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Clincal research

Major award for new national approach to improve NHS clinical research

DaRe2THINK will develop an entirely new way to run large clinical trials for patient benefit in the NHS.

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Landmark non-alcoholic fatty liver disease trial identifies new treatment

International trial involving Birmingham identifies potential drug therapy to reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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High-performance, low-cost ventilator project awarded £768K UKRI grant

International team awarded £768K grant to develop high performance, low cost ventilators for use in low to middle income countries.

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PIONEER selects Ensono to build data platform for England’s acute care system

Ensono IT services selected by UHB to help design, build and manage the Health Data Research Hub for acute care.

SARS-CoV-2

Global COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstaZeneca is up to 90% effective, interim results show.

COVID-19 vaccination

Urgent call for new COVID-19 vaccine study volunteers

West Midlands residents encouraged to join phase 3 trial to help the search for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.