Examples of research on its way to helping patients

Posted on October 7, 2010 by

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MRC have published a report packed full of examples of research they have supported that could lead to clinical applications helping patients within the next five years.

Background

MRC have set up a new evaluation survey called MRC e-Val which asks scientists they have funded to report on the outcomes and impact of their research, allowing MRC to keep track of what the research they have funded goes on to do. There’s more about MRC e-val and a Q&A on how different organisations are evaluating the impact of the work they are doing on page 3 & 4 of our latest newsletter Opinion & Insight, Issue 3, Summer 2010

This new report called The MRC ‘Pipeline’ uses this information alongside info about MRC’s activity to summarise how MRC investments are leading to the development of treatments for patients.

What’s in it?

The report is packed full of examples of science and inventions that are already benefitting patients or have the potential to do so in the next few years. There are some great examples of MRC and charity funding working together – including one on a surgical treatment for epilepsy which was developed with MRC funding and has now moved to a hospital-based prospective study supported by Action Medical Research. (check out page 5)

There’s also lots of information about treatments in development and some incredible facts and figures

“24 new products and interventions based on MRC research were launched onto the market between 2006 and 2009.”

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