November news round-up

CAR-T success for UHB patient A patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has become the first in the Midlands to have a successful CAR-T cell therapy, for treatment of her cancer. Sophie Wheldon, aged 21, was diagnosed with leukaemia in June 2018. She went on to receive an unrelated donor stem cell transplant … Continue reading “November news round-up”

Improving air quality and health – for all

“What we want to do this evening is raise the profile of the issue of air quality in the UK; it is the single largest environmental risk to health and we know it affects people all the way through their lives.” Dr Suzanne Bartington – Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Specialty Registrar in Public Health, … Continue reading “Improving air quality and health – for all”

New academic business engagement lead for BHP

After joining the Institute of Clinical Sciences at our founder-member the University of Birmingham over the summer, Dr Giovanni Bottegoni has been appointed to the post of Academic Lead for Business Engagement. Giovanni brings a wealth of industry experience with him, having worked in start-ups and in the pharmaceuticals sector with a range of companies. … Continue reading “New academic business engagement lead for BHP”

Connecting the Midlands medtech sector

    Here in the Midlands, we know the value of medtech – £1.6bn to be exact. We also know this is just the beginning, and that not only is further growth possible, it’s highly likely given the wealth of expertise in our region.  But we know there are barriers too. Extensive discussions with more than … Continue reading “Connecting the Midlands medtech sector”

Beating the antibiotic resistance crisis

Tackling the global challenge of infectious diseases for the benefit of society Video transcript: If the numbers of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections keep on increasing, and there are no new treatments, the huge medical advances that we’ve seen in the last 25 years just will not be able to continue.  In the short term, … Continue reading “Beating the antibiotic resistance crisis”