Access our research expertise

We offer life science companies a range of services and support

This includes access to research centres, facilities and experts in the UK’s NHS and Universities who are equipped to work in partnership with industry on the development of new treatments, diagnostics, medical devices and digital solutions.

We facilitate access to our range of services, and can support companies to set up collaborations in a streamlined and efficient way. We understand that different companies at different stages of clinical development have different requirements and sometimes a conversation early on can help point you in the right direction.

  • NIHR Signposting Service
    Have you drafted a protocol yet? If not, then our Signposting Service is a good place to start. We can discuss what type of support you might need and set you on the right path.

  • Early Contact and Engagement Service
    If you have a protocol drafted or study synopsis then you probably need to speak to our Early Contact and Engagement team. We can help you explore the support that is available in the UK to help you run your study. This includes access to tools to help with the costing and contracting of your study for NHS sites.

If you know what type of expertise you want to access then you might find the following links useful.

  • Patient Engagement in Clinical Development Service
    The primary aim of this service is to bring patients and life science companies together earlier in the clinical development process, before a study protocol is finalised, so that patients can help companies to make the trial design as patient-friendly as it can be.
  • Early Feedback Service
    Find out if your study is feasible in the UK.  We will access NHS clinical experts working in the relevant therapeutic areas to advise on the feasibility and deliverability of your study in the NHS.
  • NIHR services for MedTech
    We have a range of support specifically  for medical device, digital technology and diagnostic companies (collectively known as MedTech) to help successfully translate innovative ideas into the clinical setting. Our experts and support teams are based within NHS organisations and universities throughout England.
  • Surgical Technology Evaluation
    For companies and innovators looking to undertake research on new surgical medical devices and technology, the Surgical Technology Evaluation Portal provides a single point of contact to expert clinicians and research active surgeons in the NHS.

“Without the support of MindTech and the NIHR, there is no way that this study would have got off the ground. I’m a layman, it’s the first time I have done something like this and although we’ve got a great product, I don’t profess to have any of the connections required to do a research project in the NHS. We are now sat here with a study being finished and we are just about ready for publication, and that’s primarily down to those guys.”
Steve Hutchinson, Managing Director, The Microcurrent Site

Contact us

Still not sure what to do next? Get started by  contacting the Study Support Service Helpdesk:

Related pages

Documents

External links

Latest news about the Life Sciences Industry

News: Respiratory disorders specialty celebrates its high achievements with industry partners

""
Read more

News: Life Sciences Sector Deal 2: Competition underway to host five new Patient Recruitment Centres (PRCs)

Nurse and patient
Read more

News: New report highlights how NIHR support for clinical research benefits the UK economy and NHS

NIHR support for clinical research contributes to the UK economy, creates jobs and generates income for the NHS
Read more