There are many national resources available to you. These include:
- MRC translation research for funding opportunities
- MHRA innovation office for regulatory advice
- National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) experimental medicine infrastructure enables researchers to develop clinical applications from scientific breakthroughs, and translate these discoveries into new treatments for patients
- NIHR medical technology, device and diagnostic support
- NIHR collaborations, services and support for research
- NHS accelerated access collaborative
- NHS AI Lab
- Multi-agency advice service for AI – in development
- Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
- Digital Catapult.
Examples of local initiatives and facilities
Therapeutic innovations networks are hosted by the UCL translational office. They aim to bring together multidisciplinary researchers and industry experts to tackle common obstacles and mobilise around strategic opportunities to accelerate translation. Networks include biologics, cell and gene therapies, devices and diagnostics, regenerative medicines, repurposing and small molecules.
The University of Edinburgh Healthcare Technology Accelerator Facility (HTAF), is an initiative to expedite the development and commercialisation of healthcare technology. HTAF removes the barriers that frequently prevent the development and translation of new healthcare technology, by providing facilities and services such as biological validation labs, specialist manufacture, regulatory experts, experienced project managers, as well as access to industry collaborators.
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These are just a couple of examples of how universities are accelerating translation. Let us know if you would like us to showcase any others.