There are many steps in the development of a new treatment before it can be adopted into clinical practice; from basic science research often conducted in University departments looking for new targets and potential therapies through to clinical trials assessing their safety and efficacy. Biomedical Research Centres help to bridge the gap in translating new discoveries into new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies.


The National Institute for Health Research began a network of Biomedical Research Centres in 2007 by funding University-Hospital partnerships to pull through scientific discoveries into real benefits for patients.

There are now 21 Biomedical Research Centres around the UK:

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