Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre

A purpose-built ITM Imaging Centre has been officially opened by Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the Royal College of Radiologists, and Clive Richards OBE, founder of the Clive and Sylvia Richards Foundation. Equipped with the latest latest in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology, the new facility is the result of a collaboration between University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), medical charity Cobalt Health and the Institute … Continue reading “Exciting vision for newly-opened ITM Imaging Centre”

£3.5 million European funding secured to benefit West Midlands life sciences SMEs

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £3.5m after successfully bidding for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) monies to establish a Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) in partnership with the University of Birmingham and Aston University. The grant will be match-funded, including £2.5m capital from University of Birmingham, meaning £7m will be … Continue reading “£3.5 million European funding secured to benefit West Midlands life sciences SMEs”

New nerve regeneration technique to be trialled at QEHB

An innovative new technique to repair the nerves of people who have suffered serious hand injuries is to be trialled on patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) – part of Birmingham Health Partners. The CONNECT (COnduit Nerve approximation versus Neurorrhaphy Evaluation of Clinical outcome Trial) study will evaluate the benefits of using “tensionless repair” … Continue reading “New nerve regeneration technique to be trialled at QEHB”

New trial to examine use of pre-hospital blood products

Birmingham-based researchers are conducting a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury or trauma – before they reach hospital. Currently when patients have been injured and are bleeding, either clear fluids or blood products may be used to replace lost blood en-route to hospital – … Continue reading “New trial to examine use of pre-hospital blood products”

Institute of Translational Medicine officially opened

The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) was officially opened on Tuesday October 4 by John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council. Funded through the Birmingham City Deal and delivered by Birmingham Health Partners, the facility brings together clinical expertise, pioneering science, and academic excellence to accelerate the delivery of precision healthcare. It aims to speed … Continue reading “Institute of Translational Medicine officially opened”