Wales’ fastest growing indigenous business can be revealed as ALS Managed Services. The innovative recruitment and staffing solutions firm, which recently moved from Pontypool to Caerphilly, tops this year’s Wales Fast Growth project, which ranks the 50 fastest growing indigenous businesses based on revenue growth over the past two years. ALS Managed Services, which works with some of the largest recycling and warehousing companies in the UK, and was recently acquired in a management buyout led by chief executive Steve Langian, achieved a staggering revenue growth of 4,237.6%, between 2015-17 with sales up from £250,264 to £10.85m. The annual list, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was started by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans. Prof Jones-Evans said: "Every year the list identifies some incredible businesses that are making a significant difference to their sectors, markets and communities, and that this year was no exception." The largest sector this … [Read more...] about Wales Fast Growth 50,2018: These are the fastest growing companies in Wales
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This article is part of the Global Policy Lab: Decoding Cancer. Genomics, it’s said, has the potential to turn every cancer into its own unique snowflake, to be tackled not with off-the-shelf treatments but a personalized regimen. That threatens to make the gold standard of drug testing, the randomized clinical trial, look a bit tarnished. Here are four ways cancer is changing the way we test drugs and treatments, from the perspective of industry, regulators, doctors, researchers and patients. Out-of-body In a typical drug trial, the manufacturer sends pills to patients, identical little capsules to be swallowed. Not so for personalized therapies like the prostate cancer treatment currently being tested by Sotio, a mid-sized biotech in the Czech Republic. Instead, patients’ blood samples are collected in more than 200 sites in more than 20 countries and then sent to Prague, where technicians re-engineer cells to fight their cancer and send them back to the … [Read more...] about 4 ways cancer is changing how we test medicines
Press play to listen to this article By FLORIAN EDERwith ZOYA SHEFTALOVICH PRESENTED BY GOOGLE Send tips here | Tweet @florianeder | Listen to today’s Playbook and view in your browser GOOD MORNING. Still not convinced that Jean-Claude Juncker’s soybean pact with Donald Trump was the real deal? Well, you don’t need to be, as long as Trump is. Today, the European Commission is expected to release the latest figures on imports of American soybeans. In short: Trade has never before been this great; numbers have never been this yuge. The figures, obtained by Playbook, show that in the 12 weeks from July, EU imports from the U.S. are up by 133 percent compared to last year, and the U.S. share of the EU’s total imports of soybeans is now at 52 percent, compared to 25 percent during the same period last year. This puts the States ahead of Brazil, Canada, Paraguay and Uruguay. **A message from Google: The Digital News Innovation … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: Summit to talk about — Yes He Kern — Vestager’s sour grapes?