A new £10m centre focused on medical imaging and artificial intelligence that will help improve diagnosis and care has been announced. This is one of five new centres awarded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the UK government’s flagship investment programme that focusses on addressing the opportunities and challenges of […]
Informatics ApproachesPartnership 100,000 Genomes: a step closer to delivering genomic medicine in the NHS
The national initiative led by Genomics England has reached its target of sequencing 100,000 genomes from patients and their family members. Approximately 85,000 participants gave their samples and anonymised medical information to yield better understanding of the role of genetic alternations in disease for better targeted treatments. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), in partnership […]
Imperial BRC researchers have identified mechanisms underlying the excellent efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in treating antibiotic-resistant Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in the gut. Clostridioides difficile is a form of bacteria that infects the human colon, usually following treatment with antibiotics, and can lead to diarrhoea, intestinal perforation, multiorgan failure, and death. Antibiotic treatment […]
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years earlier than current methods. The study, supported by the NIHR Imperial BRC and the MRC, involved scanning over 200 babies at 7 hospitals across the UK and USA. Using a type of brain scan called magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy, the researchers […]
DiagnosticEventInnovationPartnershipPreventionVideo New research centre will investigate causes of premature birth
Premature birth is an extremely traumatic experience and its complications are the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. Researchers at Imperial College have been identifying causes of premature labour using infrastructure and technologies available through NIHR Imperial BRC, to better manage high-risk pregnancies. Now a new research centre – the […]
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.