Nottingham BioResource

About the BioResource

Our aim is to improve the health of local people and to contribute to the advancement of clinical practice nationally and internationally by supporting research. Through our established and expanding collection of samples and associated health data, we support world-leading research into health and diseases.

A Human Tissue Authority Licensed Facility

The Nottingham BioResource is a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licensed facility, which provides tissue and body fluid samples, and increasingly corresponding clinical data, for use in clinical research.

Our samples cover both rare and common diseases in children and adults treated at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, one the largest and busies teaching hospitals in the UK. This includes a population of over 2.5million local people and through our specialist services, a further 4.5million people from across the East Midlands and nationally.

We work in close collaboration with the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre which is leading world-class research into diseases such as asthma, arthritis and liver and gastro-intestinal disease.

Our laboratories are based at Nottingham City Hospital with satellite laboratories and sample storage co-located with the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility.

The service is managed by the Research & Innovation department at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. As a department we offer a range of expertise to develop, deliver and manage every aspect of the clinical research lifecycle for NHS, academic and industry partners.

What we offer

We can provide cohorts specifically matched to research study criteria.

The Nottingham BioResource has a wide range of samples, covering diseases ranging from COVID-19 to cancers including breast, lung and liver donated thanks to the many thousands of volunteers who have agreed to provide samples for use in clinical research.

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