The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has awarded Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist Dr Paul Bentley and his team of researchers £1.1m to develop a multiplayer video game to improve rehabilitation outcomes for patients. The award will enable the team to build a web-based version of Balloon Buddies, a social video game that […]
First in HumanInnovationPartnership First patient-derived in vitro model to study proteostasis deregulation in disease
Innovative collaborative study established first in vitro model to study protein homeostasis (proteostasis) and effects of its disruption on the integrity of the surrounding tissue, with direct applications in biological, bioengineering and drug research. Researchers from Imperial College London and King’s College London used human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (hMSC) to establish a reliable in vitro […]
The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by a fleet of community health workers, a study led by Dr Matthew Harris and funded by the NIHR Imperial BRC has shown. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modelling study provides a compelling case for pilot studies to […]
Applications are currently open for a number of training opportunities aimed at individuals wishing to develop their clinical research careers. Imperial Health Charity Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships The NIHR Imperial BRC is proud to support the Imperial Health Charity Fellowship scheme aimed at enabling Medics and Healthcare Professionals outside of Medicine (e.g. Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, […]
In preparation for the launch of a UK multi-centre clinical trial for the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplantation, our BRC researchers wanted to organise a patient and public involvement and engagement workshop (PPI/E). The aims of this workshop were to disseminate knowledge of our research and to lay the foundations for a more extensive […]
Harnessing world-leading discovery science and clinical expertise to develop innovative therapeutics, devices and diagnostics for healthcare
Examples of research projects testing out new drugs, devices and diagnostics in humans for the first time. The BRC is specifically aimed at supporting these kinds of experimental medicine studies.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has developed a range of innovative device technologies, in collaboration with scientists in our Faculties of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Some of the most recent are highlighted here.
The NIHR Imperial BRC has a strong, successful track record of collaborating with life sciences and other related industries, academic institutions, charities and research organisations. Most recent examples can be found here.