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Clinical trial reveals genetic fault that reduces the effectiveness of leukaemia treatment

A genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukaemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment. The findings come from a clinical trial led by the University of Birmingham that examined whether survival times for people with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) could be improved … Continue reading “Clinical trial reveals genetic fault that reduces the effectiveness of leukaemia treatment”

Ministerial announcement provides funding boost

Following the Secretary of State for Health the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of £14.25m funding to support 11 NIHR medtech and in vitro diagnostic cooperatives nationally, we are delighted to announce that University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been awarded funding to establish the NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Cooperative (MTC). The cooperatives will … Continue reading “Ministerial announcement provides funding boost”

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”

Expansion appeal launched for globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology

Famous faces and over 100 key figures from across the region came together in Birmingham to launch Cure Leukaemia’s 2017 £1 Million appeal to fund the expansion of the globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) based at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, a founder member of Birmingham Health Partners The centre, launched in … Continue reading “Expansion appeal launched for globally significant Centre for Clinical Haematology”

£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”