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Biomedical Research Units within the East Midlands

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has funded 20 Biomedical Research Units (BRUs) across England’s leading NHS organisations and universities. Five of these fall within the East Midlands, recognising their significant track record in medical research and effectiveness in translating that research into clinical practice.


These units are:

As a result of the last round of funding, Leicester doctors and scientists developed a new drug which could dramatically lessen the severity of asthma. This drug is now in preparation for licensing.

BRUs focus on specific areas of disease, with the aim of driving innovation in prevention, diagnosis and treatment; turning advances in medical research into benefits for patients; and building the best research leaders and teams for the NHS.

Further detailed information can be found by contacting the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure at nocri@nihr.ac.uk.

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