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£30 million boost for biomedical engineering research
Date:8/30/2012

ping the technology to solve our biggest healthcare challenges. This unique initiative supports both basic science and its translation, advancing knowledge and bringing benefits for patients."

Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said: "The research environment for biomedical engineering in the UK has benefited enormously from the collaboration between EPSRC and the Wellcome Trust, and we are delighted to announce this new initiative, bringing together multidisciplinary teams that will tackle some extremely important medical challenges."

The new scheme is open to global applications, and particularly encourages collaboration between the UK and the best international groups.

David Delpy, Chief Executive of the EPSRC, said: "This initiative builds upon our partnership with the Wellcome Trust which has been running since 2008. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers to take basic science and engineering right through to adoption into practice. It will support innovative thinking and bring together the best researchers in the world in the medical, engineering and physical sciences to devise solutions to healthcare challenges."


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Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust
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