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WIMAT launches ground breaking COPD course

A pioneering course designed to improve the treatment of lung disease around the world is being launched by Cardiff Medicentre tenant WIMAT.

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 will live-link to WIMAT’s modern lecture theatre located within Cardiff Medicentre.

Journey towards ending of bad lung condition.


Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "The launch of this course is very exciting news for WIMAT. Their investment in cutting edge fibre optic links to the operating theatres within the University Hospital of Wales have enabled the delivery of this ground breaking initiative."

He added "COPD is a highly debilitating disease and I am thrilled that Cardiff Medicentre's facilities will play a part in the development of surgical skills in this area."

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 is set in the grounds of the University of Wales Hospital and is a neighbour to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Established in 1992, Cardiff Medicentre is a joint venture between Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, the Welsh Government and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. It was the first incubator of its kind in the UK and now provides 32 units of high quality office and lab space accommodation ranging from 284 sq ft to 1,045 sq ft. Low-cost desk leasing facilities are also available to encourage entrepreneurs to enter the Cardiff Medicentre community while writing business plans and raising finance.

Tenants at Cardiff Medicentre benefit from specialist support in establishing and growing their businesses. Their aim, and the aim of the Cardiff Medicentre management team, is graduation – the process of tenant businesses outgrowing the incubation facilities and moving into their own follow-on space, or being acquired.

Examples of successful graduate companies

  • Q Chip Ltd (completed $6 million venture capital investment round in 2011)
  • Cardiff Bioanalytical Services Ltd (acquired by LGC Ltd in 2010)
  • Cardiff Research Consortium (acquired by Capita Group plc for £11.6 million in 2009)
  • BioDynamics Research Ltd (acquired by Quotient BioResearch Ltd in 2008)
  • TrichoTech Ltd (acquired by Concateno plc for £11.25 million in 2007)
  • OnExamination Ltd (acquired by BMJ Group in 2007)

Published on Mon, 22nd Oct 2012

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