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The Birmingham COVID-19 test, called RTF-EXPAR, gives a sample-to-signal time of under 10 minutes, even for low viral levels where current lateral flow tests are less effective.
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Birmingham researchers confirm speed, simplicity and sensitivity for new COVID-19 test

Aug 23, 2021

Covid-19 research
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Partnership to discover novel oral antiviral drugs to treat coronaviruses

Jul 28, 2021

Antibodies, immunoglobulin Ig proteins 3D medical background. Immune system, IgM, IgG, IgE, IgD, IgA antibodies glycoproteins, specific antigens against coronavirus sars-cov-2 covid-19 influenza virus
Going global

Partnership supports Indian companies with antibody development

Jul 26, 2021

GeneFirst’s project, entitled RAPID-COVID

GeneFirst awarded €2.8m funding for rapid Covid-19 diagnostic

Jul 22, 2021

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The future of the UK’s life science industry post COVID-19

Feb 16, 2021

A group of women physicians in Ethiopia.
Going global

Partnership to address health worker shortfall and strengthen women physician leaders across Ethiopia

Feb 10, 2021


Onyx Health launches national competition for life science SMEs

Feb 9, 2021

Sars-Cov-2 Rapid Antigen Test
Clinical need

Althea launches affordable COVID-19 rapid antigen tests

Feb 4, 2021

Covid Air Tracker
Clinical need

COVID-19 response product to help reduce the spread of airborne disease

Feb 1, 2021

New EKF facility
People & places

EKF opens larger facility to increase production of key component for COVID-19 testing regime

Jan 25, 2021

HSL Covid Lab
People & places

Portview completes new Covid testing lab for Health Services Laboratories & UCL

Jan 20, 2021

Testing Lab Data for Covid
People & places

Testing lab data reveals spread of new COVID variant

Jan 18, 2021

John Bell & Croyden
People & places

Queen’s pharmacist chosen as COVID-19 vaccination site

Jan 18, 2021

Microneedle hypodermic
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Swansea University developing world’s first COVID-19 ‘smart-patch’ vaccine that will measure effectiveness

Jan 8, 2021

Covid-19 RNA Test
Clinical need

New COVID-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

Jan 6, 2021

Doctor Holding Hands with Cancer Patient
People & places

Greater Manchester Surgical Cancer Hub shortlisted for COVID-19 award

Jan 4, 2021

Medela Thopaz-plus
Clinical need

Research reveals portable digital chest drainage systems could help minimise spread of COVID-19

Dec 15, 2020

EKF Antibodies
Clinical need

EKF introduces accurate quantitative COVID-19 antibody test kit

Dec 10, 2020

Mediwales Innovation Awards 2020 Banner
People & places

Welsh life science innovators receive awards for Covid-19 response

Dec 3, 2020

Pfizer Biontech
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Pfizer and BioNTech achieve first authorisation in the world for a vaccine to combat COVID-19

Dec 2, 2020

Women Scientist in Perkin Elmer Lab
People & places

Charnwood Lighthouse Lab goes live processing thousands of COVID-19 tests per day

Dec 1, 2020

Nurse in Lab Wearing PPE
People & places

Coordinated industry response to Covid-19 provides major boost to Welsh economy

Nov 26, 2020

Coronavirus on Door Handle
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Researchers tackle surface transmission of COVID-19 in new partnership

Oct 26, 2020

Medela's Portable medical Surgical Airway Devices
Clinical need

Medela’s portable medical surgical and airway suction devices offers safer alternative to piped vacuum systems

Oct 14, 2020

Transcend Employee Wearing PPE
People & places

Welsh manufacturer set to double workforce thanks to investment in sustainable PPE

Sep 11, 2020

Covid Test Kit
People & places

Over 200 jobs announced as part of the Welsh Lighthouse Lab facility

Sep 2, 2020

Vaccitech Grant
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Vaccitech receives grant for COVID-19 vaccine research

Aug 28, 2020