New spinout Healome Therapeutics to speed development for eye therapeutics

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has created a new spinout, Healome Therapeutics Ltd, to commercially deploy a platform that delivers a ‘pro-healing’ microenvironment for the leading causes of preventable blindness. The company’s leading application will be in ocular surface diseases, which are notoriously challenging conditions to treat, and have progressively larger impacts on quality … Continue reading “New spinout Healome Therapeutics to speed development for eye therapeutics”

Urine test for bladder cancer could replace thousands of invasive procedures each year

Birmingham researchers funded by Cancer Research UK and liquid biopsy company Nonacus have developed a new urine test for bladder cancer, which could reduce the need for invasive and time-consuming procedures to diagnose the disease. The test will use highly sensitive liquid biopsy technology developed by Nonacus in conjunction with  a panel of biomarkers developed … Continue reading “Urine test for bladder cancer could replace thousands of invasive procedures each year”

Civilians and military take part in study to improve concussion prognosis

A major UK study to identify new ways to accurately predict if patients will develop long-term complications as a consequence of concussion has been launched, led by experts at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham and the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, in collaboration with the Defence Medical Services. With year one funded by the Ministry of Defence (£2m) … Continue reading “Civilians and military take part in study to improve concussion prognosis”

AI in health: safety a joint responsibility between users and developers, say researchers

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have attracted substantial interest for potential healthcare applications, but how can we know that the technology is performing safely and effectively? A new report, authored by experts at Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) member organisations, has recommended a ‘medical algorithmic audit’ framework which would see users and developers collaborate to ensure … Continue reading “AI in health: safety a joint responsibility between users and developers, say researchers”

Vital health data partnership grows

PIONEER – the Health Data Research Hub for Acute Care – is pleased to announce University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) as a new strategic partner. Led by BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham, PIONEER is an ethically approved research partnership that collects and curates patient data from acute care across the health economy, … Continue reading “Vital health data partnership grows”