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The Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) is a unique facility promoting and facilitating translational and clinical research, the primary objective of which is to reduce both the time to market and the costs associated with research and development of innovative health technologies, medical devices and therapeutics. C-TRIC’s unique infrastructure and key support staff facilitate clinical research and innovation, enabling the streamlining of developments from the laboratory to the market place through a focused ‘bench to point of care’ approach. This focused activity will create commercial opportunities to develop and exploit partnerships between academic researcher, clinical practitioner and industry.
Calling Innovators in Health Care
C-TRIC can assist you in the development of your new product for the global healthcare market across a range of requirements.
Accommodating Healthcare Innovators
Innovators in Healthcare can access lettable space at C-TRIC working closely with clinical practitioners at a large acute hospital site to develop their ideas.
Exemplar Clinical Research at C-TRIC
C-TRIC is facilitating a range clinical trials and evaluations sponsored by both industry and government including the TUDA study.
The beginning of May will put Derry/Londonderry centre stage for the Life and Health Sciences as a series of high profile events and conferences take place in the city. These include a meeting of the ‘Innovation for Health and Wealth Forum’, an industry led forum established to explore how the life sciences sector can be grown in Northern Ireland, …
The 5th Annual Translational Medicine Conference (TMED5) will take place on 2-3rd May this year. TMED5 will explore the challenges of delivering healthcare to an ageing population and showcase novel approaches in both disease prevention and management. The conference attracts academics, clinicians, researchers and industry and will promote discussion and engagement around the grand challenges relating to the health and …
Randox Laboratories, the University of Ulster and the Western Trust, at C-TRIC are working jointly on the development of a simple blood test for those suffering from certain inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis. The novel test aims to match “responder” patients to new advanced “biologic” drugs, costing up to per £10,000 per patient per year. By also indentifying “non-responders”, …
CASE STUDY II – Medical Device Evaluation [Technical and clinical evaluation of glucose meters for Nova Biomedical]
Most recently C-TRIC achieved a 70 day turnaround on a study involving patients with diabetes from Altnagelvin Area Hospital diabetes clinic. This was the fourth study undertaken at C-TRIC for the same company within a 20 month period and a total of 215 patients were recruited. The details of the application process and project timeframe,
The TUDA study aimed to collect detailed clinical, lifestyle, dietary, genetic and biochemical data to investigate gene-nutrient interactions in the development of Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and Cardiovascular disease by studying older adults showing the early stages of these common diseases, namely low bone mineral density, early memory loss and hypertension respectively. Osteoporosis, alzheimer’s disease and Cardiovascular disease (CVD) are chronic diseases …
[A feasibility study examining the use of a progressive tailored, pedometer based exercise programme to increase and maintain activity levels in phase IV cardiac rehabilitation] Regular physical activity is known to improve coronary risk factors and is a core component of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes. Despite the well documented benefits, it appears that the maintenance of physical activity after completing …
The following publication showcases key areas of research and innovation at C-TRIC highlighting their impact on patient health, efficiency of healthcare delivery and regional economic development. To download a PDF copy of C-TRIC …..Innovating for Healthcare please click
Instinct Diagnostics is a NI based start up company, who are seeking to use their expertise for training dogs to assist in the early diagnosis of infections, where normal diagnostic devices are unable to meet the need. There are scientific claims that a dogs sense of smell is between 100 and 10,000 times better than a humans. The olfactory system …
The deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA today visited the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) at Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry. The centre aims to reduce the time and cost of bringing innovative health treatments, technologies and medical devices from the laboratory bench to use in the care and treatment of patients. During his visit the deputy First Minister …
C-TRIC, Northern Ireland’s healthcare innovation hub, was established in April 2009 to expedite translational research from bench to point of care, to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs. The award winning centre has now worked with a range of global leaders in the clinical evaluation of many medical technologies including medical devices and diagnostic testing with an excellent track …