Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Unit launched

Posted by ap507 at Oct 02, 2013 01:47 PM |
Collaborative University research programme to offer first class clinical service
Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Unit launched

© Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit

The Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), a partnership between the University and Leicester's Hospitals, was officially opened at Glenfield Hospital on Friday 27 September.

The specialist respiratory research unit, which is staffed by University scientists and collaborators and is one of only 20 specialist BRU’s in the UK, is to help develop new medicines and effective therapies for the treatment of respiratory complications such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung diseases including tuberculosis and cancer.

The progress generated from the work conducted within the unit will lead to many local as well as national health improvements in this important clinical area.

In 2012, the Leicester research respiratory research department was awarded £4.5 million of National Institute for Health Research funding over five years, plus £2.1 million of capital funding by the Department of Health to develop the new specialist unit.

Click below to see a video illustrating the research that is taking place at the BRU: