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Cardiff-based medtech firm Bond Digital Health has received over £200,000 in grants from the UK and Welsh governments, aiding the company’s development of Transform, a connectivity and data platform for a COVID-19 test.

Bond was awarded £177,979 from the Welsh government and £49,796 from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK. The Welsh government funding was granted through its COVID RD&I support scheme and Innovate UK’s via its Business-led Innovation in Response to Global Disruption competition.

The company is part of an international consortium working on a new diagnostic test for COVID-19. Bond’s digital connectivity will allow data to be captured, stored, analysed and shared securely and in real time, aiding authorities in monitoring the spread of COVID-19.

Bond Digital Health Commercial Director Phil Groom said: “These two grants represent a huge vote of confidence in our business and our technology from both the Welsh and UK governments.

“We are proud to be part of an international consortium whose test will make such a difference in this pandemic and even more proud to be flying the flag for Welsh technology and talent on the global stage.”

Earlier in 2020, Bond was awarded £700,000 in equity funding from Development Bank of Wales and Wealth Club, enabling it to expand its technology team and improve development.

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