Respiratory disease covers a large, diverse range of mainly incurable lung conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and lung cancer.
Several other conditions can also cause restrictive lung disease such as: interstitial lung disease (including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis), obesity, as well as some neuromuscular diseases.
Respiratory Innovation Wales (RIW) aims to:
- Enhance and develop respiratory products, services, or treatments;
- Seek real world insights through advanced data science and digital engineering;
- Expand our research and innovation activities
We believe that in RIW we have the opportunity to translate innovative new ideas into products and approaches that will improve the respiratory health, wellness and well-being for people within Wales and beyond.