NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre

An £11.6 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) enables pioneering research into medical advancements to continue apace in Leicester through a newly established Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

One of only 20 BRCs in the country, the NIHR Leicester BRC is at the frontier of research into illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity. Our overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for our patients.

“We have a proud history of health research and the NIHR Leicester BRC will enable us to push the barriers of science in the quest for more answers and, ultimately, improved care for people with – or at risk of – long term conditions.”

Professor Melanie Davies, CBE, Director of NIHR Leicester BRC

We do this by creating a collaborative workspace that allows scientists and clinicians to share their findings and deliver research that is relevant to patients and the professionals who treat them.

The NIHR Leicester BRC is hosted by Leicester’s Hospitals, in partnership with the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.

For more information, visit the website at www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk