An international collaborative study has demonstrated that women with non-cancerous ovarian cysts could be monitored for changes in cyst size and appearance, instead of having them surgically removed. Ovarian cysts are very common and are often asymptomatic. In cases of pelvic pain and bloating, an ultrasound scan is performed, and cysts are classified as benign […]
DeviceDiagnosticPrevention New sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time
Researchers supported by the NIHR Imperial BRC have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women’s reproductive health problems in real-time. The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly […]
Imperial researchers demonstrated suitability and robustness of specialised spectroscopy for molecular analysis of human samples in a multi-laboratory trial. The Imperial College Phenome Centre (IPC) – the core facility of the NIHR Imperial BRC Molecular Phenomics Theme – led a multi-centre laboratory study to assess the precision and accuracy of measuring lipoprotein concentrations by NMR spectroscopy in human samples. Lipoproteins are classified based on their […]
The NIHR Imperial BRC is now accepting applications for the 2019 ITMAT ‘Push for Impact’ funding call. This scheme aims to accelerate the translation of patient-based discovery research and experimental medicine to deliver clinically focused outputs for the NIHR Imperial BRC and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. With a budget of £600k, this call will […]
Cardiac imaging forms an important part of the initial assessment of patients suspected of having heart failure. Currently, doctors evaluate a patient’s risk of heart disease by taking simple measurements of the volume and mass of the heart – but this approach is not accurate or patient-specific. A team at the MRC London Institute of […]
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.