Translational medicine is the transformation of laboratory findings into new ways to diagnose and treat patients, supporting programmes with the potential to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
The desire to see a rapid progression from laboratory bench to the patient brings with it huge hurdles that must be addressed and overcome – technological, ethical, and regulatory. Our work in the area of translational medicine fulfills this desire through innovative research addressing every stage from bench to bedside and back again.
Our aim is to produce research that has patient benefit as its ultimate focus. This requires a multidisciplinary approach with expertise in laboratory skills, experimental design, clinical evaluation, knowledge of the governance and ethics procedures required for human subject research, and the application of such technologies within healthcare settings.
The research we undertake is currently focused on the key areas of clinical research and biomarkers and disease detection.