Plans submitted for new Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Ambitious plans for Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) took another step forward this week, as a hybrid planning application was submitted to Birmingham City Council. The plans for BHIC will help create up to 3,000 jobs at the Campus, as part of 10,000 jobs in the wider region boosting the local economy by around £400m … Continue reading “Plans submitted for new Birmingham Health Innovation Campus”

High-performance, low-cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768K by UKRI

An international team of scientists and engineers have been awarded a grant of £768K by UKRI as part of the Newton Fund’s Agile Response Call to develop high performance, low cost ventilators for use in low to middle income countries, it has been announced today. Prompted by a shortage of ventilators in low income countries … Continue reading “High-performance, low-cost ventilator project awarded grant of £768K by UKRI”

Education needed to improve patients’ understanding of gene therapies

A new review of research bringing together patient, carer and public views of cell and gene therapies has highlighted a need for appropriate education to better inform people including how clinical trials work and the risks and benefits of various treatments.  Over the last decade, new cell, gene and tissue-engineered therapies have been developed to … Continue reading “Education needed to improve patients’ understanding of gene therapies”

£14m invested in Birmingham Health Innovation Campus by GBSLEP

Plans to develop the Midlands’ only science park dedicated to health and life sciences research – Birmingham Health Innovation Campus (BHIC) – have received another boost thanks to a significant investment of up to £14m from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). The Campus is being delivered through a long-term collaboration between … Continue reading “£14m invested in Birmingham Health Innovation Campus by GBSLEP”

Genomic sequencing and COVID-19

Genomics can be incredibly valuable in tracking and managing infectious disease outbreaks. From salmonella and TB to Ebola and the current COVID-19 pandemic, genomic sequencing has proven to be one of the most important tools in the rapid identification and tracing of infectious organisms, enabling better understanding and management of disease.  In this film, Professor … Continue reading “Genomic sequencing and COVID-19”