BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme

Alastair Denniston, a leading Birmingham Health Partners Professor and Consultant, has been announced as one of the first participants in The Academy of Medical Sciences’ novel Future Leaders in Innovation, Enterprise and Research (FLIER) Programme. A Professor at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Alastair is one … Continue reading “BHP Professor-Consultant announced as ‘future leader’ in Innovation, Enterprise and Research Programme”

Roadmap for Growth: Bringing BioForward to Birmingham

BHP Managing Director Dr John Williams on why Birmingham is the ideal host for an event aimed at growing new life sciences businesses “A bottleneck to the establishment of new collaborations is the limited ability to support early interactions and knowledge exchange between industry and academic researchers.” – So read the introduction to the Medical … Continue reading “Roadmap for Growth: Bringing BioForward to Birmingham”

A sector deal for health?

As the end of a tumultuous year approaches, it’s time to reflect on the plethora of policy papers, reviews, consultations, strategy documents and sector deals that are set to have a significant impact on the health and life sciences sector. Every step of the journey from a key insight in a university laboratory or an … Continue reading “A sector deal for health?”

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, was joined by Greg Clark MP and Professor Sir John Bell on Wednesday 30 August at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) – co-located on the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham campus – to make two major national life sciences investment announcements as part of the launch of the Life … Continue reading “Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine”

£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”