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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”

New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy

The University of Birmingham will be partnering with the University of Oxford to speed up the development of new treatments for arthritis. This has been supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research. The partnership will be based at the Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham and the Kennedy Institute … Continue reading “New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy”

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”