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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to our Health Service, not just in the delivery of front line services but also the development of new treatments. However, The UK’s Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Catapult revealed that despite the impact of COVID-19 on many industries, the number of advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) clinical … Continued

The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery: Policy Paper Excerpt

 The pandemic has showcased the clear link between research and better outcomes – for individuals and the NHS. Our response has demonstrated the strength of our clinical research ecosystem and our unique ability to deliver innovative research to a high standard, at scale and at speed – for the benefit of everyone. We’ve achieved things … Continued

Video: Advanced Therapies in Wales

We are thrilled to work with Life Sciences Hub Wales  to harness the potential of Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMPs) to improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Wales. Watch the short video clip and share your thoughts.

A Patient Story: CAR-T Cells

NHS Blood & Transplant has been involved in the collection, processing and storage of cells as part of the process to treat NHS patients with Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells for several of the first wave of NHS treatment centres commissioned at the end of last year. CAR-T cells are genetically engineered to target … Continued

CAR-T Therapy gives terminally ill cancer patient all-clear

Thanks to the amazing work by clinicians and CAR-T therapy Helen Wynne Hughes, 32, has been given the all-clear from cancer. The mother-of-three, from Denbighshire, had the therapy earlier this year after other treatments failed. CAR-T Therapy involves taking immune and healthy T-cells from a patient and engineering them to recognise infected cancer cells, to … Continued

Latest Blog From Mark Briggs

2020 will be a year that many will remember and look back on for a variety of reasons, possibly not fondly, with the current COVID-19 pandemic being the obvious one for many. However, for myself, 2020 has seen some other firsts: The Advanced Therapies Wales Programme was officially launched in August, I have been asked … Continued

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