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NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is the largest BRC in the North of England and the beating heart of translational research across Greater Manchester, transforming scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for patients.

Awarded £28.5million (2017-2022), Manchester BRC brings together world-leading researchers based at The University of Manchester and three of the country’s foremost NHS Trusts, with a vision to drive health improvements and lasting change for all through creative, inclusive and proactive research that identifies and bridges gaps between new discoveries and individualised care.

Manchester BRC is driving forward pioneering research in the areas of cancer (prevention and early detection, advanced radiotherapy, precision medicine), inflammation (musculoskeletal disease, respiratory disease, dermatology), and regenerative medicine (hearing health). These research themes are underpinned by cross-cutting themes in biomarkers, informatics and data science, and a rapid translational incubator that brings together key infrastructure in Greater Manchester essential to clinical study design and delivery.

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Recent News & Events

BRC researchers developing national action plan to improve hearing health

People in the UK living with hearing loss and tinnitus could benefit from the first ever national research action plan, in development by three National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.

Bridging the Gap – December 2022

On the official launch date of the new NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Professor Ian Bruce reflects on our recent achievements and looks forward to the exciting future of our new BRC.

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Introducing the NIHR Manchester BRC

You can help shape our research

You can help shape our research

There are plently of opportunities for people to help shape our research plans. Research is vital to help us understand more about a particular disease or condition and how to treat them.

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