New medical research unit launched

A new collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will develop and deliver clinical research projects for the benefit of patients and the local community.

The new Unit will deliver clinical research projects for the benefit of patients and the local community.

The Portsmouth Technologies Trial Unit, which will be based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, will support all stages of the research project lifecycle, from developing research questions that are relevant to the NHS and patients, designing clinical investigations and obtaining funding, as well as all aspects of study delivery and dissemination.

The unit will specialise in research studies in new healthcare technologies based on a track record of working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It will also support other types of health research including post-marketing surveillance studies and those using big data.

The Unit will also work in partnership with clinical researchers, academics, industry and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, said: “Our research impacts society and we’re dedicated to identifying and solving problems, enriching people’s lives and bringing about lasting change. This hugely important collaboration will provide a wide range of benefits to both partners but most importantly, benefits to the local community.

“We’ve brought together an interdisciplinary team with health-related research and innovation capabilities through our new Health and Wellbeing research theme. The Portsmouth Technologies Trial Unit will provide even more opportunities to grow our collaborative research activities.”

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