Greater Manchester

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) delivers early phase studies in adults and children across all therapeutic areas and all cancer types.

Manchester CRF comprises four dedicated experimental medicine research units across Greater Manchester, hosting cutting-edge technology. Our hospital locations at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and Wythenshawe Hospital mean we can appropriately manage patient safety and deliver high intensity studies.

With a diverse Greater Manchester population of 2.8M our research partners benefit from the large potential for recruitment.

We deliver complex, high quality experimental medicine studies to time and target and drive faster translation from bench to bedside. Our experienced research staff, including world-leading researchers can advise on all aspects of study design and delivery.

Twenty four hour, seven day-a-week inpatient and outpatient services are available.

Partnering with us gives you access to:

  • 34 beds
  • 31 chairs
  • 25 clinic rooms
  • 3 MRI scanners
  • 24h pre-analytical laboratory testing
  • Proton Beam
  • MR-Linac

We believe that collaboration with industry, universities, hospitals and others plays an essential role in improving care for the patients we serve through research.

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