Elite research status for Cambridge will help reproductive health

Thursday 29 September 2011

Cambridge University Hospitals – the NHS trust which runs Cambridge IVF – has had its elite status as a Biomedical Research Centre confirmed by the government. Pregnancy and reproductive health will continue to be one of the institution’s key research themes.

Cambridge University Hospitals – the NHS trust which runs Cambridge IVF – has had its elite status as a Biomedical Research Centre confirmed by the government. Pregnancy and reproductive health will continue to be one of the institution’s key research themes.

Backed by the National Institute for Health Research, Cambridge is currently one of just five comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres in England. Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals have held this designation in partnership with Cambridge University since 2007, and will now receive another five years’ funding, worth a total of £110 million. The money will contribute to the development of ground-breaking medicines, treatments and patient care.

As part of this programme, Cambridge specialists are working to tackle the origins, treatment and prevention of many of the health issues that affect women during their reproductive years.

Professor Patrick Sissons, Regius Professor of Physic, said: “The fundamental basis of our research programmes is that they are all designed to benefit patients. This award makes it possible for us to lead the way in translating fundamental biomedical research into clinical research, and ultimately into advances in healthcare that can be put into practice within the NHS and around the world.”

More information is available on the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre website.