November 2019

Giving back sight: A guest blog with GiveVision’s CEO, Stan Karpenko

29 November 2019

1 in 3 people will lose their sight by the age of 65. Recent studies have stated that the number of people suffering from visual impairment is 67 million in Europe alone. For most of these conditions which include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, there is no cure. GiveVision, a company based at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s Serendip® incubator, has developed a low vision aid that helps visually impaired people to see again.

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AF Aware Week: Thinking Detect, Protect and Perfect

19 November 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. It is estimated 26,500 people across the West Midlands currently have undetected AF or aren’t receiving optimal treatment. If left untreated, AF can increase the risk of stroke by around four to five times. Lucy Chatwin, our Head of Innovation Implementation and Adoption, is taking AF Aware Week as an opportunity to raise awareness of AF and the importance of effective treatment and symptom management.

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