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Institute of Translational Medicine officially opened

October 6, 2016

The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) was officially opened on 4 October by John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council.

The building has transformed Lanchester & Lodge’s pioneering 1930s Queen Elizabeth Hospital building, creating clinical facilities that form the core of the city council’s Life Sciences Campus. The new facility brings together clinical expertise, pioneering science, and academic excellence to accelerate the delivery of precision healthcare.

It aims to speed up the rate at which research can improve patient treatments and outcomes by using a multi-disciplinary, highly-collaborative approach that will include all components of the bench-to-bedside pathway.

Professor Subrata Ghosh, ITM Director said: “This world-class clinical research facility has been created out of a vision to translate science to relieve human suffering. It will facilitate communication and collaboration between different disciplines and expertise to solve problems and break down barriers while facilitating the rapid and cost-effective assessment of new drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.”

John Clancy, Birmingham City Council Leader said: “The institute will raise the profile of Birmingham – not just nationally but internationally and I have no doubt that this is just the start of another exciting chapter in our history. This is a facility to be proud of, that will no-doubt attract investment and expertise, further enhancing our city’s growing reputation as a centre for life sciences.”