C-TRIC based in the North West of Northern Ireland is a regional asset that makes it easy for Universities and Life and Health Science companies to work with the NHS to do research studies in order to improve patient care in our community.
C-TRIC is a state-of-the-art research institute, as impressive as it is unique. C-TRIC is a not-for-profit company and personalised medicine institute based on the Altnagelvin Hospital site, the largest acute hospital outside Belfast. C-TRIC connects patients directly to national and international research opportunities.
Created as a one of a kind tri-sector partnership between Derry City and Strabane District Council, Ulster University and the Western Health and Social Care Trust in late 2008, C-TRIC has expanded its portfolio of exciting research ever since, and continues to be supported by the HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency.
Our position enables us to facilitate translational and clinical research by providing specialist workspace and tailored services for academic researchers, clinical researchers and Life and Health Sciences companies. Uniquely, C-TRIC houses the Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified/Personalised Medicine, which focuses on understanding the basis of long-term medical conditions.
C-TRIC has significant experience in helping small and medium enterprise companies to test and validate their innovations bringing them from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. C-TRIC excels in recruiting large numbers of patients through linkage with NHS Trusts and Primary Care. Following 10 years of success we continue to strive to engage with the community in order to expand our portfolio of projects. C-TRIC is a key stakeholder in the THRIVE project as part of the Derry/Londonderry City Deal. C-TRIC aims to reduce the time to deliver research studies for industry and to continue to create jobs in Life and Health Science in Northern Ireland.