UK Clinical Research Network recruits medical technology industry lead:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK medical device industry's part in the government's plans to modernise clinical research will hinge on "the development of a clinical studies portfolio between the public and private sectors", according to an advertisement to recruit the industry lead for the UK Clinical Research Network. The UKCRN will focus initially on six priority healthcare areas, including: cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. Ultimately, the research infrastructure should encompass all major disease categories, says the University of Leeds, for the UKCRN Coordinating Centre, which comprises a consortium of two universities, an NHS trust and the Medical Research Council's Clinical Trials Unit. The DoH announced plans to create a network of academic medical centres (AMCs) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) last July.