichoTech shortlisted for Western Mail Award


TrichoTech was recently acquired by Concateno plc for £11.25 million. TrichoTech unveiled as finalist in Western Mail awards. For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact: Carina Phillips T: 07815 058283 Notes to editors About Cardiff Medicentre Cardiff Medicentre…

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Concateno plc acquires TrichoTech


Founded in 1993 and still based in Cardiff, TrichoTech focuses on detecting drugs of abuse, principally through testing hair samples. It employs 46 full time staff at its laboratory, which is a broad and in-depth testing facility with the capability…

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Cardiff Research Consortium acquired by HKI


The acquisition of Cardiff Research Consortium complements CHKS’s position as the UK’s leading independent provider of comparative information analysis and accreditation services to the NHS. CHKS also serves the independent healthcare sectors in the UK and Western Europe. Inflexion leads…

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TrichoTech's double digit growth hailed


Since its launch in 1993, TrichoTech's staff numbers have grown from four to twenty eight. It now occupies bespoke facilities at Cardiff's Pentwyn Business Centre. After four years of high double digit growth, the company has achieved a turnover of…

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Q Chip wins syndicated technology investment


The investment was made by a syndicate that includes private equity expert Jon Moulton and E-Synergy, a London based venture capital fund that specialises in startup companies. Q Chip's technology uses tiny capillaries etched in wafers to create precision engineered…

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