Pre-clinical Translational Biomedical Research Network

Initiator Fund

Project period: February – May 2016

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Dr T Perry, Dr R Gill
University of Bristol: Professor Raimondo Ascione
Cardiff University:
Dr Chris Marshall, Dr Derek Jones
University of Exeter: Professor John Terry

Project overview

Historically as little as 2% of fundamental scientific discoveries have progressed from the bench to the bedside. This is an issue of the UK system, with substantial research funding not being transformed into patient, societal, and economical benefits. We aim to boost the development of discoveries, and test their safety and efficacy in novel research facilities aligned to NHS, Home Office, and GLPMA standards, to facilitate their translation to the bedside.

We offer a unique pipeline of pre-clinical research models highly relevant to human disease and anatomy and state-of-the-art research equipment, with more than 150 biomedical scientists and experts. Via this community we will have a unique chance to work together to develop new therapeutic agents and devices to be tested as a final-step validation prior to first-in-man testing.