New mouth spray could benefit patients with painful genetic skin condition

A new spray for treating severely painful blisters, mouth ulceration and oral scarring in patients with a rare genetic skin condition is being developed by researchers at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. The spray is designed for patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a condition that causes the skin to blister and tear at the slightest … Continue reading “New mouth spray could benefit patients with painful genetic skin condition”

New non-invasive technique measures brain swelling

Imaging techniques ordinarily used by eye doctors to monitor the optic nerve could offer a non-invasive method of measuring and managing potentially dangerous swelling in the skull, finds a new UK study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham – a BHP founder-member. Intracranial pressure (ICP) – or pressure within the skull often caused … Continue reading “New non-invasive technique measures brain swelling”

BHP supports advanced therapy blockchain test

The world’s first blockchain solution for advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs) which tracks advanced therapies from vein-to-vein, has been successfully trialled at BHP founder-member University Hospitals Birmingham, as part of the Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC). ATMPs, which can be cell or gene therapies, show great potential in treating patients with conditions … Continue reading “BHP supports advanced therapy blockchain test”

Trial to test existing drugs against rare blood cancer

A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick. Funded by Blood Cancer UK, the trial seeks to repurpose existing drugs to improve the outlook, health and quality of life for people with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a condition in … Continue reading “Trial to test existing drugs against rare blood cancer”

New partnership will tackle surface transmission of COVID-19

A project to develop surface treatments that can provide long-lasting protection against the COVID-19 virus has been launched at BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the research will see the development of new antiviral sprays, films, and other products. These can be delivered via additives in existing … Continue reading “New partnership will tackle surface transmission of COVID-19”