Clinical Regulatory and Manufacturing Partners



    Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

    The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is a centre of excellence in innovation, with the core purpose of building a world-leading cell and gene therapy sector in the UK as a key part of a global industry. Supported by Innovate UK, our mission is to drive the growth of the industry by helping cell and gene therapy organisations across the world translate early stage research into commercially viable and investable therapies.

    Centre for Process Innovation

    CPI acts as a catalyst bringing together academia, businesses, government and investors to translate bright ideas and research into the marketplace. They do this by giving our customers access to the right experts, equipment, networks, funding and more – connecting the dots for effective innovation.

    Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.

    MRC Musculoskeletal Aging Centre

    The Centre of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Ageing Research is funded by the Medical Research Council and Versus Arthritis. They are integrating and expanding complementary research and postgraduate training activity of two leading Midlands based Universities, the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham, together with their associated NHS hospital trusts


    The principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) were developed over 50 years ago providing a framework for performing more humane animal research. Since then they have been embedded in national and international legislation and regulations on the use of animals in scientific procedures, as well as in the policies of organisations that fund or conduct animal research. Opinion polls of public attitudes consistently show that support for animal research is conditional on the 3Rs being put into practice.


    NHS Scotland, sometimes styled NHSScotland, is the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland, and one of the four systems which make up the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. It operates fourteen territorial NHS boards across Scotland, seven special non-geographic health boards and NHS Health Scotland.

    NIHR Trauma Centre

    The NIHR is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enable research to thrive. We work in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders (including industry and charities), patients and the public to improve the health and wealth of the nation.

    UK Regenerative Medicine Platform

    The Platform is a cornerstone of the broader and integrated UK research strategy in this area. It supports high quality UK research activity and translational activity that will generate scientific knowledge and help deliver the great promise of regenerative medicine to the benefit of patients and economic growth.